A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Tracy graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Graphic Design / Illustration. Directly after graduating, she entered the graphic design field and created ads, logos, brochures and custom illustrations. In addition to her day job, in 1988 she started pursuing her freelance career with a specialization in children’s illustrations. Since then she has worked on over 15 books for various publishers including Simon and Schuster, Sunset Books, Lake Publishing and several well-known children’s magazines.
Trained as a traditional artist in all mediums, she has found that watercolor is her true love but now incorporates it with her digital talents by using various graphic software programs. Her favorite subjects are whimsical animals and playful children and she hopes that the joy she receives from creating these characters carries through to her viewers.
Recently, in addition to book publishing, she has branched out to create themed greeting cards, poster art and other illustrated print media. She works freelance full time from her home in San Jose, CA which she shares with her husband and two children.
The Under the Sea Celebration Party poster is her first project for Leaping Antelope Productions. She has just put the finishing touches on her second customizable poster, a Birth Announcement, and has co-created our line of holiday greeting cards that were published October 2003.
During the months of September and October 2004, Tracy created the cover for our new book, Becoming Noah, authored by Bill Anders.
Tracy has completed the work on our new new children’s title, The Snowman’s Song: A Christmas Story authored by Marilee Joy Mayfield. Release date: 1/2006. Recently, in the spring of 2008 this book won the prestigious Mom’s Choice Gold Award for Holiday books.
A special 32 page custom editionof The Snowman’s Song: A Christmas Story was puchased by Imagine Nation Books in the summer of 2007. We are pleased to announce that this specially licensed edition was purchsed for a total of 35,000 books!