Galia Bernstein was born and raised in Israel. She started her career as a designer and cartoonist in the Israeli Army’s magazine, and was the art director of two children’s magazines and a writer of a monthly column in a computer magazine, before moving to New York to study illustration in Parsons - The New School for Design.


Today, she is a full time illustrator and author who also works in textile design and ceramics.

Her debut author/illustrated picture book, I AM A CAT, was published by Abrams Books for Young Readers in 2018, received 3 star reviews, and was translated into 15 languages.

A new soft cover, school book edition, in english and Spanish, will be published by Scholastic, in over 16 countries in the American and Asia (Summer 2020).

Her second picture book, LEYLA, was published May 2019, with a starred review from PW, was named as a Summer 2019 Selection by the Junior Library Guild and was translated to 6 languages.

Galia lives in Brooklyn, NY.