Mr. Wood has had over 20 years of experience as a professional freelance artist. He is an accomplished illustrator in styles ranging from photo-realism to cartoons. He has worked for the past seven years as a graphic artist for Radio and Record in Century City and for six years as the art director for the Journal of the California Dental Association. In addition, he has also worked as a production foreman for Verdugo Newspaper and the Herald Examiner. He won the American College of Dentists’ Golden Pencil First Place and Honorable Mention Awards for design five years running and was a finalist for Western Publications’ MAGGIE Award for design five years in a row. He helped to create the It’s Not O.K. poster contest to create a growing awareness of teenage dating violence and has been a volunteer artist since 1993 for the annual Absolut Chalk Festival sponsored by the LightBringer Project to benefit the homeless.