Nicholas Cornell

Illustrator & Chief Creative Consultant

Most of the time, Nicholas – a guy in his 20’s and on the autism spectrum – is in his art studio, creating characters, scenes, and animations on his computer, painting at his easel, or sculpting fantasy animals in clay. With an imaginative mind, Nicholas has been drawing ever since he could hold a pencil. At the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, he received a Certificate in 2D Animation. He was a traditional animator on The Adventures of Turtle Taido, children’s TV show. When he is not creating, he loves to travel and be out in nature to gain new experiences that he can then take back to the studio. In The Boy and the Tree and Santa’s Red Bathtub, he is very excited to be sharing his artwork in published books for the first time.