Sherry Scharschmidt is a slightly demented, half-Korean, animal-loving, native Californian.
Her early love of books was nearly thwarted when the requisite for a library card was the ability to spell your last name. Luckily the librarian was merciful and let her mother do some coaching and she passed.
From elementary school on Sherry was in love with art. Painting, ceramics, collage, silk-screening, welding, she tried it all. She attended U.C. Berkeley and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and moved to New York to pursue a career as an art director. She has worked in agencies from New York to Tokyo and, currently, Chicago.
In addition to her career in advertising, Sherry is a painter. Her works all feature cats or dogs combined with salvaged sign letters to make amusing rebus style paintings.
Sherry currently lives in West Chicago with a nice guy and a really old cat.