Jedda Robaard grew up in a small town on the island of Tasmania, Australia. Jedda now lives on the coast of Victoria, Australia, with her husband, two daughters and a son, a nervous dachshund, a naughty border collie, a couple of cats, a few chickens, and a rather bitty cockatiel.
Jedda trained as a graphic designer, the manual cut and paste way, but always aspired to become a children's book illustrator and author. Jedda was inspired by Australian artists May Gibbs, Bob Graham, Jeannie Baker, Julie Vivas, Shaun Tan and Robert Ingpen.
Jedda ran children's art and craft workshops for many years. The interaction with her young students, a passion for her craft as well as family life and, importantly, a discerning eye for 'these' innocuous little moments in life, all contribute to her creative momentum. Jedda offers her young readership, page-turning, flap-lifting, wimsical and imaginative illustrations and stories.
Jedda's books have been published in many languages including english, french, dutch, greek, korean and chinese.
Jedda is represented by Jacinta Di Mase.