Katy Tanis is a fabric designer, explorer, illustrator and children’s book author. She recently moved back to her home state of New Jersey, and now lives and works at the Jersey shore. She spends most of her days chasing deadlines but occasionally wanders to far-off places, like Madagascar, where she chases primates instead. Her work is inspired by specific ecosystems and the wonderful webs of life that they contain. She has a soft spot for the weirdos of the animal kingdom. She’s never met a color she didn’t like.