Born and raised in rural Wisconsin, David Schmidt has always
has an aptitude for artistic endeavors. Upon graduating with
honors from high school, Schmidt moved to Colorado and
joined the National Guard as a means to pursue an art degree.
After returning home from a deployment with his unit for
Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1991, Schmidt
worked for a Denver-based children’s book fair company. It
was in those elementary schools and working with the kids,
teachers and parents that he found himself drawn to creating
his own children’s books.
Meanwhile, Schmidt moved into a position for the Colorado
National Guard as an illustrator, then military journalist and,
finally, as historian. These occupations honed his skills and
guided him further down his path toward publishing.
David Schmidt resides in Lone Tree, Colorado with his wife
and is the owner of Media Uprising – a creative company that
serves as the outlet for his diverse talents. He holds a degree in
Interactive Media Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.