Samantha Stella is an illustrator, artist and storyteller based in Melbourne. Drawing and writing stories from a very young age, which continues to this day – stories and images of hope and adventure, kids living out their imaginations, pop stars, movie stars and animals doing people things.
Samantha studied Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne, then began her career in Marketing and Design. She has worked as a freelance graphic designer, exhibited artwork in group and solo shows around Melbourne, and self-published an illustrated storybook.
She is pursuing her illustration and writing career in the fields of children’s publishing, as well as editorial work for popular culture publications, print and online. With a love of character creation and storyboarding, she is also studying animation, so that her stories will be brought to life from the page to the screen.