Chris Eastland is a classically trained portrait artist, a freelance web and print designer, illustrator, and photographer. He is also the co-author of two successful books based on the popular baby animal website ZooBorns of which he is co-founder. Eastland studied and taught the sight-size method of painting and drawing for seven years at the Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy. He was formerly the photography editor for Quest Magazine. Eastland is an avid musician who has recorded and performed since childhood. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.