Christine Nishiyama, artist

Hey Y'all!

My name is Christine Nishiyama, and I live high up in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with my husband (Declan), toddler (Butterbean), and dog (Oni). You can contact me about art, projects, or whatever else ya want below!


I’m an illustrator, author, and artist working primarily in children’s publishing. I create my art in a variety of mediums, but especially love drawing with Posca paint pens and Tombow brush pens.

In 2020, my debut illustrated book, Layla and the Bots: Happy Paws, was published by Scholastic. Following shortly after were the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th books in that series.

Besides making books, I also write weekly essays on creativity for my Substack newsletter and also teach classes on Skillshare.



  • We Are Fungi by Christine Nishiyama – Might Could Studios, 2017