JR holds a BFA degree in illustration, and has been a freelance illustrator for over 15 years. Gag comic writing has also been a passion throughout his career, and currently he writes and draws cartoons for several publications. Current writing credits include those cartoons, freelance projects and an ongoing human magazine column.
As an illustrator he has created poster work, technical illustration, advertising illustration, medical rendering, cartooning, book cover, map and process illustration, and product rendering. As a graphic artist he has done everything from pre-press to designing point of purchase displays, brochures, posters, newsletters, booklets, websites, billboards, packaging, signage, newspaper and magazine ads and vehicle graphics.
Ongoing work in the childrens market includes cover art, coloring book drawings, character design, and creation of new, interactive educational entertainment forms for emerging media.
"Working together to make the best possible books for children."