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My favorite thing to make in the whole wide world has always been a book. Book & product illustration for kids has been my job for over 20 years, but I've been making books, games & tinkering ever since I was a kid.
My father used to famously say, "make do" to our barage of requests for the newest toys & books. Needless to say, with 6 siblings on a tight budget, we turned to making our own fun. And fun we had. Thanks Mum & Dad for nurturing our creative thinking & deep love & curiosity for the natural world. We're quite the imaginative bunch because of it!
We seem to have lost some of the simple fun I grew up with. Kids get lost in screens - as do we. Make & Doodle Studio is my new playground. Welcome.
PICTURE BOOK CLIENTS
I’ve created picture books with Candlewick Press, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Harper Collins Publishers, Little Brown & Company, Blue Apple Books, Scholastic Paperbacks, Penguin, Farrar Straus & Giroux & Walker Books.
PICTURE BOOK REVIEWS
"deep emotional resonance" - Publishers Weekly
“packed with child appeal” - School Library Journal
“spunky & fun-filled” - Booklist
LICENSING CHARACTER & PATTERN DESIGN
I’ve developed & licensed characters for Old Navy, Target, Peaceable Kingdom Press & Galison. Product ranges include board games, stationery, activity books, temporary tattoos, sticker play sets, sticker craft kits and more. See some of my best selling childrens products here.