Ron Baird was born in 1988 and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been drawing since he was able to hold a pencil. Fascinated by animation from a young age, he spent much of his youth drawing cartoons and caricatures for friends. He studied illustration at Brigham Young University and graduated in 2019 with a BFA in illustration. At BYU, his artistic spectrum broadened to include digital painting, oil painting, gouache illustration, portraiture and figure drawing. However, his primary area of focus is visual development for animation. Ron has worked for high profile clients in the fields of video gaming, animation and illustration. Ron frequently illustrates for children's magazines and other publications. He also teaches figure drawing workshops near his home in American Fork, Utah.