Laura-Susan Thomas

Freelance illustration & commissions, California Central Coast

Whimsy, line & storytelling

After earning a BFA in Fine Arts, worked for many years as an Illustrator and Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering on such projects as Euro Disney, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Tokyo Disney Seas. I have worked on several children books, illustrated for the LA times Kids Reading Room and Babybug Magazine. As well as illustration, I teach classes in Digital Painting, Drawing and Art Appreciation at Allen Hancock Community College for the Fine Arts Department & through the C Gallery an ongoing Oil Painting workshop.

A longtime member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) also serving on the board in SCBWI-CenCal region as one of their Illustrator Coordinators helping to organize events for emerging and established illustrators in the organization.