Jerrod Maruyama is a freelance illustrator and character designer. Born and raised in San Jose, Jerrod found his love for art at an early age. Continuing to find his passion, Jerrod graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in illustration and went on to work in the educational software industry as an art director. Since then, Jerrod has worked as a freelance illustrator with several notable companies including Disney Consumer Products, Mattel, Hostess and Macmillan, to name a few. One look at his portfolio and it’s clear that this is what he was born to do. Whether its original characters or existing properties, making them as cute as possible is always the goal. Jerrod currently resides in Sacramento, CA.
One of the most loved LDS children’s songs, Elder Teddy & Me is a snappy tune your future missionary will be singing to themselves for years to come!