Steve D'Amico is the illustrator of the Ella the Elephant series. He started drawing dinosaurs and Batman at five then went on to be the cartoonist for his high school newspaper. He freelanced for years before taking a job as at Seattle's Smashing Ideas where he is a senior designer. When not at the drawing board, Steve can be found playing the guitar, listening to his eclectic collection of music or tending his garden. Steven offers full-day and half-day interactive illustration workshops and presentations for students in grades K-6.