Samantha Jo Phan

Samantha grew up in brightest Peru. When she was a youngster, she asked her parents for a watercolor set one Christmas. Since then, she’s been doodling non stop whatever her heart desires. When she started grade school, she discovered the many wonders of the library. During recess she would spend her time reading and checking-out tons of books, so many that they would burst through the seams of her backpack! 

Many years later, she pursued a career as an illustrator; working in games, advertising, education, entertainment, and publishing. 

In her spare time, you can find her with her husband Quoc hiking the California trails, crafting fun projects, or whipping up tasty treats. Her work is inspired by folk tales, nature and the places she’s traveled to.