The NYC based illustrator creating contemporary & retro illustrations appearing in advertising, magazines, newspapers, product packaging, retail graphics, children's picture books, and on the web. A graduate of Parsons School of Design in NYC, Steven studied under top industry professionals, including famed children's book author/illustrator Maurice Sendak. Steven's career began in commercial animation before becoming a full-time independent illustrator. Since 2000 he's illustrated 21 children's picture books, and is the author of 3 of his own titles: COCO THE CARROT, LITTLE TUMBO, and HARRY HUNGRY! In 2012 Clarion Books released his beautifully illustrated picture book, BROTHERS AT BAT which was named a NY Times Book Review's Notable Picture Book for that year. In 2013 his recent illustrated picture book was released by Hyperion Books (Disney) entitled, BOOM! In 2015 his next illustrated picture book, The FANTASTIC FERRIS WHEEL will be released by Macmillan/Christy Ottaviano Books. He is currently working on the illustrations for another picture book, WILD CHILD, his own story to be released by Abrams Books in 2016. Steven works for a wide range of national clients. Visit http://www.stevensalerno.com to view his full illustration portfolio.