Alexandra H. MacVean is a freelance illustrator based in Fort Collins, Colorado. She's a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Women's National Book Association, and the United States Board on Books for Young People. She's also a three-time Barnes & Noble Artist of the Month and her designs and illustrated children’s books can be found at various bookstores, coffee shops, and online children's magazines, both nationally and internationally - and more!
Born and raised in Southern Ohio, Alexandra grew up with 3 brothers, a dog, and her two best friends, Heather and Brian. Whether it’s red barns, squirrels or cozy front porches, you can find snippets from her childhood and everyday life, tucked within many of her magical illustrations.
Alexandra has inspired many women, men and children across the world with her incredible story of overcoming child abuse and domestic violence. Her determination and perseverance has propelled her into the dream life she lives now as an illustrator working from home. In the Spring of 2014, her life came to a halt and was forced to drop out of college one month prior to graduating, due to a horrific car accident. She spent the following 10 months recovering at home. In the Fall of 2014, her professors began to tutoring her and in the Spring of 2015, Alexandra graduated with HONORS. Since then, her career has exploded and she's now an award-winning children's illustrator.
Married to her best friend and confidant, Michael (graphic designer by day and illustrator by night), who continually inspires her artistically as an illustrator. Sharing a love of family, tea, England and cozy winter days, they can often be found together each drawing works of whimsy, while bundled up with Alexandra’s 11-year-old pups, Brendel Joseph.
Alexandra’s illustration goals are to inspire, uplift and encourage individuals, both children and adults, by bringing hope and joy to their daily lives through her work.
Did you know Alexandra is available for school presentations, which include hands on workshops? You can find out more by visiting her speaker profile here: Speaker/School Presentations. Alexandra is also a Public Speaker, Advocate & Educator for the Homeless, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse.