Born in Hong Kong, Donald grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area after moving there as a child. Years of drawing doodles in school along with a love of comic books led him to study illustration at the California College of the Arts. While at school, Donald was introduced to many different mediums ranging from watercolors to acrylics. Although Donald started his career using traditional mediums, Donald has since made the transition to digital medium. Donald continues to reside and "doodle" in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Client list: Scholastic, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Random House, Sleeping Bear Press, Highlights, Clubhouse Jr., Cricket Media, Amazon Children's Publishing (formerly Marshall Cavendish), Clarion Books, Picture Window Books, Reading A-Z, Standard Publishing. Heinemann