Having completed her studies in graphic design, Elise Gravel found herself quickly swept up into the glamorous world of illustration. She is the author and illustrator of Jessie Elliot Is a Big Chicken. Her old design habits drive her to work a little text here and there into her drawings and she loves to handle the design of her assignments from start to finish. She is inspired by social causes and is turned on by projects which can handle a good dose of eccentricity. She lives in Montreal.