Qian Shi is a Chinese director, animator and illustrator based in east London who grew up in Shijiazhuang, a northern city in China. She’s always been drawn to stories and loves making pictures. Her charming illustrative style and understanding of storytelling brings an engaging mood and humour to her work. She has worked with Donna Wilson, Volvo and Disney. Her short animation Shoe (2008) won several international animation film awards and her debut picture book, The Weaver, published by Andersen Press, has now been translated into multiple languages.