Josh Tufts is a professional illustrator for YA/MG books, animation, and advertising. In 2016 he graduated from the Columbus College of Art & Design with a B.F.A. in Illustration (Magna Cum Laude). His career began shortly thereafter when he started working for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources illustrating an educational activity book. He is currently illustrating the “Chocolate Gossip Party” series written by Rebecca Carr Schrodt and has also produced visual development for Elevate Pictures, a motion picture company located in Columbus. In addition to being published in Spectrum 25 by the celebrated Flesk Publications, he has also won 2nd place in CCAD’s annual Art of Illustration competition as well as being published twice in their annual illustration compendium (2015-2016). When he’s not busy with professional work, Josh likes to dabble in composing and acting to keep his creative energy fresh and inspired.