Brandon grew up near Mt. Rainier and the Puget Sound. He attended Curtis High followed by Brigham Young University-Idaho, where in 2005 he recieved his BFA in Fine Arts. Since graduating college, Brandon has created hundreds of illustrations for books and magazines. Some of his most known includes: #1 New York Times best selling picture book, The Wizard; cover art for Newberry Honor Book, Savvy; the bestselling series, Fablehaven; and the popular series, Goosebumps.