Edward Rebek received his BFA from Northern Illinois University in 1982, and has since been the owner and creative director of JOED Design, a Chicago-based package design firm. Rebek also paints landscape scenes with oil on canvas, with much of his inspiration coming from the woods and shoreline around his home in Saugatuck, Michigan. His compositions are created from the shapes, colors, and light that he is drawn to in his surroundings.