Danielle McDonald studied Graphic Design at university and majored in illustration. She then decided to undertake freelance work and worked with various toy and interior design companies, as well as illustrated books. Danielle is driven by a passion for colour and a love for creating fun characters. She is the illustrator behind the I'm Glad series with Catherine Phelan, the Ella and Olivia series, the Ella Diaries, Olivia’s Secret Scribbles and various other picture books.
These days, Danielle can be found happily illustrating children's books in her studio on a farm in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, where she lives with her gorgeous husband and two beautiful daughters.