Artist David Ball studied art at San Francisco State University and has worked in animation, graphics, and illustration, and has recently been employed as a sign maker at a local Trader Joe’s and with Montag Press in a transmedia book promotion role. Several Edible Communities publications are among his current clients. David’s family—a beautiful wife and two boys—have deep roots in Oakland. He loves to sketch his family, capturing their character in the moment. His blog is at shapeupsketch.wordpress.com.