Theodore Taylor III is an illustrator living in Washington DC with his wife Sarah and son Theo, working as a front-end web developer by day and illustrating children’s books by night. He studied Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University where he honed his skills in drawing, design and photography. His work is inspired by his love for music, comics, animation, video games and more. He is also a new dad and self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur.

In 2014 he received the Coretta Scott King Kohn Steptoe New Talent Award for his work in When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop. When The Beat Was Born was also nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet Award. He is currently illustrating three books for Shaquille O’Neal and his own self-written children’s book.

You can contact him via email at or find him at the various social media networks below.

Find me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Flickr, DeviantART, Last.FM and YouTube