Martha Gradisher is a highly published freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She has illustrated several children's books including Lunch Boxes, A Valentine for Ms. Vanilla, A Class Play with Ms. Vanilla, The Princess Needs a Bath, Who Spilled the Milk, and The Return of the Brownies. She created a feature cartoon for Parade Publications entitled Problem Personalities. She was the recipient of the Sony 2000 London award for illustration and animation and has received other prestigious advertising and web page awards.