I have always loved stories and pictures and the relationship between them.
I grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a BA in Communication Arts, focusing on film and film production. At the UW I was introduced very briefly to the world of 3D Animation. Toy Story had only just come out and absolutely amazed me. Intrigued by the possibilities of this new fusion of art and technology, I packed my bags and headed to Vancouver, BC to continue my studies in Digital Animation at Vancouver Film School.
As I worked my way into the field of 3D and VFX I began to meander from animation and focused more and more on digital texture painting, which came more naturally to me. I moved to Los Angeles for awhile and then onto London, England where I lived for several years working on feature films at various studios. When the wave of VFX work moved to the "Hollywood of the north", I came full circle and moved back to Vancouver.
I now have two amazing children and they have inspired me to develop a new path as a picture book Author/Illustrator. I've started to write and draw more and more. I've always had sketchbooks, but now I am compelled to get my own stories and ideas out into the world and share them. I love practicing different techniques and creatively challenging myself in new ways. Little by little I've been working to create a portfolio and put stories together, and after many late nights my first picture book Mae and the Moon was released, and last year I followed that up with Seb and the Sun. I also have 2 more books in the works which I cannot wait to share with the world soon!
For all inquiries please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact my agent Wendi Gu at Janklow and Nesbit.