Gilbert Ford grew up in a family of professional photographers in Jackson, Mississippi, and moved to New York to attend Pratt Institute. After graduating, he worked as a designer and illustrator for a giftware company, creating puzzles, games, stickers, stationery, and activity books for children, before setting out on his own in 2007. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His toys have won several Openheimer awards, and his illustrations have been recognized by Communication Arts, 3 x 3, American Illustration Chosen, The Society of Illustrators, and The Society of Publication Designers. He is the illustrator of the popular Pseudonymous Bosch Secret Series published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. He is currently illustrating a picture book called Soldier Song that will be released by Disney/ Hyperion, and a picture book he has written called The Marvelous Thing That Came From A Spring, to be released by Atheneum. Both books will be out in fall of 2016.
Partial List of Clients include Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Disney/ Hyperion, Abrams, Random House, Delacourt, Dial, Penguin, Aladdin & Atheneum of Simon and Schuster, Chronicle Books, Bloomsburry/Walker Books, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Roaring Brook/Macmillan, FSG, Harper Collins, Sterling, Storey, Lerner, NPR, Target, Shutterfly, M & C Saatchi, Blue Note Records, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, San Francisco Chronicle, Business Week, and The Atlantic Monthly