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My name is Olga Herrera. I am a Latinx Author and Illustrator of children's books. I earned my BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design with a major in Illustration, graduating with honors. 

My work is colorful, whimsical, and fun.  I love drawing people! Kids, pets, and family members showing emotion, action, and storytelling narrative scenes.

I am co-founder and co-host of ILLOCHAT, a podcast about the journey of professional illustration.


I am also a member of the SCBWI and have the honor of winning the Regional Conference logo competition for two consecutive years (MD/DE/WV 2019 & 2020).  I have also been a mentor, teacher, and presenter for several events. 

Somewhere in between life, I teach illustration and creative writing for fiction picture books, and I offer mentorships and portfolio reviews.

I am bilingual and enjoy the mixture of my Cuban and Ecuadorian cultural roots.

Olga Herrera Author and Illustrator.


I grew up in Ecuador, a beautifully diverse country close to my heart. As a Florida native, I traded year-round summers for the fun of experiencing every season. I now live in the picturesque state of Maryland. With my husband, two children, and too many pets. 

You can find more illustrations and see what projects I am working on by following me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

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I am represented by Abigail Samoun
at Red Fox Literary

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P.O. Box 1072
La Plata, MD 20646


Join Sunny Duran and Olga Herrera as they navigate the world of Professional Illustration.  Learn what has and hasn't worked for them and what it takes to work in this creative industry.

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