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 and help others in a fun, interactive way. I believe learning should be fun! In my designs, I like to add my personal touch of my own drawings with a bit of whimsy thrown in.
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. Currently, I am pursuing my Masters of Science degree in Education (Learning Technologies, emphasis in Instructional Design) from Drexel University, and 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 I found out 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 treehouse in Arizona with a talking dog, a leggy bloodhound puppy 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.