In April 1998, Julie graduated from Brigham Young University with a BFA in Illustration and has been freelancing ever since. She is enjoying it throughly and is glad to be realizing her dream of becoming a freelance illustrator. In 2010, Julie added the title of author to her resume when her first picture book completely created by her hit the shelves. From then on, her focus expanded to being the full creator of books from start to finish. She loves the process and seeing her ideas come to life in words and art together. Julie has now published over 14 picture books and has many more in her head.
Julie’s other passion is her family. As crazy as it gets with 4 kids running around the studio, the kitchen, the yard, the grocery store (or wherever she happens to be), Julie loves being a wife and a mom, and she is lucky to share her life with them. They provide so much of the inspiration, the modeling, and the life of her work. She is one lucky gal.