I spent my earliest years in Turkey, but grew up in Los Angeles. I studied Architecture in college, then painting. I was a painter until I moved to New York in the late 1970’s when I got a job with Milton Glaser as an illustrator/designer. I have been a freelance illustrator ever since, doing editorial illustrations, and now, children’s books. I live in the Berkshires with my wife Eileen and our cat, Pete.