Mark Pate is an award-winning illustrator living and working in Queens, NY with his wife, Elizabeth. He grew up in Mesa, Arizona with a passion for sequential story-telling and received a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) from Arizona State University.
Mark has worked as a freelance illustrator for over 10 years. His work includes book cover art and design, storyboard art for film and television, character/environment concept art, illustration for publication and animation, and sequential art for comic books.
In addition to his illustration work, Mark is the Associate Director of the Transform artist residency organization which hosts art residencies across the country. In his work, Mark hopes to elicit joy, laughter, excitement and thoughtful reflection.