Denise Howard earned a BA in Art and a BS in Math/Computer Science from Truman State University, and an MS in Computer Science from Ohio State University. She worked for several Silicon Valley companies, was one of the developers of iPhoto at Apple, and earned movie credits on Antz and Shrek at PDI/DreamWorks.
She has earned regional, national and international recognition and awards for her art. She is the author of 101 Textures in Colored Pencil from Walter Foster Publishing. Her work has been published in several books, and she is popular as a workshop presenter. She is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, the UK Coloured Pencil Society, and the Pencil Art Society.