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 in the animation industry and illustrating picture books during her free time. Her debut picture book BECAUSE written by Mo Willems is a New York Times Best Seller. Since then, she has illustrated five more picture books and three book covers. 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, Little, Brown, Scholastic, Candlewick, Simon & Schuster, Disney TV, Netflix, Warner Bros, Dreamworks TV, Nickelodeon, Frederator, and more.