Varda Livney was born in Philadelphia and flew to Israel for a gap year, after which she applied and was and was accepted into the Graphic Design and Illustration Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. She graduated with honors. She has lived in Israel ever since.
Her illustration and design career has taken her through various channels, from textile design for fashion companies, to illustration and packaging design for advertising agencies, to children’s book illustration and writing, to greeting card design, home decor and product design.
Varda’s clients have included Simon & Schuster, Recycled Paper Greetings, Tel Aviv University’s Educational Publisher (Ramot) and Arielli Advertising, to name a few. She is a member of the Israel Illustrators’ Association and the U.S. based SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators).
Varda works in watercolor, rapidograph, and digitally. She specializes in whimsical illustration for children and hopes someday to find a way to bring world peace through drawing bunnies. (one never knows)