Claire LaForte (JungHwa Lee) is a former animator having worked in Seoul, South Korea for nine years. She now works in Lewiston, New York as an illustrator with a focus on children’s books.

She was born and raised on a remote island off the southern coast of South Korea. Her passion for drawing began there when, as a child without much to keep her amused. she would constantly sketch on the rocks and in the sand all over the island.

Today she continues to create illustrations with the same enthusiasm as in her youth, and she would love to share her work with you.