Skylaar Amann grew up on the Oregon Coast with the incredible biodiversity of the Pacific Ocean in her backyard. She received a BA in Art with a focus on book arts at the University of Oregon. She is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, as well an affiliated artist with Climate Science Alliance, and works as a freelance illustrator and editor. An amateur ukulele player, she is currently learning to play as well as Lloyd. She lives in Portland, Oregon.