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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.

Graves, David

David Graves has a B.F.A. in illustration from the University of San Francisco and is a long time member of the N.Y. Society of Illustrators as well as the Graphic Artists Guild of N.Y. He also has over twenty years of professional experience as an Illustrator, Art Director, and Graphic Designer. He is extremely versatile, flexible and conscientious about his work and his relationships with his clients. Over the years he has earned a reputation for delivering consistently high quality work under tight deadlines.

Andre Junget Traditional Illustration

A self taught illustrator and perspectivist, Mr. Junget began his career illustrating architecture in 1991. Trained as a tool and die maker, he worked for over twenty years in the space and aircraft industries. After company downsizing, he set out to build a new career in illustration.

In 2004 Mr. Junget was invited to teach Perspective at the Institute for the Study of Classical Architecture. That year also found him closing the doors to his studio and beginning a career as Illustrator in Residence at the prestigious classical architecture firm of Ferguson and Shamamian.

In 2006, Mr. Junget moved to the firm of Hart Howerton Planners and Architects also as Illustrator in Residence.

In 2007, with the support and sponsorship of the venerable pen and ink illustrator Murray Tinkelman, Mr. Junget was elected to the Society of Illustrators, a life long dream.

March of 2009 saw Mr. Junget once again opening the doors of his freelance studio as Andre Junget Traditional Illustration.

Sprunger, Reed

Classic paint, ink, pencil and airbrush techniques, and you get it with fast, drop-it-in digital delivery. Images can be created from scratch, with photography, or built with CGI. Experienced in medical and health, food, landscape and nature, industrial machinery and mechanical constructs, product concepting, technical, cutaways and phantoms, instructional, people (adults and children), animals, fantasy, architectural, toys, and seasonal, using painterly, realistic or retro styles. Illustrator of eight children's books to date. Clients include Mattel, Disney, Dole, Pillsbury, Hallmark, Zimmer, Nestle, Green Giant, Serta, Williams-Sonoma, Tyson, OshKosh B'Gosh and Volkswagen. From spots to spreads and posters to packaging, call or email for a fast quote.

Copeland, Greg

Greg is an award winning illustrator who specializes in representational art and portraiture, as well as historical and horror/fantasy subjects. He paints both digitally and traditionally with Oils. In addition to many national publications and bookcover assignments, Greg's work has been awarded by prominent Illustration competitions such as the 'Society of Illustrators' New York, 'Communication Arts Illustration Annual', 'Spectrum Fantasy Art', and '200 Best Illustrators Worldwide'.

Greg has been represented for 12 years by Deborah Wolfe Limited in Philadelphia; he lives and works in Minneapolis.

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:
Amber has been commissioned by clients including Red Bull, Condé Nast, Heinz, Mattel, Maybelline, InStyle, Hawaiian Airlines, Jamie Magazine, Under Armor and more.

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

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

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)

Garnier, Virginie

Virginie Garnier is a french illustrator who graduated from L’ école des Beaux Arts in France and studied Photography, and then Fashion at the Royal Academy of Antwerpen, Belgium. Through the years, she has created a signature style with her pencil drawings creating an unusual and erotic universe, filled with a surprising mixed bag of elements; hot chicks, celebrities, animals and unexpected scenes always represented with a delicate hand and a hyper realistic technique. She is currently living and working in Berlin.

Zafra, Marta

Born in Jaén, Spain, Marta studied Fine Art in Granada, Andalusia and studied an MA in illustration, now her work wins recognition worldwide. Whether it be botanical illustrations or the portrayal of animals and people, her illustrations exhibit a careful solid base in draughtsmanship combined acutely with a subtle intuition for colour, mixed both by hand and digitally.

Holmes, Stuart

Londoner Stuart Holmes is now based in Australia’s creative enclave of Melbourne. Trained as a graphic designer, he felt that illustration allowed him much more freedom, and he developed a flat vector style that has remained popular for well over a decade.

Stuart is addicted to vinyl and wherever he goes seeks out a record crate to dig through. He’s also a huge fan of Southampton FC, and led the team out as a mascot back when he was seven years old.

Billy, Butcher

Butcher Billy is a Brazilian illustrator with a fresh approach, who loves to slice up ideas and imagery in popular culture and reassemble them in unique ways. Juxtaposing everything from Wonder Woman and the Watchmen to Morrissey and Breaking Bad, his work is ironic, humorous and very postmodern. His subtle questioning of pop culture using pop art as his medium is a juxtaposition in itself, yet in their own unique way all his images seem to make sense.

In addition to his illustration work, Billy is a creative director in a digital agency. He lived in the UK for a while, and has travelled widely. With seemingly endless influences at his disposal – including Banksy, Steve Ditko, Shigeru Miyamoto, Malcolm McLaren and Andy Warhol - Butcher Billy never runs out of moods and concepts to explore.

“I like to create freely and then realise bits of an artwork are influenced by the mood of a movie by Tim Burton, the brushstrokes of a piece by Salvador Dali, with a soundtrack from an early album by David Bowie,” he says.

Cooper, Dena

Soft and skilfully painted, Dena Cooper’s fashion illustrations also offer moments of striking contrast and intensity. Her lifelike models look as they could walk right off the page and join in with your conversation.

With a background in fashion design, Dena is now a leading New York illustrator with a growing list of industry clients. Transplanted into Brooklyn from Fredricksburg, Virginia, she loves New York and Fashion Week in particular. “I’m very influenced by street style that I see around the city, specifically the effortless chic that so many New Yorkers exude walking down the street.”

Further inspiration comes from designers like Marchesa, Dior, Delpozo, and Viktor & Rolf, but Dena also loves reading, running, a good cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

Rollet, Claire

Born in France, Claire Rollet spent over 20 years in London and has recently relocated to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. London will always hold a very special place in her heart but for now she is loving cycling around discovering the Dutch capital. In her spare time she loves sewing; each garment she sees as a mathematical problem waiting to be solved.

Music accompanies Claire in her work and she has daytime and night-time playlists. Todd Terje, Kiki Gyan, Mashrou' Leila and Cosima are out when the sun’s up, and at night she listens to the likes of Hercules Love Affair, Gotye and Baloji.

Crush

Crush is a truly integrated design agency providing creative solutions across all print, digital and moving media. We believe in a collaborative creative process and intelligent idea generation. We’re passionate about our work and famed for producing standout creative for clients all over the world. We don’t just want to simply make stuff look good, we want to make smart ideas look great.

Field, Peter James

Peter has a degree in world art history and anthropology, specializing in Japanese culture, and taught for three years at state schools in the mountains of rural Japan. His intricate hand-made work focuses on the human figure, and particularly the face. His work is tender, playful and at times surreal. A fascination with the interplay of figurative imagery and abstraction has excited a recent interest in combining stylized subject matter with surface pattern.

Malbon, Chris

Based in beautiful Bristol, Chris Malbon, AKA Melb is an active member of the area’s thriving art and design scene, regularly giving talks at local colleges and universities. He classes himself as a creative all-rounder, comfortable designing and illustrating from the side of matchboxes to large murals, be it in pencil, pen, paint or pixel, he’s happy using them all.

Incredibly experienced and versatile, Chris is able to adapt his style and creative process to fit the demands of the job in hand, this ability makes Chris a winner for any campaign large or small. The end result is always of the highest quality both artistically and commercially. He is constantly figuring out innovative new concepts and ideas to push his art.

A hardworking and prolific contributor, Chris has created work for an array of clients and agencies over the past 15 years. He has worked on campaigns for Coca-Cola, Sony, London 2012, Unilever, Carhartt, Nestle, Nike and MTV and has plenty more impressive credits under his belt, so he is no stranger to the pressure that comes from working on high-profile campaigns.

His career has taken him on a journey through some renowned studios including Attik, Zip Design, Version, Sun House and McFaul Studio.

Client List: Nike, Lucas Films, Coke Olympics 2012, Bristol City College, BBC, Discovery Channel, Hero Complex Gallery, Gallery1988, Aardman, Mondays MoCo, Lounger Productions, Clutter Magazine, Digicel, Computer Arts Magazine, AnyForty, EA Games, Hugo Boss x Martin Kaymer, Henrik Stenson, Nesspresso, David Guetta, Orange / EE, Clearasil, Design Council, Shortlist Magazine, Vintage TV, Mauger Modern, Luma, KIA, DJ Magazine, The Economic Review

Schommer, Florian

Berlin based Art Director and Designer working within branding, illustration, editorial design, packaging design and contemporary art. Dividing his time between personal projects and working with a variety of international clients like Sony Music, Penguin Classics, Swatch, The Guardian, Brew Dog, Jura Whisky, The Economist, Columbia Records, JP Morgan & Chase, Skoda, Jägermeister and many more.

Florian performs his own recognizable style, while also being able to adapt to his customers’ preferences. Growing up in the skate & punk scene of the 90s, he later attended art college in Düsseldorf while constantly touring the world with a variety of bands. After winning several Design awards like ADC, German Design Awards, Illustrative Nominee and Red Dot Award he became an official member of Germany’s Art Directors Club.

Moreno, Juan Manuel

Juan was originally from Buenos Aires. As a young boy, he was always drawn to creating images. His first “job” was to color his newborn brother’s head in bright felt pens. He spent most of his childhood years living in the countryside and cultivating his passion for painting. After studying graphic design, he lectured at the university and worked as an in-house illustrator for different studios with clients ranging from Warner, Disney, Conspiracy and Scholastic. In 2003, Juan and his wife, Patricia decided to travel the Americas and ended up living in different countries. In 2006, they finally crossed the pond and decided to stay in Barcelona, where he started a career as a freelance illustrator.

Below are some of his most recent projects, Halloween display for Hershey’s, The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Nancy Loewen (Picture Window Books), Aprende el abecedario con adivinanza by Ramón Besora Oliva & Olga Xirinacs (Beascoa), An Interesting Pea Story by Evgenia Kolida (Modern Times), Cuentos Japoneses by Anna Gasol & Teresa Blanch Gasol (Edebe).

Asher, Katharine

Using a dynamic combination of color and the ‘inspired mark’, Katharine Asher’s fluid brushwork and creative flare help secure commissions from clients around the globe, in a wide range of sectors. While she specializes in fashion and beauty, Katherine enjoys tackling a wide variety of briefs, applying her expertise, energy and elegance of line.

As well as her illustration work, Kathy creates conceptual art, exploring process works and installations. Pigment, viscosity and movement are key factors in her art, and occasionally glimmers of her personal work transfer into her illustrations. She has studied graphics, illustration and fine art, and some of her influences include Paul Jenkins, Keith Tyson, Cornelia Parker, Anish Kapoor, René Gruau and Kathe Kollwitz.

APPROACH
Kathy has a spontaneous and playful approach to a brief, choosing the medium that best suits the job in hand. “One of the joys of working in this way is focusing in the moment, using a triptych of experience, knowledge and happenstance,” she says.

STYLE
Kathy’s work is often light and minimal, relying on strong lines, deftly applied and mark-making techniques. She uses watercolor and ink, using color to highlight and accentuate her figurative work rather than to dazzle.

CLIENT LIST
Some of Katharine’s clients include Swarvoski, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Harrods, Calvin Klein, GQ, Ministry of Sound, Royal Mail, Marks & Spencer, Max Factor and Cartier.

Tallon, Ben

Loud, lively, frenetic and expressive, Ben Tallon’s artwork captures the many moods of modern life thanks to his instinctive drawing style and ample splashes of ink, brush marks and scribbles. His ability to organize chaotic creativity and turn it into a captivating image is exactly what his clients want.

Growing up in Keighley, West Yorkshire, Ben loved Leeds United, wrestling and video games as a child. They still give him inspiration today, and sometimes feature in his work, alongside pop icons and TV stars. Now located in London, Ben is passionate about creativity and is the author of Champagne and Wax Crayons, as well as the host of the podcast Arrest All Mimics. He has a BTEC in Graphic Design from Keighley College, and a BA in Illustration from the University of Central Lancashire.

APPROACH
Pens, inks, brushes, found materials and textures, acrylics, spray paint, pastels, wax and colored pencils – Ben is very much a mixed media creative. He’ll use worn out old brushes that have a little more depth and character than new ones, and favors the unexpected or happy accident. Photoshop is used to layer everything together and finalize the composition.

STYLE
Ben’s style is loose and organic, full of marks and gaps because he likes to engage viewers by leaving something to the imagination.

AWARDS
2015 – Dot London Small Business Awards – Creative Agency of the Year

CLIENT LIST
Ben has been commissioned by clients including The Guardian, EasyJet, Adidas, World Wrestling Entertainment, Comic Relief, Channel 4, The Wall Street Journal, UNICEF and more.

Venables, Bob

Bob Venables is the go-to illustrator for any project that requires illustrations executed in a classic style. Matisse, Hogarth, Wyeth, Rackham, Lowbrow… whatever look you’re after, Bob will deliver. He’s a pastiche illustrator par excellence.

Bob has worked on many high profile advertising campaigns, including the Profit Hunter ads for Artemis, which have run for over a decade. His versatility, eye for detail, and ability to evoke the past while conveying contemporary themes to contemporary audiences are what keep clients coming back again and again. Originally from Birmingham, Bob worked in London and established himself on the advertising scene before moving to the Isle of Wight, where life is a little more relaxed. He studied Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins gaining a BA, and did archaeological illustration for a year before becoming a freelancer.

APPROACH
Bob works in a whole range of media, depending on what’s required by the commission. On the traditional side he uses oil, acrylic, alkyd, watercolor, and pen and ink, but he’s also happy working digitally on his Wacom Cintiq.

STYLES
Primarily a pastiche illustrator, Bob is adept at recreating just about any look – from 1930s propaganda-style posters to old maps, and from neoclassical still lifes to jolly 19th century book illustrations.

CLIENT LIST
Bob works for a range of top-flight clients including Guinness, British Airways, Artemis Asset Management, the BBC, Adidas, Sony, Heinz, Tesco, Waitrose, John Smiths, FIFA, VW, BMW and the Folio Society.

Wue, Decue

Decue Wu has clients in editorial, fashion and publishing who all love her illustration work for its bold style, bright colors, optimistic vibe and the intriguing way she combines patterns and textures. She gives every project a classic illustration feel, with the hand of the artist always present.
Based in Boston, Decue is originally from China and works for clients all round the world. Fashion is one of her biggest inspirations and her favorite designers include Yves St Laurent, Helmut Lang, Hussein Chalayan, Alexander McQueen and Rei Kawakubo. “To me, their designs are fine art and bring fashion to a whole new level in the history of art,” she says. She has an MFA in Illustration Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and previously studied Digital Media Art at Zhejiang University in China.

APPROACH
Most of Decue’s work is done using Photoshop and Illustrator, but she also combines hand-made textures, screenprinting and collage work to give her illustrations something extra.

STYLES
Decue’s fashion images often feature long, thin figures in a freehand style and vibrant colors. Her lifestyle illustrations usually have a more restrained palette, geometric shapes and patterns, and interesting brush and paper textures. She also creates graphic art and infographics, going for a cleaner look, using simple vector shapes and geometric forms.

AWARDS
2014 Hiii Illustration Merit 2014 Taipei Art Competition Winner

CLIENT LIST
Some of Decue’s clients include Vogue, Airbnb, Esquire, MIT, Modern Weekly China, Obscura Magazine, The Bump, Draw A Dot and Hopes and Fears.

Giles, Ben

Ben Giles was born in UK in 1992, and currently works as a freelance artist in Norwich. Ben Giles earned a BA in Fine Art at Kingston University. His work is defined by his handmade collages, utilising antique and vintage materials to create often colourful and detailed artworks. The collage often spills into other mediums such as sculpture, paint and illustration.

His work is inspired from many different things such as colour, nature, juxtaposition, children’s encyclopaedias, repetition, metamorphosis. Artistically speaking influences range from Bosch’s complex and surreal character filled landscapes, to the metamorphosing patterns of MC Escher. Artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Rousseau and Miro have defined the balancing of colour and the juggling of shape and composition over the years.

Ben has focused on working with commercial commissions for several years, such as magazine editorials, fashion labels and advertising campaigns. He has also exhibited his work around the world, held creative workshops and partaken in art residencies. His goal is to continue to work with a large variety of clients to explore the further possibilities of his work, while also sharing and exhibiting his creations to as many people as possible.

A wide variety of his clients include, Google, Apple, Hoegaarden, Rubicon, New York Times Magazine, Vice Magazine, Wall Street Journal, GQ, Elle, Stanford Design School, Bloomberg Businessweek, Galison Harpers Magazine and Jarrold’s Spring/Summer window displays.
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