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Moores, Jeff

Humorous, comic animation, conceptual, cartoon, whimsical illustration, storyboards, sports, childrens book, motion graphics, wacky digital illustration-- Need a quick idea? Call Jeff for a Free coffee critter mug, while supplies last.

Koelsch, Mike

Michael Koelsch (b: 1967) is an illustrator who acknowledges the beliefs of some of the great illustrators of the 50's and 60's, the giants like Coby Whitmore and Austin Briggs, who thought that keeping up with the times and evolving your style is as important as your sense of design and color and the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Mike resides in Huntington Beach, California with his wife, two girls and their Greater Swiss Mountain dog. Living by the beach and having a family he lives in perpetual motion between surfing, club soccer with the girls and actually getting some work done. Somewhere in there there is time for sleep. If you've gotten this far in Mike's bio, you must really want to get to know him. So don't hesitate. Give Shannon Associates a ring and ask for him specifically. He'd love to talk with you about your next project or whether the "evening glass off" session will be worth going out for.

Lyon, Tammie

Tammie initially pursued a career as a professional ballet dancer before she decided to switch gears. She attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, where she received her BFA. She began her illustration career as a staff illustrator for a major greeting card company eventually becoming the director of the juvenile product line. Having discovered that illustration was her true passion, she left to begin a freelance career in the children's market where she has illustrated numerous books, posters, magazines, cds, games, clothing, and just about anything else you can think of.

Labrooy, Chris

After graduating from the RCA with an MA in design products, Chris Labrooy first began to use 3D as a simple tool to visualise ideas for furniture and products that he could not afford to produce. As 3D technology and hardware evolved, Chris LaBrooy saw an opportunity to explore CGI as a creative medium in itself with which he could subvert and twist familiar everyday things into new typographic and sculptural forms. Chris LaBrooy is interested in the intersection between typography, architecture, product design and visual art. Chris LaBrooy has exhibited at the design museum in London and has been featured in many publications covering design, products, typography and illustration. Clients include NY Department of transportation, Future publishing, Scientific American, Avid brakes, Taste festivals and Microsoft.

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.

George, Patrick

Peter Scott's (a.k.a PatrickGeorge) skills of illustration and design are largely concept-driven, clean, punchy and witty. He enjoys working on his own children's books (A drove of bullocks, A filth of starlings, Little Miss Muffet and other rhymes, and Opposites published by PatrickGeorge), but his style works equally well in a corporate and media context. PatrickGeorge’s previous clients include Toyota, GQ, Royal Mail, Houses of Parliament, Kent tourism and The Times. He has also produced a book of names which is a playful typographical treatment of 100 boys and 100 girls names (What's in a name?)

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 - (link is above).

Newman, Malane

As a life-long illustrator and cartoonist, Malane Newman now mainly focuses on cartoon illustration, freelance cartooning, character design, and licensed character artwork. Contracted licensed character work includes Mattel’s Barbie – A Fashion Fairy Tale and The Toon Studio of Beverly Hills - Fairy Tale High. Her portfolio includes digital illustrations for packaging, advertising, new character development, board games and toys, and children’s books. Malane Newman has worked quite extensively with clients designing original cartoon characters and illustrating their new products. Malane Newman’s work also appears in a number of periodicals that include greeting cards, children’s books, magazines, newspapers and many others. She has also designed and developed an animated cartooned website for a line of children’s clothing and animated children’s story for use on an educational website. A real professional joy to work with! More of Malane’s illustrations can be found at Thanks for looking!

Simard, Rémy

Originally a student of political science, French-Canadian artist Rémy Simard began his career as an illustrator in 1980. Working from Montreal, he creates computer-generated illustration for a large variety of clients including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Federal Express, General Motors, Citibank, Fidelity Communications, Better Homes & Gardens, Book-of-the-Month Club, McGraw-Hill and Scott Foresman, in the U.S.; and Chrysler, Nissan, Banque Nationale de Paris, Cantel, Ville de Montreal and YTV in Canada. He has also written and illustrated several children's' books, including Monsieur Noir et Blanc, a finalist for Canada's Governor's Prize. To relax after all this work, he likes to race around on his motocyclette!

Carter, Abby

Abby has drawn all of her life. When she was eleven, she and her grandmother had a card business: Abby drew, and her grandmother sold. In college she studied art, but also liked science and nutrition, and wished there was a way to combine it all. Several years later, after she was married and had a daughter, she and her husband founded Fresh Samantha, the juice company, which fulfilled that dream. In addition to her graphics for Fresh Samantha, she has illustrated many picture books and chapter books for children. She says that she loves to draw odd characters, and hates to draw straight lines. Abby lives with her husband and two children in Connecticut.

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

Francis, Peter

Based in Brighton, UK, Peter has created fresh, bright artwork for over 15 years. Being heavily influenced by a love of animation he spent a number of years working as an illustrator in children's television. His clients included 'Aardman Animations', BBC Worldwide and 'A' for Animation. Here he was greatly influenced by the art of narrative, and combined his love of drawing with the power of storytelling. His artwork is playful with an eye for color and detail, whilst evoking a subtle theatricality. When not frantically sketching in his studio he takes time for long coastal walks, exploring local history and archaeology, painting seascapes and growing vegetables.

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!

Leister, Bryan

Conceptual illustrations that combine the use of flat graphic shapes and 3-D elements. Specializing in e-business, e-commerce, technology and digital artwork. ( aka Brian Liester, Liester )

Zingone, Robin

In a studio based in Connecticut, this native New Yorker brings a sense of wit, style and design to her art. Educated at Parsons, trained on Madison Avenue and hired by American Express, Visa, Sprint, QVC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Target, Nordstroms, Mattel, Random House, Vanity Fair, Better Homes & Gardens, Seventeen and many more for her original illustration, Robin switched gears after September 11 to develop a signature licensed brand. Her design appears on home decor, bedding, paper and fashion products globally. Longing to return to her roots, Robin is now offering her distinctive style of design, art & lettering for advertising, publishing and editorial work while continuing to design her distinctive line of products.

Voltz, Ralph

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

Mallart, Bruno

Humorous, surealistic, Wacky, financial, computer, digital, conceptual, portrait, collage, absurd, music, machinery, mechanical , contraption, medical, fun, architecture, Imaginative illustration for corporate, advertising, licensing, publishing and editorial use. Bruno Mallart is represented by the David Goldman Agency.

Girasole, Alessia

Alessia was born in Milan, Italy where she currently resides. She has been drawing since early childhood and realized early on that she would turn her hobby into a rewarding career as an illustrator. After graduating at the European Institute of Design in Milan, with a major in Illustration and Multimedia Animation, she decided to focus on illustrating for children. During her studies, Alessia was introduced to Corel Painter software and was immediately shocked, amazed, and captured by its unique capabilities. As a result, she decided to give up her palette and paint-brush to completely dedicate herself to the study and exploration of digital art. Nowadays, she spends most of her time with her two favorite and very close mates... her MAC and Neve, a faithful Labrador retriever.

Reed Silver, Judy

Judy Reed Silver's style focuses on an eclectic collage of illustration, design, photography, vintage and modern. She has been inspired by nature, vintage fabrics and silk Japanese kimonos, how they can be applied to surface design from rugs, stationary, shoes, T-shirts, tableware, bags, product packaging, store displays, posters, wall décor and how art as design can apply to our everyday living environment.  Judy creates for such clients as Sherwin-Williams, Disney, U.S.P.S., Emory University, Publix and The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. She has illustrated children's books and cookbooks for Chronicle Books and Simon & Schuster/Silver Burdett & Ginn. Her editorial clients range from Newsweek, Boston Globe, Bon Appetit, New England Journal of Medicine. She has exhibited in several one woman shows and national group shows of mono-types, giclee prints and illustrations, featured in Communication Arts Annual, The Society of Publication Designers Best Spot Illustrations & Brochures, Visions Magazine, How's Promotional Design Annual, Stir Magazine, and Taxi Design. She received her BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

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.

Salerno, Steven

Visit 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 popular picture books for children (5 of them as both author & illustrator) with 5 more new titles scheduled for release in 2018 & 2019. 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. 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. released in 2018: -the picture book, "Tim's Goodbye!" -written & illustrated by Steven Salerno (Farrar Straus Giroux) Children gather for an unknown purpose until a visual twist in one of the illustrations reveals that they have come together to celebrate the life of a beloved pet that has died. -also the picture book, "PRIDE -The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag" -written by Rob Sanders & illustrated by Steven Salerno (Random House) The true story of the life of gay rights activist Harvey Milk and the creation of the iconic rainbow flag in 1978, which became a symbol of hope and pride for millions of people around the world. -also the picture book, "Pass Go -Collect $200 The Real Story of How MONOPOLY was Invented" -written by Tanya Lee Stone & illustrated by Steven Salerno (Christy Ottaviano Books)The true story of who invented one of the most popular board games in history. 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: -email:

O'Kif, Alejandro

Alejandro Okif lives in Buenos Aires with his creative family, his wife Monica (illustrator), son Sebastian (musician) and daughter, Simona (illustrator and tattoo artist). As a young boy, his father who worked in advertising introduced him to the arts. As a result, he was totally hooked and started drawing immediately. When he was at Facultad de Humanidades y Artes de Rosario, he was drawn to Egon Schiele, Rembrandt, Goya, and Lautrec. As he started working in publishing, he discovered the talented work of some amazing illustrators such as Andre Francois, Quentin Blake, Ronald Searle, and Tomi Ungerer. Alejandro works with different mediums, from acrylics, watercolors, inks, and Photoshop. When not illustrating, he enjoys watching movies, going to concerts, and playing bass guitar with his son Sebastian(though he claims that he is not a good musician).

Akgulian, Nishan

Nishan Akgulian’s artwork is a product of his love of gestural drawing and the minimalist aesthetic. Combining expressive brush strokes with carefully designed abstract shapes he always strives to give a visual energy to every image he creates. Throughout his career Nishan has applied his unique artistic vision to a wide variety of visual outlets, including editorial illustration, advertising campaigns, greeting cards, product rendering and fashion illustration, as well as fine art and painting. His work has often been described as whimsical, stylized, expressive, gestural, simple, friendly, fun, and sophisticated.

Pamintuan, Macky

Macky Pamintuan was born and raised in Davao, a city in the southern Philippines. As a young child, drawing was his favorite pastime and an activity that brought him delight and satisfaction. Early on, his parents discovered that giving him paper and pencil was a sure way to keep him busy, quiet, and out of trouble. He still remembers the day when he successfully drew Mickey Mouse and Superman, a huge breakthrough and a sweet triumph. He moved to San Francisco at age 21 and in 1998 enrolled in the Academy of Art College to pursue illustration. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in December 2003. When not illustrating, Macky enjoys playing basketball, his other true passion.

Bishop, Tracy

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.

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 or contact American Artists Reps in NY at - Gold and Merit Award Winner

Gevry, Claudine

childrens books, greeting cards, pastel, soft pastel, oil pastel, packaging, illustration, posters

Dibley, Glin

Glin Dibley has been illustrating children's books, advertising campaigns, and magazines for only a few years but has become one of the most sought after talents in the business. He is as endearing a personality as the characters he creates, and has found much inspiration in his wife and two daughters, who he enjoys spending his free time with in Southern California. His illustrated titles include: "Tub-boo-boo" by Margie Palatini "Yes, Please! No, Thank You!" by Valerie Wheeler "The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco" by Janice Repka "Made for a Purpose (Purpose-Driven Life)" by Dandi Daley Mackall "Don't Laugh at Me" by Steve Seskin

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.

Brown, William L.

William L. Brown creates bold, colorful drawings highly suitable for digital or print media. His distinctive digital/scratchboard works resemble woodblock prints with a contemporary edge. He excels in conceptual illustration for editorial, advertising, product, and publication markets.

Adams, Kathryn

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

Nacht, Merle

Gently humorous illustrations for editorial, corporate, book and advertising clients.

Haight, Sandy

Stylized, calligraphic vector or brush & ink line art with vibrant watercolor tones for elegant, contemporary images on logos, icons, spots and concept illustrations seen on advertising, book jackets, magazines, product packaging and across the web.

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Smith, Tyson

Award-winning artist specializing in creative, humorous, and snazzy computer illustration is ready to fulfill your graphical needs. No timeframe is too short! In fact, I'm already done! Give me a call and see!

Schutz, Amanda

I’m an illustrator and designer who lives and works in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. My illustrations have been in magazines, children’s books, and exhibitions across Canada and the United States. In addition to illustration, I work as a graphic designer at Curio Studio, where I’m the art director and owner. I’m also the President of the Graphic Designers of Canada, Alberta North Chapter, and a faculty member at MacEwan University.

LaCoste, Gary

Gary started his illustration career in 1998 working primarily with licensed characters for the toy and game industry. Clients included Hasbro, Nickelodeon, and Lego. About six years ago his focus shifted to include children's publishing where he promotes his own illustration style. Gary has enjoyed illustrating over 25 titles (and counting...)

Johnson, Penny

Illustrator specialising in cute and quirky characters. Experienced greeting card designer.

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.

MacInnes, Cat

Bright and whimsical vector illustrations. Ideal for any application!

Kalis, Jennifer

Online illustration portfolio, unique fun style, editorial, children's books

Duirwaigh Studios

Duirwaigh Studios is the publisher of visual delights and spiritual flights by artists Angi Sullins and Silas Toball. They have embellished numerous publications (books, calendars, greeting cards, CD/LP covers, web sites etc. with enchanted designs and illustration.

white, marsha

site contains the work of marsha white. work in advertising, children's books and greetings cards. heavily dog orientated!

Kennedy, Anne

Having started out as a music teacher in public schools, Anne shifted to illustration in 1982, finding the quiet space of her studio a much more peaceful place to work. She has had a variety of clients in both advertising (GTE, ITT, Black & Decker, Nabisco, Dunn & Bradstreet) and editorial (Ladies Home Journal), as well as having illustrated many children's books. She lives in Ohio with her husband Jack, terrier Brody and thoroughbred mare Sitka, whom she trains and rides competitively in dressage.

Sturman, Sally Mara

Whimsical vibrant watercolors, and distinctive black line paintings. Specializing in food, wine, all things gardening, and people too.

Bruning, Bill

I enjoy rendering objects, real or imagined. I've worked in graphite, air brush, acrylics and oils, with my current work done digitally. I've done work for Nabisco, General Mills, DuPont, 3M, Dole, Dun & Bradstreet, Newsweek, Business Week, Gerber as well as numerous banks, investment firms and publishers both nationally and globally. My work has appeared in numerous Communication Arts Illustration annuals.

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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