My name is Ronni Rose Swanson and I am a Designing Fairy. It is rumored I am part or mostly fairy (don’t tell) stuck in a human body, but I’ve said too much about that.
I am a designer/illustrator who loves to invent innovative things that teach in a fun, interactive way. My educational approach is focused on design-based and project-based learning and I embrace experiential and interactive learning. In my designs, my formula is a mix of illustration, colorful whimsical design, a bit of humor, and an occasional voiceover.
For ten years I owned the international, online school, Fairy Online School. I’m trained in Design (Associates degree) and Fine Art (Bachelors degree) and have a Graduate certification in Instructional Design through Full Sail University. I recently was awarded my Master's of Science degree in Education Learning Technologies / Instructional Design from Drexel University, and am studying 2d animation in my spare time. I’m the published illustrator of activity books, Cooking Art (Gryphon House), Word Swirls (Element Children’s Books), creator of my own Healing Fairy Alphabet Deck and Comfort Cards for Transitions, and the best-selling Help! I’m Sensitive, and book 2, Your Turtle Shell
- (selling under the name Ronni Ann Hall).
My artistic role models include Ed Emberley (teaching drawing with fun), Lynda Barry (check out Syllabus), Tim Burton (his drawings rock), the late Jim Henson (genius mind who taught), and the late Edward Gorey (a marvel at pen and ink).
I love drawing sweets and discovered that I had a grandfather that was a baker.
When I was a little fairy I illustrated and wrote plays and stories, and apparently, I never stopped.
I am barely five feet tall. Very fairy-like.
I am partial to tutus and dancing, anything dogs, and I have seen every episode of Project Runway. Oh, and I have a fairy tent.
I live in a house high up above the pine trees in Arizona with a sweet talking dog, a bloodhound toddler dog who steals stuffed animals, my supportive elf husband, and three creative fairy step-children who give me ideas, one of whom expects me to pay him big one day in book royalties.