Brian Andreas is the pen name for Kai Skye.
He's known around the world for his lyrical work celebrating the strength, beauty, and boundless possibility of the human spirit. He's authored fifteen books - filled with colorful drawings and short stories that, through the years, have accompanied so many through the quiet moments of living.
Born in Iowa, raised in Chicago, Kai went to Luther College for a BA in Theater and English. Later on, after he figured out what he really wanted to do, and received an MFA in Fiber and Mixed Media from John F. Kennedy University in the Bay Area of California. He is the creator of the company StoryPeople, which carried his work for 25 years.
After 25 years of balancing artmaking with running a company, he's now going in a whole new direction. Working daily in the studio, side by side with Fia. Making beautiful things with their hands. Writing. Drawing. Listening to what two people can create in the world together.
(Through divorce, he was separated from this company and all of his copyrights prior to 2012. Brian has no relationship with the company or the work that continues to carry his name from that time period.)
"I feel sometimes as if I walk through the world listening, always listening, for the moments when time stops, when the perfection of everything is so evident that it’s unmistakable. It always is, but our minds are racing along so often looking for it to be another way that we miss it. But when we do stop & do see it, there’s nothing more breathtaking... " ~ kai