“Joe Cepeda endows each of his illustrations with the sparkle that lurks in every child’s eye. His presentations to schools carry on his theme with wit and eloquence. Students are fascinated with his ability to transform a sheet of paper into a gateway for imagination. I would highly recommend Joe Cepeda for school visits. His preparation demonstrates the strong correlation for the process of writing and illustrating of a book.” —Sandra Yoon, Kern Reading Association
Preffering grace over style, message over technique, and story over extravagance, Joe Seeks to create work with integrity and authenticity at its core.
Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Joe’s serpentine road through college began studying engineering at cornell and finished with a BFA in illustration from Long Beach State. Only months from leaving school, Joe took his wares to New York and secured a book contract with a publisher after his first meeting — he’s been illustrating books ever since. Joe is the award-winning illustrator of more than twenty books for children while continuing to create images for magazines and other publications, as well as keeping an eager eye to the ever-evolving landscape of illustration
Learn more at Joe Cepeda’s official website