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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.

Nitta, Kazu

Kazushige Nitta graduated from Dokkyo University with a B.A. in economics in 1987 before coming to the United States and enrolling at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In the same year, he won two prestigious awards presented by The New York Society of Illustrators Scholarship Competition, and The Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. In 1992 he was honored with both the New York Society of Illustrators International Competition Advertising Award and Book Award. Within months after graduating SVA, Kazu landed his first of several children's book assignments at Simon & Schuster. A short time later he was called upon to illustrate Dr. Theodore Geisel's first posthumous book at Random House called "My Many Colored Days". Along with his work on numerous children's and text books, Kazu also focused on developing conceptual imagery for clients including:Amdahl, Bank of America, Consumer Reports, Coopers & Lybrand, Crain's N.Y., EMI, Kempner, Newsweek, Northwest Airlines, PC World, IBM, Swiss Bank,The Wall St. Journal, Parsons School of Design, and Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

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.

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).

Dartford, Matt/FlipCGI

With over 16 years experience in the fields of illustration & design, Matt Dartford / Flip CG specialise in the creation of high quality, high resolution artwork for the advertising & entertainment industries. Previous clients include: Sony, Cadbury, American Express, MTV, Virgin, Tesco, Avon, UK Government, Royal Bank of Ireland, The BBC, Financial Times, Nestle, Ministry of Sound, Popular Science, Carlsberg, New Scientist, Esquire,George Wimpy Homes, Cream Recordings, IDG Publishing, Advantage Travel Agents, New State Music, Future Publishing and London Fog Soft Furnishings.

Ning, Amy

Born in Tokyo and relocated to the States in 1972. Studied illustration at California State University in Long Beach. Along with her freelance career, she has was selected as a feature illustrator for the Orange County Register Newspaper from 1989 through 2008. Her stylized, decorative and often conceptual art has been recognized in shows of SI, SILA, Print and SND. Her digital illustrations have also been featured in advertising, design firm, and publishing projects, including clients Phizer, Livestrong, Major League Baseball, The Integer Group, Encyclopedia Brittanica, Ths San Diego Union , Clubhouse Jr., Consumer Resports, Houghton Mifflin and many more.

Nielsen, Cliff

Cliff Nielsen studied traditional and digital illustration and graduated as valedictorian from Art Center College of Design in 1994. His illustrations have been recognized for their excellence by the Society of Illustrators, Print, and Spectrum. Feature articles focusing on his work appear in design publications and fanzine magazines alike. Cliff has been an international speaker on digital art and has served as a judge for the Society of Illustrators and a variety of professional illustration award programs. His clients include every major publisher, countless advertising agencies, magazines, and studios. He lives and dreams in Los Angeles, California.

O'Brien, Tim

Realistic painting on a tight deadline. Art is delivered as a final painting and a high resolution file. Award winning realistic illustration and portraits. Tim O'Brien has worked for most major publications and publishers since 1987. Many advertising clients and private portrait commissions fill out his busy schedule. . . Tim O'Brien has 9 paintings in the National Gallery in Washington, DC . . . Final art is delivered as well as being shot in-house and uploaded or burned to disc for immediate publication.

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?)

Lyons, Chris

Chris Lyons is an Illustrator, gardener, and pass-first point guard. And hopelessly addicted to all three things. He loves to do great work for great clients. In the last few months that’s been: Conde Nast Traveler, American Express, Target, Penguin Publishing, Chicago Magazine, Monocle Magazine (London), Scholastic, Chicago Tribune, McCann Erickson, LA Magazine, Cramer-Kressalt, AirTran, Smart Money, Utne Reader, The New York Times, Bicycling Magazine, Texas Monthly and AARP to name a few. His work has appeared with some regularity in the CA Illustration Annual, American Illustration, 3x3 and Creative Quarterly. He is also on the Adjunct Faculty of The School of Design at RIT.

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..

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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Goudappel, Aad

He translates complex ideas and abstract themes into clear and powerful images. Aad creates illustrations that at first glance seem very simple. His distinctive style is characterized by the use of flat areas of color and the complete absence of lines. On closer look the mildly alienating images often contain multiple intellectual or emotional layers. This approach leads to works that are both timeless and contemporary.

Crawford, Robert

Robert Crawford graduated with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. His paintings have appeared on the cover of major magazines such as Fortune, Business Week, The Atlantic and U.S. News and World Report as well as book covers for best-selling books published by Random House, Penguin/Putnam, Avon and other major publishers. His work is popular with advertising agencies and is much sought after by Fortune 500 companies like IBM, Dupont and Ford. Robert Crawford was chosen by the German car maker, Volkswagen, to do six paintings for a book which celebrated Volkswagen's 50th anniversary. Robert's work has won numerous awards from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Graphis and Print. His paintings have been included in group shows in New York, Japan and Germany and he participated in the United Nation's sponsored show on the environment in New York City. That painting was featured on CBS's Sunday morning with Charles Osgood. Robert Crawford's work has been selected for permanent collection by the United States government and major corporations such as British Petroleum. Some other notable collector's include, Richard Reeves, the presidential historian, and Edward Gordon of ABC television.Robert's studio is located in northwest Ct.

O'Hara, Colleen

Whimsical style ideal for kids and grown ups. Portraits. caricature and Graphic Illustration from naive to sophisticated to retro for Editorial, Advertising , Children's Books. Clients include: Toyota, Up with Paper, EK Success, Virgin Mobile, Condé Nast Traveler, Modern Bride, Philadelphia Home, Maxon Furniture, Scholastic Books, ChickaDee, Purell, Lubraderm, Bell XpressVu, British Petroleum and the Grammy Awards. Work delivered Digitally by email, ftp or on disk. KEYWORDS: Portraits, Teenage Children Lifestyle Magazine Cute Kids Animals Nature Wildlife Funny Humorous Girls Boys Adult Whimsical Retro Modern Contemporary Newspaper Digital Computer Illustrator Photoshop Fashion Design T Shirt Poster Retail Calendar Merchandise Environment Green Vintage Financial Conceptual Concepts Symbolism Scrapbooking

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.

Eng, Kilian

Kilian Eng creates illustrations rich in color and often with a lot of environmental elements. Kilian creates alternative worlds inspired by interest in both classic and futuristic architecture, surrealism, science fiction, and theatre scenography.

Spurll, Barbara

Born in the UK and raised in Winnipeg, Barbara started life drawing classes at age 16. Several years later she moved to Toronto to pursue her career in art. After studying fine art at The New School of Art and The Artists’ Workshop and illustration at George Brown College, Barbara launched her own free lance business. Her client list has included The Toronto Star, The Financial Post, Outdoor Canada Magazine, Dogs in Canada Magazine, Macleans, Chatelaine, The National Wildlife Federation, Owl and Chickadee Magazines, KidsCan Press, Scholastic Inc., McDonalds, Purina, Time Inc., Oxford University Press, Sears Canada, Storck, Nabisco and many others. Barbara has a number of award winning children’s picture books to her credit including Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper!, The Flying Tortoise and Emma’s Eggs. Her continuing pursuit of new horizons has led Barbara to establish a new alla prima style, specifically for her portrait work.

Wilson, Oscar

Oscar Wilson started working in London in 1996. Specialising in image creation, illustration and hand crafted typography, Oscar Wilson produces work for a wide variety of clients, with commissions from the advertising world, fashion, publishing, film and TV. Previous clients include: Crisis, Fabric, Guinness, Honda, Levi's, MTV, Nike, NME, Orange, Penguin, Sky TV, Stüssy, Transport For London, The Observer, Time Out, Twentieth Century Fox, Virgin Atlantic, Visit London, Volkswagen. Agencies: AMV BBDO, Arnold Worldwide, M&C Saatchi, Mother, RKCR Y&R, Start Creative, WCRS, WWAV Rapp Collins. Oscar Wilson also works collaboratively with (brother) Ben Wilson on 3D and interior projects, under the ‘Wilson Brothers’ banner. Clients for the Wilson Brothers include: Brooks, Honda, Nike, Stüssy Japan.

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.

Madden, Colleen

The fourth girl in a family of 8 children, Colleen Madden made it through childhood pretending to be a space princess with a wookie sidekick and drawing in her cardboard box art studio. Colleen spent some time acting and training at The Second City in Chicago, then went on to graduate from a small liberal arts school in Massachusetts, with a contract major in illustration and English literature. She is currently residing in the Philadelphia area, with her writer-husband, and their 2 sons. She has illustrated for many different kinds of clients and is the recipient of an International Greeting Card Louie Award. When not illustrating, Colleen can be found long distance running, making her boys giggle, and eating lots and lots of sushi.

O'Leary, Chris

A native Ohioan, Chris O'Leary was born in Youngstown and studied painting at the Columbus College of Art and Design. He worked briefly in Cincinnati for the Gibson Greeting Card Co. and has been freelancing ever since, creating paintings for clients such as Barnes and Noble, Atlantic Monthly, Vegetarian Times, the L.A. Times, Readers Digest, the Boston Globe, Barron's Weekly, and Ohio Magazine. He now lives in Columbus with his wife, Tricia, and daughters, Lily and Kate. Before he had kids, he played finger style guitar, was the project director for the restoration of an urban ravine, and took long bicycle trips, but now he pretty much just watches after the kids...and paints.

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.

Disley, Phil

Working in both the UK & America for over twenty years for such editorial clients as The Financial Times, The Spectator, The Guardian and GQ magazine, and for publishers Oxford University Press & Harper Collins. Phil Disley is represented by the David Goldman Agency.

Farias, Carolina

Born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, Carolina began her career as a children’s book illustrator after working for several well-known animation studios. She currently lives in La Plata with her husband, Marcelo and their two beautiful children, Sara and Francisco. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in art, she began teaching at the university. She continues to teach with the same passion and dedication that is also evident in her illustrations. Over the years she has published books, sometimes as both the author and illustrator. Carolina likes to spend her free time drawing even while traveling with her family. She only needs a sharp pencil to keep her creativity flowing. Her artwork is created using a variety of mediums with a preference towards watercolors and acrylics. To date, Carolina is part of the White Ravens 2008 list for the Bologna Book Fair, where she has also been selected to represent Argentina.

Paraskevas, Michael

Michael Paraskevas, a well known illustrator among magazine art directors, has had his work featured in such prestigious publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country and Esquire and has earned numerous awards from industry professionals. Michael has exhibited at Giraffics Gallery in East Hampton (6 one-man shows) and recently showed at the prestigious Southampton Gallery owned by Peter Marcelle. Along with his mother Betty, he published many children’s books over the past 12 years. Their work includes the much loved Tangerine Bear, which was produced as a Christmas Special for ABC in 2000. Other popular works by the pair include Junior Kroll, A Very Kroll Christmas, Shamlanders, The Ferocious Beast, Cecil Bunions, and Chocolate at the Four Seasons. The mother-and-son team’s most well-known project, called Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, was developed for Nick Jr. and is still running on Noggin. It won the prized Gemini Award for best animated show of 2001 in Canada. Paraskevas was educated at School of Visual Arts in New York where he also received his Master’s Degree in Visual Journalism. He divides his time between his home in SouthHampton and LA.

Heiner, Joe & Kathy

In 1964 Kathryn (Kathy) Hughes sat next to me (Joe Heiner) in our sixth grade classroom at Ensign Elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah. While quietly sitting at her desk, Kathy was struck by a ruler hurled at me (I ducked) by our teacher, Mr. Anderson. We became close friends. After the eighth grade, my family moved to Montreal, P.Q. Canada. It was a long time till I saw Kathy again. Kathy's family stayed in Salt Lake City where Kathy later attended East High School. Kathy married, moved to San Francisco and had one son, Michael. After returning to Salt Lake City, Kathy graduated Cum Laude from University of Utah with a BS degree in Social Sciences. She taught nursery school for two years, became a single parent and a secretary for Architects and Planners in Salt Lake City. I attended Beaconsfield High School near Montreal, studied art and photography at Brigham Young University, and Art Center College of Design, married and had two children. I assisted commercial photographers Ed Goldstien and Carl Furuta. I also assisted David Willardson, illustrator, shooting detailed 4X5 photo reference for his airbrush illustrations. Willardson taught me airbrush techniques and helped develop an airbrush / photographic illustration style. My first portfolio of ten photo / illustrations quickly generated assignments from movie studios, advertising agencies, magazines and recording companies. With the help of the same great reps who represented Willardson, assignments came from across the country. This afforded a move back to Utah. Work went well from Utah and I became a single parent. Fifteen years after sitting by Kathy in sixth grade, she married me. We now have five children (combined) and work together in our studio in Alpine, Utah. Our studio continues to create realistic photo / illustration for clients across the country. Kathy is studio manager and stylist. I am photographer / computer illustrator. Early works were a combination of airbrush and silk screen on photographic prints. Current work is digital, a merging of digital photography and computer illustration. We have received numerous awards including The One Show Gold Award and our work is represented in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. Clients include: Lucasfilm, Salisbury Communications, ABC records, Y&R, Foote Cone & Belding, Satchi & Satchi, Merck, McDonalds and Coca Cola. I hope you enjoy our work. Joe Heiner Joe and Kathy Heiner Studio

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/

Ho, Jannie

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Philadelphia, Jannie moved to New York to study illustration at Parsons School of Design. After working as a graphic designer and an art director at many fun places such as Nickelodeon, Scholastic, and TIME Magazine for Kids, she decided that illustration was her true calling. Jannie (also known as Chicken Girl) now specializes in illustrating for the children’s market, with her work appearing in both trade and educational books, magazines, toys, crafts and digital media. She currently works and plays in Boston, MA with her husband and daughter.

Baviera, Rocco

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

Gendron, Cathy

Award-winning, color-intensive, collaged and textured illustration for Editorial, Book, Corporate and Advertising projects. Former art director turned freelancer, Cathy Gendron survived a near-fatal career in newspapers and the noxious fumes from her painting process to work from her studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Clients include: AARP, Anderson Consulting, Bloomberg Markets, Chrysler, Exxon, Ford, Forbes, General Motors, Golf Magazine, Harvard Business Review, IBM, Johns-Hopkins, Kensington Publishing, Llewellyn Worldwide, McGraw Hill, NCR, Newsday, Newsweek, New York Times, Peaceable Kingdom Press, Penguin Putnam, Saatchi & Saatchi, Seventeen, Sky and Telescope, Target, US News & World Reports, Utne Reader, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post,

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.

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.

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.

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

Huliska-Beith, Laura

Laura Huliska- Beith is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. She grew up in Omaha Nebraska, the oldest of 5 children and her siblings were the inspiration behind her first picture book, The Book of Bad Ideas (although she takes full credit for Bad Idea #143). She has since illustrated many books including Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler, The Recess Queen and The Worst Best Friend both by Alexis O’Neill. Most recently illustrated books are The Wild, Wild Inside (March 2010) by Kate Feiffer and The Adventures of Granny Clearwater and Little Critter (October 2010) by Kimberly Willis Holt.

Chris Peterson Illustration

Christopher Peterson's work is marked by great attention to detail, while maintaining an informal colorful and painterly feel. His creative approach is thorough and focused, sometimes reading an entire biography when starting a rock poster. Whenever possible, photographic reference must be his own. Drawing is always central to the work. Good figures and correct perspective are important while maintaining a spontaneous flair. These are the strengths that make Christopher one of the best freelance illustrators on the west coast.

Having been the president of the San Francisco Society of illustrators, he knows this business of illustration inside and out. He is a member of the Society of Illustrators, the US Air Force Art Program, ASIP, a leading organization in the fight for copyright protection and a royalties collection society for artists. He has taught illustration at both California College of Art and the Academy of Art College.

His rock posters have won major national recognition. He has created posters for Paul McCartney, Phish, The String Cheese Incident, Sting, Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, John Hiatt, Taj Mahal and Gloria Estefan. There is a section on his work in the Art of Modern Rock (Chronicle books, 2004). His poster for John Lee Hooker won a Gold Medal in the San Fancisco Society of Illustrators, and won a place in the New York Society of Illustrators annual show and book- Illustrators 42 (Watson-Guptil, 1998). He has in fact created more than 80 posters for a variety of venues and bands. His original paintings hang in the halls of the Pentagon, as a part of the US Air Force Art program. His work has been published in the Los Angeles Society of illustrators annual book, and in Print magazine's regional design annual. In 1995, he won the bronze medal for advertising in the San Francisco society of illustrators show, in1996 he won gold, silver, and bronze medals in the San Francisco society of illustrators show.

In addition to Rock posters, Mr. Peterson does a wide variety of illustration, including storyboards, renderings, set design, murals and print.

Christopher Peterson was born in New York in 1957, and grew up in Westport, Connecticut. He received his education at the Art Institute of Boston, and then at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and began his career as an Illustrator in New York City in 1980. His current work may be seen at www.petersonland.com.

Cerato, Mattia

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

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!

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.

Haake, Martin

Martin Haake is an internationally known illustrator and artist. After some years living in London, Martin moved back to Berlin where he lives with his wife and his two sons who both want to grow up to be pirates!(the old fashioned kind of course). He has been working as a freelance illustrator for about 14 years for clients all over the world: Barnes & Noble, The Royal Society of Arts, Penguin Books, The Boston Globe, Travel & Leisure, Elle and the Shangri-la Hotel, Hongkong to name a few. Martin Haake's work has been selected for many illustration and design annuals. He is a big fan of American Folk art and is collecting telephone doodles.

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.

Von Ulrich, Mark

Mark Von Ulrich earned his BA in design and Illustration from Columbus college of art and design in Columbus, Ohio. He works in the editorial, advertising and publishing fields. Selected clients include Harvard Business, Electronic Business, Playboy and Barnes & Noble. Riley Illustration is his representative.

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.

Luczak, Laurie

Conceptual illustration used for editorial, childrens book, advertsing, book covers, design and corporate media. Laurie offers two different styles working in painterly and digital media. Her work has appeared in Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Society of Ilustrators LA, & Print. Clients include The New York Times, The US Post Office, AMEX,The Wall St Journal, Continental, AARP, Seventeen and more.

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.

Vernon, Katie

Katie Vernon is an illustrator who has spent most of her life in the midwest but whose heart belongs in the mountains. Her inspiration comes from being a florist, working with alpacas, and living on a bus. Some of her favorite things include rearranging furniture, seltzer water, and two different species of animals becoming friends. Katie is also rather fond of her partner, daughter, and part-dingo dog. In 2015 Katie won the Special Studio Award in Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search competition. She is thrilled to be represented by the amazing team at Lilla Rogers Studio.
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