Sophie Benmouyal is a French-Canadian illustrator living in Montreal. She studied graphic design at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and also earned a specialized graduate diploma in Marketing Communication from HEC Montreal.
After working a few years for different advertising and marketing agencies as a graphic designer, she decided to pursue her dream to become a freelance illustrator. From her home studio, she likes to explore colors and textures while experimenting with different techniques. Working mainly digitally, she enjoys adding a traditional feel to her illustrations by playing with hand-made textures. This way, she can approach each project in a unique way with joyful and colorful illustrations. Her two full-of-life little girls are her main source of inspiration by reminding her daily the importance of dreams and play. They are also an excellent excuse for her compulsive children's book buying. She is a member of SCBWI and a professional member of Illustration Quebec.