Cydney Bittner

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I was born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which is where I first began my formal art training at the age of 14 with esteemed artist and illustrator Niko Chocheli. I attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City from 2017-2021 and received a degree in Studio Art and in Illustration & Animation. I received a Gold Key award for my successes in the Illustration & Animation major, and an honorable mention for a Gold Key in the Studio Art major. I also graduated as a member of Marymount's College Honors Program. I have been selling original and commissioned work since I was in high school, and completed my first book illustration project (a privately commissioned, self-published project) when I was 19 years old. In May of 2021, I had an exhibition of my work, a fantasy-themed display entitled The Garden of the Unseen, with the Garment District Space for Public Art. I started working as an illustrator with Red Penguin Books in August of 2021. My published credits with with them include Libby the Ladybug Learns Helpfulness by Carly Furino (February 2022) and George the Alligator by Margaret Sansom (July 2022).



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