Noëlle Smit (b. 1972) studied at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. Since 1999 she has worked as a freelance illustrator. Her picture books have been published by various publishing houses and have been translated into ten languages. Noëlle has illustrated work by writers including Annie M.G. Schmidt, Bibi Dumon Tak, Harm de Jonge and Nicolaas Matsier.