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 author and illustrator of his first picture book published by Disney/Hyperion, entitled FLYING LESSONS and his first mobile application story that he wrote, illustrated and scored entitled AMELIA. He has just completed illustrating the picture book 12 Days of New York by Tonya Bolden published by Abrams and due to hit shelves in March, 2013. He is also the illustrator of the popular Pseudonymous Bosch Secret Series published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Partial List of Clients include Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Disney/ Hyperion, Abrams, Random House, Dial, Penguin, Aladdin/ Simon and Schuster, Chronicle Books, Bloomsburry/Walker Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sterling, Storey,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