Pauline Ts’o is an author, illustrator, and photographer. Her first book, Whispers of the Wolf, received multiple awards and recognition, including the 2016 New Mexico/Arizona Book Award, and a starred Booklist Review.
A computer programmer by training, Pauline started her artistic training by rummaging through her mother's art book collection as a child. Her technical training got her a job as a software designer at Robert Abel and Associates , a pioneer in the computer animation industry. From there, Pauline and a few co-workers decided to form Rhythm & Hues Studios in 1987, a computer animation and visual effects company, which won multiple Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects (Life of Pi, Babe, and The Golden Compass). Pauline wore many hats at R&H for 26 years, including programmer, digital artist, and art director. She worked on projects such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Disney's theme park attraction It's Tough to be a Bug, and the first Coco-Cola Polar Bear commercial, Northern Lights.
Pauline has a B.A. in Computer Science/Math from Cornell University and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley).