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Bess Callard is a freelance illustrator and designer living in Edmonton, Canada. She works with small businesses, publishers, and organizations around the world. Most recently, Bess illustrated over 100 botanical illustrations for the edible plant reference guide and bestseller, FORÊT, published by Les Éditions Cardinal.

Her illustrations are playful, bold in colour and full of optimism. Bess loves designing for children and draws inspiration and themes from the natural world.

For ten years Bess was the owner and illustrator of English Muffin, a children’s print studio with a large online following. Based in Montreal at the time, English Muffin prints were sold in retail stores, online, featured on influential blogs and appeared in the press.

Bess has lived in European and Canadian cities and is married to a brilliant scientist with whom she has two adorable and adventurous little boys.

Notable Clients:

West Elm
Land of Nod
Air Canada's inflight magazine, EnRoute / Editions
Pure Green Magazine
Les Éditions Cardinal

Contact Bess:

email: bess@besscallard.ca