Stephanie Weinger is a Children's Natural Illustrator whose work commonly depicts themes of nature, exploration, and wonder. Her passion for science, learning, and wildlife inspires her to create naturalistic illustrations that promote wildlife education for children. She believes that the key to wildlife conservation is curiosity and learning.
Originally from the Hudson Valley, NY, Stephanie now lives in the city of Philadelphia, PA with her cat, Akeya, and leopard gecko, Marco. When not illustrating, she spends her time traveling and exploring nature. She loves visiting National Parks and Nature Reserves, sketching different landscapes and critters.
Stephanie is currently developing her series of children's wildlife education books and activities, Animals Everywhere. Through the series, she hopes to inspire children to learn about the animals that live in their own hometowns and countryside. Her series is currently limited to critters in the United States and North America.
Stephanie earned a bachelor's degree in Illustration with a minor in business from Moore College of Art and design in 2020.
The Endangered Species Coalition
Kids for Wolves
John Heinz Wildlife Refuge
Junior Wildlife Ranger
Night Kitchen Interactive
The Wagner Free Institute of Science
All Dogs Don't Bite - Marie Hernandez 2021
Visionary Women’s Scholarship, 2016 - 2020
First Place Frieda Fehrenbacher Foundation Award, 2017
First Place Mariam Troop Portrait Award, 2017
Sis Grenald Endowed International Travel Fellowship 2019
Marian Locks Senior Award, 2020
Emerging Entrepreneurs’ Prototyping Competition, 1st place, 2020
"Through my illustrations, I want to teach others about the natural world around us and show how every creature, big or small, plays a crucial role in sustaining our beautiful planet."