Photograph by The Youngs Photo + Film

Morgan Strauss (née Hutcherson) is an illustrator, graphic designer, fine artist, and author from St. Louis, MO. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with a BFA in Illustration with minors in English and Art History. She previously nannied teenage triplets while working at the Missouri Botanical Garden. While at the MOBOT, she published her first illustrated book through their press, titled Herbs A to Z. She currently works at Heartland Coca-Cola as the Print Shop Supervisor and freelances in Illustration and Graphic Design.
Morgan works in most media but specializes in ink, watercolor, digital, and oil.
She collects children's books, fine/antique books, art prints, and hand made mugs for drinking lots of tea out of. She loves being around children and all forms of story telling and hopes to publish more children's books some day, especially those she writes and illustrates.

She lives with her husband, Rutger, and their two cats, Gladys and Estelle, in their bungalow located in Maplewood, MO.

Below you can find a copy of the interview she did for SCBWI's Illustrator of the Month feature in January 2020: