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de Giorgi, Sergio

Sergio was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he currently lives with his wife Viviana and two daughters, April and Emma. As a young child, he was obsessed with a TV series about superheroes. Sergio was so into it that he even dressed up in his superhero costume to explore his neighborhood, jumped over rooftops, and went home to write and draw about his superhero adventures. He has never stopped drawing. In 1989, he graduated from La Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon with a degree in fine arts. Initially, he worked as an industrial designer, scenographer, and an art director for an advertising/TV firm while simultaneously developing his own short stories. When his first daughter was born in 2000, he started writing and illustrating for children. In his free time, Sergio enjoys designing and manufacturing wooden and paper toys.

McCollum, Sudi

Sudi McCollum grew up in a creative household with a crazy-ass artist mother and an advertising executive father (he won a Clio!).  She graduated from California College of the Arts with a degree in fine arts.  However, as soon as Sudi graduated, she embarked on a successful career in graphic design, which was much more to her liking.  It was the graphic quality of graphic design that so appealed to her and most all of her art has a noticeable graphic quality to it. Poster commissions by  her advertising clients prompted her to start an art publishing business for her own Japanese-woodblock style art prints.  From there she began working as an illustrator (specializing in packaging, publishing and promotional materials) then home accessory design (dinnerware, rugs, pillows, giftware).  Known for her woodcut style often incorporating decorative themes involving nature, animals, artisanal/organic foods. She likes designing it all!  She has 2 cats:  Beezie and Red Teddy Long Tail, but is also a doggie person.

Prades, Simon

Simon Prades, born in 1985 into a german/spanish family is living in Saarbrücken, Germany with his wife and son.Since finishing University with a diploma in Graphic Design, he has been working as a freelance illustrator for clients in Editorial, Publishing, Sports, Advertising and Film.

Simon works in analog techniques, such as ink, pencils or watercolor but also digitally, depending on the subject. His work is often a combination of detailed and complex drawings and narrative ideas. Depending on the subject his illustrations can also be rough, spontaneous and moody. He also creates slightly animated versions of his illustrations, which can be used in digital publishing and media.

Simon has worked for clients such as:The New York Times, The New Yorker, HarperCollins, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, Scientific American, Rolling Stone Magazine, Medium.com, The Guardian, New Statesman, VICE, The New Republic, Der Spiegel, Cicero Magazin, Esquire, Empire Magazine, Entertainment weekly, Nike, Ubisoft, BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather, Serviceplan and Y&R.

Wilson, Joe

Leicester-born Joe Wilson studied at Leeds Metropolitan University, Graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in Graphic Arts and Design in 2007. After a lifetime of drawing and doodling Joe Wilson became serious about being an artist at an early age and has left himself 'no other option'. Joe Wilson took an interest in printmaking at university and studied this heavily in his final year, with a great deal of his work taking the form of screen prints and etchings. This forms the foundation of Joe Wilson's work today, although since finishing university and leaving the print facilities, other ways of creating similar effects have had to be employed. Joe Wilson's work consists of painstakingly detailed, hand-drawn illustrations, usually in fine-line pen or pencil, that are then scanned and edited on the mac. Joe Wilson takes his influence from an array of sources including old engravings, 70s Vinyl covers and surrealist art. Joe Wilson is particularly interested in ideas of evolution, space, and complex constructions. Joe Wilson's unique drawing style attracts a mixture of different clients from editorial to fashion, he has produced work for clients such as: The Guardian, Adidas, 21st Amendment, Mojo magazine, Prospect Magazine, RKCR/Y&R, The Yards, Peter Werth, The Big Chill Festival, and Topshop. With aspirations to establish himself firmly as an illustrator, he hopes to work on many more commercial projects whilst continuing to produce his personal 'thought experiments' for his own pleasure.

Garofoli, Viviana

Viviana Garofoli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she currently lives with her husband, Sergio and two daughters, April and Emma. As a child, her favorite pastime was playing with her watercolors and crayons on big sheets of paper; if asked what she'd want to be when she grows up, Viviana would immediately reply, "a painter". In 1995, she graduated from Escuela National de Bellas Artes Pridiliano Pueyrredon with a degree in fine arts. Initially, she devoted her full attention to fine arts and successfully exhibited at numerous galleries in Buenos Aires. Subsequently, Viviana started illustrating for the editorial and textbook market and also engaged in restoration of pictorial works. But, it was not until 1995 that she decided to dedicate all her time to illustrating children's books. Over the last 15 years, she has illustrated over 20 children's book and contributed many editorial and textbook illustrations in Argentina and Puerto Rico. In her spare time, Viviana enjoys working in her garden, tending to her orchids.

Kann, Victoria

Check it out! 2-D, 3-D collage, digital illustration, stock, NEW work and Gift Gallery!

tsinganos, jim

Jim Tsinganos is a Sydney based Illustrator with over 20 years experience who has had 2 working stints in Amsterdam. He is the recipient of numerous awards, both locally and internationally and working primarily with watercolour and photoshop, he is interested in creating work with a strong conceptual basis that will resonate with the viewer. Clients include; nike, time australia, random house, anz bank, westpac bank, amnesty international, sydney opera company, commonwealth bank, houghton mifflin, qantas, konami gaming, sydney morning herald, la times, american express, yaffa publications, cadburies uk.

Phillips, Craig

Craig phillips has been providing illustrations to the publishing and advertising industries in the United States, Australia and Europe for over a decade. He has created book jackets and interior art for Random House, Penguin, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, TOR Books, Wizards Of The Coast, Oxford University Press and many more. He has created tour posters for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters and provided editorial work to many publications including Rolling Stone Magazine. His work has been included in art annuals such as Spectrum 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, Society Of Illustrators 53, Luerzers 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide, The Art Of Modern Rock, A Fistful Of Rock, Creative Quarterly 16 and 23. Work has also been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators 53 Book Illustration exhibition in New York, the 2nd Spectrum exhibition at the Museum of American Illustration, a group exhibition at the Erskine gallery in Sydney and a solo exhibition at the University of Arkansas in Florida.

Acadia, Leo

Conceptual graphic illustrations by way of a bold, colorful, and fun approach.... Leo Acadia has created colorful graphic illustrations for a wide range of clients - such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe, Time, and Reader's Digest - as well as for book covers, advertising, and pharmaceutical clients. He has earned recognition from The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, American Illustration, 3x3 Illustration Annual, and The AltPick awards. More images can be seen at LeoAcadia.com - (link is above).

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.

Tejido, Jomike

Jomike Tejido is an architect and award-winning illustrator and author who has made over 50 children’s books in his hometown in Manila. Some of which are Tagu-Taguan (Hide and Seek) (1st National Children’s book awards, Best Reads 2010), The Amazing Hat, and the Foldabots Toy Books. He has also worked with Oxford University Press, McGraw-Hill, and most recently, Scholastic. Jomike enjoys art inspired by nature and is reflective in his other venture as a painter on hand-woven mats. Apart from art, Jomike enjoys playing soccer, eating seafood, cooking and traveling to new places. Jomike lives in Manila, Philippines with his wife and baby daughter, Sophia.

Hofflund, Sylvia

In Sylvia's years of experience as a freelance illustrator she has cultivated a style that clients call upon to convey a sense of beauty and place. When an art director is looking for painterly representation, her style is very effective. All projects start with pencil drawings and finish with an original watercolor painting.

WowHouse, Toby Welles

High End 3D, Varied Styles, Fluids Advertising, Imagery, Product Design Rendering, Editorial, Technical Illustration, Abstract Themes, Fractals.

Elmer, Richard

Richard Elmer is from New Jersey. He studied graphic design briefly in South Florida. He returned north to study design and illustration, receiving his BFA from School of Visual Arts in NYC where he currently lives and works. Continued studies include Parsons School of Design and the New School in New York. Early professional years were spent in publishing, quickly moving on as a freelance artist creating illustrations for many advertising, publishing and design companies such as New York Times and Strathmore with work reproduced in Germany and Spain. Working professionally first in pastels, medium went on to include oils and traditional acrylic as well as digital. A strong visual vocabulary helped define his conceptual style across publishing, advertising, design and editorial markets. Richard Elmer teaches illustration at FIT, School of Art & Design in NYC.

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.

Zivoin, Jennifer

Jennifer Zivoin is a children's book illustrator living in Carmel, Indiana. Although she has been trained in media ranging from figure drawing to virtual reality, her passion is bringing stories to life through her paintings. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with highest distinction from the honors division of Indiana University. She then began her professional career as a graphic designer, and later became a creative director at a multimedia design company. Today, she enjoys living out her dream of creating art for children's books. In addition to illustrating, Jennifer's hobbies include reading, baking, biking and ballroom dancing, especially tango!

Berry Rhys, Alan

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

Cutler, Dave

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

Bollinger, Peter

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

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.

Bishop, Tracy Nishimura

Tracy attended San Jose State University and graduated with a degree in graphic design with a concentration in illustration/animation. For the next decade Tracy focused on building a career in graphic and web design, but Tracy's passion for telling stories through pictures persisted. In 2010, she left her design job at a children's museum to focus on being a full-time illustrator. Tracy can now be found working from home in San Jose, CA. Her daily inspirations are her son, husband, and a hairy dog appropriately named Harry. When she's not working, you'll find Tracy reading, collecting picture books, knitting, or tinkering on her computer.

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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Noble, Steven

Steven Noble's acclaimed award winning illustrations embody a large volume of work in the scratchboard medium, from pen & ink precision detailed line art to intricately carved engravings and woodcut illustrations with over 20 years of experience. Stock Illustrations Go to: http://www.scratchboardstock.net/

Giovannina Colalillo Illustration

Giovannina (Jo-van-NEE-nah). Award winning illustrations. Dynamic, vivid, fluid, conceptual, whimsical, stylized, figurative, painterly, watercolor pastels and ink line illustrations for editorial, advertising, publishers, web, children book, nature, fashion, food, health, lifestyle, etc. Illustrations available digitally. Stock illustrations available. Contact directly at art@giovannina.com or contact American Artists Reps in NY at aareps.com - Gold and Merit Award Winner Porfolios.com

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.

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

Malan, David

Like all kids, David found he loved to draw at a young age. He stuck with it through his whole life and has developed a frank, accurate approach to portraying the emotions of the subject. His influences have long included many classical artists of the 19th century and Golden Age illustrators. David studied Illustration at Brigham Young University and worked for over a decade as a Disney artist while refining his illustrative style. He can handle a range from light and stylized to realistic and accurate and has worked with clients from editorial, publishing, advertising, video game design, even coin design for the U.S. Mint. David lives with his artistic wife and four muse children in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Masunouchi, Asako

Having studied philosophy in Japan, Asako came to Brighton to pursue her childhood love of illustration, in which she achieved a further degree. Since then she has spent some years building a career in Japan, before moving to Greece in 2009. Recent achievements include learning how to swim the backstroke and mastering basic Greek verb conjunctions. Asako likes to find humour and heartiness in everyday life. This, along with a little nostalgia, forms the inspiration for her work.

Zafra, Marta

Born in Jaén, Spain, Marta studied Fine Art in Granada, Andalusia and studied an MA in illustration, now her work wins recognition worldwide. Whether it be botanical illustrations or the portrayal of animals and people, her illustrations exhibit a careful solid base in draughtsmanship combined acutely with a subtle intuition for colour, mixed both by hand and digitally.

Lovell, Andy

Andy’s work as an illustrator and printmaker is informed by making drawings and paintings from life which are then revisited through the medium of print. The original drawings are not an end in themselves but rather aim to catch the essence of a place in a form that can be translated to print back in the studio. He is drawn to the immediacy that the screen-print and monotype processes both allow and encourage and which result in a gestural and often graphic interpretation of these initial sketches and paintings done on location that capture a real sense of mood and place.

Andy’s printmaking is represented through galleries across the UK whist, as an illustrator he has worked on a wide range of commercial commissions, across the publishing, editorial, advertising and design sectors.

Clients include American Express, ABTA, Natwest bank, Singapore Airlines, Guardian Media Group, Bowmore Whisky, Hoopers, British Gas, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Saturday Times, The Sunday Times, The Times, The Guardian, Conde Naste, Time Inc., You Magazine, The Evening Standard, Time Out Magazine, IPC Media, National Magazines, Random House, Harper Collins, Faber & Faber, Friends of the Earth, Decca, EMI Sinead O’Connor & Shane McGowan - ‘Haunted’ Video Backdrop.

Work held in Collections 2009 PALACE OF WESTMINSTER COLLECTION, London

Work in Open Submission shows 2015 RWA Open Exhibition Bristol 2013 RWA Open Exhibition Bristol 2009 Royal Society of Marine Artists Mall Galleries London 2009 ORIGINALS 09 Mall Galleries London 2008 NEAC SHOW Mall Galleries London 2008 RBSA Print Prize exhibition 2008 Summer Exhibition Royal Academy London

One Man Shows 2013 One man show, Stroud 2009 One man show Castor & Pollux, Brighton 2009 One man show, Jersey Arts Centre 2007 ‘Andy Lovell Prints’ 1 man print show London 2005 ‘Shifting Views’1 man print show London

Group Shows and Exhibitions 2015 ‘As I walked out one Summer’ -Laurie Lee Centenary show Sub Rooms Stroud 2013 Organiser of & participant in IMPRESS’13 National Printmaking Exhibition Stroud 2013 Printmaking show, Assembly House,Norwich 2013 Joint show, The Gallery, Cromer, Norfolk 2009 Lichfield Arts Festival. Joint show with Angie Lewin and Alistair Tucker 2009 Organiser of & participant in IMPRESS’09 National Printmaking Exhibition Stroud

Borlasca, Hector

Hector was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he currently resides with his wife Silvana and daughter, Micaela. He had initially studied to become a lawyer but found his true passion was illustration. He began his career as a graphic designer and then eventually developed into an illustrator. Hector published his first illustration in Argentina at age 19. His work has appeared in advertising campaigns, magazines, newspapers and textbooks in several countries including Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Mexico. In 2002, Hector decided to pursue the American market and during his first visit to NY, he landed a series of books for Scholastic. While not illustrating, Hector enjoys playing soccer and perfecting his tango.

Ceolin, Andre

André Ceolin is a self-taught illustrator from Brazil He started his first attempt at sketching around the age of four when his father brought home some reams of paper from work. It was in that moment that he fell in love with painting and drawing. André initially got a degree in pharmacy at UNIMEP. Though he worked in this field for several years, his artistic passion was too strong to ignore. As a young father, he was surrounded by beautiful children’s books and was always drawn to the spontaneity of the imagery. He then decided to switch gears and studied at School of Visual Arts in NYC, Melies, and Escola Panamericana de Artes to develop a signature look and learned new illustration techniques. He illustrated his first book “Um Dia na Vida de Micaela” de Cauê by Steinberg Milano, published by Editora Roda & Cia in 2009. Ever since, he has illustrated over 20 books by great publishers in Brazil such as Roda & Cia, Saber e Ler, SM, Moderna, FTD, Editora do Brasil, Editora Abril. He loves working with books targeting juvenile readers from the very young age to middle-grade and young adult. When not illustrating, he creates toys and small sculptures for his son. He also enjoys bicycling, playing his guitar, and, singing.

Diaz, Maine

Born in La Plata, Argentina, Maine Diaz, grew up drawing and painting. She was often seen drawing with her pencils or crayons in deep concentration. Cartoons captured her imagination early on and realized immediately that she wants to be an animator when she grows up. Her mother, a biochemist and grandfather were truly flabbergasted upon hearing her declaration. At the age of 16 she took a workshop and start animating, working in films like Patoruzito, El Arca (Patagonik, Argentina), Gizaku and Nocturna (Filmax, Spain). Simultaneously, she enrolled in Audiovisual Communication at Universidad DeLa Plata (UNLP). Soon after, she also started illustrating for children’s story books and educational books. In 2002 with Crimsomnia Studio, she was a finalist at Ford’s “Saldras mas” publicity contest, with “Habitos noctunos” short. In 2005 she won first prize for the character design category of Bizpills (Hi Impatc Learning Experiences), España.

Currently, Maine lives in a tiny green house where she spends time with her two cats, Chula and Lola. She loves tending her garden while Chula eats all the plants and Lola jumps and climbs the trees. Maine prefers to be barefoot while painting and singing in her studio. She is a pretty good cook and sweated several years near the oven and many pans. When not illustrating, she also enjoys swimming, writing, taking photos.

Flores, Jose Emroca

Jose Emroca Flores grew up in a humble family of four from Northern Nevada where he spent much of his youth actively outdoors skateboarding, playing baseball, and snowboarding. He has always been creative and imaginative on paper and outdoors. Building makeshift skate ramps from scrapwood was the norm in his childhood. He’d round up the kids from the cul-de-sac and they’d skate late into the evenings. He moved to California after high school to play baseball and pursue his art. Emroca later attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco where he learned to develop the ability to materialize his imagination while advancing his technique as a visual artist. On his downtime from school, he’d still skateboard and snowboard and started to surf in the sharky cold San Francisco waters. It was then when he stumbled upon his forever two loves of his life: his new found passion for the ocean and his beautiful wife. When he graduated from the Academy of Art, he immediately went to work as a visual development artist in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. In the course of his work on films, games, animation, books, and advertising, his original oil paintings were shown in galleries across the U.S.

Lucas, Marteaux

Margeaux Lucas was born on Halloween, so she loves spooky things like black cats, full moons, and very starry nights. She began drawing constantly from age four, amazing her friends with pictures of people and animals, especially horses, which were her favorite. Her love of picture books came from the many hours she spent before bedtime reading from the collection at her grandmother's house. As a teenager she loved fashion, but found that she was better at drawing than sewing. She studied Graphic Design in school, but is largely self-taught as an illustrator. Margeaux loves to travel, and three of her favorite cities are Paris, London and New York, her current home. Margeaux's work reflects her love of fashion, nature, and the many shapes, sizes and colors that people come in, plus the constant exuberance of children.

Schimler-Safford, Amy

Whimsical, decorative, and painterly illustration and design style. Clients include Target, American Greetings, Hallmark, Unicef, Crate and Barrel, Land of Nod, Fruit of the Loom, Baby Gap, Simon and Schuster, Scholastic, Oxford University Press to name a few. I have sold and licensed artwork to the children's publishing and gift markets as well as for stationery, advertising, editorial, packaging and home products.

Susan Crawford / Plankton Art Co.

Digital, graphic, stylized forms, children's books, nature, children, retro, lettering, toys and games, humor, caricature, decorative, whimsical, style, design, logos, books, lifestyle, food. Clients include: American Museum of Natural History, Chronicle, Smithsonian National Zoo.

Perini, Ben

Ben Perini [creative artist] realistic illustration - 3D art, graphics, and typography. Digital image specialist for editorial, publishing, design, and advertising.
Clients include St. Martin's Press, Penguin Random House, Grand Central Publishing, Audible, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Llewellyn Worldwide, Warner Books, Kensington Publishing, Dorechester Publishing, Books on Tape, Thorndike Press/Gale, BBC Audiobooks America, McCann Erickson, Young & Rubicam SF, Price McNabb, Foote, Cone, Belding. SF, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, AAA Living, The Washington Monthly, Bicycling Magazine, Cahner’s Publishing. Ben’s work has been recognized by Communication Arts, The Society of Illustrators, and Print.
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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.

Roberta S. Rosenthal

Botanical illustration, nature, landscapes, still life and decorative floral and scientific art for editorial, advertising, giftware, stationary, greeting cards, postage stamps, magazines, books, posters, packaging and textiles. Images include: flowers, food, animals, Judaica, butterflies, insects, and fantasy. Member of the Society of Illustrators, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and the American Society of Botanical Artists. Instructor of botanical art at the New York Botanical Gardens, Institute of Ecosystem Studies - Millbrook, NY and Catskill Artists Society. Clients include: The New York Times, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Kitchen Gardening, Avon Books, Simon and Schuster, Victoria's Secret, Disney, The Republic of Palau, The Marshall Islands and Liberian Postal Service. Mona Lisa Award for Select web site January, 2004 for www.robertarosenthal.com

Rathke, Kathryn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rice, John

John Rice is a nationally recognized realistic illustrator specializing in wildlife,science and nature, and "how to" illustration. His subjects include: fish, marine life, mammals, birds, reptiles, and dogs. Other subjects include: airplanes, automotive, children's books and "how to" illustration. Clients include: Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Ralph Lauren Fabric, Sweetheart Designs, Highlights for Children, Scholastic, NY Times Magazine, Esquire,Buckwear,Boyds Mills Publishing, ESPN Sports. Published works can also be found in advertising, textiles, fabric design,and television. A graduate of Syracuse University, Rice earned his BFA in illustration. John has received the Illustrator of the month award 3 times from Highlights for Children Magazine.

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.
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