BORN: Steve Haefele ( rhymes with “safely “!) Rochester, N.Y. where it rains 300 days a year and even housepets wear Gore-Tex.

INFLUENCES: Raised on a steady diet of Rod
Serling, Jonathan Winters and Kirk Douglas movies. ” I’m Spartacus!” was often heard when being questioned by his father.

EDUCATION: Graduated Parsons School of Design in New York City in the late 20th century

AWARDS: HUMOR Award – Society of Illustrators
BEST in PRINT – Print Magazine

JERRY LEE LEWIS illustration featured in The Complete Book of Caricature by Bob Staake





Golden Books

Millbrook Press

Yachting Magazine

Field & Stream Magazine

Diversion Magazine

Random House

Simon & Schuster

Street & Smith

Hooked On Phonics

Reader’s Digest

Gannett Newspapers

HBO Video

Cartoon Network

Tauck Travel

Boat Digest

Buckmasters Magazine

Atlanta Magazine


Fundex Games

Outdoor Life



Steve Haefele has illustrated over 40 books and worked for many national publications including Field & Stream, Golf Illustrated, Street & Smith Sports and Reader’s Digest . For the last 18 years he has illustrated the “Telltales” column for Yachting Magazine.