Sendy Santamaria is an illustrator from San Diego currently based in Oakland, California. She received her BFA in Illustration from California College of the Arts. She enjoys storytelling with multiple mediums.
She grew up along both sides of the border between San Diego and Tijuana and spent a lot of time daydreaming on the San Diego Blue Line trolley. Her work celebrates everyday narratives and Xicanx culture. She is inspired by migration, perseverance, pigeons and love.
Sendy is currently working on a picture book with Chronicle Books to be released in 2023.