Ashby North spent his youth living in and traveling through numerous countries with his family. From these travels, Ashby had many amazing experiences, a life full of discovery and adventure, which now informs his creative work.
Since then, Ashby has been a freelance illustrator focusing on various markets, such as editorial and advertising, but his real passion has always been illustrating children's stories.
From 2008 to 2015, Ashby created ten multi-media books for children which he authored and illustrated in a self-publishing venture in which he collaborated with music composers, voice over artists, singers and designers.
Each image Ashby creates reveals a story within it, suggesting there is more to be told. But where does Ashby get his inspiration? It is Ashby's own playful nature and his wish to bring something good to the world to benefit others, that is the well spring from which his inspiration and creativity comes.
Bachelors in Fine Arts and an AFA in Graphic Design from the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
The Illustrator’s Club of Washington D.C.
SCBWI Summer Conference 2021
Los Angeles Summer Conference 2020
SCBWI Winter Conference 2019
Regional SCBWI Conferences 2018-2019