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Roe, Monika

After graduating with a degree in graphic design, Monika Roe worked as an art director and creative director for ad agencies in Los Angeles and Indianapolis. Now a full-time illustrator, some of Monika's clients include: Microsoft, Toyota, Mattel, Diet Coke, Pantene, Coty, Conde Nast Publications, Penguin Group, Doubleday, Random House, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Time Inc., The Wall Street Journal, and Hallmark. Her work has been featured in STEP inside design magazine and Adweek. Monika's studio is located in the beautiful wine country of California's central coast, where she lives with her two pugs, Ladybug and Bumblebee. She likes Danish modern furniture, browsing estate sales and drinks way too much coffee.

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

Chivers, Sam

For several years I lead a double life. During the day I worked for a Design/Illustration studio producing work in a wide variety of styles for many different clients. Whilst in my spare time I was exploring more creative preoccupations though self-directed projects, often just enjoying a bit of creative freedom away from the pressures of the commercial world and being told what to do all the time.

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.

Garland, Paul

Paul’s award-winning work has been featured in multiple publications and campaigns over a 25-year career.

The images begin life with confident pencil drawings. These are then combined with handmade textures, painting, and printmaking to complete, vibrant digital imagery which allows for the works to be commissioned from and to anywhere in the world. His works often use metaphors to convey the brief in as simple and effective a way as possible.

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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

Bradford, Tim

Living right next to a nature reserve in Nottingham, Tim Bradford also has the convenience of being just half a mile from the city centre. From alpine landscapes to geometry and animals, he’s inspired by nature and also loves drawing people of all sizes, shapes and nationalities.

Tim studied for a BA Hons in Illustration at Lincoln University and an MA in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University London.

Everything begins as a pencil sketch, which is then coloured up digitally using Photoshop and Illustrator. With his animation skills, many clients ask him to create work for both print and digital projects where motion is required. For a more physical feel to his work, Tim is increasingly introducing hand drawn elements as well.

Most of Tim’s imagery is quirky, fun and character based, and his work often incorporates custom typography along with some movement. Life, energy, charm and wit are what he strives for when he creates an illustration, and he likes to find visual solutions that are easy on the eye and keep you looking.

Client List Fanta HSBC Oxford University Press Cambridge University Nescafe Nivea Ogilvy & Mathers JWT Lufthansa

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

Scott, Vicky

Growing up in West London near Richmond and the Thames, Victoria Scott was always drawing and making things as a child, and knew from an early age that she wanted to be an illustrator.

Her influences come from the early 20th century, such as Art Deco and Art Nouveau, but she also enjoys a bit of 60s psychedelia.

Vicky went to the Wimbledon School of Art and Design for foundation, and then went to the University of Brighton to gain a BA in Illustration.

All of Vicky’s illustrations are created as handmade paper collages. By its very nature, Vicky’s work is highly figurative, and you’d describe it as quirky, colourful, bold, graphic and a little retro. She likes to bring a narrative element into her work as much as possible.

Client List Microsoft Volkswagen Radio Times Top Sante magazine Dobbies Garden Centre Paperchase The Elephant Parade Bayer Regents College Queen Mary's University

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

So, Caroline

Imagination, adventure and emotion are at the heart of Caroline So’s fashion and beauty illustrations, and they’re ingrained in her personality as well. Originally from Southern California, she set off for the Big Apple at 17 with the goal of working in fashion and she hasn’t looked back since. Now she finds herself producing stylish and elegantly whimsical imagery for the biggest names in fashion and beauty, with a portfolio that’s going from strength to strength.

Caroline has 10 years of experience working as a fashion designer, and that background helps her find the right solutions for her clients with every image she creates.

Her inspirations include Francis Bacon and Egon Shiele, and she loves collecting novel perfume bottles, secretly watching reality TV, and backpacking.

Caroline has a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her philosophy has always been to carry on learning new techniques to broaden her skills and style. She continually explores fresh processes and effects, enabling her to impart emotion, energy and a touch of attitude into her clients' projects.

Caroline’s style is bursting with emotion, whimsy and life. She likes to bring a touch of joy to everything she does, and gives her subjects a sense of playfulness, delicacy and quirkiness.

Client List Fresh Beauty Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Spade New York NYDJ Lou and Grey Ines Di Santo Designow LIA Fashion Vanilab

Henderling, Lisa

Fresh, exciting, evocative vector illustrations, for advertising, publishing, editorial, and packaging. Clients include: Bic, V-8, Coke, Hasbro, Macy's, Nordstroms, Hallmark, NYTimes, WSJ, Taco Bell, Ritz, Hanes, Scholastic, Penguin, K-Mart, and many more.

Smith, Kelly

Kelly Smith is an Australian Illustrator, working predominantly in fashion and beauty.

With a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Tasmanian School of Art, Kelly majored in photography and graphic design, but reverted back to her love of drawing after graduating. She ran a blog and launched her career after being interviewed in Vogue about an exhibition she was mounting.

Kelly’s approach is mainly traditional, with 90 per cent of the work completed using a graphite pencil. She then scans the drawing in, adding colour and tweaking the image using Photoshop. Her compositions vary – usually it’s a case of highlighting one focal area that’s full of beauty, but in other cases she builds up a scene to surround it.

Her images are intricate, finely detailed pencil illustrations, incorporating pops of digital colour. They are soft and feminine in tone and content.

Baviera, Rocco

Graphic Illustration for Corporate, Editorial, Advertising and Children's Books. Clients include: The Grammy Awards, Playboy Jazz Festival, Wall Street Journal Asia, The Washington Post, Expenience Life Magazine, M.A.D.D., Manpower Inc., OmniPod, Syngenta, Ketchum Canada Inc., World Wildlife Fund, Ontario Parks, Clarks Shoes UK, Up with Paper, Scholastic Books, Penguin Putnam, Skinner House Books, Cambridge University Press UK, Chirp Magazine, Two Peas in a Bucket,, and Kids' CBC. Digital files can be supplied as vector. KEYWORDS: Animals Green Eco Nature Wildlife Fun Whimsical Retro Digital Computer Illustrator Photoshop Fashion Design T Shirt Poster Retail Merchandise Environment Vintage Scrapbooking, food, beverage, drink, posters, packaging, travel, coffee, wine, business, financial, conceptual, suit, briefcase, retro, madmen, cool, Children Cute Kids

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.

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.

Kyle T. Webster Illustration

Editorial, book, poster, and advertising illustration with distinctive, exquisite line work. I work digitally but my art feels hand made. Vibrant color is a trademark, and concept is key.

Marta Orzel

Marta was born in a small town in Poland and for as long as she can remember she's been passionate about drawing. She studied Drawing and Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland. Marta currently resides in France sharing her studio with a group of friends and finding her inspiration in nature, science and everyday life.

Marta's work is a mix of plants and organic life set against straight lines, right angles and sharp geometric shapes where intense, succulent colours are used to bring a lively sense of character to her work. The images she produces are filled with mountain landscapes, deep forests inhabited by animals and fantastic creatures walking under sparkling skies.