Hi! I'm Michelle. I am a self-taught illustrator with a background in molecular biology, English literature and law. I designed greeting cards and stationery for ten years before leaping into another entrepreneurial venture. I currently work as a small business owner, an adjunct law professor, and a preschool teacher, while illustrating for fun and for clients, and raising our two children with my husband.
I first became interested in illustration after working on my greeting cards for a few years. However, the time-consuming nature of my work (it was handmade, and I was wholesaling to stores), gave me little time to illustrate and experiment. Then, my son was born, which sent me off in a different direction career-wise (although I did illustrate for my new venture). My experiences as a new parent did inspire me to start Milk Rice Comics, which details our parenting adventures in comic form. Now, with two kids and enough children's books to last for a lifetime, I am ready to re-embark on my illustration journey!