Kaley McKean is an illustrator based in Toronto. She received her BDes in Illustration from OCAD U in 2012, and since then has been working in the realms of editorial illustration, children’s publishing, and product design. Her first illustrated children’s book, “Howl Like a Wolf” by Kathleen Yale, was published in spring 2018 by Storey Publishing.
Her work features bright, minimal colour palettes and hand-made textures. She is inspired by medieval bestiaries, folklore, and the natural world. She will happily draw you any animal.
Kaley lives in Toronto’s west end with her husband (who is also an illustrator) Nolan Pelletier.
Selected Client List:
The New York Times
Aquila Magazine Corporate Knights
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Topic.com Reader’s Digest Canada Upworthy/GOOD North99
Time Out New York
Saint Mary’s Alumni Magazine
David Herbick Design Joe Fresh
Cottage Life Leap Magazine
Beer Advocate Magazine
The Globe and Mail Alberta Oil This Magazine Isthmus Milwaukee Magazine Honolulu Magazine Spirituality and Health Red Magazine