Judith Auer was born in 1991 in Hallein near Salzburg and grew up in Kuchl. From there she went away to Vienna to do an “Education in the Arts” teacher training course at the Academy of Fine Arts. Following her studies, she spent a year in Italy where she graduated with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration. Since autumn 2018 she has lectured at the University of Art and Design Linz while also working as a freelance illustrator. Apart from illustrating, she enjoys hiking, picking blueberries, dancing the lindy hop and cooking up colourful recipes with her own homegrown vegetables.