Wan, Joyce

Award-winning author-illustrator, Joyce Wan, designed her first greeting card when she was in first grade for a city-wide greeting card design contest. The design won first place and was subsequently sold through a major department store chain. Twenty years later, that design would inspire a line of greeting cards and eventually a design studio called Wanart. She has now published over 30 books for children including the best-selling You Are My Cupcake. Her books have sold a combined total of over 1 million copies worldwide. www.wanart.com

– 2019 Cybils Award Board Book Finalist (Dream Big)
– 2020 ALA Amelia Bloomer Book List (Dream Big)
– Mills-Tannenbaum Award for Children’s Literacy from Reach Out and Read of Greater New York

3 Fun Facts

1. Self-taught artist
2. Studied architecture in college
3. Favorite hours of the day to work are 12am – 3am