Chyna LaPorte graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in Biomedical Illustration. She began working freelance in Cleveland, Ohio for various museums including the Great Lakes Science Center and the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Her mediums range within traditional and non-traditional, including watercolor, charcoal, ink, the Adobe Creative Suite, and more. She has a passion for nature and science, working both into all of her illustrations.
She currently resides in Cleveland, Oh, exploring the shores of Lake Erie and the bountiful metroparks that Cleveland has to offer. She is a certified Master Herpetologist from the Atlanta Amphibian Society. She hopes to expand more into the world of exhibit design along with teaching others about her passions.