Lisa Manuzak was born and raised in Kailua, a little beach town on the Windward side of Oahu, Hawaii. She spent much of her childhood drawing pictures, and collecting rocks and cat magazines. After deciding that Hawaii just wasn’t sunny enough, she attended college at the University of California-Irvine, and after that, Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, where she earned her Master’s in Digital Design. Her whimsical, playful artwork is inspired by her love of fantasy and sci-fi, as well as storybooks and Disney. She now lives in Seattle, Washington, soaking up all the rain she can with two fluffy cats and one very large fish tank.