Heather Martinez

Story Artist · Writer

Heather got her start in 1999 as a storyboard revisionist on SpongeBob Squarepants at Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, California. She 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 she received an Emmy Nomination as a writer in 2006.  From 2005 to 2007, she directed the Disney animated series, The Replacements, created by Dan Santat.  She has 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, she switched over to full-time illustration work. Since then, she has 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! 


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

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