Emmi Smid is an illustrator & author of picture books, born and raised in Arnhem, The Netherlands, and currently living and working in the colourful city of Brighton, UK.
Emmi believes that picture books are the perfect vehicle to introduce young children to difficult, profound topics, without feeling like they are being lectured to. Therefore, Emmi focuses on designing picture books that tackle social taboos and highlight current global topics.
Emmi is part of Fabula Collective, a group of international artists who explore the art and design of storytelling through media such as illustration, graphic design, textile design, film, 3D and so on. Fabula Collective organises exhibitions, workshops and storytelling-time at venues, galleries, schools, libraries and bookshops. For more information, visit: www.fabulacollective.com, www.fabulacollective.blogspot.co.uk, or follow them on Twitter: @FabulaCollectiv.