Cassandra Jean Piedra is a freelance illustrator and comic artist. She works closely with Cassandra Clare for artwork on the characters of The Shadowhunter Chronicles. Cassandra Jean also drew art for The Bane Chronicles, City of Heavenly Fire, The Shadowhunter's Codex as Clary Fray, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, A History of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of the Downworld, The Official Mortal Instruments Coloring Book, and more. She is also working on the new Mortal Instruments graphic novel and is once again collaborating with Cassandra Clare on a new project.
She has also had works published both in the United States and abroad, including the graphic novel for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and the manga for Beautiful Creatures. Cassandra Jean also published an original graphic novel called Reindeer Boy.
The typical tarot deck has 78 cards, but the Shadowhunter deck has an extra Fool card, totaling 79 cards. The Shadowhunter deck also has new names for every card and suit, basically translating the original Arcana into Shadowhunter lingo: Swords are Blades, Wands are Steles, Cups are Runes, and Pentacles are Rings. Despite this, the card numbers will still correlate with the original tarot card numbers. Cassandra Clare decided which characters go on the cards.
Floriography (language of flowers). The cards were included in A History of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of the Downworld, in addition to new ones exclusive to the book.
Flower card designs which were later changed or discarded.