NYC based illustrator creating contemporary & retro illustrations for print and web advertising, magazines, newspapers, product packaging, retail graphics, and children's picture books. A graduate of Parsons School of Design in NYC, Steven's career began in commercial animation before then becoming a full-time independent illustrator. During his career he's created thousands of illustrations for nearly 600 various clients, and counting... Since 2000 Steven has illustrated 23 children's picture books, and is the author of 4 of his own titles: COCO THE CARROT, LITTLE TUMBO, HARRY HUNGRY! and his latest title, WILD CHILD -to be released in August 2015 by Abrams Books. In 2012 his beautifully illustrated picture book, BROTHERS AT BAT was named a NY Times Book Review Notable Picture Book. Also being released in 2015 (October) his next illustrated picture book, THE FANTASTIC FERRIS WHEEL -published by Christy Ottaviano Books. Steven just completed the illustrations for THE KID FROM DIAMOND STREET, which will be released in 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Visit http://www.stevensalerno.com to view his illustration portfolios and link to his blog.