About Me

I am an author/illustrator currently residing in Portland, Oregon. By day I work in film as a stop-motion artist. I am also an active SCBWI member and dyslexia advocate.


In 2016 I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Masters in Fine Arts. My thesis short film, Partially Compensated has been seen in film festivals around the world including the Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival in Moscow. My film is near and dear to my heart, as it was inspired by my experience growing up with Dyslexia. It has afforded me numerous opportunities to partner with organizations like Decoding Dyslexia, The International Dyslexia Association, and The Dyslexic Advantage to promote awareness and inclusion. Recently, It became available through ReelEducation, a fantastic organization that provides free resources for educators to teach students about disability and deaf culture.

Please, feel free to contact me if you have any questions, would like to arrange a school visit, or would like more information. kweltner206@gmail.com