2021 Indigo Silver Winner For Freelance Illustration
2019 Indigo Honorable Mention Winner For Freelance Illustration
2018 Indigo Gold Award Winner For Freelance Illustration
Working primarily in graphite, I strive to capture the nature of fabrics as well as the mood of my subject. A spark in the eye, a burst of motion, or quiet reflection taking the subject beyond a photograph, rich in texture and feeling. From portraiture to fashion, my work tells a story. The viewer should be curious, hopefully drawn in, to complete it on their own.
I have attended Minneapolis College of Art & Design, classes in digital graphics, University of Minnesota, drawing & painting and have earned an Associate Arts Degree in commercial art from Minneapolis Technical College. My interest in fashion and clothing construction has led to employment as a costumer for Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Dance Theatre, Minnesota Opera and Children’s Theatre Company.
Exhibits of my work have been held in Minneapolis at Geometrie Gallery and The Loring Cafe & Bar and in Venice, California at Sponto Gallery.
I have been represented by Ann Koeffler Artist Representation for the past 15 years. Since she has recently retired I am seeking new representation.
Previous commercial clients include The Economist's Intelligent Life Magazine, AMEX, The Washington Post, The Smithsonian Magazine, Billboard Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Wired Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, The Village Voice, Variety, Scientific American Mind Magazine, New York Times, The L.A. Times and L.A Weekly among others.
Peter has been awarded numerous grants from The Canada Council for the Arts for his new media work, and is the recipient of commissions from Rhizome.org at The New Museum, NYC (2005) and Turbulence.org New Radio and Performing Arts, Boston (2004). He has exhibited in museums and galleries across the globe including the Whitney Museum Of American Art‘s Artport (NYC), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo (Mexico City), the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (Quebec City, Canada) and FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Sao Paulo, Brazil).
Influenced by the classic surrealists as well as retro science-fiction book covers, he likes to look below the surface of one-to-one visual translations, adding meaning and room for inference by wrapping his illustrations in the dense atmosphere of a surreal and melancholic parallel universe. His urge is to translate and decipher what can only be felt, not directly seen, and to amplify this visually, particularly in his personal work.
Max has worked with clients such as: The New Yorker , The New York Times , Google, GLOBE Brand, Future Islands, Bloomberg Businessweek, Folio Society, Atreyu, GQ Magazine, WirtschaftsWoche, DIE ZEIT, Adidas, Bandcamp, Medium, Cicero, The Economist, Variety, Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Shrine.
Awards: 2019: 3x3 AWARD SHOW Merit 2019: WORLD ILLUSTRATION AWARDS 2x Shortlist 2019: AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION 38 Winner 2019: SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS “Illustrators 61” Exhibit & book 2018: JOSEPH BINDER AWARD Distinction 2018: GERMAN DESIGN AWARD Newcomer Nominee 2018: FOLIO SOCIETY BOOK COMPETITION Winner 2017: 3x3 STUDENT SHOW Gold 2016: JOSEPH BINDER AWARD Distinction 2016: ADC GERMANY Silver
Books: Lürzer’s 200 Best Illustrators 2018/2019 Freistil
Originally a graphic designer, he was once told by a studio creative director to remember he is a "graphic designer who illustrates, and not the other way around", Emile has since worked tirelessly to prove otherwise, bringing his artistic flair to everything he does.
Nevertheless, Emile’s unique style is underpinned by graphic design principles, and contradiction is central to his work: he constructs his illustrations in cold-hearted vectors, then warms them up with playful colours, a heavy dose of humour and sometimes; animation.
Emile's inspiration comes from a vast array of eclectic sources including LEGO, life in Japan, fish, baroque paintings, bubblegum and The Simpsons – to name but a few.
Some previous clients include:
The Sunday Times, Bank of America, Apple, IBM, The Verge, 99 percent invisible (podcast), La Quinta Hotels, IEEE, Radio New Zealand, Seamless, Exxon Mobil, Toshiba, Marketing Week and Bank West
2015 Best Awards Finalist 2013 Best Awards Silver, Bronze, Finalist, Finalist 2012 Best Awards Finalist 2011 Graphis Platinum 2009 Best Awards Finalist 2008 Best Awards Silver
Simon works in analog techniques, such as ink, pencils or watercolor but also digitally, depending on the subject. His work is often a combination of detailed and complex drawings and narrative ideas. Depending on the subject his illustrations can also be rough, spontaneous and moody. He also creates slightly animated versions of his illustrations, which can be used in digital publishing and media.
Simon has worked for clients such as:The New York Times, The New Yorker, HarperCollins, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, Scientific American, Rolling Stone Magazine, Medium.com, The Guardian, New Statesman, VICE, The New Republic, Der Spiegel, Cicero Magazin, Esquire, Empire Magazine, Entertainment weekly, Nike, Ubisoft, BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather, Serviceplan and Y&R.
Bringing together my love of drawing and geeking out on the computer, these quite often ended up as screen prints. Screen print is a process I’ve grown to love because of the restraints it imposes, I loved trying to create a sense of depth with just three or four layers. Often mistakes would be surprisingly pleasing.
After a while of incubation this work began attracting commercial clients (as I hoped it would) and eventually I made the leap to doing it full time.
My work naturally veers towards that blurry border point between science and nature. Recently I’ve become aware of how much I’m influenced by the countryside in which I live, and my tendency to fictionalise it through drawing.
My ambitions with my work are to keep making it better and continue to evolve as an artist. Presently my output mutated into a two pronged beast; I make these airbrushed sci-fi landscapes and then more hand drawn limited palette pieces – my aim is to carry on joining the dots in between these two styles somehow unifying them more.
A selected CLIENT LIST includes: WhiteOps, McKinsey, Siegel+Gale, Olympus, AVID, Sony Music, Vampire Weekend videos, MTV, IFC, Meat Beat Manifesto, Fast Company, Time, Newsweek, Wall St Journal, NY Times, Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Inc, Epson, AT&T, HP, AMEX, Deutcshe Bank, Verizon, Reebok, IBM, and Coca-Cola.
This Holiday season, I worked with The School of Visual Arts to design a poster for the “ART IS!” subway series. It’s been so fun to see these all around the city.
In late 2018, I had a great time animating Steve Brodner’s drawings for The Alec Baldwin Show. Tight deadlines and a great team of people!
Awards (partial): Communication Arts, Print, The Society of Illustrators (NY + LA), American Illustration, 3×3 annual, and numerous Telly Awards.
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.
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.
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 36 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 2018, the gentle story of Margot and friends gathering to give their heartfelt impromptu goodbye to a beloved pet that has died.
UPDATE: Steven has illustrated the upcoming wonderful nonfiction picture book, "On the Corner of Chocolate Avenue -How Milton Hershey Brought Milk Chocolate To America" -written by Tziporah Cohen & illustrated by Steven Salerno, to be released by Clarion Books/Harper Collins in December 2022. It’s the life story of American Milton Hershey, the poor kid from Pennsylvania who built his company, HERSHEY’S, into one of the largest manufacturers of chocolate in the world. "On the Corner of Chocolate Avenue" is a Junior Library Guild GOLD STANDARD Selection for 2022.
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.
Originally from Vermont, Steven 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, but also still creates illustrations for clients in advertising, magazines, newspapers, corporate publications, and product packaging.
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Although most ventures into different ways of working have come about through a basic need for variety, some were born out of necessity. In 2011, Sam Kerr spent six months bedridden as a result of back problems, so in order to keep up his drawing, learnt to work entirely on his iPhone.
As of December 2011, Sam Kerr returned to his studio with a new back and continues to work on his collaborative projects with illustration collective Lie-ins and Tigers, and new joint venture Interrobang with friend Russell Weekes.
His clients include… Channel 4, Coca-Cola, Waitrose, Phones 4U, Gillette, Paul Smith, Planet Of The Grapes, Marwood ties, TIME Magazine, GQ, FHM, Red Bulletin, Popshot, LE GUN, The Guardian, and The Independent.
Corey Brickley was born in the U.S. In 1987 and now lives and works as an illustrator and designer in Philadelphia.
Corey Brickley is a graduate of the University of the Arts' Illustration program in Philadelphia, PA. Corey creates concept-driven illustrations for editorial, publishing, music and advertising. He is a digital artist who uses a healthy mix of 3D, texture, and Wacom-based painting. His work is concerned with surreal and graphic juxtapositions.
Corey primarily works in editorial and specializes in motion graphics and animation. Corey is a winner of the American Illustration 35th annual competition for his motion illustration work with The Huffington Post.
Previous clients include: The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Pacific Standard Magazine, Vice Magazine, Penn Gazette, Texas Monthly, Magnet Magazine, Grid Magazine.
Dream clients: Mother Jones, Popular Mechanics, GQ, Rolling Stone, Penguin, Little Brown, Tor, Converse, Vans, MTV, SmuttyNose Brewing Co
With a combination of bold colours and geometry, his artwork orbits between the symbolic and the mechanical, playing with depth of field and multilayered objects. He is inspired by science, cinema and pop culture, and makes a sisyphean attempt to learn Japanese every once in a while.
His work has been featured in the books Understanding Illustration, Ghosts of Gone Birds and Three By Three Illustration Directory.
Previous clients include: Wired UK, Mayor of London, BMW, Zurich, More Than, Monocle, Times Higher Education, GT Nexus, Kaplan, WPP, Financial Management, Bulletin, STEP Journal, FM World, WeAreBold, Oxford University Press.
In his illustrations, Marcin tries to capture specific mood using simple shapes, colour and light to distill the essence of the story that he tries to tell in each illustration. His inspirations come from retro games and Polish socialist-era posters as well as modern illustration.
He has worked with every major publishing house, countless advertising agencies, and a large number of design agencies and magazines. Best known for his retro style and horror film posters, Michael Koelsch continues to evolve and adjust his styles for each client.
Newsweek, NY Observer, Vanity Fair, Time Out, The Evening Standard, O Magazine, Brooks Sports, Penguin, Make Magazine, Smart Money, Rolling Stone and Welt am Sonntag are just some of Kathryn’s clients.