Julie Mellan’s love for art began the first day she could hold a pen. She spend her childhood drawing the animal characters from the old classic Disney animated movies, and reading the Beatrix Potter's books. After earning a literary bachelor’s degree, she studied classic drawing, illustration, and animation in the French art school Ecole Emile Cohl during four years. Once graduated, she’s pursued her love for children’s illustration since 2011, with her work appearing in many children’s books published by Penguin Random House, Fleurus, or Clavis. Attached to traditional mediums, her art portrays clumsy, cute animal characters in pencil sketch and watercolor.
Julie lives in Lyon, France with her husband and their two sons, and travels the world as often as possible with them.