I'm an illustrator, author, mentor, teacher, DIY'er, idea generator, painter, big thinker, rule breaker with no apparent off switch based in Eastern Canada. I grew up on a visual diet of Ed Emberley, comics, art, books, cartoons and music. After high School I went to NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia for 5 years and my fascination with mingling text and imagery led me to illustration. It was a match made in creative heaven. I published my first book in 2009 called Breaking Into Freelance Illustration: the guide for artists, designers and illustrators through How Books that is a step-by-step road-map for illustrators looking to promote themselves and running a creative business. Written with plenty of industry insiders insight added, this helpful guide gives readers everything they need to start a full-time business, see their work published, or moonlight as an illustrator. This book is a down to earth guide that helps fill in the creative business blanks.