Lingering dreams of making animated films, however, led Scott to major in animation at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. It wasn’t until after leaving art school that the possibility of a career as a freelance illustrator began to truly appeal to him.
Over the nearly twenty-five years that span his career, he has had theopportunity to fulfill commissions for a number of varied clients and publishers such as Celestial Seasonings, Saturday Evening Post, The Bradford Exchange, Dreamworks and The Greenwich Workshop. His illustrated books have sold hundred's of thousands of copies. Scott's "Classic" Series of fairy tales, fables nursery rhymes and bedtime stories is regarded as an all-time greatest hit in the category.