About Imagine!® Studios

Imagine!® Studios is a ground-breaking art and media production company co-founded by husband-and-wife team Joe and Kristen Eckstein in 2004 and specializing in graphic design, illustration, and book publishing services. Our mission is to create excellent art, media, and entertainment that fires the imagination and makes a significant positive difference in the lives of people.

i-am-published I am Published!—This signature program offers complete turnkey publishing solutions to authors who want to independently publish and retain all their rights, including distribution and repurposing rights, and keep 100% of the profits of their book sales. Our team of book industry professionals handles the production of the book so the author can focus on marketing and running their business.
imagine-books Imagine! Books—Our primary publishing imprint responsible for publishing internal Imagine! Studios creative works.
herby Herby the ParrotMaking his debut to the world in 2012, Herby is the creation of co-founder Joe Eckstein. Herby’s antics can be followed in his cartoon series that is deliverable to your email inbox.
imagine_productions Imagine! Productions—A division of Imagine! Studios providing entertaining and uplifting programs for the enjoyment of audiences of all ages.


Leadership Team


Joe Eckstein, Creative Director

Illustrator, author, and cartoonist Joe Eckstein loves to touch people through art and stories.

Drawing since he can remember, Joe earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 2001 and has had his work published online, on greeting cards, and in magazines, newspapers, and books. He worked as an Illustrator for Carson-Dellosa Publishing, a children’s education publisher, and currently serves as Creative Director for Imagine! Studios. His design expertise is responsible for almost every high-quality book cover and interior layout produced for the Imagine! Studios brands and clients.

Joe is the creator of the cartoon character Herby the Parrot, author and illustrator of Herby Gets a Life, and illustrator of over a dozen other books for children including The Max Stories, Stanley’s Colors, and Twee’. He currently has more exciting books in the works.

Joe lives in Florida and is married to the love of his life, Kristen. When not creating art, he enjoys traveling, being outdoors, hiking, bicycling, model railroading, singing, acting, and dancing. More than anything, Joe loves his Creator.

Visit JoeEckstein.com to learn more about Joe and view his illustration portfolio.