Originally from a tiny town in western Massachusetts, Heather knew she wanted to become an illustrator when her second grade teacher gave her a copy of Ed Emberley’s Big Green Drawing Book. She spent many summer days drawing butterflies and flowers outside in her backyard. After graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston with a BFA in Graphic Design, Heather moved to California. She’s always worked in the children’s market, first at Intervisual Books and then for Barbie Consumer Product at Mattel. She now illustrates and licenses in many markets such as fabric, gift, greeting cards, party paper, and home decor. She lives in sunny southern California with her amazing husband, two adorable children, one sweet bulldog/boxer mix, and three mischievous guinea pigs.