In 1983, Mike Gordon transitioned into freelance illustration from managing position at a design studio near London. Mike has since illustrated over three hundred children’s books, produced over 400 illustrated greeting card designs, and drawn the characters from ‘BB3B’ a 13 episode animated series for the BBC in the UK.
Struck by the new and exciting opportunities unfolding in the world of digital publishing, Mike decided to launch Breadcrumb Books in 2011 with the help of Molly Hahn. His work covers a truly wide range, extending from educational text books to award winning children’s books. Mike now provides design as well as illustration for major publishers. The international publication of many of the titles illustrated by Mike means his work is seen in over eighteen countries.
Since 1993, he has based his successful career in Santa Barbara, California.