Born in Baltimore, Aaron Becker moved to California to attend Pomona College where he scored his first illustration job designing t-shirts for his water polo team. After attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he worked in the Bay Area as a concept designer for film companies such as ImageMovers, Disney, and Lucasfilm. Journey, his debut picture book, was the recipient of a 2014 Caldecott Honor. Quest, which published in 2014, picks up right where Journey left off.
Meanwhile, Aaron spent the 2014-15 school year with his family living abroad in Spain where he finished work on his picture book trilogy’s final chapter, Return, which will publish fall 2016. Upon his own return, he’ll head back to his home studio in Amherst, MA, where, according to promises made during his year abroad, his daughter will, at long last, receive a puppy.