Candace Camling works as a freelance illustrator from her home studio in Des Moines, Iowa. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2007. Candace was proud to graduate as Valedictorian and Studio Excellence Award winner. During her time as a student, she also showed in various juried exhibitions and won two Gold Addy Awards at the regional level. She lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan for 22 years before moving to Iowa in 2007.
Candace teaches children’s classes at the Des Moines Art Center and enjoys taking adult classes there as a student. She is also currently creating work for a scheduled solo show at Iowa State University in the fall of 2010. She enjoys working on a variety of different projects, but her main passion is illustrating for the young and the young at heart. Her favorite mediums are watercolor, oil and digital. Candace has used her creative abilities to do work for American Greetings, Manley Toy Network, and various other clients as far away as Australia.
Candace is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.