I've been creating experiences for kids and grown ups for over 25 years.
After graduating Design School at the University of Washington, I started in Edutainment (when CD-ROM was the newest, hottest thing), before moving on to help craft some of the earliest online stories and games for Disney Online and Nickelodeon. Along the way, I've also worked with Disney Jr., Nick Jr., Mattel, Hasbro, Adult Swim, Nintendo, Lego, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., and Penguin Random House.
When I was a little fella, I lived on a school bus that my dad turned into our traveling home. We crossed the country - from Iowa to California - doing art shows at shopping malls along the way (you know, in the long halls where all the mobile phones and cheap watches are sold in kiosks now). My father did portraits on black velvet for a while, before painting people on regular canvas. I drew unlicensed Star Wars characters and charged an ungodly amount of fifty cents each (Sorry, George - I owe you some licensing fees). Thus began my life of exchanging my art for cash.
Until someone makes me stop, I'm currently attempting to become a children's book author & illustrator. While I do that, I'm glad to discuss creating illustrations for other purposes.
I live in Seattle with my wife, Cathy and (as of this writing) our 17 year old, wire-haired Jack Russell Terrier, Olive.
We live in a house.