I love world-building and creating whimsical, fun characters! I love experimenting with mediums, but mainly work with watercolor, Prisma, tissue paper collage, and sprinkle in some digital “magic” from my years as an animator. I love picture books because I feel they beautifully meld fine art and story.

Andrea Yomtob

Andrea Yomtob is a published picture book Illustrator in Los Angeles, CA.

She was a Finalist in the #PBParty Illustration Showcase in 2023 and 2024. In 2021 she won the SCBWI LA #KTIllustrates Award.  She’s an active member of SCBWI,12×12 Challenge, Storyteller Academy, and two critique groups.

She’s an Art Center College of Design graduate, cum laude in Illustration, and had a 20-year career as a 2d/3d animator, primarily at Nickelodeon Studios where she contributed to many Emmy-nominated shows.

She prides herself on meeting deadlines, clear communication, and mining the “creative gold” from collaboration and revision. She’s currently seeking Picture Book illustration work via publishers or an agent.

You can email her at [email protected]. You can find her most active on Instagram @yomtobillustration and Twitter @andreayomtob.

  • I’m also a fine artist who studied for 25 years with the renowned Nicaraguan painter & poet, Omar d’Leon. My oil & wax paintings and LA Times interview are on my other website HERE.
  • I’d love to write picture books and commit to studying the craft.
  • I’m a mom. My kiddos are ages 4 & 7.
  • I love history, but I did not always feel that way. Watching British Archeology shows and the lives of historical figures is a favorite pastime.
  • I love slowing down to watch nature’s small moments. So, it’s no surprise I love gardening!
  • I’m inspired by nature, small acts of kindness, my children, happy accidents, how things work, where things come from, quirky characters, and lesser-known facts.
  • Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone (my 7-year-old reads a little to me each night)
  • Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul
  • Pete The Cat and Bob Books (my 4-year-old loves these books and is learning to read)
  • The Bee Without Wings by Amberlea Williams (I’m a fan for many reasons! But, I also like to study picture books)




  • SCBWI Member: Ten Years +


  • 25-Year Oil Painting Mentorship with Nicaraguan Poet and Painter Omar d’León. You can see my Fine Artwork HERE.
  • LACMA Docent for ages K-12 , (2007 – 2013)