Kris Easler is a freelance illustrator who currently lives in Chicago with her husband and two cats. She spends her free time reading, drinking tea, and playing the ukulele, though usually not at the same time. 

Selected clients include Bloomsbury Children's Books, Highlights Magazine, 826CHI, Chicago Tribune, Lillstreet Art Center, and 25 30 Espresso; she also has been honored as a Student Illustration winner in Applied Arts Magazine, and as Featured Illustrator for SCBWI for September of 2018.  She holds a BFA in Studio Art from Concordia University in Nebraska and a Masters in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design.