Hello!

Thanks for visiting my site and taking some time to browse around. I create art for a wide array of clients, and I write and illustrate books for children. Here’s some information about what I’ve been up to:

Freelance Illustration

Editorial Illustration:

Interior and cover illustrations for magazines and newspapers including: Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Spin, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Travel and Leisure, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Business Week, Fortune, Bloomberg, CFO, Los Angeles Magazine, San Francisco Focus, Boston Magazine, Yale Medicine, and numerous other national and regional publications.

Illustration for Entertainment and the Music Industry:

Artwork and Lettering for CD covers and interior booklets, advertising and promotional materials. Clients include Warner Bros. Records, Capitol Records, Virgin Records, Atlantic Records, Sony Music, The Playboy Jazz Festival, MTV Networks, Nickelodeon

Illustration for Corporate Clients:

Outdoor and Print Advertising, Murals, Packaging, and Promotional Materials. Clients include Coca Cola Co., United Airlines, Adidas, Target Stores, Martha Stewart Inc., American Express, Levi Strauss, Frasier Paper, Crane Paper, Memorex

Character Design:

Development and design of characters and backgrounds for film, broadcast and web animation, as well as print use.

Clients include Laika Studios, Etrade, The TV Guide Channel, and The NCAA

Books for Children – Written and Illustrated

Polkabats and Octopus Slacks – 14 Stories

Houghton Mifflin Co. 1998

Publisher’s Weekly and USA Today Bestseller

Featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition

Winner of the Marion Vannett Ridgeway Award for Poetry

Dutch Sneakers and Fleakeepers – 14 More Stories

Houghton Mifflin Co. 2000

Amazon Children’s Book Top Ten

Parents Choice Recommended Winner

Tippintown – a Guided Tour

Houghton Mifflin Co. 2003

Flamingos on the Roof – Poems and Paintings

Houghton Mifflin Co. 2006

New York Times #1 Best Seller In Children’s Picture Books

Featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition

Winner of the Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry

A 2007 Children’s Book Council Choice

Soup for Breakfast – Poems and Pictures

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co. 2008

Hallowilloween – Nefarious Silliness

Houghton Harcourt Oct. 2010

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Boy Wonders

Atheneum Books June 2011

Dragon, Robot, Gatorbunny

Chronicle Books April 2012

Pirateria – The Wonderful Plunderful Pirate Emporium

Atheneum Books July 2012

We Go Together!

Houghton Mifflin January 2013

Other Books – Illustrated

His Shoes Were Far Too Tight – Poems by Edward Lear

Chronicle Books March 2011

Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl by Daniel Pinkwater

Houghton Mifflin 2008

Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude by Jonah Winter

published by Atheneum / Simon and Schuster 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Harper Collins 2008

The Yggyssey by Daniel Pinkwater

Houghton Mifflin 2008

The Neddiad by Daniel Pinkwater

Houghton Mifflin 2007

Pop-Up Aesop by John Harris

Getty Museum Publications 2005

Greece! Rome! Monsters! by John Harris

Getty Museum Publications 2001

Lectures and Readings

Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan WI

OFFSET – Dublin, Ireland

Walker Art Center– Minneapolis MN

Grafil – Oslo, Norway

Toronto Art Director’s Club – Toronto, Canada

The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art – Rome, Italy

The National Book Festival – Washington DC

Dallas Society of Visual Communications – Dallas TX

American Greetings – Cleveland OH

Pratt Institute – Brooklyn NY

California College of the Arts – San Francisco

Tyler School of Art – Philadelphia PA

Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RI

Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah GA

American Librarian’s Assoc. Conventions – Washington DC

and New Orleans LA

Texas Librarians Assoc. Convention –  Houston and Austin TX

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Los Angeles Chapter

Work published in Juried Illustration Annuals

The Society of Illustrators NY

3×3 Pro Show Annual

American Illustration

Communication Arts Illustration Annual

Print Regional Design Annual

Teaching

1995-1998

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles CA

Communication Design Department

2005-2007

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA

Illustration Department

2010

Maine College of Art, Portland Maine

Illustration Department

2012 to present

Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver Canada

Illustration Program – Visual Arts department