Charles is a professional illustrator working with companies and organizations to create strategically-driven ideas and stories.
Originally from Cape Town, South Africa where he attended the Cape Town College of Art, Charles has had a lifelong passion for nature and the outdoors as a world-class sailor, mountain climber and tree advocate. He is the author and illustrator of a new children’s book Do Trees Have Mothers? selected as a “Heather’s Pick” at Indigo Books Canada. Narrated by “Nuts” the squirrel and inspired by the science of trees, Do Trees Have Mothers? aims to create a connection to nature in young children, ages 3 to 8 years old. Charles is also illustrator and creative advisor to Wild Entrust/Coaching Conservation, a wildlife conservation trust in Southern Africa dedicated to supporting the long-term viability of threatened wildlife populations and helping children to care about themselves, each other and the natural environment around them.
As former creative director of Ogilvy Toronto, Charles brings a unique perspective to illustration projects based on consumer insights.
Currently, Charles lives in Toronto, Canada.