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Mantha, John

John Mantha is a Toronto-based illustrator.

His major commissions include the design of nine coins for the Royal Canadian Mint, one of which was chosen coin of the year. He has done commemorative pieces for The Ford Motor Company and the Toronto Transit Commission, as well as 34 paintings for The Church of Our lady Of Good Counsel.

Working for book publishers, advertising agencies, magazines, corporations, television and movies, his work has been seen throughout North America.

Thus far, John has illustrated twenty-four books, including the Kids book of Canada's Railway, which won The Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada 2001 Information Book Award, and was an official selection for the 2003 Red Cedar Book Awards. The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration was nominated for the 2006 Hackmatack Award for non-fiction.

He works in oils and oil-wash, and uses photoshop to enhance the finished piece. His style is realistic in nature with an emphasis on texture.

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.

Glass, Randy

Originally from Kansas City, Randy became the youngest illustrator Hallmark Cards had ever hired — while still a junior in high school. He attended Ringling School of Art and Art Center College of Design, supplementing his tuition by drawing five-minute portraits of people at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World ... a surprisingly valuable education in discipline and patience. Randy began freelancing as an illustrator in the mid-’80s, quickly establishing a strong reputation for highly detailed representational drawing and painting. Although adept at working in color, he gravitated toward and has always preferred a simple black and white palette. He is a master of the graphic technique known as “stipple” — the process of marking a surface with numerous small dots to create an image. It’s a style favored by print media, where paper quality can adversely affect the reproduction of an image, and by its very nature, it’s ideal for Web usage. Perhaps best known commercially as a portrait artist, Randy has an exceptional aptitude for capturing his subject’s character and essence with carefully nuanced precision. This, combined with his stippling expertise, made him a perfect match for the Wall Street Journal’s iconic portraits known as “hedcuts”; he’s created several hundred of them since 1998. Over the years, Randy has received recognition by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, The Art Director’s Club, and Illustration West. Randy currently lives in Southern California. Black & White Illustration. Pen and Ink (line & Stipple), Watercolor, Pencil. Portraiture.

Johnson, Kim

Kim Johnson studied at the Corcoran School of Art before beginning a career as a graphic designer. After designing one corporate brochure too many, she thought it would be more fun to be an animator, which was indeed the case. She subsequently moved on to designing and directing animation for television commercials and program openings, such as "The Nanny" and "The Rosy O'Donnell Show". This was even more fun than animating had been, as she was now able to boss around numerous talented persons. She currently lives in suburban Connecticut, with her family, including two daughters who boss her around mercilessly. Poetic justice? Perhaps. Her illustrative style today reflects her roots in animation, and includes her own animated work..

Levine, Lucinda

As a graphic recorder, Lucinda works all over the country providing exciting visual support for seminars, ideation sessions, strategic planning, visualizations, workshops, speeches -- any form of creative conversation. Created live, on site, her drawings distill the complex content of the meeting into easily understandable bites that spark participants’ interest, comprehension and awareness and help them stay focused.

Her recording style draws on a large mental image bank formed through years of experience as an illustrator, resulting in recordings that are colorful, intelligent and filled with descriptive metaphor that stimulates and engages participation during the meeting and sharpens attendees’ retention of meeting content afterwards.

With an emphasis on the conceptual and metaphorical, her illustration has appeared in editorial, educational and informational print and web products for diverse clientele including Academy for Educational Development (AED), Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), Eagle Publishing, Georgetown University Press, President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, National Safe Kids Campaign, The American Red Cross, USDA Design Center, and Wall Street Journal. She also has special expertise in the illustration of global educational and instructional materials in the areas of health, safety and literacy.

She holds Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Arts degrees in illustration from Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts and lives the Washington, DC area. She is a member and past president of the Illustrators Club of DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and a member of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners.

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Moreno, Gabriel

Illustrator, engraver and painter based in Madrid, graduated in Fine Art from the University of Sevilla in 1998. Since then he has worked in different design studios and advertising agencies in Andalusia. In 2004 he moved to Madrid and in 2007 began showing his portfolio. He was named among the top 20 new illustrators by Computer Arts magazine in 2007. Previous clients include: TBWA, Y&R, BBDO, Leo Burnet, Orion Books, Jim Beam, Snickers, Marlboro, Universal Music, Time Out, Rolling Stone magazine, The Sunday Times and Esquire.

Berke, Lauren Simkin

Lauren Simkin Berke is a Brooklyn based artist and illustrator whose work can be seen in galleries, on book covers, and in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the L.A. Times. With drawn lines that overlay swaths of color, Lauren's work explores instinctive color play combined with drawn images that study human gesture and how people document their lives in photographs. Lauren illustration work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, and American Illustration.

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.

Morgan, Patrick

Patrick started his career as a freelance designer after gaining a Degree in Graphics and Illustration with Commendations for Print Making at Kingston University (London) in 1998. Patrick has done high profile work for global clients including: Transport of London, Cingular, Starbucks, Bacardi, Smirnoff, Coca-Cola and Waitrose, which has resulted in him having to work in Japan, Spain, Italy and the USA as well as London, and having his work appear in many more countries across USA, Europe and Asia. This work and exposure has resulted in Patrick's work being has been short-listed for and receiving commendations for a number of awards, including the Marketing Week Design Award for Corporate Design and Illustration, and the Design and Art Direction Award for Corporate Design and Illustration. (Most notably as a result of his work on the Selfridges Annual Report 2003.) He is also regularly featured in Creative review and the UK design press. On top of all of this Patrick has for the last 2 years been a university tutor, passing his skills onto the next generation of up and coming illustration graduates at the Istituto Marangoni – the prestigious Milan founded Fashion University. Patrick's most recent assignments find him as a spokesman for Hewlett Packard Arts Council and consultant for HP on the development of the HP 130 Large Format.

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

Salerno, Steven

Visit stevensalerno.com to view his illustrations for advertising, editorial, product packaging, kids' picture books, etc... click on NEW STUFF to see his latest images. Steven's illustrations have been recognized for excellence by PRINT magazine, Society of Illustrators, The Art Directors Club, and Communications Arts magazine. Since 2000 Steven has also illustrated 25 picture books for children, 5 as both author & illustrator. In 2012 his beautifully illustrated picture book, "Brothers at Bat" (written by Audrey Vernick/Clarion Books) was named a New York Times Book Review Notable Picture Book. Released in 2015: -the picture book, "Wild Child!" -written & illustrated by Steven Salerno (Abrams Books for Young Readers) All the jungle animals try their best to tame the wildest animal of them all. (Abrams Books for Young Readers) -also the picture book, "The Fantastic Ferris Wheel" -written by Betsy Harvey Kraft (Christy Ottaviano Books) With incredible period illustrations by Steven. It's the story of George Ferris and his amazing invention the Ferris Wheel built for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Released in 2016: -the picture book, "The Kid from Diamond Street" -written by Audrey Vernick & illustrated by Steven Salerno (Clarion Books) The true story of Philadelphia girl Edith Houghton who became a professional baseball player in 1922 at age ten! -featuring striking illustrations by Steven. -also the picture book, "Puppy Princess" -written by Sue Fliess & illustrated by Steven Salerno (Little Golden Books - Penguin/Random House) A pampered pup lives a life of luxury. To be released in 2017: "Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates" -written by April Jones Prince & illustrated by Steven Salerno (Farrar Straus & Giroux) A pirate-themed spin on the Goldilocks classic. Steven's clients have included AT&T, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, McDonalds, American Express, Royal Bank of Canada, IBM, and United Airlines to name a few. To date he has created thousands of illustrations for nearly 600 various clients in advertising, editorial, publishing, etc... Visit Steven's web site to view portfolios, read full client list, his illustration blog, etc... Steven is a graduate of Parsons School of Design, and lives and works in New York City. -studio: 212.477.5798 -web: stevensalerno.com -email: steven@stevensalerno.com

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/

Johnston, Ben

Canadian born, Ben Johnston is a 26-year old self-taught designer who grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. Ben started focusing on traditional graphic design, with a preference for creating typographic illustrations from scratch. His industrial design experience gives him the ability to break the confines of 2D and 3D, enabling him to bring his designs to life. With over five years' experience in the creative industry, Ben's portfolio includes a prolific selection of completed projects for renewed ad agencies and major overseas clients-being features on various creative websites. Current clients include Shell, GM, Virgin, Disney and Audi.

Gibbon, Rebecca

Illustrator, Rebecca Gibbon was born in Wales in 1968. The youngest of four children she was fed on a diet of picture books by Edward Ardizzone, Roger Duvoisin & Richard Scarry; she dreamed of being an illustrator. Her favorite book was "Frances Face-Maker" by Tome Ungerer.

Her ambition was realized after gaining a first class Honors degree from John Moors University and consequently a Masters at Royal College of Art, London. While at the RCA she was spotted at a children’s book expo in Paris by a French Agent. Since graduating she has worked all over the globe and is represented in New York by Riley Illustration

Rebecca paints in watercolor ink & cultured pencil, and bases her characters on the people she has met and seen over the years. She used to paint on newsprint until one day she looked back at some old work and it had all faded. Lesson learned she now works on acid free cartridge paper.

She lives with her husband and two boys in what was once the Old Village Stores surrounded by their eclectic collections of vintage children’s books, balloon pumps & 1950's ceramics. She loves junk shops, flea markets, drinking tea & of course drawing.

Clients include Citibank, Barnes & Noble, British Telecom, Whittards, Hank Fisher Properties, Kleenex, IBM, The Post Office, Rail Track, Chicago Zoo, The New Yorker, LA times, Washington Post, Vogue, RadioTimes, Wall Street Journal, Paperchase, Country Living, Scholastic, Galison Publishing N.Y, New Crane Publishing, Harper Collins, Hallmark, Bodley Head, Fourth Estate, Chronicle Books, Hallmark, Nickelodeon, Gaz de France.

Taylor, James

Born in 1977 to an Italian mother and English father James Taylors relationship with pencil and paper started at an early age. James Taylors work is eclectic, with a range of influences from Keiichi Tanaami to Tony Hart. “Eclectic” but always considered. From collage to pure drawing, James Taylors approach and thinking have won him varying clients in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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.

Kachik, John

John Kachik is an alumnus and occasional adjunct faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art where he studied illustration and sculpture. He has been working as a freelance illustrator and fine artist since graduating with honors in 1984. Some of his favorite jobs include work with Shiner Beers, Mini Cooper and Bloomingdale's. His clients include such magazines as Rolling Stone, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and Texas Monthly as well as publishers like Random House, W.W. Norton & Company, and Simon & Schuster. John's work has been honored by Communication Arts, Graphis, Society of Publication Designers, Society of Illustrators, Print Annual, The Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, American Illustration and the One Show. He also has a permanent collection of ten portraits in exhibition at The Caring Foundation, a Smithsonian associated gallery in Washington DC. He has designed a tile mural installation as part of the Art, Architecture Enhancements and Exhibitions at the Baltimore/ Washington International Airport. His work has been twice featured in Step by Step Graphics and The Visual Quickstart Guide to Photoshop by Peachpit Press. When not working at his drawing table, John can be found coaching his daughters in numerous sports with an emphasis on high level competitive girls travel soccer. John makes his home in Sykesville Maryland with his wife Maria and daughters Emily and Isabel, and their dog Mia.

Wilson, Ty

Contemporary, figurative and conceptual illustrator using pen/ink and mixed media to create unique people, places and things

Represented by Watson & Spierman Productions
ofc (212) 431-4480 cell (917) 930-6611

Mahoney, David

David Mahoney is a British freelance illustrator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Since 2010 David has worked with a wide range of Fortune 500 companies and now works under the alias 'Headless Horse'.

His latest client list includes: The Guardian, 20th Century Fox, OPI, Kiehl’s, GQ, Fortune, Maxim, Easyjet, Tesco, Men’s Health, The Economist, NBA, MLB, Institutional Investor, Disney Pixar and Adobe.

David believes keeping tradition alive is important in an increasingly digital age. He specialises in the merging of traditional mediums and digital applications resulted in his signature style coined "tradigital". This method of creating his illustration allows his work to be animated, a style often used in digital editorial magazines.

In 2014, David opened his first solo exhibition at the Coningsby Gallery, London titled ‘Black + White’: a series of animated portraits of twenty leading individuals created in squid ink and watercolour.

In 2013, David was awarded the 99U Scholarship by the Samsung Accelerator and 99U for his illustrative work. David has had his work displayed in numerous publications and has spoken at events in both the USA and UK. David is a Community Professional for Adobe.

At the present, the artist is currently exhibiting his work in LA and New York with the Hero Complex Gallery for his client 20th Century Fox, celebrating the latest American Horror Story and Disney Pixar’s Toy Story.

Bray, Ed

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

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

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

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

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

Studer, Jerome

Jerome was born in Normandy France in 1970. He spent the last ten years illustrating French comics. This past year he made a move into magazine and advertising art. He is especially enjoying illustrating children's books. His most recent book is Le Chasseur Dans Le Ciel editions Le Pommier. He also loves to work with his clients in the USA.

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.

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.

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.

Larsen, Eric

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

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.

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

Archer, Andrew

Andrew Archer has been an illustrator since 2006 and has worked with an enviable list of the worlds most recognizable brands and publications. Inspired by surrealism, wood block prints, edo period art, ideograms and his time spent in Asia, his work is a self asserting mix of hallucinogenic color and rhythmic line. Best suited to briefs that allow him to indulge his imagination and unique color palette, clients who offer some creative freedom are gifted with extraordinary and distinctive visuals that always gain attention. Google image search ‘Everything Everything Gone to Heaven” for a perfect example of the power of Archer’s imagery to become an internet sensation, it is no wonder he is a popular choice with music and sports brands wanting to captivate their audience.
Clients include:
Nike, WIRED, Sony, ESPN, The Economist, FIA Formula E, MOJO, Red Bull, Playboy, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBC, Samsung, Bombay Sapphire, Random House, TBWA, BBDO, Q Magazine, Adidas, OUT, GQ Magazine, Washington Post, Spin, EMI Music, NY Observer, Fortune, New York Times, Audi EU, Vogue FR, Penguin Books, New Scientist, Elle, Men's Health magazine.

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.

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.

Collignon, Veronica

“I see life in colour,” declares fashion illustrator Veronica Collignon, and looking at her portfolio full of light, colourful imagery, it’s hard to argue. But she takes her obsession with colour even further in her everyday life. For instance, she has a collection of nail polish bottles that she’s never used. “I always end up buying them because I am drawn by the colours! I even remember names and numbers by a form of colour-coding in my mind,” she says.

That quirky sense of fun carries over into her artwork, but it’s underlined by great talent, professionalism and a fantastic technique. Growing up in Mexico, from a young age she was inspired by drawing and creativity, and her favourite illustrators include David Downton, Garance Doré and Izak Zenou. She worked alongside the latter for two years.

She later moved from her home city of Guadalajara to Paris, and then to Madrid, to study. Eventually, she ended up in New York where she now has a range of clients in fashion, retail, advertising, cosmetics and more.

New York’s cosmopolitan mix is the perfect thing to inspire her. She loves to people watch, and enjoys exploring other cultures, with Moroccan and Japanese at the top of her list at the moment.

Veronica studied on the Fashion Studies programme at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid, and later gained certificates in Fashion and Fine Art from Parsons The New School.

Projects begin with Veronica learning about her client and the audience they want to reach. Research is key, before she plays with different looks and ideas, and then settles on the best composition. After the sketching comes her favourite part – adding the colour.

Whimsical, colourful and fun are words commonly used to describe Veronica’s style. Her work has the feel of classic fashion illustration about it, with striking graphical forms, a gestural style, and lovely brushwork and inking.

Scott, Si

Since its inception in 2006 by Si Scott, its original founder and Creative Director, Si Scott Studio Ltd. has established an internationally recognized reputation for providing unique creative concepts and imagery for a prestigious and ever-growing client list.
Si’s love of music inspires the flowing nature of his hand-drawn designs, beautifully and precisely executed. He resists limitations in his own work, constantly exploring new techniques. These explorations have led to his development as a paper-cut and tattoo artist, skills which complement his already established talents as a proficient draughtsman. Si’s multi-faceted approach has led him to work across a wide spectrum of projects, from advertising campaigns to branding, publishing to editorial, and interior design to album covers.
Outside of his creative practice Si exhibits his work frequently, offers both art direction and creative consultation to clients, and gives lectures on both his experience as an artist and his knowledge of the industry. His work has been regularly awarded and featured in numerous publications, including being listed in the Best 200 Design Moments Ever by Computer Arts Magazine, and honoured twice in Luerzer's Archive - The Best 200 Illustrators In The World.

Gu, Sunny

Based in sunny Los Angeles, Sunny Gu is an artist who’s curious about culture. She loves to look for beauty in everything around her and then recreate it in her art. It certainly shows through in her work, which is full of colour, glamour, fashion and ornamentation.

Sunny was born in China but emigrated to the US when she was 13. She’s loved drawing for as long as she can remember. Her nickname is ‘Bee’ because she’s obsessed with flowers and if you look inside her wardrobe you’ll be overwhelmed by the colourful floral prints and patterns inside. She has plenty of accessories to go with the garments - again, they form important elements in her illustration work.

Her overall aim is to preserve the beauty she sees around her.

Sunny studied illustration at the Otis College of Art and Design in LA, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Each illustration begins with a series of rough sketches, which Sunny uses to develop the composition. Once she’s decided on the composition, she works on the details and then starts painting. Her favourite medium is watercolour – she loves their vibrant and unpredictable nature. Occasionally, she uses graphite or acrylic paints for some of the textures. Sunny will use a computer to create surface designs and textile patterns.

When she’s painting, Sunny says she’s bathed in happiness and she puts that across in bright colour and rich detail. The focus on beauty and feeling is clear in her work and she wants to bring joy to whoever looks at it.

Hargreaves, Martin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Van Den Hoek, Judith

Judith van den Hoek absolutely loves watching documentaries about Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino and Isabel Marant. They’re a great source of inspiration for this fashion illustrator who uses simple yet expressive line work to capture each garment or collection she draws.

Based in Gouda, in the Netherlands, Judith is also inspired by magazines, blogs and books. She does editorial commissions as well as working for fashion labels, and private collectors. Beyond her passion for drawing, she loves the outdoors and cycling, and says that if she weren’t an illustrator she’d probably like to work in a zoo.

Judith studied at the Grafisch Lyceum in Rotterdam, and then chose to specialise in fashion illustration. So she took a one-year course on this subject in Amsterdam before becoming a fulltime illustrator.

Photoshop is core to Judith’s approach and she uses it for every image she creates. Sometimes she’ll do some sketching by hand at the beginning of a project, but she feels that Photoshop really unleashes her ability to give the illustrations a fresh and clean look.

Minimalism and simplicity are what make Judith van den Hoek’s fashion illustrations stand out. One or two simple yet perfectly drawn lines help her to convey beauty, sensuality and creativity in a very direct way. From there she adds just the right amount of colour and detail to make the image feel fresh and exciting, bringing to it a personal touch.

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.

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.

Adams, Kathryn

A mix of editorial, whimsical, humour and stylized linework.

Sloan, Michael

Michael Sloan creates illustrations for editorial, corporate, advertising, institutional, and publishing clients. His work has been awarded three silver medals from The Society of Illustrators in NYC. His illustrations first appeared in The New York Times Op-Ed page, and have been published in the New York Times Letters column over 100 times. He has shown his work in both solo and group exhibits in the USA and Hong Kong, and has lectured about his artwork at institutions such as The University of Connecticut, The Rhode Island School of Design, Hong Kong University, The Fashion Institute of Technology, and The Yale-China Association.

Michael Gambriel Illustration

Hi I’m Mike,

I’m an illustrator based in the lovely city of Bristol, UK. Since graduating from Falmouth University with a BA (HONS) in Illustration, I’ve worked for a variety of clients where I’ve produced illustrations for editorial, advertising and book covers.

My work is digital using lines and colour in a textured and painterly way in keeping with my traditional roots. I’m strongly inspired by 50s illustration and comic book art. I specialise in portraiture and figure work and like to produce humorous solutions for my illustrations depending on the brief.

Other than Illustrating I also attend live painting events and sign write.

If you would like to get in touch to discuss a commission please feel free to drop me a line.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MikeGartist/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikeGambrielArt

Vorlet, Christophe

Conceptual illustrations for magazines, newspapers, books, advertising and new media. In color or black and white. Specialized in providing an image that corresponds to the content of the associated text. Visualizing complicated concepts or objects that are difficult to describe textually.

Beylinson, Yana

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

LaBaff, Tom

Watercolor and/or Gouache, B/W Line and/or Pen & Ink, Characters, People, Figures, Fantasy, Animation, Book Covers, Animals, Nature, Humorous

Noumeda Carbone Award-Winner illustrator

I’m a Paris born, Italian artist and award winner freelance illustrator since 2006.

I work with ink, pigment liner, felt-tip pen and sometimes I mix hand drawing with digital instruments. My illustrations are surreal, dreamlike, darkly and full of details.

My range of Clients include Leo Burnett, Pitti Immagine, Vogue | The trend blog, Andy Martin Associates: Architects and Designers, Breil , Saatchi & Saatchi Milano, London Liryc Opera, The Guardian, Sony/ATV , Alta Roma Ethical Fashion, 1861 United.

My work was published on “ 200 Best Illustrators worldwide Luerzer’s Archive Specials 09/10”, Communication Arts - 50° Anniversary Issue, Rolling Stone Magazine, Big Book of Fashion Illustration, Penthouse-online magazine, Computer Arts (n 188), La Perla Magazine, Trenland.net, Kult magazine.

Recently my works was exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair di Brussels and at Inhorgenta, Design Forum Hall (Munich), Giadino Corsini, Museo la Specola (Florence), Loggiato San Bartolomeo (Palermo), Galleria Xxs (Palermo), Co2 (Florence), Galleria Olivia Turchi (Florence), Spazio di Confine (Florence).

Awards: *3x3 PROFESSIONAL SHOW N°7 2010 merit Awards. *Design & Illustration AWARD at Art Takes London 2011.

Clients: Leo Burnett, Vogue Trends online magazine 1861 United, Breil, Pitti Immagine, Ferragamo , Alpitour, Umberto Giannini, Boloni, The Creator Studio, The Guardian, Takeshi Hamada, Virago Modern Classic, London Lyric Opera, Alta Roma Ethical Fashion 08, Fantasie tricot jersey manufacturer, PLUS. People Living Universal Sustainable, Netural Communications. Castro Clothes.

Publications: Books: -200 Best Illustrators worldwide Luerzer's Archive Specials 09/10; -"The Beautiful" Illustrations for Fashion and Style. Editor: Anneke Krull. Gestalten Publisher; - 3x3 Annual No.7, Illustration Annual, published by 3x3 Magazine, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration; -"Pink Attitude, the contemporary female creativity" by Enrica Mannari; -Semi-Permanent book 2009; -Illusive 2; -Big Book of Fashion Illustration.

Magazines: Computer Arts magazine, Digital Artists magazine, Communication Arts 50° Anniversary Issue, Rolling Stone Magazine, Penthouse-magazine, Out of the Box magazine, DPI Design Stars Boulevard Vol.05 Taiwan dpi magazine "Illustration of stylish feminine", Kult Magazine, Glamour, Blanket magazine, Enquire Magazine, Be|different, Nylon Magazine, La Perla Magazine, Slurp Magazine, Riot Magazine, Etel Magazine, Slurp Magazine, Antimagazine.

Collaborations: VOGUE/TRENDS online magazine, Sony/ATV, Artproject, Labz, Envelop, Pari Opportunità Provincia di Venezia.

Hennessy, Tom

I work on scratchboard in B&W and color. I do packaging, animals, landscapes, people, food, you name it.

Faust, Richard

Richard Faust is rarely without his sketchbook, which can be better described as a visual journal and confessional. Over the years, his bookshelf full of journals have become a source to be mined for interesting ideas and insights. He also draws inspiration from mid-century design, cubism, and folk art. He has been illustrating commercial products for over ten years. After completing his BFA at The Columbus College of Art & Design, he began his career illustrating for magazine and book publishers as well as for the greeting card market. His work was featured in the 2007 Society of Illustrators Annual. His paintings have been exhibited throughout the Cleveland area, including two sold-out solo shows.
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