Barroux is a painter, author, and illustrator. After graduating from the École Estienne and the École Boulle, he worked for many years as an art director in an advertising agency. He moved to North America and works as an illustrator for children’s presses and journals, including the New York TimesWashington Post, and Forbes. His book Extraordinary pets (Blue Apple Books) won the 2011 Golden Awards at the New York Book Fair.