NAME: Luke Graber
EDUCATION: BFA in illustration from Cleveland Institute of Art (2010-2014)
SKILLS: Illustration, Storyboards/Sequencing, 2D Animation, Graphic Design
I have always had a passionate interest in illustration, graphic art, and design. Growing up on cartoons and various forms of sequential art led me to drawing my own stories. By the time I was in high school I was taking art seriously, knowing this would be my pursuit. I studied illustration at the Cleveland Institute of Art and received my BFA in 2014. While in college I had my first opportunity to illustrate the children's book How the Rhino Got His Skin, which was published in 2013. In late 2014 the Fred S Keller School commissioned me to illustrate two more children's books. In 2016 I joined Essence Cartoon as a freelance illustrator and 2D animator. Most recently in 2017 I illustrated two more children's books: How the Squid Got Two Long Arms and Good Egg and Bad Apple. Both were published in 2018. Besides illustrating, I enjoy animation, game design, comic books, movies, and running.