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Hi! My name is...

Lena Desmettre

I am a children’s illustrator, currently based in Doubs (France). In art as in life, I am a jack of all trades. After studying engineering and then primary education, I have been focusing on art since 2021. I like to say that I think about my images like an engineer and that I communicate my ideas like a teacher, but that I have always been an artist!

I love: education, magical tales, but also board games and investigations! Two notions are particularly important to me: education ‘without being aware of it’ through reading and play, and inclusive and non-sexist literature that represents children and families from all backgrounds with equal importance.

You can find the book I illustrated L’Usine de guimauves (Camille Collaudin, édition Petit Kiwi, 2022) in bookshops in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec!

📷 Photo by: Miss Cycy

Want to work together?

Publishing house, company or individual, tell me your ideas! If one of my past projets inspires you, or if you think we would be a great team, don’t hesitate to contact me!

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