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McDermott, Joseph

When he was a boy growing up in New Jersey, Joseph McDermott remembers drawing the panels from his comic books, and creating scenes featuring his favourite cartoon characters. Now based in Philadelphia, he’s doing the same thing as a career and has developed a Lichtenstein-esque style based almost entirely on Silver Age comics.

Before becoming a full time illustrator, he worked in an art museum for eight years. He has a Scottish terrier called Monty, a large collection of vinyl albums, and still loves his comics.

Joseph has a BA in Art History from Messiah College in Pennsylvania and has trained in drawing, painting, sculpture, screen-printing, typography and photography.

In one sense, Joseph works traditionally. He sketches and fine tunes everything first, before colouring and finishing the image. However, all of this is done digitally using the SketchBook Pro application, along with Illustrator and Photoshop.

Joseph’s vintage comic book style will certainly remind you of Lichtenstein’s approach to Pop Art, right down to the replication of ink dot patterns that reflect 20th century printing techniques. In fact, many of the brushes and halftone patterns Joseph uses in his work are of his own design.

Zafman, Randi

Randi is an illustrator and designer who creates hand painted watercolor illustrations and lettering. She earned a BA in fine art and went on to a career in graphic design, art direction and giftware design. Randi was born and raised in Los Angeles where she still lives today. Her bright colors, bold graphics and funky geometrics are inspired by mid century modern design and her California lifestyle.

Berry Rhys, Alan

Alan Berry Rhys is a graphic artist and illustrator home based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been a graphic design professor at Buenos Aires University for 8 years. As an artist, I have produced several solo shows at Buenos Aires (Argentina), Rosario (Argentina), San Francisco (CA, USA) and Santiago de Chile (Chile). In addition, Alan has participated in several combined shows, at Portland (Oregon, USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Tandil (Argentina) and Asunción (Paraguay). He has been invited to the last 3 editions of Puma Urban Art in Buenos Aires.
He's worked for a wide range of commercial and commissioned works for brands developing graphic universes and illustrations.
Vintage graphic advertising inspires his work. He loves the look of low-fi printing. It's errors and limitations that give his work a distinctive characteristic. Using screen-printing, risograph and painting, Alan has developed a style based on low quality printing methods of the early graphic advertising. He also has extended work on lettering and typography.
In the search of inspiration of a simpler life he explores craftsmanship lifestyles, such as fishermen, axmen, butchers, carpenters, etc. In addition, he also enjoys exploring popular street graphic.
Alan has worked for brands such as Jack Daniel's, Absolut Vodka, Nike, Puma, Sol Beer, Cinzano, Vans, Oreo, Good Year, Penguin, California Customs, Pilgrim London, BlackFin, Gravedad Zero.

Scott, Si

Since its inception in 2006 by Si Scott, its original founder and Creative Director, Si Scott Studio Ltd. has established an internationally recognized reputation for providing unique creative concepts and imagery for a prestigious and ever-growing client list.
Si’s love of music inspires the flowing nature of his hand-drawn designs, beautifully and precisely executed. He resists limitations in his own work, constantly exploring new techniques. These explorations have led to his development as a paper-cut and tattoo artist, skills which complement his already established talents as a proficient draughtsman. Si’s multi-faceted approach has led him to work across a wide spectrum of projects, from advertising campaigns to branding, publishing to editorial, and interior design to album covers.
Outside of his creative practice Si exhibits his work frequently, offers both art direction and creative consultation to clients, and gives lectures on both his experience as an artist and his knowledge of the industry. His work has been regularly awarded and featured in numerous publications, including being listed in the Best 200 Design Moments Ever by Computer Arts Magazine, and honoured twice in Luerzer's Archive - The Best 200 Illustrators In The World.

Cutler, Dave

Simple eloquent illustrations that engage, inspire and entertain. Please email me at dave@davecutlerstudio.com Award-winning conceptual illustration

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!

Borge, Richard

MUSIC VIDEOS at richardborge.com 3D, digital, conceptual, corporate, editorial, music packaging Also doing animation/motion graphics

Bollinger, Peter

Renowned in the field of commercial art, Peter Bollinger is an award winning illustrator whose clients include Grey Advertising, Sony Entertainment, DreamWorks, Sega, Wizards of the Coast, Nintendo, Mars, Harper Collins, Scholastic and many other publishing, advertising, and entertainment organizations. Holding degrees in industrial and environmental design, Peter's expertise covers diverse fields, from the design of computer terminals and street furniture, to monorails and automobiles. He has won major design and illustration awards in the United States, Australia, Italy and Japan. He undertakes architectural and concept design for numerous clients locally and abroad such as Disney Imagineering, Discovery Communications, and numerous Japanese theme parks. Peter works in two separate styles, traditional airbrush and digital illustration, although the two have become more and more similar with each passing technical innovation. Once a die-hard New Yorker, Peter now lives in the relative tranquility of Silverado, CA with his wife, Cybele their son, Zak, and daughter Galatea.

Manley, Matt

Currently based in Marshall, Michigan, Matt Manley has been working as a freelance illustrator for over twenty years. His illustration is primarily figurative and symbolic with surrealist leanings, and past client work includes editorial, corporate, medical, book, and higher education. Though in the end his work is technically digital collage, the process integrates both traditional and digital media. Collage elements are original oil paintings and drawings, with occasional scanned found objects and photos added to the mix, all united in Photoshop.

Reed Silver, Judy

Judy Reed Silver's style focuses on an eclectic collage of illustration, design, photography, vintage and modern. She has been inspired by nature, vintage fabrics and silk Japanese kimonos, how they can be applied to surface design from rugs, stationary, shoes, T-shirts, tableware, bags, product packaging, store displays, posters, wall décor and how art as design can apply to our everyday living environment.  Judy creates for such clients as Sherwin-Williams, Disney, U.S.P.S., Emory University, Publix and The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. She has illustrated children's books and cookbooks for Chronicle Books and Simon & Schuster/Silver Burdett & Ginn. Her editorial clients range from Newsweek, Boston Globe, Bon Appetit, New England Journal of Medicine. She has exhibited in several one woman shows and national group shows of mono-types, giclee prints and illustrations, featured in Communication Arts Annual, The Society of Publication Designers Best Spot Illustrations & Brochures, Visions Magazine, How's Promotional Design Annual, Stir Magazine, and Taxi Design. She received her BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Gibbon, Rebecca

Illustrator, Rebecca Gibbon was born in Wales in 1968. The youngest of four children she was fed on a diet of picture books by Edward Ardizzone, Roger Duvoisin & Richard Scarry; she dreamed of being an illustrator. Her favorite book was "Frances Face-Maker" by Tome Ungerer.

Her ambition was realized after gaining a first class Honors degree from John Moors University and consequently a Masters at Royal College of Art, London. While at the RCA she was spotted at a children’s book expo in Paris by a French Agent. Since graduating she has worked all over the globe and is represented in New York by Riley Illustration

Rebecca paints in watercolor ink & cultured pencil, and bases her characters on the people she has met and seen over the years. She used to paint on newsprint until one day she looked back at some old work and it had all faded. Lesson learned she now works on acid free cartridge paper.

She lives with her husband and two boys in what was once the Old Village Stores surrounded by their eclectic collections of vintage children’s books, balloon pumps & 1950's ceramics. She loves junk shops, flea markets, drinking tea & of course drawing.

Clients include Citibank, Barnes & Noble, British Telecom, Whittards, Hank Fisher Properties, Kleenex, IBM, The Post Office, Rail Track, Chicago Zoo, The New Yorker, LA times, Washington Post, Vogue, RadioTimes, Wall Street Journal, Paperchase, Country Living, Scholastic, Galison Publishing N.Y, New Crane Publishing, Harper Collins, Hallmark, Bodley Head, Fourth Estate, Chronicle Books, Hallmark, Nickelodeon, Gaz de France.

Vasilakis, Anastasia

Anastasia Vasilakis is a multi diciplined artist who combines elements of photography with incredible drawing skill to create powerful conceptual illustrations.

Among the numerous prestigious awards Anastasia has been honored with are : The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts and The Society of Publication Designers.

She has also been honored as a guest lecturer at The International Center of Photography, The New School and School of Visual Arts in New York, as well as The International School of Paris.

Her credentials don't end with the world of print however. She's also active as a graphic designer for Film and Television and has worked with such well known production designers as Laurence Bennett and Linda Burton.

A few of her clients inlude: The NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Time Magazine, Computerworld, CIO Magazine, Rolling Stone, Money Magazine, Showtime, HBO, ESPN, Sundance, SONY Records, Atlantic Records, Levi Strauss and Merck.

Anastasia's fine art paintings are collected internationally. Large scale commissions have been created for venues in Berlin, and City Winery's in Chicago, Nashville and New York City.

Falconer, Sam

Sam Falconer’s illustrations combining vibrant characters and intricate environments have been commissioned by clients ranging from leading national newspapers to renowned science magazines and universities.

Initially working purely by hand, Sam discovered a passion for digital collage in 2010 which later developed into his own unique brand of rich and detailed imagery. This method allows him to develop and turnover complex pieces with diverse character sets in timeframes that suit each client’s needs.

As a big science and technology fan, Sam has developed a strong presence in the field with clients including Nature, Nautilus, New Scientist, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Scientific American and Wired magazine. in 2015 Sam was commissioned by the acclaimed MIT Museum to rework their map designs for the general public.

Other clients include: British Airways, British GQ, Capital, Computer Arts, Deustch Inc, Emirates, The Guardian, The Independent, Intelligent Life, John Hopkins University, M & C Saatchi, Nokia, Reader's Digest, Scholastic, The Spectator, The Telegraph, The Times, The Washington Post.

In 2014 Sam was featured in IdN magazine’s New Faces of Inspiration issue as one of ten leading illustrators in the editorial field. His work was also exhibited in Taoyan city, Taiwan as part of Dpi magazine’s Space Odyssey exhibition.

Sam has a BA in Illustration and Animation from Kingston University and graduated in 2011.

Salerno, Steven

Visit stevensalerno.com to view his illustrations for advertising, editorial, product packaging, kids' picture books, etc... click on NEW STUFF to see his latest images. Steven's illustrations have been recognized for excellence by PRINT magazine, Society of Illustrators, The Art Directors Club, and Communications Arts magazine. Since 2000 Steven has also illustrated 25 popular picture books for children (5 of them as both author & illustrator) with 5 more new titles scheduled for release in 2018 & 2019. released in 2015: -the picture book, "Wild Child!" -written & illustrated by Steven Salerno (Abrams Books for Young Readers) All the jungle animals try their best to tame the wildest animal of them all. (Abrams Books for Young Readers) -also the picture book, "The Fantastic Ferris Wheel" -written by Betsy Harvey Kraft (Christy Ottaviano Books) With incredible period illustrations by Steven. It's the story of George Ferris and his amazing invention the Ferris Wheel built for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. released in 2016: -the picture book, "The Kid from Diamond Street" -written by Audrey Vernick & illustrated by Steven Salerno (Clarion Books) The true story of Philadelphia girl Edith Houghton who became a professional baseball player in 1922 at age ten! -featuring striking illustrations by Steven. -also the picture book, "Puppy Princess" -written by Sue Fliess & illustrated by Steven Salerno (Little Golden Books - Penguin/Random House) A pampered pup lives a life of luxury. released in 2017: "Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates" -written by April Jones Prince & illustrated by Steven Salerno (Farrar Straus & Giroux) A pirate-themed spin on the Goldilocks classic. released in 2018: -the picture book, "Tim's Goodbye!" -written & illustrated by Steven Salerno (Farrar Straus Giroux) Children gather for an unknown purpose until a visual twist in one of the illustrations reveals that they have come together to celebrate the life of a beloved pet that has died. -also the picture book, "PRIDE -The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag" -written by Rob Sanders & illustrated by Steven Salerno (Random House) The true story of the life of gay rights activist Harvey Milk and the creation of the iconic rainbow flag in 1978, which became a symbol of hope and pride for millions of people around the world. -also the picture book, "Pass Go -Collect $200 The Real Story of How MONOPOLY was Invented" -written by Tanya Lee Stone & illustrated by Steven Salerno (Christy Ottaviano Books)The true story of who invented one of the most popular board games in history. Steven's clients have included AT&T, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, McDonalds, American Express, Royal Bank of Canada, IBM, and United Airlines to name a few. To date he has created thousands of illustrations for nearly 600 various clients in advertising, editorial, publishing, etc... Visit Steven's web site to view portfolios, read full client list, his illustration blog, etc... Steven is a graduate of Parsons School of Design, and lives and works in New York City. -studio: 212.477.5798 -web: stevensalerno.com -email: steven@stevensalerno.com

Walter, Stephan

Stephan Walter lives and works in Zurich where he was born in 1982. Stephan started work in the graphic design world at an advertising agency. During his time at the agency he made up his mind that the only way for him to express his passion in graphic design was for him to become self-employed! Stephan studied Graphic and Media Design at the F&F School for Art and Media Design. After graduating, Stephan pursued his dream. He worked for the F&F School, Freitag AG and for some local bands from Zurich. During this time Stephan was resolving his own style and approach. He quickly developed his own picture language by learning a lot of techniques related to handling alternative design softwares. A year after graduating, Stephan flew to New York to conduct research and development work with Stefan Sagmeister. Stephan has now practiced for six years as an independent illustrator and graphic designer trading under his own brand name of radionacional. Over the last six years Stephan has worked for many clients; many of them in the cultural arena. Stephan's client list includes: David Byrne, Brian Eno, Wired Magazine, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Columbia University, Volkswagen, die Zeit, Levis, Sagmeister Inc, Elle and many more. Stephan also teaches and lectures at schools for design, mainly in his beloved discipline: Typography!

Akgulian, Nishan

Nishan Akgulian’s artwork is a product of his love of gestural drawing and the minimalist aesthetic. Combining expressive brush strokes with carefully designed abstract shapes he always strives to give a visual energy to every image he creates. Throughout his career Nishan has applied his unique artistic vision to a wide variety of visual outlets, including editorial illustration, advertising campaigns, greeting cards, product rendering and fashion illustration, as well as fine art and painting. His work has often been described as whimsical, stylized, expressive, gestural, simple, friendly, fun, and sophisticated.

Burston, Oliver

Oliver's outstanding brand of high resolution visual imagery, coupled with his reputation for making experienced and finely judged inputs to briefs continues to attract leading clients seeking distinctive solutions from all over the world. Oliver enjoys working at the cutting edge of digital technology, employing the latest advances in 2d and 3d visualisation. Oliver has also worked extensively in the film and animation industry, directing videos for MTV, contemporary dance and television. Previous clients include: Penguin Books, Camel, Lowe, Saatchi and Saatchi, Egmont books, BBC Focus, BP, GQ magazine, Collins, Money Observer, The Times, Sony, Campaign, V&A, Ford, BBDO, Egmont Books, Wolf Olins, Sky At Night, The Royal Institute,Gyro Worldwide, The Banker, The Economist, Investors Chronicle, The Sunday Mail, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Faber books, Findlay Publications, Sainsburys, Seimens, Quercus Books, JWT, Magazine, Dorlin Kindersley, Trident Communications, IPC media, Baber Smith, Caspian Publishing, The Independent, Bates USA, Condenast, Random House, Rainmaker, FT, Orion Books, McCann, BT.

Strain, Peter

Peter Strain is an AOI (Association of Illustrators) Critics' Choice Award-winning illustrator based in Belfast.
He specializes in creating carefully composed, hand-rendered illustration and typography and always tries to experiment with texture and mark-making techniques to keep his work evolving.
His work is hugely influenced by film and music and aims to tackle social, political and cultural issues with a highly distinctive hand lettering style, bold imagery and humour.
Clients & Projects include: Land of Giants, Empire, Esquire, Queens Film Theatre, The Ulster Hall, Unilever, Work Style Magazine, Jameson and The University of Ulster.

Newton, Walter

Walter Newton was born in 1981 in Glasgow. He remained there for the next 21 years, attending the Glasow School of Art before being lured to the bright lights of London and the Royal College of Art. Five years later, Walter lives and works in Birmingham, drawing pictures and sporadically animating for anyone that will let him near them.

Steininger, Otto

Conceptual/whimsical line drawings, sometimes with collage elements. For editorial, book publishing, corporate, and advertising. Also icons, wearables (Swatch) and animation for web and TV

Taylor, Gerad

Gerad Taylor, born in Auckland New Zealand in 1960 has worked for over twenty five years as a freelance illustrator catering to the design, publishing and advertising industries.

Gerad graduated with a degree in design and illustration from Massey University School of design in 1984 and has worked in both New Zealand and Australia. He currently works for clients across the globe, in America, Australia, Ireland and the UK. His clients include Coca Cola, Heinle Publishing, Hinkler Publishing, Lion Nathan and many other high profile brand names.

Gerad lives with his wife Anne and children Madeline, Charlotte, and Max in Greytown New Zealand.

Crowther, Peter

Peter Crowther graduated in 1987 from the London College of Printing with a First Class Honors in Graphic Design. Then went onto the Royal College of Art in 1987-1989 graduating with an MA(DES RCA) in Graphic Design. He then worked for six months in one of the first truly multimedia design companies, Decode Design. During this time he beta tested the first version of Photoshop and went onto leave and set up as a freelance illustrator/animator. The journey from working with photomontage, through to photo-retouching and later with realistic 3D has led to many interesting and varied jobs and has been incredibly rewarding. From stamps for the Royal mail up to 96 sheet posters for P&O and the odd title sequence. Today we continue to use the cutting edge 3D software often speaking directly with the chief programmers to request and test new features. As the technology evolves we strive to create the highest level of work with an eye for the details. Peter Crowther lives in London with his wife Suzanna and two children, Roberta and Jack.

Sprouls, Kevin

Kevin Sprouls introduced the hallmark portrait style to the Wall Street Journal in 1979. Between 1979 and 1987, Kevin worked on staff for the paper, creating illustrations and training artists in the style. At the time of his departure from the daily activity of putting out the paper, he was Assistant Art Director in charge of the in-house artists, which numbered 4-5 staff artists, and 2-3 part-timers.

He has been quite active in the freelance illustration sphere since then, contributing to advertising, publishing, editorial and corporate projects. His style is notable for its high level of detail and traditional, engraving like effect.

Sprouls’ work has been featured in the Smithsonian magazine, a web exhibit of the National Portrait Gallery, and a major exhibit celebrating Columbus Day which was mounted in Grand Central Terminal, New York in 2005. He is currently the principal portrait artist for Worth Magazine. He was the portraitist for the popular Infiniti “Drivers” ad campaign, appearing weekly in the Wall Street Journal for the 2+ years.

Recent work has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, Runner’s World, GQ, Sportrs Illustrated, Time (International Edition), Euroman, and Esquire magazines. Recent book projects include the Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures and The Art of Demotivation. His pen is housed in the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Kevin Sprouls is married with 2 children, and lives in Coastal North Carolina.

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.

Sloan, Michael

Michael Sloan creates illustrations for editorial, corporate, advertising, institutional, and publishing clients. His work has been awarded three silver medals from The Society of Illustrators in NYC. His illustrations first appeared in The New York Times Op-Ed page, and have been published in the New York Times Letters column over 100 times. He has shown his work in both solo and group exhibits in the USA and Hong Kong, and has lectured about his artwork at institutions such as The University of Connecticut, The Rhode Island School of Design, Hong Kong University, The Fashion Institute of Technology, and The Yale-China Association.

Klein, Michael

The winner of numerous awards from American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, and 3x3 Magazine, Michael Klein is a seasoned illustrator who has a flair for tackling conceptual subjects with a warm and witty touch. His worked has graced the pages of TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, and numerous other publications. His institutional clients include Harvard, Dartmouth, Tufts, Stanford, and USC.

Wells, Leigh

Award-winning assignment illustration for editorial, design, publishing and advertising clients. Extensive stock database. Award-winning mixed media illustration for editorial, publishing, design and advertising.

Adams, Kathryn

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

Nacht, Merle

Gently humorous illustrations for editorial, corporate, book and advertising clients.

Kelly, Sean

Humorous, conceptual illustration. Editorial, Advertising. Political opinion, commentary. Big ideas.

Vorlet, Christophe

Conceptual illustrations for magazines, newspapers, books, advertising and new media. In color or black and white. Specialized in providing an image that corresponds to the content of the associated text. Visualizing complicated concepts or objects that are difficult to describe textually.

Synnott, Stephen

conceptual and children's book illustrator.

Trenc, Milan

Editorial and business, line drawing, black and white, mixed media, photo illustration, photo collage, photoshop.

Ketler, Ruth Sofair

Conceptual illustration created using both ink and watercolor as well as monotype (painterly) styles

Kondo, Yuko

Yuko Kondo is an illustrator, art director and animator based in London, UK. Yuko Kondo graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA(hons) in Communication Art and Design. For his vibrant and intelligent work, Yuko Kondo is in demand with major brands and creatives world wide. Yuko has built up an impressive client base as listed below. Yuko Kondo’s aim is to entertain the viewer through his work, making bold use of colour, pattern and a distinct repertoire of surreal and often darkly humorous characters. His first book ‘Too Fat Can’t Fly’ was published though Pocko/Gingko. Yuko Kondo participated in many exhibitions across Europe, USA and Japan, with his first solo show taking place in London in 2009. Yuko Kondo’s latest project is ‘Y to R’, an art direction / design / branding unit he set up with experienced art director Ryuhei Nakadai who learned his trade at Hakuhodo (Japan’s biggest advertising agency). Previous clients include: Microsoft Windows 7, Playstation Portable, Playstation, PS3 (Little Big Planet), Nike, Coca Cola, LEE Jeans, Converse, Levis, Virgin Mobile USA, Orange, Doritos, Covent Garden, European Union, NYC GO, Don't Panic, Eurostar, TGV, Rail Europe, International Feel Recordings, Glasgow Underground Recording, Virgin Records, Merrydown, Uniqlo, Vans, Puma, Paul Smith, Random House, John Brown Publishing, Red Bulletin, Dazed and Confused, Time Out, Observer, Wallpaper*, Art Review, Complex Magazine & Milk Magazine.

Julian, David

With 27 years experience as a designer, photographer and illustrator, David Julian creates Fresh,conceptually strong, well designed digital illustration using Photoshop to produce his own mix of imaginative photo-realism. His work incorporates painterly texture, iconic elements and dramatic realistic dimensional lighting. Prompt client communicatons, flexibility and efficiency are assured. Topics in his work include technology, psychology and mystery book covers, movie and event posters, education & schools, health care, science, medicine, industrial, investing, history, fashion, children, editorial, architectural, computers, corporate, environmental, pharmaceutical advertising, entertainment and music, environmental, travel, politics, portraits, and social culture. CLIENTS INCLUDE: HBO, Discovery Channel, Cisco, IBM, CBS, Sony Entertainment, Microsoft, LA, CHI & NY Times, Oracle, TimeWarner, George Lucas, Penguin, Harvard Press, Pearson, ZiffDavis, and countless periodicals CDs and books. Awards in PRINT, One Show, Creativity and SND annuals.

Grundy, Peter

Tilly Northedge and Peter Grundy set up Grundy & Northedge in 1980 because they were both interested in information design. Firstly because it was a totally un-glamorous area of the business which they thought they could change, and secondly because it was less about selling things and more about explaining things which seemed a lot more interesting.
Grundy & Northedge spent twenty six years making information visually interesting and in the process developed a way of drawing simple images to illustrate ideas that became their signature. They called it iconography, pictures that provide information and explain complex things.
When Tilly left design in 2006 Peter Grundy renamed the studio ‘Grundini’ with the intent of more extensive iconographic experimentation, not only for the clients who were in effect already there, but newly for customers, people who would see his work and buy one for there home, office or elsewhere.
Peter Grundy's previous clients include Shell Oil, Moet & Chandon, Royal Mail, The Guardian G2, The Red Bull F1 Team, Men's Health, South West Trains, Hampton Court Palace and Volkswagen.

McSherry, Kevin

Illustrations for editorial, design and advertising.

Rathke, Kathryn

Looking at one of Kathryn Rathke’s line-based illustrations can be a bit like working out a puzzle – was it created using one fluid and continuous line, or many? According to the Seattle-based artist she owes her drawing skills to family connections. Her grandmother taught her to draw and supplied her with books by Arthur Rackham, Maurice Sendak, and William Steig, while her father was president of an advertising agency and used to bring home reams of paper for her to practice on.

She has lots of other creative interests too. She learned to make leather masks in Italy, enjoys German experimental theatre, and sometimes throws parties where her friends must act out vignettes found in a 1912 children’s book called Entertainments for All the Year.

Kathryn did an MFA in Set Design at the University of Wisconsin but was always drawing on the side, sometimes accepting commissions from newspapers and magazines. Eventually she flipped things around and made her illustration work a full-time profession and set design became her hobby.

Kathryn does everything digitally in Photoshop and Illustrator using a Cintiq screen by Wacom.

If she’s doing portraiture work, she draws her subject many times over from different angles. This way she learns about the most important features of their face and can draw it in a way that makes it instantly recognisable.

The line is core to Kathryn’s style and her work is very fluid. Expressive and calligraphic, there’s a unique sense of gesture in her illustrations. She also uses crosshatching to develop surfaces in her images, using layers of lines of varying thickness to build up a texture.

Stewart, JW

Conceptual Illustration for all purposes, with an emphasis on corporate and institutional communications.

Kalis, Jennifer

Online illustration portfolio, unique fun style, editorial, children's books

Williams, Dan

I am a graduate of the Royal College of Art and am currently living in London renovating a large old Victorian house and building a magnificent studio. My time is divided between illustration, painting on location and lecturing. For me all 3 disciplines feed each other, keeping me on my toes and keen to explore new uses for my work. Travel is a very important ingredient in all of this and a strong element within much of my work. The last few years I have been traveling in South Eastern Asia, Northern Africa and Europe. I love the insight, excitement and energy of geography and people

Howell, Sarah

Sarah Howell works mainly with figurative and fashion imagery. Collaborating with photographers, she initiates a work with a collage base, and then scans drawings and paintings with various mixed media techniques to create a textured artwork. This sees photographic collage smattered with graffiti and energized by vivid illustration, creating a dark, often edgy but always beautiful and bright result. Sarah is originally from Sydney, where she studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. To date, Sarah has had her work featured in many magazines including the Face, Grafik, Tank, Oyster and Gloss, Flaunt, Digit, Computer Arts, Observer Magazine, Maxim, 125 and Dedicate and Illustrated Ape. She has worked closely with record companies such as EMI, Polydor and Universal/ Island and GSL creating album covers and flyers and has also worked closely with the bands art directing and creating stage designs and merchandise. Commissions also include Penguin Books and Orange, Siemens phones, Nike, Bodyshop, Diet Coke, Vodaphone VH1 and MTV and the Grammy Awards, Luella Bartley, PPQ, Topshop and London Fashion Week. She has also created campaigns for Nokia, Martini, Jameson, Procter and Gamble to name a few.

Butzer, Chris

C.M. Butzer was raised in a small town just outside of Portland, Oregon. In 1992, Butzer left Oregon to attend Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where he earned a BFA in Illustration. After school he worked for Wizards of the Coast before moving to Florence, Italy. There, he met Luigi Galante who ran a didactic illustration studio, Studio Galante. After working for Studio Galante for five years, he moved to New York City to earn his MFA in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts. He currently teaches at SVA.

Aside from teaching and working as an illustrator, storyboard and concept artist out of his studio in Brooklyn, Butzer also illustrates graphic novels. His first novel, Gettysburg, was published by Harper Collins in 2009. He is currently working on a second novel.

McAllister, Chris

Imaginative conceptual images for advertising, editorial and corporate clients. His work has won awards from Communication Arts, Print Magazine and The Society of Illustrators. Specialty areas include business, finance, technology, healthcare and editorial. Clients have included: Verizon, Forbes Magazine, Business Week, Intel, Bloomberg Financial, Bell Atlantic, Bank One, Gieko Insurance and many more.
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