Hello, World!

Hi! I’m Leeza Hernandez, an English designer and illustrator who sometimes likes to write. I’ve been living on the East Coast of the USA for approximately 20 years (wow, that flew by!).

Designing magazines and newspapers has been at the forefront of my career since the ‘90s, coupled with illustrating books for young readers since the early 2000s. Now, deep into the throws of 2019, I’m excited to add art licensing to my repertoire, creating various patterns for surface design, along with Cat Conventions (yep, it’s a thing!) where I sell my kitty cat artwork to fellow cat lovers. You’ll find a lot of that on my Instagram page or over in my Etsy shop.

Printmaking, playing with pen and ink, painting, sewing and noodling around in my studio making art are all part of my jam.

My family, cats, travel and cheese are the sauce beyond the awesome. They give me oodles of inspiration that help inform my work as well as tell my stories.

I’m so glad you’re here, so huge thanks for stopping by!

Pssst: If you’d like to stay up-to-date with my latest chitter-chatter, pop over to my Newlsetter Spot. For all children’s book inquiries, please contact my super-rockin-fab literary agent: Rachel Orr / prospectagency.com

Photos by the fun-loving and talented Mallika Malhotra. Massive props to Angel Madison who’s the amazing tech force in helping me get this site up and running!