Candice Broersma grew up in the quaint city of Yucaipa, California. She began her studies at a local art studio under the direction of artist Sharon Rachel, learning the basics of observational drawing over the course of seven years. As an undergraduate at the University of Redlands, she pursued her love of both music and art--painting by day and performing clarinet by night. Candice's involvement in the two fields gave her the opportunity to create recital posters, which introduced her to visual communication and design. Eager to delve further into the commercial arts, Candice decided to pursue illustration and consequently enrolled in the Masters program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Since graduating, Candice has returned to California to begin her career as a freelance illustrator.