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David Leonard began his freelance illustration career in the first grade, trading colorings for pencils. He has never stopped drawing. In his efforts to always do better, David Leonard studied graphic design and illustration in school. His goal has never been to put an image on paper, but to capture a moment in time with gestures, emotions and paint strokes while reflecting his own fun, humorous and whimsical personality.
Telling stories through illustration on everything from books to billboards David Leonard has worked with clients such as Amazon, Major League Baseball, Dr. Pepper, Random House, Warner Music, Highlights for Children and The New Yorker. When David is not illustrating, he enjoys feeding his snails and flying with his loving, forgiving, understanding, and supportive wife and their little, art-directing twin daughters.