Gordon Studer graduated from Penn State with a BFA in drawing and painting. He headed west to work for The Oakland Tribune and S.F. Examiner newspapers, becoming one of the very first illustrators in the country to work digitally. He has been freelancing out of his Emeryville, CA studio for the past 17 years, working for corporate and editorial clients. Studer has taught at the California College of the Arts where his students continually took advantage of him.