Mandy graduated from the University of South Australia in 1992 completing a Bachelor of Design specialising in Illustration. She then made a beeline for the Adelaide Zoo beginning her career as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer enjoying a decade-long relationship with the Zoo Education Service.
Other things Mandy did along the way include working as an Account Manager for high quality printing firms for 10 years and finishing artist for various advertising agencies.
Mandy now works freelance full time and loves to share her passion for animals. She has illustrated many best-selling children’s books since 2008, predominantly with an Australian theme.