Carl Wiens lives in Belleville, Ontario and has enjoyed a successful illustration career spanning more than 25 years. Largely conceptual, Carl's work has been internationally recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, 3 x 3, and Applied Arts Annual and appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Forbes, Smart Money, Fast Company, BusinessWeek, Barron's Weekly and Esquire. Book projects include Sci-Fi Baby Names, The Man's Guide to Underwear Repair, The Art of Roughhousing and We Have Always Lived on Mars (currently being adapted to a Hollywood screen play). Carl grew up sketching birds and collected butterflies. Being outside and surrounded by nature has been a source of energy and inspiration. He was taught how to build things and make things with wood by his father, a carpenter. Understanding how things are put together is a big part of Carl’s art. In addition to his art, Carl teaches science and technology based illustration at Sheridan College.