Victoria Tentler-Krylov is a trained and practicing architect, as well as a children’s and editorial illustrator, who grew up in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and studied architecture and urban design at Cooper Union and Columbia University. Her inspiration is fueled by urban landscapes but also by fantasy, possibility, and imagination. Her other passion is experimenting with digital and traditional art tools, and in particular, pushing the boundaries of watercolor digitally. Building Zaha: The Story of Architect Zaha Hadid was her author-illustrated debut, and her illustrated picture books include We Are a Garden, The Cyclops of Central Park, Just Read!, and Peter Pan: A Modern Retelling. She lives with her family just outside Boston.