Keisha Morris grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia and currently resides in Reno, NV. She spends her days creating stories and developing characters that inspire, bring joy, and promote wonder. She earned her BFA in Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She creates her illustrations by collaging tissue paper, using gesso, and mod podge, creating what she calls “layered tissue paper boards.” This allows her to produce whimsical eye catching illustrations that ignite the imagination. In her free time, Keisha enjoys spending time with her wife and two crazy cats, Ollie and Elphie (named after Elphaba from Gregory Maguire’s Wicked, and yes, she is a black cat!). She also enjoys traveling, watching re-runs of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, animated movies, listening to podcasts, and weight lifting.
Awards / Honors
- 2018 SCBWI Spring Spirit Illustration Portfolio Showcase – Second Place