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I began my career as an illustrator like many do - crayoning on walls. Back then it was considered a bad habit, now I get paid for it. In fact, I've somehow managed to doodle my way into a great career.

While I now live in the United States, I was born and raised in Montreal. (I happen to like four seasons and snow, so it worked out well). I went to a traditional art school with painting, printmaking and sculpture, and then university for a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Illustration. That meant I got a much bigger box of crayons and a big black portfolio to drag around.

Pretty soon I was working full-time doing graphics and illustration for clients like Gillette, Kraft, Disney, Pfiser, Calvin Klein and a big bunch of others. I worked as an Art Director, Creative Director and then started my own business. Getting paid to draw all day is not a bad deal, though it does mean working some long hours. Being self-employed has been great - though there are some days my boss and I don't get along.

I decided to go to Syracuse for an M.A. in Illustration to help me focus my direction and get a better handle on the U.S. market. And as a bonus, I made some weird new friends just like me. That made my big move to America much easier. I spent a bunch of years living in Philadelphia, got a great agent, spent a few years in Vermont, and now have settled in California.

I still doodle every day, though now I do it digitally. My work has been published in about 20 countries with clients like Penguin, McGraw Hill, Harcourt, The Washington Post, Reader's Digest, about 30 kid's books, and dozens of magazines. I also teach Digital Art and Illustration, passing along some of the tricks and tips I've picked up along the way.

I hope you like my art and this dandy website. Drop me a line and let me know.

CrayonKid