Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Featured Illustrator: Shiho Pate

Shiho Pate creates both warmth and a kind of simplistic imperfection in her work that is both endearing and enduring. Recent kudos: on the heels of her SCBWI national Feature in September —”we’re huge fans of Shiho’s used of mixed media and the playfulness inherent in her work”— Shiho’s SoCal Chapter honored her with a Portfolio Showcase win this month, and before that, she won a ‘Draw This!’ Contest hosted by SCBWI national in May. Her pieces are inspired by her Japanese culture, her childhood memories, and her daughter. Shiho lives in Southern California with her family.

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