David Ercolini grew up in Massachusetts and studied painting at Pratt Institute in New York City. Upon receiving his BFA, David began teaching art to pre-school, kindergarten, and first-grade students. It was through this experience that he developed a passion for picture books. David attended the School of Visual Arts in New York where he honed his storytelling skills and received an MFA in illustration.
His debut picture book, Not Inside This House!, written by Kevin Lewis, was published by Scholastic Press in summer 2011. Right now, Dave is finishing the art his version of the Clement C. Moore classic, The Night Before Christmas (also Scholastic Press).