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de Giorgi, Sergio

Sergio was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he currently lives with his wife Viviana and two daughters, April and Emma. As a young child, he was obsessed with a TV series about superheroes. Sergio was so into it that he even dressed up in his superhero costume to explore his neighborhood, jumped over rooftops, and went home to write and draw about his superhero adventures. He has never stopped drawing. In 1989, he graduated from La Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon with a degree in fine arts. Initially, he worked as an industrial designer, scenographer, and an art director for an advertising/TV firm while simultaneously developing his own short stories. When his first daughter was born in 2000, he started writing and illustrating for children. In his free time, Sergio enjoys designing and manufacturing wooden and paper toys.

Cocotos, Tom

digital collage for editorial, corporate, advertising, animation, book cover, packaging, children's books

Koelsch, Mike

Michael Koelsch (b: 1967) is an illustrator who acknowledges the beliefs of some of the great illustrators of the 50's and 60's, the giants like Coby Whitmore and Austin Briggs, who thought that keeping up with the times and evolving your style is as important as your sense of design and color and the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Mike resides in Huntington Beach, California with his wife, two girls and their Greater Swiss Mountain dog. Living by the beach and having a family he lives in perpetual motion between surfing, club soccer with the girls and actually getting some work done. Somewhere in there there is time for sleep. If you've gotten this far in Mike's bio, you must really want to get to know him. So don't hesitate. Give Shannon Associates a ring and ask for him specifically. He'd love to talk with you about your next project or whether the "evening glass off" session will be worth going out for.

Garofoli, Viviana

Viviana Garofoli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she currently lives with her husband, Sergio and two daughters, April and Emma. As a child, her favorite pastime was playing with her watercolors and crayons on big sheets of paper; if asked what she'd want to be when she grows up, Viviana would immediately reply, "a painter". In 1995, she graduated from Escuela National de Bellas Artes Pridiliano Pueyrredon with a degree in fine arts. Initially, she devoted her full attention to fine arts and successfully exhibited at numerous galleries in Buenos Aires. Subsequently, Viviana started illustrating for the editorial and textbook market and also engaged in restoration of pictorial works. But, it was not until 1995 that she decided to dedicate all her time to illustrating children's books. Over the last 15 years, she has illustrated over 20 children's book and contributed many editorial and textbook illustrations in Argentina and Puerto Rico. In her spare time, Viviana enjoys working in her garden, tending to her orchids.

Lyon, Tammie

Tammie initially pursued a career as a professional ballet dancer before she decided to switch gears. She attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, where she received her BFA. She began her illustration career as a staff illustrator for a major greeting card company eventually becoming the director of the juvenile product line. Having discovered that illustration was her true passion, she left to begin a freelance career in the children's market where she has illustrated numerous books, posters, magazines, cds, games, clothing, and just about anything else you can think of.

Kann, Victoria

Check it out! 2-D, 3-D collage, digital illustration, stock, NEW work and Gift Gallery!

Phillips, Craig

Craig phillips has been providing illustrations to the publishing and advertising industries in the United States, Australia and Europe for over a decade. He has created book jackets and interior art for Random House, Penguin, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, TOR Books, Wizards Of The Coast, Oxford University Press and many more. He has created tour posters for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters and provided editorial work to many publications including Rolling Stone Magazine. His work has been included in art annuals such as Spectrum 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, Society Of Illustrators 53, Luerzers 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide, The Art Of Modern Rock, A Fistful Of Rock, Creative Quarterly 16 and 23. Work has also been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators 53 Book Illustration exhibition in New York, the 2nd Spectrum exhibition at the Museum of American Illustration, a group exhibition at the Erskine gallery in Sydney and a solo exhibition at the University of Arkansas in Florida.

George, Patrick

Peter Scott's (a.k.a PatrickGeorge) skills of illustration and design are largely concept-driven, clean, punchy and witty. He enjoys working on his own children's books (A drove of bullocks, A filth of starlings, Little Miss Muffet and other rhymes, and Opposites published by PatrickGeorge), but his style works equally well in a corporate and media context. PatrickGeorge’s previous clients include Toyota, GQ, Royal Mail, Houses of Parliament, Kent tourism and The Times. He has also produced a book of names which is a playful typographical treatment of 100 boys and 100 girls names (What's in a name?)

Madden, Colleen

The fourth girl in a family of 8 children, Colleen Madden made it through childhood pretending to be a space princess with a wookie sidekick and drawing in her cardboard box art studio. Colleen spent some time acting and training at The Second City in Chicago, then went on to graduate from a small liberal arts school in Massachusetts, with a contract major in illustration and English literature. She is currently residing in the Philadelphia area, with her writer-husband, and their 2 sons. She has illustrated for many different kinds of clients and is the recipient of an International Greeting Card Louie Award. When not illustrating, Colleen can be found long distance running, making her boys giggle, and eating lots and lots of sushi.

Griffo, Daniel

Daniel Griffo was born on March 8th, 1973 in La Plata, Argentina, where he currently resides with his wife Elba, his baby boy Benjamin and his two pets Indiana and Jones. As a young child, he was always drawn towards creating and drawing images. At 10, he took his first steps into the world of illustration with the guidance of his drawing and painting instructor who taught him the basic foundations of the craft. In his teens, he became a self-taught comic illustrator and worked for both Argentinean and Italian publishers. Shortly afterwards, he worked for various studios creating licensed art, where he sharpened his skills and amassed a great deal of experience. As a freelance illustrator, Daniel has worked for many large companies including Image Comics, Warner, DC, and Disney. In his portfolio, you will find traditional and digital images, layout color, story boards, comic book art, inks, lettering, children and adult illustration, character development, and 3D models – Daniel is truly a jack-of-all-trades.

Newman, Malane

As a life-long illustrator and cartoonist, Malane Newman now mainly focuses on cartoon illustration, freelance cartooning, character design, and licensed character artwork. Contracted licensed character work includes Mattel’s Barbie – A Fashion Fairy Tale and The Toon Studio of Beverly Hills - Fairy Tale High. Her portfolio includes digital illustrations for packaging, advertising, new character development, board games and toys, and children’s books. Malane Newman has worked quite extensively with clients designing original cartoon characters and illustrating their new products. Malane Newman’s work also appears in a number of periodicals that include greeting cards, children’s books, magazines, newspapers and many others. She has also designed and developed an animated cartooned website for a line of children’s clothing and animated children’s story for use on an educational website. A real professional joy to work with! More of Malane’s illustrations can be found at http://www.malanenewman.com. Thanks for looking!

Simard, Rémy

Originally a student of political science, French-Canadian artist Rémy Simard began his career as an illustrator in 1980. Working from Montreal, he creates computer-generated illustration for a large variety of clients including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Federal Express, General Motors, Citibank, Fidelity Communications, Better Homes & Gardens, Book-of-the-Month Club, McGraw-Hill and Scott Foresman, in the U.S.; and Chrysler, Nissan, Banque Nationale de Paris, Cantel, Ville de Montreal and YTV in Canada. He has also written and illustrated several children's' books, including Monsieur Noir et Blanc, a finalist for Canada's Governor's Prize. To relax after all this work, he likes to race around on his motocyclette!

Yang, James

Illustration for corporate, advertising, licensing, publishing and editorial use. James Yang is represented by the David Goldman Agency.

Tejido, Jomike

Jomike Tejido is an architect and award-winning illustrator and author who has made over 50 children’s books in his hometown in Manila. Some of which are Tagu-Taguan (Hide and Seek) (1st National Children’s book awards, Best Reads 2010), The Amazing Hat, and the Foldabots Toy Books. He has also worked with Oxford University Press, McGraw-Hill, and most recently, Scholastic. Jomike enjoys art inspired by nature and is reflective in his other venture as a painter on hand-woven mats. Apart from art, Jomike enjoys playing soccer, eating seafood, cooking and traveling to new places. Jomike lives in Manila, Philippines with his wife and baby daughter, Sophia.

Carter, Abby

Abby has drawn all of her life. When she was eleven, she and her grandmother had a card business: Abby drew, and her grandmother sold. In college she studied art, but also liked science and nutrition, and wished there was a way to combine it all. Several years later, after she was married and had a daughter, she and her husband founded Fresh Samantha, the juice company, which fulfilled that dream. In addition to her graphics for Fresh Samantha, she has illustrated many picture books and chapter books for children. She says that she loves to draw odd characters, and hates to draw straight lines. Abby lives with her husband and two children in Connecticut.

Tharp, Pepper

Pepper Tharp | illustrator + Creative Director Hello, My work, aptly coined 'sophisticated fun' and 'nuevo french' is refined, elegant, informed with a touch of wit. Whether through the eyes of a sanguine shaggy dog or a willowy fashion-femme on a Mediterranean holiday I have a beguiling ability to capture life's minutia to tell stories that captivate. I am adept in understanding my client's goals and deliver work that ensures their brand is well-placed and memorable in the ever evolving and competitive global market. I have delivered many successful projects and campaigns for notable clients such as, American Express, Artful Living Magazine, Harper Collins, St. Martin’s Press, Ritz Carlton Weddings, Macy’s, Nestle, Sur la Table, Target, Vera Wang, William Sonoma,The Container Store and most recently 70 illustrations for Carson Kressley's new book (to be published this year). I have also discovered a fun niche in creating visuals for of social media and web design. With a true collaborative spirit, I love being part of a dream-team, but I'm equally comfortable acting as lead creative director or simply...working solo.I adhere closely to G.A.G. Handbook for pricing and ethical standards in my business acumen. With a drive to explore, I invite my clients to join me in every step of creative process so that they are fully informed and have input along the way. My work zone is a full capacity Mac Studio fueled by Nespresso and Adobe Creative Suites in a garden-view studio in my 1883 historic cottage in Linden Hills. Yet, in a moment's notice I can jump into your studio if in-house help is needed! I look forward to learning about your next project! Truly, Pepper Tharp www.peppertharp.com

Francis, Peter

Based in Brighton, UK, Peter has created fresh, bright artwork for over 15 years. Being heavily influenced by a love of animation he spent a number of years working as an illustrator in children's television. His clients included 'Aardman Animations', BBC Worldwide and 'A' for Animation. Here he was greatly influenced by the art of narrative, and combined his love of drawing with the power of storytelling. His artwork is playful with an eye for color and detail, whilst evoking a subtle theatricality. When not frantically sketching in his studio he takes time for long coastal walks, exploring local history and archaeology, painting seascapes and growing vegetables.

Zivoin, Jennifer

Jennifer Zivoin is a children's book illustrator living in Carmel, Indiana. Although she has been trained in media ranging from figure drawing to virtual reality, her passion is bringing stories to life through her paintings. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with highest distinction from the honors division of Indiana University. She then began her professional career as a graphic designer, and later became a creative director at a multimedia design company. Today, she enjoys living out her dream of creating art for children's books. In addition to illustrating, Jennifer's hobbies include reading, baking, biking and ballroom dancing, especially tango!

Gendron, Cathy

Award-winning, color-intensive, collaged and textured illustration for Editorial, Book, Corporate and Advertising projects. Former art director turned freelancer, Cathy Gendron survived a near-fatal career in newspapers and the noxious fumes from her painting process to work from her studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Clients include: AARP, Anderson Consulting, Bloomberg Markets, Chrysler, Exxon, Ford, Forbes, General Motors, Golf Magazine, Harvard Business Review, IBM, Johns-Hopkins, Kensington Publishing, Llewellyn Worldwide, McGraw Hill, NCR, Newsday, Newsweek, New York Times, Peaceable Kingdom Press, Penguin Putnam, Saatchi & Saatchi, Seventeen, Sky and Telescope, Target, US News & World Reports, Utne Reader, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post,

Voltz, Ralph

Realism, Maps, People, Fantasy, Book Covers, Infographics

Girasole, Alessia

Alessia was born in Milan, Italy where she currently resides. She has been drawing since early childhood and realized early on that she would turn her hobby into a rewarding career as an illustrator. After graduating at the European Institute of Design in Milan, with a major in Illustration and Multimedia Animation, she decided to focus on illustrating for children. During her studies, Alessia was introduced to Corel Painter software and was immediately shocked, amazed, and captured by its unique capabilities. As a result, she decided to give up her palette and paint-brush to completely dedicate herself to the study and exploration of digital art. Nowadays, she spends most of her time with her two favorite and very close mates... her MAC and Neve, a faithful Labrador retriever.

Hom, John

Children and kids marketing and design with emphasis on children's Illustrations for magazines, annual reports, children books, collateral, advertising and publishing, digital, various 3d, conceptual, dvd and game covers and packaging and character development. Give me a call or send me an email if you like what you see. Thanks for looking!

Salerno, Steven

NYC based illustrator Steven Salerno creates stylized illustrations ranging from graphically simple and whimsical, to more realistic, richly textured imagery with some also having a retro feel. And all are anchored in traditional drawing skills reflective of his admiration for select artists and illustrators from past eras. Over his long independent graphics career Steven has created thousands of published illustrations for nearly 600 clients, for use in print & web advertising, editorial magazines and newspapers, product packaging, corporate publications, retail graphics, and publishing. To date Steven has also illustrated 28 popular picture books for children, with 5 of these titles as both author and illustrator. His most recent author/illustrator picture book title is "Tim's Goodbye," published by Farrar Straus Giroux/April 2018, a the gentle story of Margot and friends gathering to give their heartfelt impromptu goodbye to a beloved pet that has died. Also released in April 2018, "PRIDE The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag," (non-fiction) published by Random House -written by Rob Sanders & illustrated by Steven Salerno, the true story of gay-rights activist Harvey Milk as well as the very first Rainbow Flag created by designer Gilbert Baker. And in July 2018, "PASS GO And Collect $200 -The Real Story of How MONOPOLY was Invented," published by Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt & Co -written by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by StevenSalerno, the true story of inventor Lizzie Magie and Charles Darrow and their independent roles in the creation of one of the most popular board games in American history. Steven also has two new picture books being released next year: "The Crayon Man", (non-fiction) published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt -written by Natascha Biebow & illustrated by Steven Salerno, the true story of Edwin Binney, inventor of Crayola Crayons. And, "Wild Horse Annie -Friend of Mustangs," (non-fiction) published by Farrar Straus Giroux -written by Tracey Fern & illustrated by Steven Salerno, the true story of Velma Bronn, horse lover and activist who helped create Federal laws protecting wild horses on public land. Some of Steven's picture books have been translated into Chinese, German, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, and Spanish. His picture books have received industry starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Children's Literature, The New York Times Review of Books, and have been displayed by the Society of Illustrators (NYC) in their annual children's picture book art exhibition, The Original Art. Steven's illustrations have been recognized for excellence by Communication Arts, Print, Society for News Design, Society of Publication Designers, The Art Director's Club, Society of Illustrators, and the Junior Library Guild. Steven also has had a lifelong interest in the game of golf, and creates striking golf art images. His limited edition golf art prints are in private collections in The United States and Europe. Some of his golf art images can be seen in the golf portfolio section on his web site. Contact Steven via email about purchasing a signed golf art print. Originally from Vermont, he was an honors graduate of the Illustration Department at Parsons School of Design in New York City, where he studied art history, printmaking, animation, and illustration under top industry professionals including famed author/illustrator Maurice Sendak, of the ground breaking picture book "Where the Wild Things Are." Steven is primarily engaged with illustrating and writing picture books for kids, and also still creates illustrations for clients in advertising, magazines, newspapers, corporate publications, and product packaging.

O'Kif, Alejandro

Alejandro Okif lives in Buenos Aires with his creative family, his wife Monica (illustrator), son Sebastian (musician) and daughter, Simona (illustrator and tattoo artist). As a young boy, his father who worked in advertising introduced him to the arts. As a result, he was totally hooked and started drawing immediately. When he was at Facultad de Humanidades y Artes de Rosario, he was drawn to Egon Schiele, Rembrandt, Goya, and Lautrec. As he started working in publishing, he discovered the talented work of some amazing illustrators such as Andre Francois, Quentin Blake, Ronald Searle, and Tomi Ungerer. Alejandro works with different mediums, from acrylics, watercolors, inks, and Photoshop. When not illustrating, he enjoys watching movies, going to concerts, and playing bass guitar with his son Sebastian(though he claims that he is not a good musician).

Bishop, Tracy Nishimura

Tracy attended San Jose State University and graduated with a degree in graphic design with a concentration in illustration/animation. For the next decade Tracy focused on building a career in graphic and web design, but Tracy's passion for telling stories through pictures persisted. In 2010, she left her design job at a children's museum to focus on being a full-time illustrator. Tracy can now be found working from home in San Jose, CA. Her daily inspirations are her son, husband, and a hairy dog appropriately named Harry. When she's not working, you'll find Tracy reading, collecting picture books, knitting, or tinkering on her computer.

Giovannina Colalillo Illustration

Giovannina (Jo-van-NEE-nah). Award winning illustrations. Dynamic, vivid, fluid, conceptual, whimsical, stylized, figurative, painterly, watercolor pastels and ink line illustrations for editorial, advertising, publishers, web, children book, nature, fashion, food, health, lifestyle, etc. Illustrations available digitally. Stock illustrations available. Contact directly at art@giovannina.com or contact American Artists Reps in NY at aareps.com - Gold and Merit Award Winner Porfolios.com

Dibley, Glin

Glin Dibley has been illustrating children's books, advertising campaigns, and magazines for only a few years but has become one of the most sought after talents in the business. He is as endearing a personality as the characters he creates, and has found much inspiration in his wife and two daughters, who he enjoys spending his free time with in Southern California. His illustrated titles include: "Tub-boo-boo" by Margie Palatini "Yes, Please! No, Thank You!" by Valerie Wheeler "The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco" by Janice Repka "Made for a Purpose (Purpose-Driven Life)" by Dandi Daley Mackall "Don't Laugh at Me" by Steve Seskin

Armstrong, Gail

Gail Armstrong has been creating paper sculptures for over 20 years and her enthusiasm for the medium hasn’t waned one snip. She still wants every image she creates to be better than the last, and this approach has led to plenty of awards, including a Cannes Gold Lion for her Kleenex campaign. She finds inspiration in contemporary art and, not surprisingly, the huge Paperchase outlet on Tottenham Court Road in London.

Gail did her foundation course at Sheffield Polytechnic before gaining both a BA and Post Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration at Glasgow School of Art.

Though finally rendered in pieces of paper that have been carefully cut and glued together, each image Gail creates begins as a series of drawings. As she explores the composition and various concepts, she focuses on creating something that has both style and substance to it. The result is usually a photograph of her artwork, which viewers love to see more than once, poring over the textures, colours and patterns in the final construction.

Awards

Shortlisted in AOI Illustration Award 2014 - Research and Knowledge category for “Life Cycle of a Butterfly”

Asiago International Award for Philatelic Art 2012 - winner for “Land” stamp in set of 3 for United Nations conference on sustainable development in Rio

Cannes Gold Lion 2010 – Billboards Cannes Bronze Lion 2010 – Illustration Cannes Bronze Lion 2010 - Press The Big Won 2010 – 1st in Press Campaigns Creative Circle Awards 2011 Silver in Illustration (Craft Print) Creative Circle Awards 2011 Bronze in Magazine Campaign (Press) Creative Match Flair Award for Illustration 2011 Daler Rowney Award for Outstanding Paper Sculpture 1997

Client List Kleenex United Nations stamp Nestle Sogo, Hong Kong Wells Fargo Bank Macy's IRS Guersey stamps MidFirst Bank Illinois Lottery Dole SouthWest Airlines CITGO Which? Minivelle PALL Microsoft Virgin Travel Anchor Rotary

Malan, David

Like all kids, David found he loved to draw at a young age. He stuck with it through his whole life and has developed a frank, accurate approach to portraying the emotions of the subject. His influences have long included many classical artists of the 19th century and Golden Age illustrators. David studied Illustration at Brigham Young University and worked for over a decade as a Disney artist while refining his illustrative style. He can handle a range from light and stylized to realistic and accurate and has worked with clients from editorial, publishing, advertising, video game design, even coin design for the U.S. Mint. David lives with his artistic wife and four muse children in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Masunouchi, Asako

Having studied philosophy in Japan, Asako came to Brighton to pursue her childhood love of illustration, in which she achieved a further degree. Since then she has spent some years building a career in Japan, before moving to Greece in 2009. Recent achievements include learning how to swim the backstroke and mastering basic Greek verb conjunctions. Asako likes to find humour and heartiness in everyday life. This, along with a little nostalgia, forms the inspiration for her work.

Battuz, Christine

Christine Battuz was born in France and currently residing in Bromont, Quebec, Canada. She started drawing at 3 when she was able to hold a pen. Growing up, Christine was inspired by her mother’s collection of painting all over her house. She studied in Italy and received her Masters of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts of Perugia. After graduating, she was uncertain as to what to do with her diploma. A good friend who is a designer predicted and convinced her that she was an illustrator. Interestingly enough, this wonderful friend later turned out to become her husband. She has illustrated over sixty children books, published in North America, Korea and Europe. Her work appears in educational books, magazines, toys and toys packaging. She teaches art to adults and children of all ages. When not illustrating, she loves trail running and skiing with her husband and son.

Borlasca, Hector

Hector was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he currently resides with his wife Silvana and daughter, Micaela. He had initially studied to become a lawyer but found his true passion was illustration. He began his career as a graphic designer and then eventually developed into an illustrator. Hector published his first illustration in Argentina at age 19. His work has appeared in advertising campaigns, magazines, newspapers and textbooks in several countries including Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Mexico. In 2002, Hector decided to pursue the American market and during his first visit to NY, he landed a series of books for Scholastic. While not illustrating, Hector enjoys playing soccer and perfecting his tango.

Ceolin, Andre

André Ceolin is a self-taught illustrator from Brazil He started his first attempt at sketching around the age of four when his father brought home some reams of paper from work. It was in that moment that he fell in love with painting and drawing. André initially got a degree in pharmacy at UNIMEP. Though he worked in this field for several years, his artistic passion was too strong to ignore. As a young father, he was surrounded by beautiful children’s books and was always drawn to the spontaneity of the imagery. He then decided to switch gears and studied at School of Visual Arts in NYC, Melies, and Escola Panamericana de Artes to develop a signature look and learned new illustration techniques. He illustrated his first book “Um Dia na Vida de Micaela” de Cauê by Steinberg Milano, published by Editora Roda & Cia in 2009. Ever since, he has illustrated over 20 books by great publishers in Brazil such as Roda & Cia, Saber e Ler, SM, Moderna, FTD, Editora do Brasil, Editora Abril. He loves working with books targeting juvenile readers from the very young age to middle-grade and young adult. When not illustrating, he creates toys and small sculptures for his son. He also enjoys bicycling, playing his guitar, and, singing.

Diaz, Maine

Born in La Plata, Argentina, Maine Diaz, grew up drawing and painting. She was often seen drawing with her pencils or crayons in deep concentration. Cartoons captured her imagination early on and realized immediately that she wants to be an animator when she grows up. Her mother, a biochemist and grandfather were truly flabbergasted upon hearing her declaration. At the age of 16 she took a workshop and start animating, working in films like Patoruzito, El Arca (Patagonik, Argentina), Gizaku and Nocturna (Filmax, Spain). Simultaneously, she enrolled in Audiovisual Communication at Universidad DeLa Plata (UNLP). Soon after, she also started illustrating for children’s story books and educational books. In 2002 with Crimsomnia Studio, she was a finalist at Ford’s “Saldras mas” publicity contest, with “Habitos noctunos” short. In 2005 she won first prize for the character design category of Bizpills (Hi Impatc Learning Experiences), España.

Currently, Maine lives in a tiny green house where she spends time with her two cats, Chula and Lola. She loves tending her garden while Chula eats all the plants and Lola jumps and climbs the trees. Maine prefers to be barefoot while painting and singing in her studio. She is a pretty good cook and sweated several years near the oven and many pans. When not illustrating, she also enjoys swimming, writing, taking photos.

Flores, Jose Emroca

Jose Emroca Flores grew up in a humble family of four from Northern Nevada where he spent much of his youth actively outdoors skateboarding, playing baseball, and snowboarding. He has always been creative and imaginative on paper and outdoors. Building makeshift skate ramps from scrapwood was the norm in his childhood. He’d round up the kids from the cul-de-sac and they’d skate late into the evenings. He moved to California after high school to play baseball and pursue his art. Emroca later attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco where he learned to develop the ability to materialize his imagination while advancing his technique as a visual artist. On his downtime from school, he’d still skateboard and snowboard and started to surf in the sharky cold San Francisco waters. It was then when he stumbled upon his forever two loves of his life: his new found passion for the ocean and his beautiful wife. When he graduated from the Academy of Art, he immediately went to work as a visual development artist in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. In the course of his work on films, games, animation, books, and advertising, his original oil paintings were shown in galleries across the U.S.

Lucas, Marteaux

Margeaux Lucas was born on Halloween, so she loves spooky things like black cats, full moons, and very starry nights. She began drawing constantly from age four, amazing her friends with pictures of people and animals, especially horses, which were her favorite. Her love of picture books came from the many hours she spent before bedtime reading from the collection at her grandmother's house. As a teenager she loved fashion, but found that she was better at drawing than sewing. She studied Graphic Design in school, but is largely self-taught as an illustrator. Margeaux loves to travel, and three of her favorite cities are Paris, London and New York, her current home. Margeaux's work reflects her love of fashion, nature, and the many shapes, sizes and colors that people come in, plus the constant exuberance of children.

Donnelly, Peter

Peter is an award winning illustrator working in advertising and picture books. In the past he has art directed pre-school television series and ads as well as designing for award winning animated films both in Europe and the US. His work has a mid-century appeal with an emphasis on stylised design resulting in a funky and humorous style that makes people smile ... and of course buy things. Peter's work has been featured on Drawn, IllustrationAge and The Little Chimp Society as well as being awarded by American Illustration, The Creative Quarterly Journal and 3X3 Pro-Illustration and Childrens Books showcase.

Schimler-Safford, Amy

Whimsical, decorative, and painterly illustration and design style. Clients include Target, American Greetings, Hallmark, Unicef, Crate and Barrel, Land of Nod, Fruit of the Loom, Baby Gap, Simon and Schuster, Scholastic, Oxford University Press to name a few. I have sold and licensed artwork to the children's publishing and gift markets as well as for stationery, advertising, editorial, packaging and home products.

Brown, William L.

William L. Brown creates bold, colorful drawings highly suitable for digital or print media. His distinctive digital/scratchboard works resemble woodblock prints with a contemporary edge. He excels in conceptual illustration for editorial, advertising, product, and publication markets.

Susan Crawford / Plankton Art Co.

Digital, graphic, stylized forms, children's books, nature, children, retro, lettering, toys and games, humor, caricature, decorative, whimsical, style, design, logos, books, lifestyle, food. Clients include: American Museum of Natural History, Chronicle, Smithsonian National Zoo.

Zellmer, Tina

Traditional handmade collage, painted textures, pencil drawings, outlines, as well as digital techniques. Beautiful, powerful images with multiple layers to ‘read’, that harmoniously blend dreamy textures and ideas with stark and graphic elements.

Adams, Kathryn

A mix of editorial, whimsical, humour and stylized linework.

Gibson, Barbara

Award winning traditional and digital illustration in a wide variety of styles and subjects including nature, children's books, animals, portraits and cartoons

Piazza, Gail

Gail Piazza is known for bringing heart and soul into every illustration she creates. As an award winning illustrator with over 25 years in the industry and over 30 books to her name, Gail's fine arts training and realistic, soulful style breathes life into each project. Specializing in colored pencil and pastel, Gail's unique ability to tell a story through her art is unparalleled.

LaCoste, Gary

Gary started his illustration career in 1998 working primarily with licensed characters for the toy and game industry. Clients included Hasbro, Nickelodeon, and Lego. About six years ago his focus shifted to include children's publishing where he promotes his own illustration style. Gary has enjoyed illustrating over 25 titles (and counting...)

Lusis, Ellyn

Conceptual, digital, editorial illustrations and trendy, retro, advertising illustrations.

Brooks, Scott

Scott G. Brooks is an artist and illustrator who has created artwork for The Washington Post, Metro Weekly, Imagination Stage, WWE, USDA and Forest Service, Cricket Magazine, The Humane Society of the United States, US Navy, Gannet, Analog Magazine, Philips Electronics, Goodwill Industries, and many more. He has illustrated seven children’s picture books, including The Three Armadillies Tuff, The Ring Bear,Mouse on the Move, and all three books in David Michael Slater’s Ned series.

Brandon, Theresa

This site features Theresa Brandon's professional fantasy and children's illustration in watercolor, gouache, oil, colored pencil and pen and ink.
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