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Ardis is a writer, illustrator, and design-based researcher in Melbourne, Australia.

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, she has lived, studied, and worked across Canada in the sciences, architecture, UX design, and design-based research. She completed a PhD in visual design in medical education at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research investigated how to design visualisations to improve the communication of complex information.

Ardis' illustrations and pictures books are inspired by her interest in design and her experiences living and travelling around the world.