James Rey Sanchez Bio
I came from a humble home in Santa Maria, California. My love for art came from countless hours of reading comics and children's books and Saturday morning cartoons.
I am a recent graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. I received my BFA in Visual Development, focusing on character and prop design but decided to jump into the Children's Book world my last semester of college.
I'm an agented Children's Book Illustrator by Lupine Grove Creative, I have done freelance work for some animation studios around the Bay area and am finishing my first children's book, Irving Berlin, getting ready to jump on my second one.
I believe in focusing on the beauty of simplistic design that evokes emotion and begs for life by using uniquely stylized and energetic art.