Heather Martinez

Story Artist · Writer

I got my start in 1999 as a storyboard revisionist on SpongeBob Squarepants at Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, California. I went on to become a storyboard artist on shows such as The Fairly Oddparents, T.U.F.F. Puppy, and My Life As a Teenage Robot, for which I received an Emmy Nomination as a writer in 2006.  From 2005 to 2007, I directed the Disney animated series, The Replacements, created by Dan Santat.  I have taught classes and spoken to student groups ranging from elementary age to university level on how to embark on a career as a professional artist. 


In 2011, I switched over to full-time illustration work. Since then, I have had over 30 books published through Random House Children's Division, Walter Foster, Publications International, Simon Spotlight and others. These books feature well-known characters from Disney and Nickelodeon, such as SpongeBob Squarepants, Doc McStuffins, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Elena of Avalor, and Star Wars! I am now embarking on a new journey to become an author/illustrator.

I am so happy you stopped by! 


Heather Martinez · heathermartinez@earthlink.net . 417.228.0981 . Storybook Illustrator  · Nickelodeon · Disney · Random House 

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