Bryan Ballinger

Bryan graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a degree in Illustration. He also has a master’s degree in Writing for Children from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. After doing freelance work for companies such as Nintendo Power magazine, he started working at Microsoft as an illustrator. He was lead illustrator for the first version of the award-winning Encarta CD-ROM encyclopedia as well as the Explorapedia children’s encyclopedia series. Bryan was the 3D Design Lead for 5 years at Big Idea Productions, the producers of the VeggieTales children’s videos. Bryan is also a tenured professor of Digital Media Arts at Huntington University. Bryan does illustration for children’s books, websites, games, videos, ads, etc. He is also a muralist, professional photographer and is the author and illustrator of Animal Gas, a quirky scratch and sniff children’s picture book.

Some of the places Bryan has done work for include: HarperCollins, Disney, Microsoft, Scholastic, Macmillan Publishing, McGraw Hill, Nintendo, American Greetings, Big Idea Productions, Zondervan, Harley Davidson, Nabisco,, NBC, The National Association of Broadcasters, and ConAgra Foods.

Some of his favorite artists include Etienne Delessert, Maurice Sendak and Albrecht Durer.