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Perini, Ben

Ben Perini [creative artist] realistic illustration - 3D art, graphics, and typography. Digital image specialist for editorial, publishing, design, and advertising.
Clients include St. Martin's Press, Penguin Random House, Grand Central Publishing, Audible, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Llewellyn Worldwide, Warner Books, Kensington Publishing, Dorechester Publishing, Books on Tape, Thorndike Press/Gale, BBC Audiobooks America, McCann Erickson, Young & Rubicam SF, Price McNabb, Foote, Cone, Belding. SF, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, AAA Living, The Washington Monthly, Bicycling Magazine, Cahner’s Publishing. Ben’s work has been recognized by Communication Arts, The Society of Illustrators, and Print.
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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.

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.

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.

Harrison, Nancy

Nancy began her career like many illustrators do - crayoning on walls. Back then it was considered a bad habit, now she gets paid for it. In fact, she's doodled her way into a great career. While she now live in the U.S., she spent a big chunk of her life in Montreal (that's Mo-ray-al, if you wanna sound French). She went to Art school (big "A" like painting, printmaking, sculpture, and makin' a mess), and studied Graphic Design & Illustration, graduating with a B.F.A., and an M.A. from Syracuse, a much bigger box of crayons, and a big black portfolio to drag around. She has worked as an Art Director & V.P. for an ad agency where she learned "work week" means 80 hours, budgets are ALWAYS less than your quote, and art directors supply free psychotherapy to clients. All this helped her start her own business and she's never looked back: She loves commuting in her slippers (but sometimes hates her boss). So here she is, still doodling, though she now does it digitally. She's done more than 30 kids books, magazines galore, and teaches the occasional digital art class to torture future creatives.

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.

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.

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.

Williamson, Alex

Alex Williamson was born in England in 1973 and now lives and works as an illustrator and Graphic Artist in London. Alex Williamson has a BA Graphic Design (printmaking) from Leeds Metropolitan University and an MA in Communication Design from the RCA. Alex creates original artwork using cut-out, collage and print techniques, combining found ephemera, drawing and photography. His work is concerned with experimental graphic process, fiction and narrative. Alex works on a wide range of commercial commissions and projects in the publishing, corporate, editorial and advertising sectors as well as producing and exhibiting personal experimental work. He also lectures in Design for Interaction and Moving Image on the Graphic Design BA at the London College of Communication. Previous clients include: Vodafone, Science Museum, Lastminute.com, Penguin, MTV, Washington Post, Levis, Havana Club Rum, Tiger Beer, The Guardian, Time Out, Orion, GQ, Macmillan, NatWest, Sony, BBC Radio One, Random House, The Economist, ICM Models, Gartner, McKinsey, Fortune Magazine, The Independent, The Face, Sunday Times, Getty Images, Financial Times, Portobello Books, The New Yorker, Department For Transport and Citigroup. Alex Williamson also works in Moving Image - previous clients have included: MTV, BBC, Channel 4, E4, Chrysalis, October Films, Big Life, Parlophone, Polydor, Rough Trade, Nickelodeon.

Archer, Andrew

Andrew Archer has been an illustrator since 2006 and has worked with an enviable list of the worlds most recognizable brands and publications. Inspired by surrealism, wood block prints, edo period art, ideograms and his time spent in Asia, his work is a self asserting mix of hallucinogenic color and rhythmic line. Best suited to briefs that allow him to indulge his imagination and unique color palette, clients who offer some creative freedom are gifted with extraordinary and distinctive visuals that always gain attention. Google image search ‘Everything Everything Gone to Heaven” for a perfect example of the power of Archer’s imagery to become an internet sensation, it is no wonder he is a popular choice with music and sports brands wanting to captivate their audience.
Clients include:
Nike, WIRED, Sony, ESPN, The Economist, FIA Formula E, MOJO, Red Bull, Playboy, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBC, Samsung, Bombay Sapphire, Random House, TBWA, BBDO, Q Magazine, Adidas, OUT, GQ Magazine, Washington Post, Spin, EMI Music, NY Observer, Fortune, New York Times, Audi EU, Vogue FR, Penguin Books, New Scientist, Elle, Men's Health magazine.

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.

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.

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.

Haefele,Steve

Humorous illustration for editorial, advertising and children's books.

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

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.

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.

Disley, Phil

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

Berry Rhys, Alan

Alan Berry Rhys is a graphic artist and illustrator home based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been a graphic design professor at Buenos Aires University for 8 years. As an artist, I have produced several solo shows at Buenos Aires (Argentina), Rosario (Argentina), San Francisco (CA, USA) and Santiago de Chile (Chile). In addition, Alan has participated in several combined shows, at Portland (Oregon, USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Tandil (Argentina) and Asunción (Paraguay). He has been invited to the last 3 editions of Puma Urban Art in Buenos Aires.
He's worked for a wide range of commercial and commissioned works for brands developing graphic universes and illustrations.
Vintage graphic advertising inspires his work. He loves the look of low-fi printing. It's errors and limitations that give his work a distinctive characteristic. Using screen-printing, risograph and painting, Alan has developed a style based on low quality printing methods of the early graphic advertising. He also has extended work on lettering and typography.
In the search of inspiration of a simpler life he explores craftsmanship lifestyles, such as fishermen, axmen, butchers, carpenters, etc. In addition, he also enjoys exploring popular street graphic.
Alan has worked for brands such as Jack Daniel's, Absolut Vodka, Nike, Puma, Sol Beer, Cinzano, Vans, Oreo, Good Year, Penguin, California Customs, Pilgrim London, BlackFin, Gravedad Zero.

O'Kif, Alejandro

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

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.

Garland, Paul

Paul’s award-winning work has been featured in multiple publications and campaigns over a 25-year career.

The images begin life with confident pencil drawings. These are then combined with handmade textures, painting, and printmaking to complete, vibrant digital imagery which allows for the works to be commissioned from and to anywhere in the world. His works often use metaphors to convey the brief in as simple and effective a way as possible.

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Noble, Steven

Steven Noble's acclaimed award winning illustrations embody a large volume of work in the scratchboard medium, from pen & ink precision detailed line art to intricately carved engravings and woodcut illustrations with over 20 years of experience. Stock Illustrations Go to: http://www.scratchboardstock.net/

Glass, Randy

Originally from Kansas City, Randy became the youngest illustrator Hallmark Cards had ever hired — while still a junior in high school. He attended Ringling School of Art and Art Center College of Design, supplementing his tuition by drawing five-minute portraits of people at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World ... a surprisingly valuable education in discipline and patience. Randy began freelancing as an illustrator in the mid-’80s, quickly establishing a strong reputation for highly detailed representational drawing and painting. Although adept at working in color, he gravitated toward and has always preferred a simple black and white palette. He is a master of the graphic technique known as “stipple” — the process of marking a surface with numerous small dots to create an image. It’s a style favored by print media, where paper quality can adversely affect the reproduction of an image, and by its very nature, it’s ideal for Web usage. Perhaps best known commercially as a portrait artist, Randy has an exceptional aptitude for capturing his subject’s character and essence with carefully nuanced precision. This, combined with his stippling expertise, made him a perfect match for the Wall Street Journal’s iconic portraits known as “hedcuts”; he’s created several hundred of them since 1998. Over the years, Randy has received recognition by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, The Art Director’s Club, and Illustration West. Randy currently lives in Southern California. Black & White Illustration. Pen and Ink (line & Stipple), Watercolor, Pencil. Portraiture.

Rundo, Ron

Ron Rundo is a fine arts sculptor, painter and illustrator based in Long Beach, NY. He is a visionary artist with a distinctive and metaphorical style akin to the old masters’ traditions.
He strives to enhance and heighten the beauty found in the ordinary and elevate it to extraordinary by creating works of art that challenge the viewer to engage in inner
During the past 26 years he has developed a broad palette of expertise in all forms of visual expression including sculpture, oil on canvas, watercolor and mixed media.

Sprouls, Kevin

Kevin Sprouls introduced the hallmark portrait style to the Wall Street Journal in 1979. Between 1979 and 1987, Kevin worked on staff for the paper, creating illustrations and training artists in the style. At the time of his departure from the daily activity of putting out the paper, he was Assistant Art Director in charge of the in-house artists, which numbered 4-5 staff artists, and 2-3 part-timers.

He has been quite active in the freelance illustration sphere since then, contributing to advertising, publishing, editorial and corporate projects. His style is notable for its high level of detail and traditional, engraving like effect.

Sprouls’ work has been featured in the Smithsonian magazine, a web exhibit of the National Portrait Gallery, and a major exhibit celebrating Columbus Day which was mounted in Grand Central Terminal, New York in 2005. He is currently the principal portrait artist for Worth Magazine. He was the portraitist for the popular Infiniti “Drivers” ad campaign, appearing weekly in the Wall Street Journal for the 2+ years.

Recent work has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, Runner’s World, GQ, Sportrs Illustrated, Time (International Edition), Euroman, and Esquire magazines. Recent book projects include the Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures and The Art of Demotivation. His pen is housed in the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Kevin Sprouls is married with 2 children, and lives in Coastal North Carolina.

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.

Turnbull, Tracy

After graduating, Tracy Turnbull worked in fashion design for several years and along the way began accepting illustration commissions for fashion books. Later editorial clients came knocking and it turned into a full-time thing. She combines her career in fashion illustration with teaching the subject at Northumbria University. At her home in Newcastle she has a husband, and a dog called Dave. She’s scared of fish, used to be a goth and has performed at Glastonbury.

Tracy graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University) with a BA Hons in Fashion Design.

Initial drawings are done either on paper, or on screen using her Wacom Cintiq. Tracy then colours her work digitally using Photoshop.

Just as fashion is always evolving and changing, Tracy likes to keep her work fresh and contemporary. Her style changes a lot, influenced by what’s current in illustration as well as what’s on the catwalk. When she gets bored with one style, she experiments and adapts. Lately, she’s been working in pencil and mixing it with strong colour.

She likes to draw strong characters with unusual features, and her training in fashion design certainly comes in handy when she renders garments. She understands clothing construction, proportions, and how draped fabrics look, which comes across in her work.

Client List Nylon Magazine Benefit Cosmetics Pro Hair and Beauty Magazine L'Oreal Professional Perseus Books MGA Entertainment Readers Digest US Sportsgirl Australia Portas Agency Tigi Bedhead Quarto Books D'Addario Quarto Publishing Barbour

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

OFerrall, Zoe More

Zoe More O’Ferrall’s studio is situated in Notting Hill. It’s a prime position for an illustrator who loves markets. She’s right next to Golborne Road Antiques Market and minutes away from Portobello Road with its famous stalls selling old papers, postcards, vintage clothing, furniture, prints and more.

Further inspiration comes from a love of film and photography, like the colourful and imaginative work of Autumn de Wilde, Tim Walker, Wes Anderson and Juergen Teller. BBC Radio 4 is played constantly in her studio as she creates imagery for fashion and food brands, retailers, advertising agencies, publishers and more.

Zoe’s training began at Wimbledon School of Art, and she went on to do a BA at the London College of Communication as well as a postgraduate course at Central Saint Martins.

Zoe usually works in pen and ink – she has a broad collection of pens to choose from - and loves to draw by hand. She only uses a computer to plan compositions and to touch up the handmade images. Now and again she’ll experiment with collage and screen printing too.

Client List Absolut Vodka Amazon BBC Billboard Magazine British Vogue Cartier Charlotte Tilbury Costa Esprit Esquire ES Magazine The Guardian Harrods The Hollywood Reporter The Ivy Jo Malone J Crew JWT The Mayor of London Mr Porter More Than Mumford and Sons National Geographic New York Magazine Ogilvy Propercorn The Red Cross Renault Stella Artois Tesco Topshop The Times UGG Australia VCCP The Wall Street Journal The Washington Post YSL

Day, Amber

Being able to create a world for somebody using just lines and colours – that’s what fascinates Amber Day, an LA-based illustrator who’s done stunning work for a range of fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. “There’s no better feeling to me than being able to tell a story through an image,” she says.

Travel and taste are two of her biggest passions. “I’ve literally eaten my way through Europe, Africa, and Asia, and I love paddle boarding on The Great Lakes,” she explains.

Alongside the travelling and eating, she’s always drawing - fashion, food and beauty. Her visit to Morocco inspired her to draw Moroccan rugs for weeks, and the Red Panda at Nashville Zoo led to an obsession with the species. So far, her favourite city is Prague and she returns there two or three times a year. At home, her best friend and work partner is Kale, a rescue poodle with three legs.

Amber studied for a degree in Visual Communications from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles.

Amber’s bold line work has a natural, sketched feel to it, while the addition of watercolour gives her illustrations an organic look and her restrained use of colour sets the mood. A few years ago, she made the decision to draw products how they’d look when laid out flat and it’s proven extremely popular with clients in fashion and beauty.

When she’s creating culinary sketches, she gives them a personal perspective and includes the nuances of real life rather than aiming for perfection. “I want the viewer to feel like they are experiencing the food as if they are there. The napkin might be placed a little off, French fries might be brown from being cooked too long, and the burger could be half-eaten,” she says.

Client List Rodale Fabletics Eater LA WeAr Magazine Salted John Ruvin Supply Raw Juicery Unique USA Nordstrom Conde Nast Heinz Epicurious Maybelline InStyle Hawaiian Airlines Apartment Therapy AARP Jamie Magazine Under Armour Wine Enthusiast Red Bull

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)

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.

Williams, Dan

I am a graduate of the Royal College of Art and am currently living in London renovating a large old Victorian house and building a magnificent studio. My time is divided between illustration, painting on location and lecturing. For me all 3 disciplines feed each other, keeping me on my toes and keen to explore new uses for my work. Travel is a very important ingredient in all of this and a strong element within much of my work. The last few years I have been traveling in South Eastern Asia, Northern Africa and Europe. I love the insight, excitement and energy of geography and people

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.

Sherman, Erwin

Erwin is a freelance illustrator based in Golden Colorado. Working with a combination of traditional scratchboard and digital media and a range of styles from detailed realism to vintage to conceptual. Clients include: Southwest Airlines, Pilgrims Pride, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Georgia Pacific, Burlington Northern RR, Colonial Williamsburg, Pier 1 Imports, Six Flags, Men's Journal, Runner's World, Wired, American Cowboy, Boy's Life, Seattle Metropolitan.

Bonilla, Raymond

Raymond Bonilla graduated from the State University in New York at Fredonia in 2005 with a degree in New Media and Illustration. He continued his studies at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he completed his Masters of Fine Art in 2009. He was awarded Best in Show in the Great Lakes Emerging Artist Competition, was a finalist in the Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition,and has been awarded Gold Meals in advertising from both Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles. He currently lives in Buffalo, New York where he spends his time painting and teaching part-time at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Cocozza, Chris

Chris Cocozza, bookcover artist that specializes in romance, mystery, impressionistic, landscape, horror, still life, young adult, steam punk,Photo illustration, realism, Book Cover, Digital, Fantasy, People, Figurative, Youth, Children's Books,Edgy, Historical, Portrait, Toys & Games, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Film/Entertainment, Games, Americana, Action, Children, Children's Products, Posters, Wildlife,Urban.

Chris Cocozza, an award winning romance bookcover artist, has illustrated 100's of book covers for major publishers across the United States and around the world.

Most recently, he won the 2010 Dunes and Dreams RWA cover contest award for "Best Historical Romance" for "His Conquest" by Diana Cosby.

As a young person, his talent was recognized by Jack Davis, one of Mad Magazines' creators and famed cartoonists, who then helped to mentor Chris early in his artistic life.

Mr. Davis provided perspective, insight and grounding at a very critical time, and helped Chris to understand the demands and commitments needed to pursue an artist's life.

Chris started his academic career by studying in New York City at various institutions of higher education; The School of Visual Arts, The Arts Students League and the National Academy of Design where he honed his skills as a traditional painter and draftsman.

Following in the footsteps of some of his most inspirational artists and teachers, Chris set out to traditionally paint the figure for the bookcover industry, first breaking in with the western and young adult genres, and expanding to romance, action and mystery genres.

In the early 90's, with the advent of digital media, Chris easily made the transition to the new techniques and tools without sacrificing his mastery of the "traditional techniques".

Chris was one of the first romance illustrators to embrace the new technology and continues to be one of it's foremost pioneers into the 21st century. His work is studied in many universities across the country.

Chris continues to embrace the incredible joy that these tools and creating great illustrative images bring him and others.

Born in Bronx, New York, Chris now makes his home in bucolic Litchfield county Connecticut, with his wife and two miniature poodles.

Some of Chris's clients include:
Soap Opera Digest
Harlequin
Avon Books
Harper Collins
Penguin-Putnam
St. Martin's
Scholastic
Kensington
Bantam Doubleday-Dell
Zondervan
Ballantine
among others...

Ben-Ami, Doron

Realistic Illustration done digitially, but with a warm, hand painted look, for animatics, storyboard, comps, book covers, advertising, publishing, and packaging. --Featuring a wide variety of subject matter, including people, children, family, product, sports, food, dining, eating, environment, relationship, nostalgia & retro themes, christmas, santa, home life, dogs, horses, baseball, pharmaceutical, geriatric, romance, love, relationship, landscape, nature, faces, & expressions. Work has been described as, warm, bold, colorful, and graphic. Has been commissioned by ad agencies, publishers, and design & packaging firms nationally. Represented by John Brewster Creative Services. email: creative.svcs@snet.net

Penny, Mara

Mara grew up in Lake Tahoe. She loves color, patterns, texture and line.
Mara studied both interior design and jewelry design in college and earned her BFA at CCA(C).
She is a mother, a wife, a sister and a daughter.
She is inspired by fairy tales, the night sky and sparkles.
Mara likes to draw, paint, sew and read.
She does not like to cook. Her husband is her best friend. Mara is happy.

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.

Starr, Jim

With over 20 years experience as an Illustrator, Jim has a wide range of styles & skills seen at http://www.jimstarr.com. Jim received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982. Today, Jim primarily illustrates electronically, but also continues to work in traditional techniques. My goal in every assignment is to work closely with the designer/art director to come up with a conceptually strong and well designed illustration." Jim has worked for a wide range of clients needs including logos, icons, package design, editorial, corporate, portraits, event posters, and web graphics. Jim works in many different styles including graphic, scratch board, airbrush, woodcut, pastel, paintings, watercolor, pencil, and pen and ink. His work has been accepted into Print magazine, the Society of Illustrators Annual, and the Washington DC. Illustrators Club Annual Exhibit. Fresh,conceptually strong, well designed digital illustration, specializing in archictectural, comic, comic conceptual, comic humorous, conceptual, digital, multiple styles, pen and ink, realism, science, wacky, whimsical, logos , graphic , scratchboard, pastels, paintings, airbrush, speckled, textured, posters, icons, web, art, editorial, corporate, travel, books, children, education, entertainment, games, gaming, gameboards, comic, humorous, design, industrial, industry, manufacturing, labor, infographics, maps, lifestyle, architectural, impressionistic, line with color, line and color, montage, nature, animals, stipple, silhouette, sports, technology, computers, transportation, vacation, wildlife, historical, retro, traditional, wacky, whimsical, scratch board, digital, llustrator, photoshop, painter, collage, black and white, black & white, watercolor, vector, pencil, oil, acrylic, realistic, realism, photo realism, painterly, packaging, package, financial, money, investments, investing, characters, identity, government, political, cartoon, charts, diagrams, business, food, dining, landscapes, medical, magazine, arts, music, childrens books, display, point of purchase, pop, holidays, partys, identity

Herring, Matthew

Matt uses a montage of found & self-generated graphic material to create assured, vibrant images for the Publishing, Design & Advertising industries. These images are selected from recent projects. They range from book jackets, magazine covers, newspaper features, instore signage, billboard posters, through to direct mail, annual reports & advertising campaigns. The work falls into several stylistic categories. Firstly a traditional collage & photo montage approach used predominantly for editorial work. With other images he’s employed a more graphic approach, using flat colour, vector shapes & simple lines to create a more contemporary feel. Previous clients include: Adobe, Nike, MTV, British Airways, Vanity Fair, Natwest, HSBC, BBC Worldwide, Toyota, Sainsbury’s, BP, Honda, Esquire, Penguin, Corvette, The Times, The Royal Mail, Norwich Union, FT, Computer Arts, which? The Radio Times, Business Week, GQ, Waterstones, IBM, Loaded, Harvard Business Review, RAC, Mojo, Shell, Nasdaq, LloydsTSB, Timeout, 5live, US news, The Guardian, Jeep Chrysler, Harrods, Directline, The Economist.
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