Hello and welcome!

It's a pleasure to share with you my illustrations, some of which are from books, and others from personal work. Currently I'm illustrating and writing children's books—a dream come true! Previously, I've worked in the graphic design field working with wonderful clients in the technology, medical, toy, and publishing industries. For more of my design & lettering work, please visit, GabbyandCo.com.


I'm a proud member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Picture Book Artists Association, Pacific Scribes, and Friends of Calligraphy. I paint traditionally in watercolors and gouache, as well as mixed media pieces.
Nature (clouds, flocks of geese!), my awesome family, dear friends, travel, and food all inspire me endlessly, as well as fond memories of my childhood growing up in the Bay Area.

Should you have any questions or inquiries, please don't hesitate to contact me at shirley@shirleyngbenitez.com. Thanks for visiting!

My very best,

All images and content are © Shirley Ng-Benitez. All rights reserved.
Please contact shirley@shirleyngbenitez.com or 408.203.2993 for all inquiries.