Kristin Sorra is an award-winning illustrator specializing in children's publishing and products.
Originally from Baltimore, Kristin loved to draw at an early age. In high school, she took an interest in designing clothes and wearing original designs to school dances, and so decided to pursue fashion design at Pratt Institute in New York. After two years of cutting, draping and tailoring, it was fashion illustration that lured her back to drawing. She graduated with Highest Honors in Communications Design, concentration in Illustration, receiving the class Merit Award in Illustration.
Shortly after graduating, Kristin co-founded Atomic Paintbrush, one of the first studios to provide digital coloring to all the major comic companies. While running Atomic, she also focused on honing her children’s book illustration. She has since been published by companies like Simon & Schuster, Harcourt, Highlights, Houghton Mifflin, McGraw-Hill, Penguin Putnam, and Scholastic. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators in New York. It has also appeared in comics, magazines, textiles, puzzles, posters, digital media, and her mom's birthday cards. In addition, she is a senior product designer of accessories and costumes for a major manufacturer and retailer.
When she’s not making stuff, she is raising a creative beast, her daughter and imagination connoisseur. Together, they live in a quaint Hudson River town, just a few miles north of New York City.