Danielle Arbour

Danielle grew up, the youngest of three girls, in Midland, Ontario. When she received her first paint set at age five, she knew that this was going to be a great passion of hers. She studied Graphic Design at both Sheridan and George Brown Colleges, before working as a designer in some of Toronto’s largest advertising agencies. After over 10 years in the business, Danielle created her own line of children’s textiles and décor with her eldest sister. Each line of bedding was based on a set of characters and themes. It is here that she discovered her love for storytelling. 

When the company closed after seven years, she turned her focus to developing children’s products and raising her own two children. Danielle now freelances as a children’s illustrator and designer in Riverdale, Toronto. She has created everything from infant dishes and children’s stickers to children’s e-books and magazines. Ready, Set, Kindergarten (Spring 2015) is her first published picture book. In every picture that Danielle draws, you will find at least one bird, representing her late father and his love for bird-watching.

When she is not busy working happily, Danielle spends all of her time with her husband, two young children and jack-chi, Lulu.

Annick Press books
illustrated by Danielle Arbour