Camling Studio

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Candace Camling lives in Des Moines, Iowa where she writes and creates artwork in her attic studio. She lives with her family; including three naughty cats. She earned a BFA in illustration and digital media from Kendall College of Art & Design.

For her, being an illustrator means getting to solve visual problems, learning about new topics constantly and trying to bring a little joy into the world. Her favorite things to read are non-fiction picture books, graphic novels, and anything with a hint of magic.

Candace has won many awards in juried shows and contests. She has also worked with a wide variety of clients and collaborators. (See list below)

Candace Camling has been a member of SCBWI since 2008.

Let's get in touch.


phone: 616-304-8709

Partial Client List:

  • Tau Publishing

  • Pauline Books & Media

  • Pelican Publishing

  • ESPN Magazine

  • McGraw-Hill

  • Faces (Cricket Media)

  • American Greetings

  • Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

  • Beaverdale Farmers Market

  • Dogpatch Urban Gardens

  • Tandem Publishing

  • State Historical Museum of Iowa

  • Iowa Public Radio

  • Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators