As a child, Kevin could not resist drawing on any available scrap of paper or napkin. Greatly encouraged by his parents to pursue his passion for illustration, he attended Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During his training at Kendall, the Society of Illustrators honored Kevin by publishing three of his oil paintings in their 1993 and 1994 issues. While completing his award winning thesis for Kendall, his career was launched with the American Greetings Corporation where an internship soon evolved into the position of creative developer. In 2002, he took the leap into a freelance career based in his hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kevin specializes in developing greeting cards, children’s books, and magazine illustrations for companies such as American Greetings, Focus on the Family, Highlights, Cherry Lake Publishing, Scholastic Publishing, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Ranger Rick - National Wildlife Federation and Zondervan Publishing. His inspiration and strength is drawn from his faith in God, as he works and serves in his home, church and community with his lovely wife Susan and three beautiful daughters.