Laura Tallardy is an app developer from New York City. She has a wide portfolio of children’s mobile apps on iOS and Android (mermaids, princesses, ballerinas, and more!) Her apps have been downloaded over a million times, mentioned in the New York Times, the Evening Standard and the Daily Mail, and honored with awards from TechForKids.com, AppySmart, Corona Labs and LadeezFirst Media. They frequently appear in the top 10 lists for Kids apps on iOS.
She has illustrated fifty books for children, including Scholastic’s Sophie Series by Lara Bergen and Friend2Friend Series by Devra Speregen, Nancy Rue’s Lily Series from Zonderkidz, The Girl’s Body Book by Kelli Dunham from Applesauce Press, and a series of four pop-up picture books by Elizabeth Goodwin from School Specialty Publishing. She also contributes illustrations to teen and children’s magazines (American Girl, Highlights for Children, Girl’s Life and more), product packaging, websites and apps.
Laura has been honored to speak about her work to audiences at Syracuse University, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, 3×3’s Nuts and Bolts Conference in New York, Fashion Institute of Technology, the University of Hartford’s MFA program, and the Society of Illustrators at the Museum of American Illustration.
Laura lives and works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.