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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.

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.

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.

Stutzman, Mark

Best known for his record breaking 1993 Elvis Stamp, Mark has gone on to produce volumes of illustration for countless uses with his heaviest concentration of personalities in the entertainment industry for Broadway, film, music and performance arts.

Vitale, Stefano

Stefano Vitale is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and artist. While studying for a degree in Economics at the University of Southern California, he often traveled to Mexico and the Southwest. There he found inspiration in the simplicity of the popular local folk art. This influenced him so much that when he completed his economics degree Vitale continued at The Arts Center in Pasadena, California for a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Vitale’s oil paintings on wood have earned him international awards and a retrospective of his life’s work in his hometown of Padua, Italy. Vitale is best known for his beautiful folk-style which has earned him numerous awards and a reputation as one of the most sought after children’s book illustrators. After living in the USA for many years, he moved to Venice with his wife Pamela Berry and their two children. www.stefanovitale.com

Walter, Stephan

Stephan Walter lives and works in Zurich where he was born in 1982. Stephan started work in the graphic design world at an advertising agency. During his time at the agency he made up his mind that the only way for him to express his passion in graphic design was for him to become self-employed! Stephan studied Graphic and Media Design at the F&F School for Art and Media Design. After graduating, Stephan pursued his dream. He worked for the F&F School, Freitag AG and for some local bands from Zurich. During this time Stephan was resolving his own style and approach. He quickly developed his own picture language by learning a lot of techniques related to handling alternative design softwares. A year after graduating, Stephan flew to New York to conduct research and development work with Stefan Sagmeister. Stephan has now practiced for six years as an independent illustrator and graphic designer trading under his own brand name of radionacional. Over the last six years Stephan has worked for many clients; many of them in the cultural arena. Stephan's client list includes: David Byrne, Brian Eno, Wired Magazine, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Columbia University, Volkswagen, die Zeit, Levis, Sagmeister Inc, Elle and many more. Stephan also teaches and lectures at schools for design, mainly in his beloved discipline: Typography!

Jackdaw

Jackdaw is a graphic artist and commercial illustrator who originally trained at the Maidstone College of Art in the UK, graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Graphic Communication. Originally working from a studio in the East end of London and then Oxford, he has created a body of work for a diverse range of clients globally, in both the advertising and editorial worlds. Creating vibrant images that interweave expressionistic painting and mixed media techniques with hand-drawn elements and photography, the energetic and captivating results are often complex, beautiful and edgy reflections of contemporary culture. Previous clients include: Vodafone, Asahi Beer, Saatchi Advertising USA, Philip Morris Inc, Pfizer Pharmaceutical Inc. USA, The Irish Times, The Guardian, Scholastic Publishing USA, Penguin Books, Carphone Warehouse, Cream, and the Welsh Assembly.

Wilkins, Sarah

Sarah Wilkins is a New Zealand born illustrator.

She spends her time creating illustrations with a unique combination of sharp-eyed visual wit, sophisticated color and graceful hand-lettering.

Working with acrylic, gouache, pen & ink and computer, Sarah's whimsical and elegant style has a refreshingly painterly feel. Her illustrations have been featured around the world in magazines and advertising campaigns, airports, museums, bookstores, on buses, murals, in the metro, as well as on bags, cups, books, toys.........the list goes on.

Sarah's clients include Barnes & Noble, United Airlines, American Express, Pfizer, UNESCO, NYU, Smithsonian, Time Magazine, Yoga Journal, Madame Figaro, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Town & Country and The New York Times.

If you'd like to know more about Sarah, her work or interests, please feel free to ask. She enjoys thinking outside the square!

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.

Moreno, Gabriel

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

Morgan, Patrick

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

Beauregard, Christiane

Christiane Beauregard seems to possess limitless capacity to bring virtual images to life. From delicate emotions to complex technological data.. Christiane is always striving to express her passions through her digital art. Her beginnings in the design department of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation were important in her artistic evolution. At the outset of the 90's she discovered computers and a certain affinity with vectors. Seduced by these voluptuous curves she adopted this as her principal mode of expression. She also took an interest in animation which let her explore the intersection of traditional and new technology. When she is not drawing she participates in exhibitions or she pursues workshops in theater and dance which are for her a real source of inspiration and creative motivation. www.christianebeauregard.com

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.

Tong, Yehrin

Yehrin Tong graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA Hons in Graphic Design. Yehrin Tong has designed artwork for independent music labels; working with artists she met while regularly haunting the underground club scene of London. Yehrin Tong's main interests lie in creating illusory, eye-boggling yet mathematical pattern and typographic illustration. Yehrin Tongs work has encompassed ad campaigns on billboards and taxi cabs, elaborate repeat pattern and embroidery prints for fashion, as well as typographic cover and editorial illustration. Yehrin Tong’s work is complex and intricate. The words minimal and simple rarely come into Yehrin TongS vocabulary. Previous clients include: M&C Saatchi, Bombay Sapphire, Dell Computers, Billboard Magazine, Royal Bank Of Scotland, GQ Russia, Russian Tatler, VICE, Maharishi, The Future Laboratory, Viewpoint, Non-Format, K7! Records, Grafik, The Red Bulletin, Notion and Disorder.

Giovannina Colalillo Illustration

Giovannina (Jo-van-NEE-nah). Award winning illustrations. Dynamic, vivid, fluid, conceptual, whimsical, stylized, figurative, painterly, watercolor pastels and ink line illustrations for editorial, advertising, publishers, web, children book, nature, fashion, food, health, lifestyle, etc. Illustrations available digitally. Stock illustrations available. Contact directly at art@giovannina.com or contact American Artists Reps in NY at aareps.com - Gold and Merit Award Winner Porfolios.com

Strain, Peter

Peter Strain is an AOI (Association of Illustrators) Critics' Choice Award-winning illustrator based in Belfast.
He specializes in creating carefully composed, hand-rendered illustration and typography and always tries to experiment with texture and mark-making techniques to keep his work evolving.
His work is hugely influenced by film and music and aims to tackle social, political and cultural issues with a highly distinctive hand lettering style, bold imagery and humour.
Clients & Projects include: Land of Giants, Empire, Esquire, Queens Film Theatre, The Ulster Hall, Unilever, Work Style Magazine, Jameson and The University of Ulster.

Johnston, Ben

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

Taylor, James

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

Funderburgh, Dan

Dan Funderburgh is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, artist, and wallpaper designer whose creations are rooted in the world of decorative arts. Dan was born in Seattle and reared in the Midwest, receiving a BFA from the University of Kansas with a focus in illustration. After moving to New York in 2001, Dan established a partnership with the now Brooklyn-based wallpaper studio Flavorpaper, where his designs are hand-screen printed. The wallpapers have been featured at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and at Pulse Miami, and are a part of the Cooper-Hewitt's permanent collection. Occasional collaborations with companies like Brooks, Furni, and Gravis have allowed the work to live on bicycle seats, furniture, and luggage. Dan's personal and gallery work includes letterpress and screen prints, sculptures and installations that play off of historical ornamentation. Revealing an acute appreciation for both the baroque and utilitarian, Dan's work often combines the language of ornament with objects that surround us. Clients include: Soho House, Brooks England, Gravis, Nixon, Target, Chivas Regal, The New York Times, The Paris Review, Condé Nast, Scion, Nike, Microsoft, HP, Burton, Penguin Group, Hodder, Grey, Ogilvy, Dwell, Surface, JDK, Hachette Book Group, TED Talks

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.

Roe, Monika

After graduating with a degree in graphic design, Monika Roe worked as an art director and creative director for ad agencies in Los Angeles and Indianapolis. Now a full-time illustrator, some of Monika's clients include: Microsoft, Toyota, Mattel, Diet Coke, Pantene, Coty, Conde Nast Publications, Penguin Group, Doubleday, Random House, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Time Inc., The Wall Street Journal, and Hallmark. Her work has been featured in STEP inside design magazine and Adweek. Monika's studio is located in the beautiful wine country of California's central coast, where she lives with her two pugs, Ladybug and Bumblebee. She likes Danish modern furniture, browsing estate sales and drinks way too much coffee.

Dryden, Jim

Illustration for corporate, advertising, licensing, publishing and editorial use. Jim Dryden is represented by the David Goldman Agency.

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.

Fisher, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Fisher works in the editorial, advertising and publishing fields. Selected clients include New York Times, Smithsonian, LA Times, Random House, Bloomsbury Chronicle,Barnes & Noble and United.

Howell, Sarah

Sarah Howell works mainly with figurative and fashion imagery. Collaborating with photographers, she initiates a work with a collage base, and then scans drawings and paintings with various mixed media techniques to create a textured artwork. This sees photographic collage smattered with graffiti and energized by vivid illustration, creating a dark, often edgy but always beautiful and bright result. Sarah is originally from Sydney, where she studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. To date, Sarah has had her work featured in many magazines including the Face, Grafik, Tank, Oyster and Gloss, Flaunt, Digit, Computer Arts, Observer Magazine, Maxim, 125 and Dedicate and Illustrated Ape. She has worked closely with record companies such as EMI, Polydor and Universal/ Island and GSL creating album covers and flyers and has also worked closely with the bands art directing and creating stage designs and merchandise. Commissions also include Penguin Books and Orange, Siemens phones, Nike, Bodyshop, Diet Coke, Vodaphone VH1 and MTV and the Grammy Awards, Luella Bartley, PPQ, Topshop and London Fashion Week. She has also created campaigns for Nokia, Martini, Jameson, Procter and Gamble to name a few.

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

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.

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!

Gavin, Carolyn

Carolyn currently lives in Toronto, Canada with her family. She is principal designer and creative director for her company ECOJOT. Carolyn also freelances through her agent Lilla Rogers Studios.
Carolyn has worked on a variety of projects including four fabric collections with P&B Textiles, 2 scrap booking collections for K&Co and Packaging for Swedish Organic Candy Company Ekorrens Ekologiska. As well as Holiday cards for Unicef, Gift cards for Target and toys & games for Land of Nod.
Carolyn's specialties are packaging, lettering, florals, animals and repeat designs. Carolyn paints with Gouache, uses ink and traditional digital media.
When not working Carolyn loves to travel, read, garden and practice yoga.

Collignon, Veronica

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scott, Si

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

Gu, Sunny

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

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

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

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

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

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

Calvert, Steph

Steph Calvert is an award-winning illustrator.

Specialties include:

• Hand drawn / Hand painted / Vector artwork
• Hand Lettering / typography
• Super cute characters with lots of expression
• Humor. Lots and lots of humor.
• Digital painting with hits of real world painting for texture
• Clean line work for coloring books
• Editorial and children's book work
• Illustrations for event flyers and poster design
• Product development for home decor / baby
• Surface pattern design / textile design / repeat patterns for fabric
• Apparel illustration for girls: baby / kids / tweens / juniors
• Sketching and concept art
• Color
• Trend research

A BFA in Computer Art with a focus on traditional hand drawn animation from Savannah College of Art and Design gave Steph superpowers in expressive poses as well creating illustration work with a sense of emotion and movement, and a knack for injecting little bits of family friendly hilariousness into her work.

Steph has 15+ years of professional experience, including 10 years working as an in house artist for companies like OshKosh B'Gosh and Mighty Fine.

She is a professional and doesn't cringe at revisions. She is one of the hardest workers you'll ever meet.

Her clients are located all over the United States, and have included indie brands like coloring book publisher Colorful Cities and household names like Kohl’s department stores.

Zafman, Randi

Randi is an illustrator and designer who creates hand painted watercolor illustrations and lettering. She earned a BA in fine art and went on to a career in graphic design, art direction and giftware design. Randi was born and raised in Los Angeles where she still lives today. Her bright colors, bold graphics and funky geometrics are inspired by mid century modern design and her California lifestyle.

Napier, Martha

When Martha Napier took the leap and became a full-time freelance illustrator in 2013, the world of fashion design lost a wonderful creator, but the world of illustration gained an excellent artist. Martha’s vivid watercolours and loose, almost naïve style, have given a lighthearted lift to all kinds of interesting projects in fashion, advertising, editorial and more. She also does live painting for clients, and was named a top illustrator to watch on Instragram by InStyle magazine.

Martha was born in the Midwest, grew up in Germany, and today splits her time between Chicago and New York. She loves fashion – that much is clear – and her most admired designers include Miuccia Prada, Marni, and Phoebe Philo. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Matisse and Cy Twombly are three artists that inspire her.

Beyond art and fashion, she’s had a fascinating life. She’s travelled to the North Pole, and to the Galapagos Islands. “The only place I’ve seen a cactus, a flamingo and a penguin in the same location,” she says.

Martha has a BA in Studio Art from Wake Forest University, and was a Presidential Scholar at the same college in Fine Art. She discovered her love of fashion illustration at the Parsons School of Design, where she studied for a post grad degree in Fashion Design.

Watercolours are Martha’s main media, but she also uses markers, pencils and acrylics. She scans the work into Photoshop and uses the application to clean it up and colour correct it before delivering it to her clients.

Martha is very much a gestural painter, with a very fine skill in getting paints to flow from her brush and soak beautifully into the paper, and to mix with one another. Seen up close, it’s a gorgeous effect. Her work is vibrant and vivid as you can see, and full of joy and whimsy.

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.

Hall, Tobias

Tobias Hall was born in 1988 and is a freelance illustrator, letterer, designer and mural artist working out of London, UK. Having initially started out life as a conceptual illustrator, Tobias started working with typography and lettering soon after graduating in 2010 and hasn’t looked back since. His versatility has meant he’s been lucky enough to work on an eclectic mix of projects for a growing list of international clients. When he's not writing in the third-person, Tobias likes to draw stuff inspired by the music that he listens to or things that he reads. Clients include: Toyota, KFC, Netflix, Vodafone, Holiday Inn, Lululemon, Zizzi, Pilot, Net Magazine

Maravillas, Jennifer

With Filipino and European roots, and with freckles from head to toe, Jennifer Maravillas feels as if she’s on a detective-like quest to understand as many different perspectives as possible. Her roots as an artist, meanwhile, go back to her training in ballet as a child. She sees her art as a kind of ballet performed on paper using a marker.

She rarely restricts herself to just a marker, though. Watercolour, spray paint and various other media are used in her illustrations. As a side project, she has made a map of Brooklyn out of garbage, and in future plans to try and map as much of the world as she can. On top of painting, her passions are anthropology and sociology.

Jennifer did an undergraduate degree is in Graphic Design at the University of Louisville and a graduate degree is in Mass Communication at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The techniques Jennifer uses are constantly changing, and her style often comes as a result of the medium she’s exploring at a given time. By and large she’s a mixed media artist, always trying new materials and combinations of them – typically they include watercolour markers, ink, spray paint, pencil, cut out paper, block printing, and Photoshop. Sometimes she allows a composition to evolve without knowing what the end result might be like, other times she has a clear idea in her head of what she wants.

Jennifer is fascinated by the digital process. She scans in every doodle and texture she draws or paints, keeping them for reference or for use as layers in new pieces.

Jennifer uses vibrant colour combinations as she builds up maps, cityscapes and scenery from hundreds of smaller handmade elements. Some of her influences include Werner Herzog, Mary Blair, Guy Debord, and Buckminster Fuller.

Panczyszyn, Shauna Lynn

Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn is the go-to illustrator for vibrant, hand rendered type and she’s honed her wonderful chalk-board aesthetic down to perfection. Based in Orlando, Florida, her talents go well beyond brilliant lettering. She has a classically trained voice and is also a figure skater. When she’s not in her studio, there’s a good chance she’s at the local rink turning triple axles with her friends.

Her musical tastes change by the season – in the warmer months it’s usually Bon Iver, Death Cab for Cutie and Zero 7, but in autumn or winter she’ll listen to Pat Metheny, George Winston, Gordon Lightfoot, Mannheim Steamroller or Josh Groban. She loves old advertising and packaging, particularly fruit crate labels and art deco lettering.

Shauna went to the University of North Florida, originally to study opera. However she switched to graphic design, took classes in painting and screen printing, and discovered a love of illustration. After graduating she did an internship in an agency in Jacksonville, and worked in graphic design in Orlando before becoming a freelance illustrator.

You’ll never believe this, but Shauna has only ever worked on a chalkboard once. Despite how incredibly chalky her projects look, they are all digitally produced. Having said that, she does begin in her sketchbook working in a pink pencil because it’s pale and allows her to refine the letterforms as she goes over them with a 2B. An image is then scanned into Photoshop and worked on using a Wacom Cintiq.

It’s Shauna’s custom brushes that really make the difference. She’s spent ages creating them and they ensure that her chalk-look work is as realistic as possible.

In terms of colour, her instinct is to go wild. However, as she points out she doesn’t want her work to look like a rainbow has exploded on it, so she usually cuts her palette back to four bright colours.

Many have called Shauna’s work whimsical. While there’s certainly fluidity and freedom about it she’ll also fill background areas with fine detail. Little words squeezed in here and there allow the client the opportunity to augment and refine a message – or just get more in there! But the secret to Shauna’s style is her desire to please her inner five-year-old. Happy and positive is what she does best and if her work isn’t those things she won’t be satisfied with it.

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.

Susan Crawford / Plankton Art Co.

Digital, graphic, stylized forms, children's books, nature, children, retro, lettering, toys and games, humor, caricature, decorative, whimsical, style, design, logos, books, lifestyle, food. Clients include: American Museum of Natural History, Chronicle, Smithsonian National Zoo.

Schimler-Safford, Amy

Whimsical, decorative, and painterly illustration and design style. Clients include Target, American Greetings, Hallmark, Unicef, Crate and Barrel, Land of Nod, Fruit of the Loom, Baby Gap, Simon and Schuster, Scholastic, Oxford University Press to name a few. I have sold and licensed artwork to the children's publishing and gift markets as well as for stationery, advertising, editorial, packaging and home products.

Wertzateria

Our studio produces award-winning pictures in a variety of styles. Our images start with the pencil, always, and finish with digital collage, monoprints, and screen prints. Our clients include the De Young Museum, the New Yorker, the San Francisco International Film Festival, and Farrar Strauss Giroux.

Flieder, Cherish

Cherish combines the traditional arts of watercolor painting and embroidery to create warmth, personality and whimsical charm with her signature art style,” Something to Cherish™." Her work can be seen on just about anything that targets a feminine audience including advertising, editorial, decorative, book publishing (including children's), licensed product collections (stationery, gift, craft, decorative), packaging, and more! Cherish's streamlined work flow reliably meets deadlines and electronically delivers press-ready digital files on time and on budget. These illustrations are sure to make your next project “Something to Cherish™.”

Beylinson, Yana

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

Noumeda Carbone Award-Winner illustrator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Church, Scott

Full service illustration and design studio. Focus on social expressions/ surface design but also editorial and advertising

Faust, Richard

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