“All children draw. I just never stopped.” —Al Hirschfeld
When I was a teenager a New York illustrator moved to our sleepy Minnesota town. My art teacher set up a tour of his home studio. For the first time I realized it was possible to make a living drawing pictures from home. I was hooked.
I started doing some freelance work while I was still in college and I’ve been self-employed ever since. I’ve worked hard to build a reputation for being professional, reliable, and easy to work with.
I’ve worked on hundreds of client projects both as an artist and as a project manager supervising other artists. I’ve helped design toys for Disney and Hasbro; illustrated packaging for Cocoa Puffs, Gogurt, and Orville Redenbacher; created advertising comps for Coca-Cola, Target, and Best Buy; supervised animation of Mr. Potato Head for the Hasbro website; and designed characters for VeggieTales.
In 2006 I illustrated a cartoon Gospel tract for the ministry of Living Waters. To date almost nine million copies have been printed in over twenty languages.
I’m married to an amazing wife (Jennie) and have three lovely daughters (Anna, Grace, and Kaitlyn). We live near Minneapolis where the cold weather gives us an excuse to drink hot chocolate practically year-round.