Ingrid Slyder is a best-selling designer and award-winning author/illustrator, whose designs have generated over $100 million in retail sales. Art has always been part of Ingrid’s life. She’s been drawing and sculpting since she was a child. In college, she studied biology with a minor in fine arts. Her children’s picture book, “The Fabulous Flying Fandinis,” received the top prize from the association for children’s librarians and teachers, and was a selection of the Junior Library Guild. Her angel designs for Angels Beside Me® have won a Collector Editions Award of Excellence, nominated by industry experts and selected by the magazine’s readers. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and has two wonderful children.