Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel. She started her career as a designer and cartoonist in the Israeli Army’s magazine, and was the art director of two children’s magazines and a writer of a monthly column in a computer magazine, before moving to New York to study illustration in Parsons - The New School for Design. Today, she is a full time illustrator and author who also works in textile design and ceramics. Her author/illustrated picture books include I AM A CAT and LEYLA. Galia lives in Brooklyn, NY.