Julie is an author, illustrator, designer and just plain all around creative. She spent her formative years working in the prestigious advertising and fashion departments at Saks Fifth Avenue and Calvin Klein respectively. She also worked as a freelance stylist for clients including Bergdorf Goodman, Burberry, Martha Stewart Living and Vogue, just to name a few. She has written five books, three of which she also illustrated and designed. She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design, studied animation at The School of Visual Arts, received her MFA in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology and went on to receive a Certificate in Graphic Design from Parsons where she recently served for four years as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Fashion.