Ardis Cheng is originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. After many years of waking up to a Rocky Mountain backdrop, she flew east to study design, first in coastal Halifax, and then lakeside in Toronto. Always on the lookout for new design challenges, Ardis’s search brought her to sun-drenched Melbourne, Australia, where she completed a PhD in medical education and worked in learning-design, writing and creating images to help communicate complex information in everything from the sciences to the arts and the trades. While hopping between France, the US, Canada, and Australia for love, Ardis began creating picture books and illustrations about her travels. Her works attempt to capture and share, with a touch of humour, the sights, sounds, customs, and spirit of the people and wildlife she met along the way. Visit her at ardischeng.com.