Born in 1968 in Manchester, England, Rob Hefferan battled his elders right from the very start with his attempts to take on an artistic career rebuked by his parents and teachers around him. His Art Teacher was the one shining beacon of hope who recognized his dinosaur drawings as more than just mere doodles but as a latent talent he had yet to express. Eventually, striving through the disapproval of everyone around him, he was able to take on a course at University for a degree in Illustration, however, feeling restrained and limited by the course he abandoned it and decided to work on his portfolio instead.
Spending a year putting together his portfolio, he began working as a designer and illustrator to much success, winning him a variety of notable major contracts from artwork for books to large-scale advertising campaigns. Despite the successes, the money and the enjoyment, Hefferan didn't allow this to forget his dreams of becoming a full time artist and continually spent the majority of his free time painting. Eventually, the successes allowed him to become a full time professional artist, he has since followed his dream without regret.