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Ching, Tracie

Tracie Ching is an illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Washington, DC. A self-taught digital artist, Tracie specializes in portraiture featuring complex, graphic line work with a limited palette - a tendency-turned-style after years of working in the medium of silkscreen prints.

While commissioned for a wide range of projects including commercial athletic apparel, editorial illustration, and gallery work, Tracie Ching is best known for her alternative movie posters.

Previous clients include 20th Century Fox, Adidas, AMC, CBS, Fortune Magazine, Google, GQ, Marvel, MGM, Redbull, The Guardian, The London Times, TIME, Sony Pictures

Berkeley, Jon

Jon Berkeley graduated in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1983. Since then he has lived and worked as a freelance illustrator in Dublin, London, Sydney, and Hong Kong. Jon has worked extensively with many top advertising agencies such as Bozell, Saatchi and Saatchi, McCann Erickson, Campbell Grey, DDB Needham, BBDO, and all those other Beeby Deebies. Previous clients include: Time Magazine, The Economist, The New Statesman, The Irish Times, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Tribune, Backbone, Time Out, The Washington Post, Radio Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The LA Times, Wirtschaftswoche, El Tiempo, Asiaweek, CFO Asia, Credit Lyonnais, American Express, Coca Cola, Digital, Heinz, Carlsberg, Aer Lingus, Guinness, RTE, Penguin Books, Scholastic Books, and just about anyone else you can think of. Jon has won awards from the Society of Newspaper Design in the US, The 4As in Hong Kong, as well as the ICAD and the IGI in Ireland. He is the author of The Wednesday Tales, a series of children’s novels. He lives near Barcelona with his wife and five children.

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.

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.

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.

Salvati, Jim

Working in oils, Jim Salvati's paintings are textural and layered. He has created paintings for various industries including feature film, the surf industry, advertising and publishing. With a strong interest in portraiture, Jim particularly enjoys painting for the theater. Jim lives, paints and surfs in California and is an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Kachik, John

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

Mahoney, David

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Larsen, Eric

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

Prades, Simon

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

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

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

Cocotos, Tom

digital collage for editorial, corporate, advertising, animation, book cover, packaging, children's books

Rathke, Kathryn

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Gambriel Illustration

Hi I’m Mike,

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

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

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

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

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

Dahlstrom, Nicko

Nicko Dahlstrom is an artist-illustrator who specializes in illustration, storyboard & caricature. He has been recognized nationally and worldwide for his artwork. Nicko began drawing as a child after developing a fascination with animation and still continues to pursue this passion.

Morrow, JT

JT Morrow is known for his parodies and ability to mimic virtually any style from any era. From Stone Age art to Picasso and Norman Rockwell, JT also does caricatures and works in a graphic novel style.

Laurent Blachier

Famous people in a cut-out style, caricatures, collages, photomontages, illustrations concept....

Rogers, Paul

Born in Los Angeles, Paul Rogers studied at Art Center College in Pasadena, where he now teaches. An ardent admirer of the great poster artists of the 20th Century, Paul connects with this historical heritage and uses the attributes in a way that is meaningful with current communication trends. His belief that "style is concept" governs his approach and means that he will change the look or feeling of a piece in order to use a language that will communicate in the most effective way. Paul's work spans the disciplines of logo design, portraiture, murals, sports and music themes.

Carroll, Tim

Illustration, portraits, animation, and graphic design. Clients: Esquire; Newsweek; The Atlantic; Rolling Stone; The New Yorker; Outside; GQ; New York Times; Boston Globe; Los Angeles Times; Washington Post; Forbes; Wall Street Journal; Chicago Tribune; Sports Illustrated; Businessweek; Money; Worth; Inc., Kipplinger’s Personal Finance; The Deal; Fast Company; This Old House; PCWorld; Entertainment Weekly; Premiere; Condé Nast Traveler; Men’s Journal; Men’s Health; Parenting; Child; Health; Reader’s Digest; AdWeek; Nick Magazine; HGTV; Disney Adventures; Budget Traveler; Golf; USA Weekend; Sunset; Craine’s New York Business; Runner’s World; Bicycling; Mademoiselle; The Deal; New York Magazine; Los Angeles Magazine; Minnesota Monthly; Milwaukee Magazine, Seattle Magazine; San Francisco Magazine; D Magazine; Spy; Creem; Mother Jones; The Progressive; Sierra Magazine

Rugh, Douglas

Douglas Rugh is a classically trained oil painter (and Copley Master) who works quickly and will provide digital images shot in-house as well as original art. Realistic oil paintings, Representational Landscapes, Imaginative, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Animals, Cartoon or Character Development, Children, Children's Book, Editorial, Emotive, Historical, Illustration, Impressionist, Lifestyle, Medical, Nature, Painterly, People and Figures, Posters and Covers, Product Still Life, Realistic Paintings, Realistic Stylized, Sports,