Katia Wish is a professional illustrator based in Boston, MA. She is the winner of the 2011 Tomie DePaola Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Katia is currently teaching Illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. She is originally from Belarus, where she grew up. The influences and sensibilities of both her home country and her experiences in the United States contribute to Katia's work.