Marcela Staudenmaier


Marcela is a graduate of the Children's Book Illustration Certificate Program at the Rhode Island School of Design and an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

She has been the recipient of the Tassy Walden Award: New Voices in Children's Literature (Shoreline Arts Alliance CT), the Ann Barrow Illustrator's Scholarship (New England SCBWI), the R. Michelson Galleries Emerging Artist Award (New England SCBWI and R. Michelson Galleries), the James Jafferis Prize (New Haven Paint & Clay Club). Her work has also received accolades from the Danforth Museum of Art, 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and the New England SCBWI. She was selected by Connecticit Humanities and the CT Center for the Book as one of 24 illustrators/writers to create the Great CT Caper.

Marcela is also an architect and the mother of a very creative nine year old. She lives in New Haven, CT.


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