Hala (Wittwer) Swearingen has been illustrating for over 20 years. Some of her clients include Bath and Body Works, HarperCollins, Hyperion, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Penguin/Putnam, Random House, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Somerset House, and Tor Books. Her artwork has received recognition in the Society of Illustrators Annual Competition in New York, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Illustration West, Communication Arts, Spectrum:The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Hiii Illustration, iJungle Awards, Creative Quarterly, 3×3 Magazine, and the Art Renewal Center. Hala is an Associate Professor of Art at Southern Utah University where she teaches drawing and illustration courses. She enjoys experimenting with traditional materials and techniques and her several styles are created with a variety of media.