Scott J. Wakeﬁeld graduated from Art Center College of Design in 2003. Since that time, Scott has worked as a freelance illustrator, serving national children’s magazines and major publishers such as Harper Collins, Sterling, Scholastic, and McGraw Hill. Versatile with nearly any medium, Scott’s body of work includes images done in traditional media such as oil paint, ink, pastels, and acrylic, as well as the digital platforms of photoshop and illustrator.
Scott’s work demonstrates engaging characters, effective storytelling, and a strong sense of life and light. At its best, “the marks are fresh and conﬁdent. An abstract collection of honest brushstrokes on one hand, and the seamless depiction of a convincing reality on the other.”
“I enjoy the creative process and there is great value in it for me personally, but my purpose is to engage my viewer and inspire their imagination. It is very important for me that others understand my work and enjoy it. I can do that with picture books. The stories are simple, sometimes profound. They captivate my imagination and engage my mind.”