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Burgoyne, John

John is a member of The Society of Illustrators. He has received over 150 awards in the United States and Europe. Animals, food, technical, maps, medical.

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

Dykes, John S

John S. Dykes lives and works in the Boston area. John works in acrylic, pen and ink, mixed media, and digital. His clients range from editorial and corporate illustration to children's books as well as self-generated projects. He has earned recognition from the Society of Illustrators, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, including gold and silver medals, Communication Arts, American Illustration, Print, 3x3 Annual, How Magazine, the AltPick Awards, and Step by Step Graphics.

Voltz, Ralph

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

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.

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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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

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.

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

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

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

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

Serafin, Kasia

Originally from the south of Poland, Kasia travelled to Scotland to complete a degree in Visual Communication and Illustration at Gray’s School of Art. Kasia’s passion for illustration is reflected in her one-of-a-kind designs and playful solutions. She has a fully formed distinctive style and enjoys working with a limited colour palette, but it doesn’t stop her from constantly pushing her illustrations further into new territory. She’s the winner of a D&AD New Blood Pencil award for her John Lewis project - the trophy sits proudly on her desk.

Harris, Philip

Philip became inspired by art as a child studying his grandfather's old sketchbooks around his home. During university he inherited his grandfather's vast collection of dip pens and began experimenting with dip pen and ink. Becoming fascinated by the style, he still uses the same nibs today as well as devolving to use other mediums such as rotring pens and Photoshop to create his images.

Zellmer, Tina

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

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.

Stewart-Croker, Jess

Recent illustration graduate Jess Stewart-Croker, is well on her way to carving out a path for herself. Primarily working with traditional media, such as watercolour, gouache and pen and ink, Jess creates painterly and colourful imagery. She has already grabbed a number of impressive assignments for several companies, including several private commissions. Jess can also quite frequently be found with sketchbook in hand making her way through a museum looking for inspiration in the historical references around her. Jess’s goal in her work has always been to capture the beauty and detail of an object in a traditional and intricate manner, and it’s immediately visible in her imagery from travel to product illustrations. What an impressive start to her career! View more of Jess’ work at Folioplanet and her own website.

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

Sherman, Erwin

Erwin is a freelance illustrator based in Golden Colorado. Working with a combination of traditional scratchboard and digital media and a range of styles from detailed realism to vintage to conceptual. Clients include: Southwest Airlines, Pilgrims Pride, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Georgia Pacific, Burlington Northern RR, Colonial Williamsburg, Pier 1 Imports, Six Flags, Men's Journal, Runner's World, Wired, American Cowboy, Boy's Life, Seattle Metropolitan.

Vail, Baker

Maps are an essential form of visual communications. Baker Vail custom maps have helped clients in advertising, marketing and publishing worldwide.

Fast, Ingo

For over fifteen years, Ingo Fast has created conceptual and narrative, often landscape or cityscape-like illustrations for numerous magazines, newspapers, books, and brochures, for editorial, institutional, educational, corporate and advertising clients in the US as well as many other countries. He has illustrated greeting and holiday cards, posters, annual reports, children's textbooks, travel guides, T-Shirts, websites, maps & charts, bird's eye view diagrams, logos, and murals, in the context of a multitude of subject matters like children, people, family, lifestyle, and retirement; political and society-oriented themes; business, money, financial & investing-related topics; medical, health, and pharmaceutical subjects; technology, communication, media, and the internet; cars & automotive, travel, transportation, and insurance; and food, packaging, and products. His concepts are solution-oriented, and most often satirical, whimsical, and sometimes cartoon-like. His scenes are imaginative, humorous, and clever, and he uses pen & ink / line art combined with watercolor or gouache, or digital color, but also works with black & white line art. He has won recognition from American Illustration, the Societies of Illustrators in New York and in Los Angeles, the Society of Publication Designers, the Society of News Designers, and Graphis, and has exhibited his work in numerous group shows across the country.

Yule, Susan Hunt

Watercolor-looking digital illustrations of places, maps, and cats.

Penny, Mara

Mara grew up in Lake Tahoe. She loves color, patterns, texture and line.
Mara studied both interior design and jewelry design in college and earned her BFA at CCA(C).
She is a mother, a wife, a sister and a daughter.
She is inspired by fairy tales, the night sky and sparkles.
Mara likes to draw, paint, sew and read.
She does not like to cook. Her husband is her best friend. Mara is happy.

Coyle, Laura

Laura Coyle creates distinctive art with wide appeal. Her clients include major brands like Target, Amazon.com, Disney and publications including Better Homes and Gardens and The Wall Street Journal.

Laura made her first foray into product design with Hasbro. She was called upon to refresh the classic Parcheesi board game, a design that had remained unchanged since the early 1900's. The challenge was to create illustrations that would highlight the game's origins in India and enhance its appeal to kids today. In working on Parcheesi, she discovered a love for designing products that can connect with people every day.

Since then, Laura's gift bag, wrap and paper ware designs have appeared on the shelves at Target, Papyrus and Hallmark.

Laura grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned her BFA from Auburn University. She started her freelance career living in the East Village in New York City, dropping her portfolios off with art directors while working part time as an assistant to renowned jazz photographer Jimmy Katz. Laura now lives back in her hometown with her husband Clayton, an architect, in their 1950's ranch house which they renovated together.

Starr, Jim

With over 20 years experience as an Illustrator, Jim has a wide range of styles & skills seen at http://www.jimstarr.com. Jim received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982. Today, Jim primarily illustrates electronically, but also continues to work in traditional techniques. My goal in every assignment is to work closely with the designer/art director to come up with a conceptually strong and well designed illustration." Jim has worked for a wide range of clients needs including logos, icons, package design, editorial, corporate, portraits, event posters, and web graphics. Jim works in many different styles including graphic, scratch board, airbrush, woodcut, pastel, paintings, watercolor, pencil, and pen and ink. His work has been accepted into Print magazine, the Society of Illustrators Annual, and the Washington DC. Illustrators Club Annual Exhibit. Fresh,conceptually strong, well designed digital illustration, specializing in archictectural, comic, comic conceptual, comic humorous, conceptual, digital, multiple styles, pen and ink, realism, science, wacky, whimsical, logos , graphic , scratchboard, pastels, paintings, airbrush, speckled, textured, posters, icons, web, art, editorial, corporate, travel, books, children, education, entertainment, games, gaming, gameboards, comic, humorous, design, industrial, industry, manufacturing, labor, infographics, maps, lifestyle, architectural, impressionistic, line with color, line and color, montage, nature, animals, stipple, silhouette, sports, technology, computers, transportation, vacation, wildlife, historical, retro, traditional, wacky, whimsical, scratch board, digital, llustrator, photoshop, painter, collage, black and white, black & white, watercolor, vector, pencil, oil, acrylic, realistic, realism, photo realism, painterly, packaging, package, financial, money, investments, investing, characters, identity, government, political, cartoon, charts, diagrams, business, food, dining, landscapes, medical, magazine, arts, music, childrens books, display, point of purchase, pop, holidays, partys, identity

Wagenfeld, Bernd

Bernd Wagenfeld is a freelance illustrator with a huge variety of styles, but working mainly realistic and photorealistic. He has more than 15 years of experience and a broad skill set. His main clients include ad agencies and publishers.

Hall, Mike

Crowded urban scenes, architecture and maps – the things you see today in Mike Hall’s artwork go back to his creative beginnings. As a child he used to love drawing images full of people, and maps of imaginary towns and even entire countries. He says this might be because he grew up in the new town of Harlow in Essex – the modern, pre-planned, post-war setting gave him an interest in architecture, topography and mapping from an early age.

Of course, he liked comics and picture books too, and today he’s also inspired by William Hogarth, Gustave Doré and Wenceslaus Hollar, as well as MacDonald Gill, an artist who embellished his map illustrations with all kinds of colourful motifs. He loves everything Hispanic, which is why he recently relocated to Spain.

Mike spent two years studying graphic design before switching to an illustration course. He completed an Illustration degree at the University of Westminster.

Often Mike’s hand-drawn imagery is embellished using a computer. He combines print designs he’s drawn using pen on paper with digital elements to build up an image. The colouring is done digitally. Sometimes, he’ll also draw his map designs using vector graphics.

Architecture usually plays a large role in Mike’s work – either as the primary focus of the illustration, or as something in the background that gives it structure. He’s very interested in topographical views, geography and conveying a sense of place. Nonetheless, his characters come through just as strongly with crowded, colourful people scenes giving you plenty to look at.

Cerato, Mattia

Mattia was born in Cuneo, a small town surrounded by the beautiful Italian Alps. At 2-3 years old, besides eating a lot of pasta, his father (an artist in his own right!) introduced and encouraged Mattia to draw. As a result, he spent most of his time creating funny images on every surface he could find. When Mattia grew up, he decided to study illustration at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Turin. Within eight months of graduation, he landed his first Illustration job, a book titled My First Picture Dictionary for Rass Language House, Hong Kong. Mattia resides in Cuneo and when not illustrating, he enjoys playing basketball, traveling around the world, playing his bass guitar, and skiing on the Alps.

Minick, Samuel A.

Minick uses bold pen-like lines, thoughtful composition and a saturated palette. Sam has sixteen years of experience as a freelance illustrator and eight years as a graphic journalist. He has created work for Volkswagen, Kelloggs, Field & Stream, Smithsonian Magazine, Ringling Museum and Adobe. His tenure in the newsroom makes him a reliable resource for dynamic, accurate and integral visuals on tight deadlines.

Haynes, Jim

If you need a fun, stylized, but still navigable map, Jim Haynes is the guy to go to. His maps are humorous and creative but they give a reliable overview of a city, state or region. His cartoonier work is bound to make you smile.

Watkinson, Mark

Born in Gloucestershire and growing up in Lincolnshire, Mark originally wanted to be a mechanic. However, one of his teachers suggested he pursue a career in art and he’s been a successful freelance illustrator since the early 80s. He plays percussion in a band called the B1200s, collects old cars and enjoys a game of tennis. His early influences include Gavin McLeod and Philip Castle.

Mark earned a diploma and then a higher diploma in Graphic Design from the Lincoln College of Art.

Keep it clean, clear and simple is Mark’s mantra. He works in Freehand, Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as using traditional media.

Mark’s style is very graphic with strong line work, and usually employs flat colours. His work is ideal for ‘how to’ images and infographics, with isometric viewpoints and, sometimes, a blueprint feel. He enjoys tackling technical challenges, but also produces more playful and conceptual work.

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.

Laish, James

ILLUSTRATED MAPS, HAND LETTERING, ICON ILLUSTRATION. James is a designer / illustrator who specializes in map illustration and hand lettering. Since graduation from the Ontario College of Art & Design he has worked with hundreds of publications, design firms, ad agencies and corporate clients who appreciate his innovative solutions and artistic flair. His evocative line work and watercolour painting skills set him apart from the competition and make each project a work of art. Whether working in traditional or digital media, James delivers all of his projects electronically and works with clients around the globe. Contact James directly regarding new commissions or stock sales.

Russell, Bill

scratchboard illustration for icons, spots, narrative, conceptual, portraits and maps.

Seidlitz, Serge

Serge Seidlitz, an English/German hybrid born in Kenya, grew up traveling between the U.K. and Asia, and a steady diet of MTV and Mad Magazine fueled his desire to become an illustrator. He combines elements from popular culture with diverse influences to create work that forms an iconic and graphic language, and explores original ideas through maps, infographics, character design, and other media. Following his studies in graphic design at Camberwell College of Arts, he worked as an in-house designer at Cartoon Network before leaving to focus on illustration. Seidlitz has an ever-evolving list of clients, including The New York Times, The Guardian, NME Magazine, MTV, VH1, Lush Cosmetics, British Airways, Sony Playstation, Vodafone, Orange, Coca-Cola, and Honda. He won an AOI Gold Award in 2006 and his first solo show was mounted in London in 2011.

Adams, Lisa

Born in Vermont, Manhattan based for years -quirky wit and ironic edge inform the illustrations of Lisa Adams. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, Lisa has been making art since she could hold a pencil. This former Tribecan recently relocated to Mystic, CT and now lives on a sheep farm on the ocean. She has painted only 3 sheep so far but she does sail a lot. Using a mix of super-realism, collage, outsider art and hand-lettering, Lisa has garnered a reputation for her map illustrations showcasing her own world of nautical elements and charming unexpected icons. And, she still wears Prada around the farm.

Jacquart, Veronique

The charming, trendy designs of French illustrator Véronique Jacquart sparkle with flair and a love for detail. In concept stores, on blogs, or at conventions, she finds the right inspiration for her innovative designs, which delight clients across the world with their expressiveness.

Vitale, Stefano

Stefano Vitale is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and artist. While studying for a degree in Economics at the University of Southern California, he often traveled to Mexico and the Southwest. There he found inspiration in the simplicity of the popular local folk art. This influenced him so much that when he completed his economics degree Vitale continued at The Arts Center in Pasadena, California for a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Vitale’s oil paintings on wood have earned him international awards and a retrospective of his life’s work in his hometown of Padua, Italy. Vitale is best known for his beautiful folk-style which has earned him numerous awards and a reputation as one of the most sought after children’s book illustrators. After living in the USA for many years, he moved to Venice with his wife Pamela Berry and their two children. www.stefanovitale.com

Stanga, Carlo

Carlo Stanga lives and works in Milan, Italy. After studying art and becoming a successful freelance illustrator, Carlo chose to further his education as an architectural student at Politechnic of Milan. He went on to collaborate with the premier Italian designer Bruno Munari and attend both Scuola del Fumet and The Domus Academy in Milan. Since 2002, Carlo has been working with various agencies in Europe and exhibiting artworks in Paris, Tai Pei, Milan and Turin. Today, Carlo's work combines his dual loves of architecture and decorative illustration. This distinctive style continually wins Italian Illustration awards and the work has been selected by The American Illustration Annual and 3x3 in the U.S.

Allyn, Virginia

Virginia lives above a chocolate shop in a beautiful New Hampshire village. She enjoys collecting children's books, hiking, and eating all her vegetables (except peas).

Sanders, Martin

I'm a UK based illustrator, brought up in SW England. I spent 4 years studying illustration at art college in Cornwall, followed by a couple of years working at an commercial illustration studio then 20 plus years living in Oxford as a freelancer. I’ve worked for most major publishers and a fair few small ones, during which time I’ve illustrated countless encyclopedias, reference and text books. Several years back I was commissioned by Oxford University Press to illustrate the maps for a history series, ranging from Ancient Romans to WWII. Since then maps have become my speciality. I am the main map artist for BBC History Magazine, my maps have appeared in atlases, books and as posters worldwide. I currently live and work with my family in Somerset on the edge of a village amongst old cider orchards, green fields and mole hills.

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.

Wiemann, Roy

Roy creates dynamic digital images out of his NYC studio that meld a love of color with concept for clients such as Saatchi & Saatchi, TIME, Inc, Grey Advertising, HBO, New York Times, CHASE, GigaPan, Springer-Verlag, TIAA-CREF, The New Yorker, IBM, Smithsonian, NYU, Procter & Gamble, AT&T, McGraw-Hill, MSNBC among others. His art has appeared in American Illustration, Communication Arts and HOW magazine. Keywords: architecture, business, charts, conceptual, corporate, design, digital_3D, editorial, infographics, maps, photo collage, publishing, realism, science, stylized realism, technology, text, trade

Roux, Christian

International artist Christian Roux ‘s art has been exhibited and published throughout the world. His work has appeared in many French magazines such as Actual, Charlie Mensuel and Hara Kiri and in the publications, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Le Monde, Le Vie and many more. Some commercial campaigns Christian has worked on are Air France and Kodak. He has also written and illustrated several children’s books with one more in the works.

Scrappy Dog Studio

Rick Shiers, otherwise known as "Scrappy Dog", has done both presentation and finished illustrations for the advertising community for over 25 years. Don't let the nick-name fool you...Rick's easy going, professional service has filled many art director's illustration needs with an eclectic array of styles - always on time and on budget.

Thompson, Bryon

Specializing in technical, products, infographics, charts, diagrams and maps.

Tuttle, Jean

Fresh, fun & colorful digital illustrations for corporate, advertising, editorial, children's publishing, packaging & products. Plus infographics, charts, maps, icons & logos. Stock images available.
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