Lena Hesse is a German illustrator and graphic artist who mainly works in the field of picture and children’s books. She is a trained media designer for digital and print media and studied design at the Münster University of Applied Sciences and at the Escuela de Arte y Diseño in Valencia.

Lena Hesse lives in Berlin and her second home is a dark blue van called The Whale. In her free time she uses the Whale to go to the sea to go surfing.