Friday Favorites #4: Illustrator Spotlight on Will Terry


Tressa over at Tressa’s Wishful Endings
hosts this meme, Friday Favorites.  I use this opportunity to highlight and feature some of my favorite illustrators.

Today I am featuring one of my favorite children’s app and ebook illustrators, Will Terry.  This man is seriously awesome.  He creates downloadable and live classes and workshops for artists interested in learning how to create digital illustrations.  He also has an amazing blog where he shares his methods, thoughts, and encouragement for artists.

I originally discovered him by stumbling across one of his book apps.  I thought the artwork was cute, so I bought it.  My kids loved the app, so I started following his blog and discovered a bunch of other ebooks and apps that he has written and illustrated himself.

Read my review of his book app, I Eat You.

Don’t you just love his style?  The colors are bright and his characters are so loveable, I just want to squeeze them. 

About Will Terry:

Will Terry grew up just outside the beltway of Washington, D.C.,
where he enjoyed scouting, sports, and playing cello in his HS
orchestra. He studied illustration at BYU, developing his interests and
skills in drawing and painting. In 1992, he moved to Maryland in search
of freelance assignments and within 3 months was working full-time as an

His work has appeared in national advertisements for Sprint, Pizza
Hut, M&M Mars, Fed Ex, Master Card and Citibank and in such
publications as Time, Money, Wall Street Journal, Mac World, Arizona
Highways, Seventeen and Better Homes and Gardens. His work has also been
accepted into The Society of Illustrators.

Will’s studio is usually overrun by one or more of his kids and their
friends. He also shares his studio with school classes of all ages,
from elementary through college. He enjoys talking to kids of all ages
about his art and the creative process he uses in developing his art. In
addition, he has been invited to speak at many schools, again from
elementary through college.

Will Has illustrated 17 childrens books his life long dream after
starting his art career illustrating for magazines, and advertisements.
Armadilly Chili, written by Helen Ketteman, is in its second printing
and has been chosen for the Texas 2×2 Reading List, the North Carolina
Childrens Book Award, and the Arizona Young Readers Choice Award. Will
is currently working on 4 books for various publishers – Albert Whitman,
Simon & Schuster, and Random House. He teaches illustration part
time at UVSC and enjoys snowboarding with his three sons and a warm fire
with his wife.

Stalk Will Terry:






Visual Storytelling Classes

Folio Academy (Downloadable Classes)

Books by Will Terry:

I Eat You – Animated Story Book App

Books with Art by Will Terry:

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  • Reply
    Adriana Garcia
    July 6, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Absolutely love this guy's art. How have I missed him? Thanks for this. You've given me a new illustrator to watch (:

  • Reply
    Tressa S
    July 6, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Oh! I really like these pictures! Love the contrasts and sharpness. Very cool! Thanks for linking again!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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