Jameela Wahlgren is an illustrator, art director and educator from Philadelphia. Her goal as an artist is to add whatever she can to the net amount of kindness and goodness in the world. Most days she feels like a kid who never grew up, but still has to figure out how to pay freelancer taxes.

In 2016 she founded the Philadelphia Illustration Guild to serve as a hub for artists in the city. In the past she has worked with Disney Hyperion, Norton Young Readers, Tundra Books,  Hachette Book Group, National Geographic Kids and others.
Jameela is represented by Hannah Mann at Writer's House Literary Agency hmann@writershouse.com