Tami Traylor

About the Illustrator:

Here’s a bit about me, if you were wondering.

Here’s a bit about me, if you were wondering.

I knew I wanted to create books from an early age. My family cultivated in me their love of reading and storytelling.

I was the kid all the librarians at my school knew by name. When I wasn’t in the library, reading, I was writing and drawing on anything that sat still long enough to mark on. I went through so much paper, that my mom often pulled scrap paper from the bins at work for me to draw on.

I went on to study illustration and graphic design at Virginia Commonwealth University and then embarked upon the winding path I’m still on.


Here’s what inspires me…

  • mid-century illustration
  • Russian lacquer miniatures
  • analog photography
  • old cities
  • abandoned buildings
  • junk shops
  • vintage books and paper ephemera
  • amazing animation
  • my two zany kids
  • my husband (and love of my life)
  • Fuzz and CAT (a.k.a. my studio foot and lap warmers)
  • Pips and Rhys…two sweet little cavies
  • and, of course….stories.


(I’d love to hear from you so please feel free to contact me with any questions.)