Skip to Content
Pages: [<<] [<] 1 2

Beaudoin, Rayne

People, Characters, Business, Love, Conceptual, Black & White, Graphic, Cartoon, Fashion, Political, Charcature, Children, Children's Books, Comic, Comic Conceptual, Painterly, Pen and Ink, Storyboards, Wacky, Whimsical, Line and Wash, Food, Comic Humorous.

Paraskevas, Michael

Michael Paraskevas, a well known illustrator among magazine art directors, has had his work featured in such prestigious publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country and Esquire and has earned numerous awards from industry professionals. Michael has exhibited at Giraffics Gallery in East Hampton (6 one-man shows) and recently showed at the prestigious Southampton Gallery owned by Peter Marcelle. Along with his mother Betty, he published many children’s books over the past 12 years. Their work includes the much loved Tangerine Bear, which was produced as a Christmas Special for ABC in 2000. Other popular works by the pair include Junior Kroll, A Very Kroll Christmas, Shamlanders, The Ferocious Beast, Cecil Bunions, and Chocolate at the Four Seasons. The mother-and-son team’s most well-known project, called Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, was developed for Nick Jr. and is still running on Noggin. It won the prized Gemini Award for best animated show of 2001 in Canada. Paraskevas was educated at School of Visual Arts in New York where he also received his Master’s Degree in Visual Journalism. He divides his time between his home in SouthHampton and LA.

Beylinson, Yana

Yana Beylinson is a New York City-based artist, illustrator and designer. Widely known for her organic, natural and completely unique style, Yana has worked with a variety of clients in fashion, book and magazine publishing, textile design, and corporate world. Some notables include Crabtree & Evelyn, Chronicle Books, Food & Wine Magazine, C Wonder, and many others. Yana's work covers botanical drawings, food illustration, pattern design and conceptual work. Yana strongly believes in the power of great design. She is well known for her signature, streamlined creative style and brings elegance and a sophisticated eye to all of her work. Her solid foundation in fine art and typography shines through each project.

Diner Mighty Graphics

DINER MIGHTY GRAPHICS™ is your source for custom kids menus and promotions. We take your idea from concept to design to create one of kind activity books, menus, placemats and promotions. Our goal is the same as yours: to deliver an experience that brings back satisfied customers again and again.

Bray, Ed

Ed Bray is an illustration graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. After graduation, he began his illustration career in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he worked for a company on pen and ink and marker layouts. In addition to his commercial assignments, he focused on watercolor landscapes of the Midwest, which were exhibited at the Fuller Museum in Massachusetts. Examples of his illustrations appear in Drawing: Structure and Vision by Fritz Drury and Joanne Stryker © 2008.

Ed is skilled in presentation artwork, such as storyboards and comps, as well as finished illustrations and fine art. His work is featured in American Showcase #23 and the Directory of Illustration website www.behance.net/edBray & www.directoryofillustration.com/edbray.

Ed lives and works as a freelancer in Brockton, Massachusetts and is a member of the Arts League of Lowell. He was featured in a November edition of The Lowell Sun.

Ed is able to work quickly to meet tight deadlines and is available at any time for an assignment.

Clients include iRobot, Gary Sloan Studios Inc., J.Jill, The Fantastical, Riverside Co, Hood, Colonial Life, The Via Group LLC, Urban College of Boston, Supervalu, Wells Fargo Bank, Wilson Leather, BHF Printing, Midway YMCA, Blue Diamond Natural, Tri-District School, Fuller Art Museum, Twenty-First Century Software, Raymond Watson Funeral Home, Harvard Business School, Arthur's Paradise Diner, S&S Auto Repair, City of Holyoke MA, The Public Health Museum, Boston Brake and Tune-Up, Bread & Roses Heritage Committee

O'Leary, Chris

A native Ohioan, Chris O'Leary was born in Youngstown and studied painting at the Columbus College of Art and Design. He worked briefly in Cincinnati for the Gibson Greeting Card Co. and has been freelancing ever since, creating paintings for clients such as Barnes and Noble, Atlantic Monthly, Vegetarian Times, the L.A. Times, Readers Digest, the Boston Globe, Barron's Weekly, and Ohio Magazine. He now lives in Columbus with his wife, Tricia, and daughters, Lily and Kate. Before he had kids, he played finger style guitar, was the project director for the restoration of an urban ravine, and took long bicycle trips, but now he pretty much just watches after the kids...and paints.

Maravillas, Jennifer

With Filipino and European roots, and with freckles from head to toe, Jennifer Maravillas feels as if she’s on a detective-like quest to understand as many different perspectives as possible. Her roots as an artist, meanwhile, go back to her training in ballet as a child. She sees her art as a kind of ballet performed on paper using a marker.

She rarely restricts herself to just a marker, though. Watercolour, spray paint and various other media are used in her illustrations. As a side project, she has made a map of Brooklyn out of garbage, and in future plans to try and map as much of the world as she can. On top of painting, her passions are anthropology and sociology.

Jennifer did an undergraduate degree is in Graphic Design at the University of Louisville and a graduate degree is in Mass Communication at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The techniques Jennifer uses are constantly changing, and her style often comes as a result of the medium she’s exploring at a given time. By and large she’s a mixed media artist, always trying new materials and combinations of them – typically they include watercolour markers, ink, spray paint, pencil, cut out paper, block printing, and Photoshop. Sometimes she allows a composition to evolve without knowing what the end result might be like, other times she has a clear idea in her head of what she wants.

Jennifer is fascinated by the digital process. She scans in every doodle and texture she draws or paints, keeping them for reference or for use as layers in new pieces.

Jennifer uses vibrant colour combinations as she builds up maps, cityscapes and scenery from hundreds of smaller handmade elements. Some of her influences include Werner Herzog, Mary Blair, Guy Debord, and Buckminster Fuller.

Shaffer, Chad J.

Intelligent illustration and flash animation for editorial, corporate, advertising and design firms. Keyword search over 1000 stock illustrations available online, direct from artist. Recent clients include: Computer Associates, eQuest, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Ingram Micro, Ladies' Home Journal, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Scholastic, SHRM, Sprint, U.S. News and World Report and many more...

Mjolsness, Jane

Illustrations for packaging, editorial, books and book covers, fashion, greeting cards. Illustrating complex emotional issues, womens issues, relationships and food in a stylized, simplistic, elegant manner with great attention to composition, color and line quality. Clients: Allergan USA, CF Napa (Tapeña Wines), What to Expect When You’re Expecting Foundation, Duncan Baird Publishers (London), Boston Market, Olive Garden, Marshall Field’s, Target, Visa Gold, American Airlines, Northwest Airlines, US Government, Hershey’s, Mall of America, The Washington Post, Faber&Faber, Hazelden, Pillsbury, AT&T, GlaxoSmithKline, EuroRSCG, Beringer Wines, Gerber Baby Products, FCB, BBDO, 3M, American Express, and many others. KEYWORDS: Women, emotions, healthcare, decorative, stylized, conceptual, packaging, line, line with color

Napier, Martha

When Martha Napier took the leap and became a full-time freelance illustrator in 2013, the world of fashion design lost a wonderful creator, but the world of illustration gained an excellent artist. Martha’s vivid watercolours and loose, almost naïve style, have given a lighthearted lift to all kinds of interesting projects in fashion, advertising, editorial and more. She also does live painting for clients, and was named a top illustrator to watch on Instragram by InStyle magazine.

Martha was born in the Midwest, grew up in Germany, and today splits her time between Chicago and New York. She loves fashion – that much is clear – and her most admired designers include Miuccia Prada, Marni, and Phoebe Philo. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Matisse and Cy Twombly are three artists that inspire her.

Beyond art and fashion, she’s had a fascinating life. She’s travelled to the North Pole, and to the Galapagos Islands. “The only place I’ve seen a cactus, a flamingo and a penguin in the same location,” she says.

Martha has a BA in Studio Art from Wake Forest University, and was a Presidential Scholar at the same college in Fine Art. She discovered her love of fashion illustration at the Parsons School of Design, where she studied for a post grad degree in Fashion Design.

Watercolours are Martha’s main media, but she also uses markers, pencils and acrylics. She scans the work into Photoshop and uses the application to clean it up and colour correct it before delivering it to her clients.

Martha is very much a gestural painter, with a very fine skill in getting paints to flow from her brush and soak beautifully into the paper, and to mix with one another. Seen up close, it’s a gorgeous effect. Her work is vibrant and vivid as you can see, and full of joy and whimsy.

Cube

CUBE are a studio of CGI artists and designers who create stunning digital imagery and animations for the advertising, broadcast, design and online media sectors.

With over 25 years experience, each of our team are specialists in their own area and apply the same passion and skills to each project.

Utilizing the latest 3D software and digital techniques, we work on projects large and small, from single still illustrations to fully animated TV commercials. We pride ourselves on being able to bring any visual idea to life, nothing is impossible with CGI.

Specializing in characters, realistic 3D, automotive and packaging work, we help clients realise their visual dreams with planning and efficiency. Our robust studio technical pipeline and adaptable team ensures all projects are given the attention they require without delay.

Berg, Margaret

WATERCOLOR, PEN & INK. Client List: Papyrus, American Greetings, International Greetings, Tervis, Georgia Pacific / Dixie Paperware, Creativore, The Tombras Group, Penguin Books, Women's Heath Magazine, Rachael Ray magazine etc.

Greenberg, Karen

graphic, illustration, layered, acrylic, paint, digital, line, line with color, fashion, people, figures, still life, travel, food, logos, icons, editorial, publishing, advertising, packaging, decorative, textiles, pattern, hand lettering Graphic and stylized with line and color, plus new work incorporating painted textures. Advertising, editorial, publishing, design and corporate.

Wilkins, Sarah

Sarah Wilkins is a New Zealand born illustrator.

She spends her time creating illustrations with a unique combination of sharp-eyed visual wit, sophisticated color and graceful hand-lettering.

Working with acrylic, gouache, pen & ink and computer, Sarah's whimsical and elegant style has a refreshingly painterly feel. Her illustrations have been featured around the world in magazines and advertising campaigns, airports, museums, bookstores, on buses, murals, in the metro, as well as on bags, cups, books, toys.........the list goes on.

Sarah's clients include Barnes & Noble, United Airlines, American Express, Pfizer, UNESCO, NYU, Smithsonian, Time Magazine, Yoga Journal, Madame Figaro, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Town & Country and The New York Times.

If you'd like to know more about Sarah, her work or interests, please feel free to ask. She enjoys thinking outside the square!

Spector, Joel

Known for his images of elegance, Joel Spector was born in Havana, Cuba, came to the United States at the age of twelve and currently lives in New Milford, CT. He graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and attended the Art Students League and received his MFA at WCSU in 2005. Joel started out in the field of fashion illustration then moved on to general illustration and has been working on well-known accounts throughout the years. His work has been published in books, children’s books, magazines, newspapers, advertising and annual reports. Honors include; Award winner at the 2011 International Portrait Competition in Atlanta, GA; award winner in the Artist’s Magazine 2011 Competition; Gold Medal awards from Pastel Society of America, Society of Illustrators awards, Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America and Best in Show at the Kent Art Association. He has been featured in Artist’s Magazine, American Art Collectors Magazine, Best of Pastels II, International Artist Magazine and various international magazines. Joel is sought out to paint commissioned portraits and his portrait work has been included in the National Arts Club, New York, NY; the Players Club, New York, NY and in many prominent collections. He has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Wooster Community Center for the Arts, Art League of Long Island, SCAN and at Western Connecticut State University.

Krall, Hawk

Hawk Krall is a Philadelphia - based illustrator who specializes in colorful, dynamic type-driven food illustration that goes beyond the surface, informed by several years spent as a professional line cook.

Along with the food related work Mr Krall has been doing humorous, jam-packed editorial illustration for magazines and newspapers since graduating from Pratt Institute in 1999.

His work has been recognized by the Society Of Professional Journalists, Society Of Illustrators and Art Of The Menu.

Clients Include: Art In The Age, Baltimore Citypaper, Cincinnati Magazine, DBGB Kitchen And Bar, Goldbely.com, Hot Diggity, Las Vegas Weekly, Lucky Peach, Next American City, Philadelphia Magazine, Pizza Brain, Rachael Ray Magazine, Runner's World, Serious Eats, Two Roads Brewery, Variety Magazine, Village Voice, Willamette Week.

Follow me on Twitter

Wilson, Oscar

Oscar Wilson started working in London in 1996. Specialising in image creation, illustration and hand crafted typography, Oscar Wilson produces work for a wide variety of clients, with commissions from the advertising world, fashion, publishing, film and TV. Previous clients include: Crisis, Fabric, Guinness, Honda, Levi's, MTV, Nike, NME, Orange, Penguin, Sky TV, Stüssy, Transport For London, The Observer, Time Out, Twentieth Century Fox, Virgin Atlantic, Visit London, Volkswagen. Agencies: AMV BBDO, Arnold Worldwide, M&C Saatchi, Mother, RKCR Y&R, Start Creative, WCRS, WWAV Rapp Collins. Oscar Wilson also works collaboratively with (brother) Ben Wilson on 3D and interior projects, under the ‘Wilson Brothers’ banner. Clients for the Wilson Brothers include: Brooks, Honda, Nike, Stüssy Japan.

Harrison, Shane

Deco meets Disco. Charming and unusual illustration. A mix of modern and retro elements.

Watson, Laura

Fun, fresh illustrations of loopy kids, cuddly animals and wondrous places... created in acrylic paint and digital collage, with a retro twist and often featuring custom vintage hand lettering. Specialties are children's books and food illustration.

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.

Foster, Jeff

Raised on a wheat farm in Montana. Traveled to Portland Oregon. Schooled at Pacific Northwest College of Art. 8 year stint at W+K. Freelancing and living large in the Northwest. Good with photoshop, illustrator and a no.2 pencil.

Walsh, Sarah

Sarah Walsh is an internationally published illustrator who's project range spans from picture books, apparel, home decor and greeting cards to name a few. Her work has also been featured on Creative Pep Talk, Buzzfeed & The Jealous Curator. Sarah has been a working artist since 2001, starting out as a designer/illustrator hybrid at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. In 2013 she branched off solo style into the freelance world after connecting with an art agent named Lilla Rogers. Bright color, fashion, mid century design, the 80's, fantasy, hand lettering, world culture & folk art art are some of the elements that inform her work.

Writing and illustrating a children's book or working with a fashion designer to create a quirky haute couture clothing line are two of her dream projects! When Sarah isn't busy doing client work she fills her sketchbook with personal paintings or creates products such as art prints, enamel pins & pillows for Tigersheep Friends, with her husband Colin Walsh, a fellow illustrator.

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.

Haake, Martin

Martin Haake is an internationally known illustrator and artist. After some years living in London, Martin moved back to Berlin where he lives with his wife and his two sons who both want to grow up to be pirates!(the old fashioned kind of course). He has been working as a freelance illustrator for about 14 years for clients all over the world: Barnes & Noble, The Royal Society of Arts, Penguin Books, The Boston Globe, Travel & Leisure, Elle and the Shangri-la Hotel, Hongkong to name a few. Martin Haake's work has been selected for many illustration and design annuals. He is a big fan of American Folk art and is collecting telephone doodles.

Larsen, Eric

TO SEE THE COMPLETE IMAGES---HIT ERIC'S HOMEPAGE URL (above). That said, Eric Larsen has been a working, multiple-style illustrator since the year John Lennon was shot. That's a long time. He's worked for a lot of really good people for a really long time too. Clients include: DDB Chicago, CMD Agency, Daimler-Western Star Trucks, The Amelie Company, Colorado DOT, Three Communications Chicago, The Great Society, Cengage, Pearson Learning, This Old House, California Magazine, AAA Traveler Magazine, Westways Magazine, Scholastic, J.Walter Thompson, Hachette Books, Guideposts Magazine and many more. Please hit his website link to see more of his stuff. We really hope you don't hate it you've got so many choices. Keywords: automotive, truck, car, industry, industrial, retro,digital, pencil, airbrush, digital, vector, multiple_style,texture, engines, train, travel, tourism, feminine, masculine, machine, character development, cartoon, comic, medical, hospital, science, food, product, line _over_color, editorial, realism, stylized, style-match, food, beverage,tee_shirt, business, corporate, financial, graphic, postcard, scenic, hand_lettering

Liz Sanders Agency

Since 1985, Liz Sanders Agency has represented an eclectic group of commercial illustrators, each highly specialized in a range of medium: digital, oil, acrylic, pastel and a variety of style: realistic, whimsical, editorial, juvenile. My commitment to personal service and positive relationships has proven well in seeking out the best of art buyers and freshest, most unique talent. My business philosophy is founded on reliability, honesty, practicality and persistence. These attributes combined with effective marketing & promotion has resulted in a thriving business whose client base includes design/advertising firms, magazine/book publishers, and corporations.

Lyons, Chris

Chris Lyons is an Illustrator, gardener, and pass-first point guard. And hopelessly addicted to all three things. He loves to do great work for great clients. In the last few months that’s been: Conde Nast Traveler, American Express, Target, Penguin Publishing, Chicago Magazine, Monocle Magazine (London), Scholastic, Chicago Tribune, McCann Erickson, LA Magazine, Cramer-Kressalt, AirTran, Smart Money, Utne Reader, The New York Times, Bicycling Magazine, Texas Monthly and AARP to name a few. His work has appeared with some regularity in the CA Illustration Annual, American Illustration, 3x3 and Creative Quarterly. He is also on the Adjunct Faculty of The School of Design at RIT.

Lund, Jon C.

Classic vintage poster style digital art Influenced by everything from travel posters to matchbooks and inspired by some of the great commercial artists of the first half of the last century. Specializing in posters, covers, logos, and lettering for advertising, sales promotion and licensing. Clients include: The NFL, Disney, PGA, Pepsi, Apple computer, Target, Hasbro, The USGA Yum Brands, Ghirardelli, ESPN, Parker Bros., Major League Baseball, Wall St. Journal, Wall Mart, TravelSmith, Bacardi, Wizards of the Coast, Starbucks. . Classic poster style illustration and typography

Hargreaves, Martin

History and humor marry together beautifully in the illustrations of Martin Hargreaves, and his versatile style has seen him creating everything from pastiche images mimicking the great masters to fantastical beasts and still life paintings. You’ll find his work in advertising, children’s books, magazines and newspapers, and even at Hampton Court Palace.

It’s no surprise to learn that Martin’s greatest inspiration comes from classical painters like William Hogarth, Hans Holbein, Rembrandt and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. In fact, he says that if he could travel back in time he would visit the 18th century, and alongside his love of Renaissance artwork he also loves classical music.

Martin works from a shed in his garden, with large windows through which he can see apple trees and the rolling hills of East Sussex. If he ever gets creative block, he likes to dig in his vegetable garden, or look after his many pets, which include two dogs, three horses, two guinea pigs and seven chickens.

Martin has a BA Illustration from Brighton Polytechnic (now Brighton University).

His approach and the media he uses vary from project to project, but he always begins drawing with a simple pen on paper until he has an idea of what direction the image will take. Martin works in traditional media – oil paints, watercolor, pen and ink – and is also adept at making changes digitally as required. The 2B pencil is his all-time favorite art tool.

Martin’s inspiration comes from the old masters, and the styles he works in follow on from that. In his portfolio you’ll see fine paintings that look just like Rembrandts, and others that are more like 18th century engravings or 19th century book illustrations. In short, he will come up with a style that suits the brief.

Stanley, Anne

Vibrant, friendly and fun, line and dye illustrations, maps, food, animals, characters, nature, icons, interior overviews for advertising, packaging, corporate, children's book publishing, esl, editoral, games, infographics and more....

Rodriguez, Robert

Born in New Orleans, Rodriguez has lived in California since 1965. He graduated from Chouinard Art Institute in 1969, and began freelancing as an illustrator. Over the years his style has evolved through many phases. He currently illustrates as himself and as the primary artist in his studio 24/7. Some of the projects he’s especially enjoyed working on include the poster for SuperBowl XXVI, The NFL for 2002 Christmas card , movie posters for The Two Jakes, The Jewel of the Nile, and City Slicker’s II, the dvd cover for The Adventures of Robin Hood, the NBA All-Star Game poster, basketball trading cards, six Ringling Bros. Circus posters, posters for the National Hispanic Scholarship fund, calendars and posters for the National Federation of Labor, many covers for Der Spiegel Magazine, theater posters for the Hartford Stage and the Mark Taper Forum. Rodriguez illustrated the Cesar Chavez postage stamp for the United States Postal Service and Designer Carl Herrman. Mr. Herrman has also commissioned Rodriguez for the Cinco De Mayo Stamp and the Celebrate the Century “1980’s” series of stamps. The Cinco De Mayo stamp was the first postage stamp ever jointly.commissioned by the United States and another country {Mexico} He has won five gold medals and four silver medals, as well as two Patrick Nagel Awards from SILA, the Hollywood Reporter Key Arts Award, many regional awards from across the country, the Airbrush Action Achievement Award, and the great teacher award from Art Center.

Carosielli, Todd

Todd Carosielli is a visual artist specializing in creating CGI illustrations for print advertising. For the past 13 years, Todd has been creating compelling visuals and design for clients such as Activision, Atari, Campbell's, Capcom, Dunkin Donuts, Ecko, Fedex, L'Oreal, Lacoste, Lowe's, Limited Brands, M&M, Polo and Victoria's Secret. Todd's experience ranges from being part of the team that created Victoria's Secret's multi-million dollar sub-brand PINK, to designing furniture, illustrating ad campaigns and creating in-game graphics for video games. His broad background and experience has been focused in the CGI industry for the past 7 years. Currently, Todd works as the 3D artist for 2Fake and as a freelance illustrator/animator. Aside from sitting at a computer, Todd enjoys making his wife and daughter laugh, farmers markets and boxing. Recently Todd and his family traded in the New York City skyline for the rolling country side of Bucks County, PA.

Sprunger, Reed

Classic paint, ink, pencil and airbrush techniques, and you get it with fast, drop-it-in digital delivery. Images can be created from scratch, with photography, or built with CGI. Experienced in medical and health, food, landscape and nature, industrial machinery and mechanical constructs, product concepting, technical, cutaways and phantoms, instructional, people (adults and children), animals, fantasy, architectural, toys, and seasonal, using painterly, realistic or retro styles. Illustrator of eight children's books to date. Clients include Mattel, Disney, Dole, Pillsbury, Hallmark, Zimmer, Nestle, Green Giant, Serta, Williams-Sonoma, Tyson, OshKosh B'Gosh and Volkswagen. From spots to spreads and posters to packaging, call or email for a fast quote.

Church, Caroline

Caroline Church is a scraperboard artist, and the perfect illustrator to approach if you’re after something with a vintage engraved look to it. Based in Twickenham, she grew up in Uganda, where she had pet chameleons and was encouraged to make greetings cards by her mother.

Caroline received a BA in Illustration at the Chelsea School of Art. She then learned wood engraving as a guest student at Royal Academy Schools.

Caroline’s style is reminiscent of 19th century engraving, so it tends to lend itself well to projects that aim to convey traditional and time-honoured values. Not surprisingly, her main influences include the engravers Thomas Bewick and Gustav Dore.

Client List Domino's DDB Helsinki Atlantic Books Virgin McCann Erickson, Dublin Waitrose Envision Marks and Spencer DDFG, Vienna Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Colorado

Day, Amber

Being able to create a world for somebody using just lines and colours – that’s what fascinates Amber Day, an LA-based illustrator who’s done stunning work for a range of fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. “There’s no better feeling to me than being able to tell a story through an image,” she says.

Travel and taste are two of her biggest passions. “I’ve literally eaten my way through Europe, Africa, and Asia, and I love paddle boarding on The Great Lakes,” she explains.

Alongside the travelling and eating, she’s always drawing - fashion, food and beauty. Her visit to Morocco inspired her to draw Moroccan rugs for weeks, and the Red Panda at Nashville Zoo led to an obsession with the species. So far, her favourite city is Prague and she returns there two or three times a year. At home, her best friend and work partner is Kale, a rescue poodle with three legs.

Amber studied for a degree in Visual Communications from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles.

Amber’s bold line work has a natural, sketched feel to it, while the addition of watercolour gives her illustrations an organic look and her restrained use of colour sets the mood. A few years ago, she made the decision to draw products how they’d look when laid out flat and it’s proven extremely popular with clients in fashion and beauty.

When she’s creating culinary sketches, she gives them a personal perspective and includes the nuances of real life rather than aiming for perfection. “I want the viewer to feel like they are experiencing the food as if they are there. The napkin might be placed a little off, French fries might be brown from being cooked too long, and the burger could be half-eaten,” she says.

Client List Rodale Fabletics Eater LA WeAr Magazine Salted John Ruvin Supply Raw Juicery Unique USA Nordstrom Conde Nast Heinz Epicurious Maybelline InStyle Hawaiian Airlines Apartment Therapy AARP Jamie Magazine Under Armour Wine Enthusiast Red Bull

Tjader, Ella

Born in Lithuania, Ella Tjader is married to a Swede and has lived in Sweden, Scotland and England before ending up in Zurich, Switzerland. Her childhood was spent drawing and painting princesses in puffy dresses, and some of her school friends still have the pictures she gave them all those years ago.

She loves rain, walking in the woods, and reading moody Scandinavian crime novels, which she somehow finds life affirming. She’s also influenced by vintage Scandinavian illustration. Her perfect evening would include cups of tea and a film. She hates rollercoasters.

Ella studied at the Vilnius School of Economics, but later did a graphic design course via the online college Sessions.edu. That’s how she discovered Adobe Illustrator, and armed with a Wacom tablet she began building up her portfolio while studying the world of illustration, and all the magazines, fashion firms and brands she might be able to work for.

Feminine, elegant, modern, detailed, intricate, loose and light, Ella’s style is usually based around line work, though sometimes she’ll use brushes in Photoshop to drop in some vibrant colours. There are lots of organic and intertwining elements in her work to draw the viewer in. She also creates surface designs - seamless patterns and prints.

Client List
Vogue Japan
Henkel
Victoria’s Secret
Target
BBH London
Blue Dog London
Ogilvy Advertising
NYLON Japan

Larkum, Adam

It’s a love of drawing that drives Adam Larkum, and it’s something he practices every day, constantly coming up with quirky new characters and putting them in hair-raising situations. And if you chat with Adam for a while he has a few real life hair-raising situations to recount. While he was a teenager, his family lived in Alexandria, Virginia for a while where Adam became the projectionist in the town’s cinema. When the bulb blew during the scariest part of Friday The 13th the crowd poured out of the cinema like a lynch mob…

This didn’t deter Adam from studying animation once he got back to the UK, and as a student he won a competition to create a short film for MOMI and Channel 4. Once his career producing animated commercials was under way, he became an illustrator as well. He’s now created over 30 children’s books, and illustrates for magazines and packaging.

Adam studied illustration and animation, and received a BA followed by an MA from the Edinburgh College of Art.

Adam believes every commission should start with a pencil in one hand and an eraser in the other, and is never afraid to erase whole areas of a drawing if they aren’t right. He loves working in ink on paper and then shifting into Photoshop to bring the piece together. If his work were a film, he says, it would be an Ealing Comedy – fun, fast and eccentric.

Client List Taylor’s Port BBC Island Bakery Green King Faber and Faber Puffin Books Usborne Channel 4 Cambridge University press Oxford University press Egmont Publishing Ziggurat Brands The V&A Museum Ask magazine Ink Robin

OFerrall, Zoe More

Zoe More O’Ferrall’s studio is situated in Notting Hill. It’s a prime position for an illustrator who loves markets. She’s right next to Golborne Road Antiques Market and minutes away from Portobello Road with its famous stalls selling old papers, postcards, vintage clothing, furniture, prints and more.

Further inspiration comes from a love of film and photography, like the colourful and imaginative work of Autumn de Wilde, Tim Walker, Wes Anderson and Juergen Teller. BBC Radio 4 is played constantly in her studio as she creates imagery for fashion and food brands, retailers, advertising agencies, publishers and more.

Zoe’s training began at Wimbledon School of Art, and she went on to do a BA at the London College of Communication as well as a postgraduate course at Central Saint Martins.

Zoe usually works in pen and ink – she has a broad collection of pens to choose from - and loves to draw by hand. She only uses a computer to plan compositions and to touch up the handmade images. Now and again she’ll experiment with collage and screen printing too.

Client List Absolut Vodka Amazon BBC Billboard Magazine British Vogue Cartier Charlotte Tilbury Costa Esprit Esquire ES Magazine The Guardian Harrods The Hollywood Reporter The Ivy Jo Malone J Crew JWT The Mayor of London Mr Porter More Than Mumford and Sons National Geographic New York Magazine Ogilvy Propercorn The Red Cross Renault Stella Artois Tesco Topshop The Times UGG Australia VCCP The Wall Street Journal The Washington Post YSL

Mulvanny, Sara

Sara Mulvanny grew up with a paint brush in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. After studying Illustration at Kingston, Sara moved back to her North Hampshire studio which she shares with her cat, Simba. Whilst this cheeky feline tries to walk across Sara's keyboard or balances precariously on stacked sketchbooks, Sara can be found creating her stylised pen and ink drawings, which she digitally transforms with texture and colour. Inspired by the age of Art Deco illustration and muted colour palettes, her charming illustrative style has captured the attention of many clients including Harrods, Sainsbury’s Magazine and Harper Collins.

Barber, Isobel

Isobel is a paper engineer and illustrator, living and working in the beautiful county of Dorset. Isobel graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2012 with a degree in Textile design, where she specialised in creating illustrative patterns and print designs using a cut paper technique. Isobel continues to use this method to create detailed work and miniature sets, using layers of card and cut paper. Isobel has worked with a number of clients in fields such as advertising, editorial, branding, live illustration events and most recently film. Clients include The National Trust, Tesco, Lands' End, Harveys Furniture, Benson for Beds & Wilderness Festival. When not wielding a pair of scissors or a scalpel, some of her other pastimes include baking, prising scraps of stray paper from the jaws of her miniature schnauzer Otto, running along the Dorset coast, flowers and photographing colourful things.
Pages: [<<] [<] 1 2