Laurel Becker has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for over 25 years. She has also worked in the Hi-tech industry as Director of Technical Support and Customer Service at MetaCreations (formerly Fractal Design). She has served as Creative Director, Senior Desiger, and print buyer at a variety of companies. Laurel’s illustrations have been published in numberous books and periodicals. She is also the recipient of a 2006 TABBIES AWARD from Trade Association Business Publications International for a special issue magazine cover for American Banker.