Ms. McDonald taught illustration at the California College of Arts, San Francisco for six years, and at California State University, Fullerton. She teaches Illustration, Painting and Drawing classes at College of the Canyons.
Education: BFA from the Atlanta College of Art (now SCAD), California College of the Arts graduate work in Drawing under a full merit scholarship, and the San Francisco Art Institute, where she earned an M.F.A. in painting.
Awards and publications: featured artist in Communication Arts Magazine, International Book Award for Best Bilingual Picture Book, Skipping Stones Honor Award for ecological richness and cultural diversity in the world, Southwest Book Design & Production Award, Society of Illustrators LA, Illustration West 48 merit award, and the Maxwell Award
Illustration clients: University of Arizona Press, Lands End, Nickelodeon Publishing,
Children’s Hospital of Oakland, Bank of America, Allstate Insurance, Bose Corp., Chronicle Books, Discovery Channel, Disney, Harcourt Brace, Baron Publishing, Neiman Marcus, Orchard Books, Nordstrom, Bloomsbury USA, VCA Amtech, Apple Computer, Hewlett Packard