Suzanne Kaufman lives in Seattle with her husband Jonathan and two monkeys, Eleanor and Katie, who sometimes pretend to be girls. Born in the Midwest, Suzanne grew up on healthy doses of Saturday morning cartoons and macaroni and cheese.

She has been monkeying around with children's books, animation and cartoons since she was little (that’s her in the picture back in the 1970s!). Her style is inspired by midcentury design and 1950s-era cartoons.  Over the years, she’s done everything from animating special effects for Universal and Discovery, to animating award-winning videogames. One of those games—Sly Cooper—won the Children’s Title of the Year award. She currently a senior lecturer for film and videogame animation. 

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To contact me:

Phone: 206-551 2409

If you'd like to hire me for an illustration job, set up a school visit, 
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For book illustration inquiries, please contact my wonderful literary agent, 
Alexandra Penfold at:



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