Roz was born in Manila, Philippines, and spent her childhood around the United States and in Australia. She attended the University of Missouri and graduate school at the University of Minnesota. She's live in Minneapolis since. She is a graphic designer, illustrator and book artists and teaches bookbinding and journaling classes at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and other venues. Roz has worked on cover and text illustrations for hundreds of college textbooks. Her personal art can be found at www.rozworks.com and www.projectartfornature.org.
Adam comes from an artistic family and had a rich and varied childhood. He was born in Berkeley, California, grew up in Portland, Oregon; Ethiopia; Columbia, Missouri; and Palo Alto, California. After graduating from Parsons The New School for Design, he move to Oakland, California, and finally to San Francisco's Inner Mission. He is now a commercial illustrator and designer working on adult and children's books, magazines, advertising and corporate work. He and his wife, designer Cynthia Wigginton, has collaborated on many picture books. For more of his work, visit www.adammccauley.com.
Stefan grew up in Bregenz, Austria, studied at the University for Applied Arts Vienna and then at Pratt Institute in New York. He runs a design studio in New York City. His work can be seen at www.sagmeister.com and in two books: Things I Have Learned In My Life and Made You Look.
Melanie was born in Kellogg, Idaho, and spent her childhood moving around the United States and Canada. She has a BA in English from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, earned a second degree in journalism from Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, and worked briefly as a journalist before returning to Grant MacEwan College to get a degree in visual communication. She now works as a freelance designer and illustrator in Burlington, Ontario. Several of the children's books she has illustrated and much more of her work can be seen at www.melaniefordwilson.com.
Bryce grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New Yprk. He studied illustration and design at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, and now does illustration and design in the broadcast/motion design industry. To see more of his work, visit www.brycewymer.com.
Venantius grew up in Bombay, India. He studied advertising, design and illustration at the Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, then communication design and computer graphics at Pratt Institute in New York. He now works as a digital artist. His work can be seen at www.flickr.com/photos/venantius/sets.
Evertt grew up in and still lives in Southern California. He has a degree in illustration with an emphasis on art history. He primarily creates and produces animated television shows but is also an illustrator, cartoonist and painter. For more of his work, visit www.epeck.com.
Marilyn is from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. She graduated with a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York and is freelance web illustrator in Brooklyn. Her drawings, handmade toys and vector art have been featured in magazines worldwide. You can see more of her work at www.mpatrizio.com.
Paul was born in San Antonio, where he still lives. He studied advertising design and studio art in college and is now creative director of his design firm, Toolbox Studios. You can see more of his artwork at www.paulsoupiset.com.