Joe Mathieu has been a freelance illustrator since he graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1971. In addition to numerous books for Sesame Street, Joe created thousands of illustrations for all sorts of Sesame Street products, from clothing to interactive toys. Joe has also illustrated hundreds of features for Sesame Street Magazine. Joe's work with Sesame Street brought him into contact with Jim Henson and the People at The Jim Henson Company. Joe Mathieu has illustrated numerous Sesame Street and Non Sesame books.