"What a wonderful experience I have had working with Cayla Samano! She is lovely, talented, open to collaboration, and professional in every way.
Cayla illustrated my first book and she was perfect, kind, caring, understanding of what I liked and receptive to the message I wanted to portray. I can not recommend her highly enough to anyone interested in collaborating with an illustrated on a book, or probably any project."
- Lori Metz
Cayla has over fifteen years of experience designing logos, art and illustrations for private clients.
Cayla's artistic interests include book design, illustration, graphic design, and photography. Her personal work often combines illustration, graphic design, photo-journalism and poetry, and encompasses storytelling, poetry, botany, eco-conscious design, fashion, and sustainability.
Cayla wrote and illustrated her first children's picture book, "How To Meet A Forest," in partnership with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy in 2020.
Cayla has a Bachelors degree from Eastern Michigan University in Visual Arts Education. She taught K-8 art full time from 2008 to 2016, and occasionally offers adult classes at the Ann Arbor Art Center.
She is currently pursuing an MFA in Illustration and Interdisciplinary Design.