After graduation from art center college of design with a bfa in illustration, i settled down with my family in southern california where i’ve spent over twenty years working in the children’s market as an illustrator, character designer, product/toy designer, and animation storyboard artist.
2/26/2016 – 2016 mom’s choice award
winner of the 2016 silver award for the best in family-friendly media, products, and services.
3/21/2016 – 2016 mom’s choice award
the children’s book porsche bella’s forever home was named among the best in family-friendly media, products, and services.
9/1/2016 – readers favorite award
winner of the 2016 silver and bronze medals for the readers favorite 2016 award contest for children-animal books.
10/6/2016 – national parenting product award
winner of the 2016 national parenting product award for the official elf kit designed for the north pole kids club.
2/26/2015 – 2015 family choice award
the north pole kids’ club membership kit won the 2015 family choice award. For 20 years, the family choice awards has recognized products for making a positive difference in the lives of families.
3/12/2015 – 2015 mom’s choice award
winner of the 2015 mom’s choice silver award
for excellence in family-friendly media, products,
and services. Awarded to the children’s book “don’t say good bye just say see you”.
6/14/2015 – product of the year award
the north pole kids’ club membership kit which i illustrated was awarded the creative child magazine’s product of the year award.
9/19/2013 – mom’s choice award
winner of the 2013 mom’s choice awards for the salty splashes series created for balcony 7 media and publishing. Named among the best in family-friendly media, products, and services.
walmart, cracker barrel, john deere, scholastic inc. , warner bros. , disney, universal studios, parachute publishing, leap frog publishing, frogstreet press, johns hopkins, pfizer pharmaceuticals, petsmart
balcony 7 publishing has samples of my latest book series, salty splashes.