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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

McGowan, Shane

Shane McGowan works in the editorial, advertising and publishing fields. Selected clients include Ford, Vodafone, New York Times, Wall St Journal, Time, Plan Germany, Vogue, Penguin, MacMillan, BBC, Royal Mail, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Deutsche Bank. His work has been recognised by 3x3, Luerzer's Archive, Images, European Illustration and Illustrators Australia where he has won many Gold and Silver awards.

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.

Lomax, Liz

Liz Lomax is an award-winning New York artist who incorporates sculpture, design, painting and photography into her work. She creates illustrations for advertising campaigns, magazines, newspapers, books and album covers. Her unique, hand-sculpted illustration style, which grew from a love of creating shoebox dioramas as a child, is a breath of fresh air in this age of computer generated imagery. She is widely recognized as one of the leading figures in her field and has been published in Communication Arts, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, TASCHEN art books and many prestigious books on illustration. She has chaired and juried illustration competitions and taught at Parsons, Pratt and lectured worldwide. Her clients include Barneys NY, Black Entertainment Television, Bloomberg, DC Comics, Entertainment Weekly, Lucky Brand Jeans, Miramax, Newsweek, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, Rolling Stone, Saatchi & Saatchi, Seventeen, and VH1 Classic (and many more)

Kyle T. Webster Illustration

Editorial, book, poster, and advertising illustration with distinctive, exquisite line work. I work digitally but my art feels hand made. Vibrant color is a trademark, and concept is key.

Seidlitz, Serge

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

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.

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

Annabelle Metayer

Annabelle Metayer is a Montreal based Fashion & Lifestyle Illustrator. Her passion for fashion and all things feminine combined with a previous career as a graphic designer contribute to her style and choice of topics. Annabelle has worked for a variety of publishing clients. She specializes in book covers and characters for packaging.

Krall, Hawk

Hawk Krall is a Philadelphia - based illustrator who specializes in colorful, dynamic type-driven food illustration that goes beyond the surface, informed by several years spent as a professional line cook.

Along with the food related work Mr Krall has been doing humorous, jam-packed editorial illustration for magazines and newspapers since graduating from Pratt Institute in 1999.

His work has been recognized by the Society Of Professional Journalists, Society Of Illustrators and Art Of The Menu.

Clients Include: Art In The Age, Baltimore Citypaper, Cincinnati Magazine, DBGB Kitchen And Bar, Goldbely.com, Hot Diggity, Las Vegas Weekly, Lucky Peach, Next American City, Philadelphia Magazine, Pizza Brain, Rachael Ray Magazine, Runner's World, Serious Eats, Two Roads Brewery, Variety Magazine, Village Voice, Willamette Week.

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Young, Eric

I've loved creating art since I could hold a pencil. The chance to bring my creations and ideas to life through my art has fueled my career in illustration.

I am a freelance illustrator, I've worked on many projects from video games to children's books. If you like my work and think I'd be perfect for your project please send me an email. Or you may contact my agent, Deborah Wolfe.

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,

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

Hsinping, Pan

HsinPing Pan is an illustrator and animator who grew up in Taiwan and found her artistic self in Los Angeles. She loves drawing colorful things and animating them, and she always aims to create something happy and warm that will bring smiles to people's faces. Her work can be seen in children books, magazines, commercials, films, and music videos, and her clients include Land of Nod, Real Simple, Nick Jr. magazine, Kraft, Calgonit and Yo Gabba Gabba!

Disley, Phil

Working in both the UK & America for over twenty years for editorial clients such 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.

McDermott, Joseph

When he was a boy growing up in New Jersey, Joseph McDermott remembers drawing the panels from his comic books, and creating scenes featuring his favourite cartoon characters. Now based in Philadelphia, he’s doing the same thing as a career and has developed a Lichtenstein-esque style based almost entirely on Silver Age comics.

Before becoming a full time illustrator, he worked in an art museum for eight years. He has a Scottish terrier called Monty, a large collection of vinyl albums, and still loves his comics.

Joseph has a BA in Art History from Messiah College in Pennsylvania and has trained in drawing, painting, sculpture, screen-printing, typography and photography.

In one sense, Joseph works traditionally. He sketches and fine tunes everything first, before colouring and finishing the image. However, all of this is done digitally using the SketchBook Pro application, along with Illustrator and Photoshop.

Joseph’s vintage comic book style will certainly remind you of Lichtenstein’s approach to Pop Art, right down to the replication of ink dot patterns that reflect 20th century printing techniques. In fact, many of the brushes and halftone patterns Joseph uses in his work are of his own design.

Tibilis, Thodoris

Thodoris Tibilis is a many times awarded freelancer illustrator working worldwide mostly for Ad Agencies included DDB, Bold Ogilvy,McCann, JWT, Saatchi&Saatchi, BBDO, Magnet, Publicis, FCB and Leo Burnett. Clients have included Coca Cola, WRC, Fiat, Procter & Gamble, Sanofi - Aventis, Oxford University Press, Unilever, Heinz, Glenfiddich, Algida, Carrefour, Athens 2004 Olympic games, Popeye magazine and many others.

He is specialized in stylized ilustrations, cartoon and mascot design and he also creates funny, cute and humorous illustrations - mostly for kids and teenagers.

He has worked in the cartoon animation field and has also created illustrations for magazines, fairytales, educational books, greeting cards, multimedia applications, posters, stickers, CD covers, T-shirts and merchandising for toys.

He has won many awards for his work including Astrid, Ermis and EVGE awards.

His working techniques include mainly computer generated art (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator) but also watercolors, pencils, acrylics, oils, pastels, photography and sculpture.

He is available for commercial advertising projects, character and mascot design, conceptual drawings, illustrations for video games, board games and any kind of children toys.

Allyn, Virginia

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

Walsh, Sarah

Sarah Walsh is an internationally published illustrator who's project range spans from picture books, apparel, home decor and greeting cards to name a few. Her work has also been featured on Creative Pep Talk, Buzzfeed & The Jealous Curator. Sarah has been a working artist since 2001, starting out as a designer/illustrator hybrid at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. In 2013 she branched off solo style into the freelance world after connecting with an art agent named Lilla Rogers. Bright color, fashion, mid century design, the 80's, fantasy, hand lettering, world culture & folk art art are some of the elements that inform her work.

Writing and illustrating a children's book or working with a fashion designer to create a quirky haute couture clothing line are two of her dream projects! When Sarah isn't busy doing client work she fills her sketchbook with personal paintings or creates products such as art prints, enamel pins & pillows for Tigersheep Friends, with her husband Colin Walsh, a fellow illustrator.

MacPherson, Bruce

Bruce MacPherson can capture humor in any situation. His expressive and stylized characters are his trademark. His anthropomorphic animals show a range of expressions most humans don't exhibit. Bruce's work lends itself well to editorial, advertising and publishing. Working with him will make you laugh.

Collins, Mark

Mark has been an artist since childhood, and has worked professionally as a graphic designer and illustrator since 1984. Although he started as a traditional painter using acrylics, his preferred medium is now digital, and he works solely as a vector artist using Adobe Illustrator. His work relies predominantly on a calligraphic line, with color gradient fills, and a humorous touch.

Clients include: Consumer Reports, Highlights, MuscleMag International, M Magazine, Redmond Magazine, InSight, American Health & Fitness, Raley's, Times of the Islands, Berlitz, Oxford University Press, Harcourt, Pearson, Holt, Running Press Hunt Manufacturing, Philadelphia Zoo, American Express, Pepsico, Rohm and Haas, Scunci, Lily Icos (Cialis), Purell, TRESemme, Stepping Stone Childrens Museum.

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

Liz Sanders Agency

Since 1985, Liz Sanders Agency has represented an eclectic group of commercial illustrators, each highly specialized in a range of medium: digital, oil, acrylic, pastel and a variety of style: realistic, whimsical, editorial, juvenile. My commitment to personal service and positive relationships has proven well in seeking out the best of art buyers and freshest, most unique talent. My business philosophy is founded on reliability, honesty, practicality and persistence. These attributes combined with effective marketing & promotion has resulted in a thriving business whose client base includes design/advertising firms, magazine/book publishers, and corporations.

Nacht, Merle

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

Poling, Kyle

My name is Kyle Poling, I graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design in 2004. I love working in the kindergarten - 4th grade range and do children's books, greeting cards, games, puzzles, and educational material for textbooks. My art tends to be bright & colorful pieces Clients include: Scholastic, National Geographic, Igloo Books, Picture Window Books, Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin, McGraw Hill, Lerner Books, and many others.

Scrappy Dog Studio

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

Ulve, Kirsten

Crisp, chic illustration, caricature, and character design.

Romani, Paula

I'm an illustrator and designer. My illustrations have a joie de vivre, feminine, modern and fun vibe. My illustrations have appeared in magazines, ads, graphic design materials and products all over the world.

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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.

Donnelly, Peter

Peter is an award winning illustrator working in advertising and picture books. In the past he has art directed pre-school television series and ads as well as designing for award winning animated films both in Europe and the US. His work has a mid-century appeal with an emphasis on stylised design resulting in a funky and humorous style that makes people smile ... and of course buy things. Peter's work has been featured on Drawn, IllustrationAge and The Little Chimp Society as well as being awarded by American Illustration, The Creative Quarterly Journal and 3X3 Pro-Illustration and Childrens Books showcase.

McWilliam, Howard

I left my career as a financial magazine editor and journalist in 2005 to concentrate on my sideline of illustration full time. I am cover artist for The Week in the US and UK, and other regular clients include The Sunday Telegraph and Moneyweek. I won the (UK) Cartoon Art Trust’s Award for Caricature in 2009, and my first children’s picture book, I Need My Monster by Flashlight Press, has won six State young readers’ awards in the US and been turned into an animated short by University of Colorado, Denver. I have since illustrated five other picture books, plus several dozen black & white children’s novels. I live in Cheltenham, UK, with my wife and two sons.

Rébora, Cecilia

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Cecilia Rebora belongs to a creative family of painters, a sculptor, and a wood carver. As long as she can remember, Cecilia could be found with a crayon in her hand. Shortly after beginning her studies in the arts, Cecilia discovered that what she enjoyed most in life was telling stories with pictures. She studied for three years at the Josep Serra I Abella School of Fine Arts in Barcelona. It was there that she truly fell in love with the profession. She has since published 18 children’s books and contributes to a popular children’s magazine called Tareas E Ilustraciones. She and her husband, Luis, have welcomed a new edition to their family named Mateo, a delightful boy who sleeps most of the time. When not illustrating, she enjoys sipping a hot cappuccino and taking in the sun on a chilly morning. Cecilia’s goals are to continue illustrating for a very long time and to always see the smile on her son’s face.

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..

Miguel Lima aka ZERO

ZERO is an alter ego created by Miguel Lima, an artist and illustrator born in Lisbon. He achieved a degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon after a 9 months Erasmus scholarship at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence. Since then he has been developing his illustration art, as a multi disciplinary artist who embraces new challenges combining both hand-drawn and digital elements. He has participated in projects related with concept art, character design, animation and editorial illustration. Amongst other distinctions, in 2013 he received an honorable mention in ETIC Ilustra_Lisboa competition, and was a selected finalist in Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 by Association Of Illustrators.

Gynux

Gynux was born in Villefranche-sur-Saône, France and currently resides in Lyon. As a child, he had always been drawn to storytelling and illustration. Growing up, he was impressed by Rembrandt’s use of contrast in his compositions, Hirao Miyasaki’s use of detail and unique characters in his cartoons, and the color palette of Dominique Louis’s illustrations. He studied industrial engineering in college and later worked as a furniture and graphic designer. However, he came to realize that there were some boundaries which had been suppressing his creativity by solely focusing on industrial design. He craved the spontaneity that comes from being free to recreate anything from his wildest dreams and his farthest imaginations. Luckily, Gynux met some illustrators at an exhibit which brought him back into the realm of drawing and illustration. His inspiration comes from a wide range of sources – cartoons, fine arts, architecture, film and especially music. While not illustrating, he loves to travel and has visited Turkey, Austria, Spain, England, Greece, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, and Germany. Gynux also enjoys spending his free time riding his bike through the forest and playing his piano.

Stanley, Anne

Vibrant, friendly and fun, line and dye illustrations, maps, food, animals, characters, nature, icons, interior overviews for advertising, packaging, corporate, children's book publishing, esl, editoral, games, infographics and more....

Sussman, Nigel

You just can’t look away once you’ve seen one of Nigel Sussman’s isometric mural illustrations. There’s so much going on – dancing horses, dinosaurs serving in a restaurant, people running in hamster treadmills… The detail is incredible and it’s all done with a lighthearted sense of humour that keeps you looking, and smiling.

So it’s no wonder that Nigel has worked for both hugely innovative brands like Google and Redbull, as well as picking up more traditional print projects with the likes of Popular Mechanics and Time Out. With a musician father, creativity was encouraged as Nigel grew up and aside from drawing his passions include playing bass guitar (and illustrating his band’s album covers), Dungeons & Dragons and going for long walks with his wife. The destination is usually an eatery where tasty food is served… but not by dinosaurs.

There’s all kinds of activity going on in Nigel’s work and it’s no surprise to find that his influences include Martin Handford (creator of Where’s Wally?), MC Escher and the computer game SimCity. At home in Berkeley, California, he lives with his wife and a cat called Fidel Catstro.

Nigel spent two years at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, before crossing the country to the California College of the Arts to complete his degree in Illustration.

Today Nigel works on his drawings using a Wacom Cintiq tablet, but he has a good grounding in traditional media. He used to love working in pen and ink, and acrylic paints.

Bold, bright and complex, Nigel’s signature style uses isometric line art and a striking but simple colour palette. He loves creating seek-and-find type drawings, as well as illustrations that feature complex fantasy architecture and/or imaginary machines.

Tobin, Marc

With over 20 years of experience, Marc Tobin produces a wide variety of Creative Imagery ranging from Magazine, Children's Book and Poster Illustrations to Logo Design and Web Graphics.

Vollor, Holly

Holly Vollor is the owner of Whisper Illustration + Design which works with many local businesses as well as regional print publications while conducting freelance services for customers throughout the country. Whisper Illustration Design offers digital illustration and graphic design services for multiple applications including branding, packaging, advertisements, commercial wall art, and editorial design. Holly holds a BA specializing in Graphic Design from Ole Miss. When Holly isn't designing, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and three children.

Besom, Mae

Mae graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2003, she began work as a character designer in Sichuan, China; she then decided to embrace her love of illustration and has been working as a full-time children's illustrator since 2007.

Mae uses traditional media, pencil and watercolour to create texture and light within her enchanting illustrations.

Mae Besom is the illustrator of the #1 nationally best-selling What Do You Do With an Idea? The book written by Kobi Yamada tells a story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens.

Mae has also just finished illustration the sequel called What To Do With A Problem, out in bookstores from July 1st.

Client List Pearson Education Compendium Inc Random House Guideposts Usborne Publishing Orchard School District Nursery World

Bradford, Tim

Living right next to a nature reserve in Nottingham, Tim Bradford also has the convenience of being just half a mile from the city centre. From alpine landscapes to geometry and animals, he’s inspired by nature and also loves drawing people of all sizes, shapes and nationalities.

Tim studied for a BA Hons in Illustration at Lincoln University and an MA in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University London.

Everything begins as a pencil sketch, which is then coloured up digitally using Photoshop and Illustrator. With his animation skills, many clients ask him to create work for both print and digital projects where motion is required. For a more physical feel to his work, Tim is increasingly introducing hand drawn elements as well.

Most of Tim’s imagery is quirky, fun and character based, and his work often incorporates custom typography along with some movement. Life, energy, charm and wit are what he strives for when he creates an illustration, and he likes to find visual solutions that are easy on the eye and keep you looking.

Client List Fanta HSBC Oxford University Press Cambridge University Nescafe Nivea Ogilvy & Mathers JWT Lufthansa

Larkum, Adam

It’s a love of drawing that drives Adam Larkum, and it’s something he practices every day, constantly coming up with quirky new characters and putting them in hair-raising situations. And if you chat with Adam for a while he has a few real life hair-raising situations to recount. While he was a teenager, his family lived in Alexandria, Virginia for a while where Adam became the projectionist in the town’s cinema. When the bulb blew during the scariest part of Friday The 13th the crowd poured out of the cinema like a lynch mob…

This didn’t deter Adam from studying animation once he got back to the UK, and as a student he won a competition to create a short film for MOMI and Channel 4. Once his career producing animated commercials was under way, he became an illustrator as well. He’s now created over 30 children’s books, and illustrates for magazines and packaging.

Adam studied illustration and animation, and received a BA followed by an MA from the Edinburgh College of Art.

Adam believes every commission should start with a pencil in one hand and an eraser in the other, and is never afraid to erase whole areas of a drawing if they aren’t right. He loves working in ink on paper and then shifting into Photoshop to bring the piece together. If his work were a film, he says, it would be an Ealing Comedy – fun, fast and eccentric.

Client List Taylor’s Port BBC Island Bakery Green King Faber and Faber Puffin Books Usborne Channel 4 Cambridge University press Oxford University press Egmont Publishing Ziggurat Brands The V&A Museum Ask magazine Ink Robin

Jovellanos, Arielle

It’s impossible not to love the comic book style of Arielle Jovellanos. Fresh and light in tone, it’s set to take the graphic novel aesthetic into all sorts of new areas and Arielle is clearly an artist with a passion for visual storytelling.

Her big breakthrough came with her 2015 high school romance School Spirit – 60 pages of high quality artwork. The publication received an Eisner nomination, which is the pinnacle in the world of comics. Today the artist is working with a range of top names in publishing, and looking for new people to collaborate with bringing stories to life.

A Filipina-American, Arielle grew up watching Disney movies and drawing her own variations on Sailor Moon in the margins of her schoolbooks. Today, she loves musical theatre, collects playbills, and her biggest influences are the manga artist Rumiko Takahashi, the book Howl’s Moving Castle, and Studio Ghibli’s movie Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Arielle graduated from Parsons The New School for Design with a dual degree in Illustration and Fiction writing in 2014.

Most of Arielle’s work is entirely digital – she sketches, draws the lines and colours her images on her Cintiq tablet. Pinks, blues and purples form her main palette.

Everything is a character’ is a piece of advice that guides Arielle’s comic art style. It means she focuses on creating tiny narratives within each image, using body language, facial expression, clothing and background detail. This builds personality in her work and makes people viewing it wonder what will happen next.

Client List Audible Little Brown & Company Oni Press Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center IDW Publishing B**** Media National Inventors Hall of Fame

Armstrong, Gail

Gail Armstrong has been creating paper sculptures for over 20 years and her enthusiasm for the medium hasn’t waned one snip. She still wants every image she creates to be better than the last, and this approach has led to plenty of awards, including a Cannes Gold Lion for her Kleenex campaign. She finds inspiration in contemporary art and, not surprisingly, the huge Paperchase outlet on Tottenham Court Road in London.

Gail did her foundation course at Sheffield Polytechnic before gaining both a BA and Post Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration at Glasgow School of Art.

Though finally rendered in pieces of paper that have been carefully cut and glued together, each image Gail creates begins as a series of drawings. As she explores the composition and various concepts, she focuses on creating something that has both style and substance to it. The result is usually a photograph of her artwork, which viewers love to see more than once, poring over the textures, colours and patterns in the final construction.

Awards
Shortlisted in AOI Illustration Award 2014 - Research and Knowledge category for “Life Cycle of a Butterfly”

Asiago International Award for Philatelic Art 2012 - winner for “Land” stamp in set of 3 for United Nations conference on sustainable development in Rio

Cannes Gold Lion 2010 – Billboards Cannes Bronze Lion 2010 – Illustration Cannes Bronze Lion 2010 - Press The Big Won 2010 – 1st in Press Campaigns Creative Circle Awards 2011 Silver in Illustration (Craft Print) Creative Circle Awards 2011 Bronze in Magazine Campaign (Press) Creative Match Flair Award for Illustration 2011 Daler Rowney Award for Outstanding Paper Sculpture 1997

Client List
SunSense, Kleenex, United Nations, Charles Darwin University, Nestlé, Sogo Hong, Kong, Sandoz, Macy's, MidFirst Bank, California Lottery, Delta TechOps, Safeguard Handwash and Jack-In-A-Box.

Richardson, Jack

Jack Richardson is an English illustrator in New York, with a clean and fresh comic book style that often features a touch of the unusual.

Originally from the South East of England, Jack is now based in Brooklyn where he does what he loves most – drawing.

Some of Jack’s main influences include the classic comic artists Alex Toth, Jean Giraud (Mœbius) and Hergé, as well as the painter Daniel Heidkamp and the photographer Robert Adams.

Jack took a foundation course at Hastings College in the UK, but beyond that his skills are self-taught. “My father is a professional illustrator, so as well as learning from him I got to see what is required beyond good ideas and draughtsmanship,” says Jack.

With his strong, expressive lines and flat colours, Jack’s style is rooted in the world of hero comics. He strives to bring a narrative to each individual image, and there is often an added layer of meaning, a hint of humour or something slightly unusual in his work.

Client List Vogue La Mer cosmetics Cosmic Strip (the band)
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