Desmond Ambrose Root studied visual art at The Educational Center For The Arts (ECA) on Audubon Street in New Haven. He taught himself the actual technique of using paint and rendering in various media. Root later attended Paier College Of Art in Hamden, CT from 1989-1993 for Illustration.

Since art school Desmond has worked as graphic designer and illustrator doing freelance work for the music, merchandising and toy industries as well as a local screen-print shop. His large-scale, photorealistic drawings are in corporate and private collections.