n8 is a native Kansan. Currently a resident of Topeka, he grew up in a small town nearby. n8 graduated high school in 1997 and headed to Lawrence with a scholarship to study art. He graduated from KU in 2001 with a BFA in design, majoring in illustration. n8 has done some illustration work for local and regional publications as well as for a national bestselling author. n8 also started a very small business where he sold "n8-ville" merchandise. Every now and then he’ll exhibit in galleries, bars, coffee shops, alleyways, and so on. n8 is married and has 2 daughters.