Imaginary Store Manager

Designing Fairy, Ronni Rose Swanson


My name is Ronni Rose Swanson and I am a Designing Fairy. It is believed I am part or mostly fairy (don’t tell) stuck in a human body, but I’ve said too much about that. I am the Imaginary Store Manager of the Idea Emporium.

I am an educational designer and illustrator who loves to make things that teach in a fun, interactive way. For ten years I owned the international, online school, Fairy Online School. I picked up degrees in Communication Design and Fine Art and a Graduate certification in Education Technology and Design through Full Sail University. I’m the published illustrator of activity books, Cooking Art (Gryphon House), Word Swirls (Element Children’s Books), and creator of my own Healing Fairy Alphabet Deck and Comfort Cards for Transitions, best-selling  Help! I’m Sensitive, and book 2, Your Turtle Shell. Currently, I am pursuing my Masters degree in Education Transformation from Drexel University and studying animation on the side. I have my own Rubber Ducky Theory approach to learning: I believe the process of learning should be fun and interactive. 

I have worked as a retail salesperson early in my career, and I must say, I am more suited for managing an imaginary mall.


My life

I am partial to tutus and dancing, anything dogs, and I have seen every episode of Project Runway. Oh, and I have a fairy tent. I live in a treehouse in Arizona with a talking dog, a leggy bloodhound puppy who steals stuffed animals, my supportive elf husband, and three creative fairy step-children who give me ideas, one of which expects me to pay him big one day in book royalties.



I’d love to hear from you! To contact me, fill out the form below, or email at designingfairy (at)