Terry Schmidbauer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 1986 and married his art school sweetheart. He has been a professional, working artist ever since. He has been an art director at a toy company, a commercial illustrator for a number of studios in Chicago, a freelance web designer and for the last fifteen years he’s  worked in the software entertainment industry as an computer artist and team leader.  He is currently living and working in the Pacific Northwest.