Theodore Taylor III is an illustrator living in Washington, DC with his wife Sarah and son Theo. He works as a front-end web developer by day and illustrates 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, street art and more. He is also a self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur.

In 2014 he received the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Award for his work in When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop. The book was also nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet Award. He also recently illustrated three books for Shaquille O’Neal and is working on his first self-written book for Roaring Press Books.

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