Amber Ren is a visual development artist specializing in background paint, color styling, and children’s book illustration.

Spending the first half of her life in China and the second half in America, Amber is heavily influenced by her bicultural background. She enjoys animation and illustration from both the East and the West, and her diverse interest and cultural background are evident in her work. Amber graduated from CalArts in 2015. 

Amber is currently working at Dreamworks TV and illustrating picture books during her free time. Her debut picture book BECAUSE written by Mo Willems is a New York Times Best Seller. She also illustrated two Little Golden Books which released in 2019. Her work was featured in The Eric Carle Museum's first online exhibition, ART in Place: Social Distancing in the Studio. 

Her client list includes Disney Hyperion, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Disney TV, Warner Bros, Frederator, Boom!, and more.  

Job Inquiry

Amber is currently being represented by Jen Rofé at Andrea Brown Literary Agency for children's book illustration. For other type of job inquiries, please contact Amber directly via e-mail

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