Gerad Taylor, born in Auckland New Zealand in 1960 has worked for over twenty years as a freelance illustrator catering to the design, publishing and advertising industries. Gerad graduated with a degree in design and illustration from Massey University School of design in 1984 and has worked in both New Zealand and Australia. He currently works for clients across the globe, in America, Australia, Ireland and the UK. His clients include Coca Cola, Heinle Publishing, Hinkler Publishing, Lion Nathan and many other high profile brand names. Gerad lives with his wife Anne and children Madeline, Charlotte, and Max in Greytown New Zealand.