Leonhard has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, specializing in the illustration of children’s books, for more than twenty years. It was his love of nature and the world of comics that inevitably led to his career as an artist. He has a wealth of experience depicting a variety of themes from fantasy and foliage to music and entertainment. Leonhard has won numerous awards for his versatile work in both traditional and digital media.
In addition to children’s books, Leonhard has also illustrated magazine and album covers, greeting cards, posters, and calendars. He provided illustrative work for D Magazine, a regional publication of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, and designed album covers for Cyrille Verdeaux, Max Wilson, and Robert Zephiro Milla.
Leonhard received a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. He also attended Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, concentrating in commercial art. Leonhard resides in Prosser, Washington, with his wife, son, and a plethora of pets.