Steve Light grew up in New Jersey. He studied illustration at Pratt Institute. Upon graduating he did corporate illustrations for companies such as AT&T, Sony Films, and the New York Times Book Review. He has since published several books, including the 2015 Mathical Book Prize (opens new window) Award Winner Have You Seen My Dragon?, Swap!, Black Bird Yellow Sun, and Builders and Breakers. He lives with his family in New York City.