Kristin Kemper was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. She attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City to study animation, and her thesis film, High Tide, has been shown at film festivals around the country and viewed nearly half a million times online. Since graduating in 2013, she has been living in Brooklyn with her cat Dipper, and working as an animator, illustrator, and comic artist. Inspired by nature, anime, and the novels of Diana Wynne Jones, she aims to tell stories that blend the fantastical with the mundane, and make the world a more magical place.