John Joseph is an illustrator of the #1 New York Times Bestseller and has won the ACP Excellence in Publishing Award for Best Picture Book. John Joseph's passion for art appeared at an early age, while living in Orlando, Florida. As a young boy, he was inspired by the many trips to visit the animation studios just down the road at the happiest place on Earth. John Joseph's love of art continued through school and he went on to get an art education degree from Colorado State University and a masters degree from Lesley University.
You could say that John has never really left school, as he graduated and went straight back to elementary school to teach visual arts. As a Green Team leader, he organizes community clean up days and also acts as a leader of an after-school garden club that is working on establishing a community garden to teach children the value of home gardening.