Hi there, I'm Lindsey. 

I grew up in rural Kansas playing outside, painting, drawing, and playing sports. I studied Illustration at the University of Kansas and am currently living in Lawrence, KS with my husband, cat, dog, and our jungle of plants. 

I find inspiration in nature, animals, books, people, and traveling. My illustrations are made with a variety of materials. I love the mouthwatering juiciness of oil paint, the independence watercolor, the history of found paper, the simplicity of pencil and pen, and all the rabbit holes that are revealed by carving linoleum block to create pattern and repetition. 

Making children's books is my way of combining all of my loves. I hope you enjoy. 

Contact

lindseyyankey@gmail.com

1-316-253-9415

Clients

  • Simply Read Books, Vancouver, CA
  • Donzelli Editore, Rome, IT
  • Shakespeare and Company, Paris, FR

Honors/Shows

  • First Prize (tie) Alcuin Society Award for Book Design, Bluebird 2016 

  • 3x3 Picture Book Show, Honorable Mention 2016

  • Kansas Notable Book, Sun and Moon 2016

  • Kansas Notable Book, Bluebird, 2015

  • Midwest Connections Pick, Midwest Independent Bookseller Association, Sun and Moon, 2015

  • American Illustration 33, selected for print edition, 2014

  • 3x3 International Picture Book Show, Gold Winner, 2014

  • Illustrations exhibited at Bologna Children's Book Fair for the Opera Prima selection, 2014

  • Solo show Garvey Fine Arts Center, Topeka, KS 2015

  • Solo show Manhattan Art Center, Manhattan, KS 2015

  • Solo show WheatfFields Bakery, Lawrence, KS 2012, 2013, 2014

  • Group show Wonderfair Gallery, Lawrence, KS 2013

  • Group show, Honorable Mention UNESCO poster competition, Paris, FR 2010

  • Group show West London Synagogue, London, UK 2009

  • Group show Abecederian Gallery, Denver, CO 2008