Colin was born in England in 1964. He studied illustration at the Kingston School of Art where he gained a First Class Honors Degree. At college his work was influenced by Edwardian illustrators such as Edmund Dulac and Arthur Rackham. After graduating he worked as an illustrator for a year before entering the animation industry. Having thought the age of animated films had passed he was delighted to be part of the animation boom in the 1980’s. He worked on numerous commercials during his time at Hibbert Ralph Animation before moving to work for Disney in London and Paris. He then gained valuable experience with Steven Spielberg’s Amblimation where he worked as a Background Artist and Art Director. In 1994 he moved to California to work on “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. Colin loved the experience of working at the heart of Disney, the highlight of which was the opportunity to view original artwork from Disney’s classic animated movies. During his time at Feature Animation Colin also worked on “Hercules” and went on to become Art Director for “The Emperor’s New Groove”. After nearly seven years in the U.S. Colin and his family moved back to England. He continues to work for Disney as a freelance Production Designer. In the summer of 2004 Colin was approached to illustrate a book called “Poison Diaries” for the Duchess of Northumberland. It proved to be wonderful opportunity for him to return to illustration. He thoroughly enjoyed working with the Duchess and the publisher Pavilion Books. He has also thoroughly enjoyed working as a designer for Illumination Entertainment on their hugely successful Dr. Seuss movie The Lorax. He also worked on the sequel to their box office hit Despicable Me. Also; Colin has seen the release of his book Jack and the Baked Beanstalk, published by Templar/Candlewick. It is the first story that he has written as well as illustrated.