Brad Cornelius is a lifelong illustrator and designer. He and his wife Melissa began living their Airstream life in 2003. Their years of experience renovating Airstreams laid the groundwork and confidence to restore a 56-foot houseboat into their current residence in Sausalito, CA.
Born and raised outside Chicago, is mostly self-taught in the arts, spending much of his childhood drawing Disney characters, studying animation, and learning watercolor, oil and acrylic painting along the way. After a year at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, he completed a Studio Art degree at Principia College.