Brandon grew up near Tacoma, WA and is the dad of three smiley boys and one frilly girl.

 

He began his art career in the 4th grade doing Halloween window paintings for his neighbors. Since then, he hasn't stopped drawing dragons and painting pirates.

 

Brandon graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2005 with a BFA in Fine Art and Illustration.

 

He is best known for his book cover artwork on popular series like Goosebumps, Fablehaven, and The Land of Stories. With over 22 picture books under his belt, he is an accomplished visual storyteller. Hoolie and the Hooligans; The Alien who Ate My Socks, is Brandon’s first middle-grade chapter book, for which he is both author and illustrator.

 

He likes to eat string cheese and play flag football and is a huge Seattle Seahawks fan.   He's lived in the Philippines for two years and once licked a slug. He loves making magical pictures and hopes to be illustrating for a long time to come.