My love of art started at a very young age. The passion and thrill to create is something I have possessed my entire life and I am so grateful I followed my dreams and became an Illustrator. My name is Samantha Kroll, and I was born and raised in Chicago, IL. I studied at Northern Illinois University, where I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree, emphasizing in Illustration. After completing my undergraduate degree, I moved to San Francisco, CA, where I studied at the Academy of Arts University, receiving my Masters of Fine Arts in Children’s Book and Licensing Illustration. The opportunity to study art, gave me the skills and the eye to create whimsical illustrations and charming characters. I show great attention to detail within all of my artwork, creating stories that can delight both children and adults. I feel very fortunate to be working with such an amazing and creative team, here, at Edsey Art.