Tim Bowers earned his BFA degree from the Columbus College of Art & Design (Ohio). He began his career in advertising and editorial illustration, working with clients including Proctor & Gamble, Wendy’s and Owens-Corning. He was recruited by Hallmark and worked five years at their headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri as a greeting card artist, artist supervisor and as an original member of the company’s humor group, Shoebox Greetings. Bowers’ first children’s book illustrations were published in 1986. Since then, he has illustrated over 30 additional titles.