Gerald Guerlais was born in in Nantes, France, and graduated from the National School of Applied Art. While he was a child, his family moved quite a bit. Having to adapt to a new school in every city, Gerald developed his observation and drawing skills to make new friends, inspired by the landscapes as well as the many people he met. His clients include Disney, National Geographic Learning, Penguin Books, and Xilam Animations. Aside from illustration, he has many other interests, including co-leading the artistic and charity project: “Sketchtravel,” a real sketchbook shared by 70 illustrators from around the world. Gerald lives in Paris with his wife, Sophie, and their daughter, Lisa.