Bea Müller, the illustrator behind Soley and the Bear, is a German illustrator based in London. After she studied art and culture in the Netherlands she moved to London and worked for an international ticketing company. The birth of her daughter marked a big changing point in Bea's career. After a very long series of sleepless nights in combination with a dull job she picked up her husband's iPad and started drawing at the beginning of the pandemic. Six months later she quit her job and started a full-time illustration career. Motherhood, diversity, and female empowerment are very important topics to her personally, and returning themes in her work.