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Lea Zalinskis is an illustrator who makes things by hand. Working with cut paper, she creates clean, vibrant work inspired by the whimsical and the absurd. When she's not making still pictures, she works on animations at her company Rad Orange Productions. As a contributor at Hitrecord.org, she has conceptualized animation, provided art direction, and created artwork for both print and screen, much of which has appeared on the Emmy Award winning television show HITRECORD on TV.  

Lea graduated from California College of the Arts with a BFA in Photography before returning to her first love of illustration. She is a children's book enthusiast, a collector of stories, and a drinker of too much coffee. In the studio she can often be found amidst a large pile of multicolored scraps, tweezers in hand, gluing pieces of paper to other paper. Sometimes she finds paper in her shoes. She lives in California with a trusty cat named Minna, who, despite the tempting flurry of art materials, has not once sabotaged a single illustration.