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Ching, Tracie

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

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

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

Mantha, John

John Mantha is a Toronto-based illustrator.

His major commissions include the design of nine coins for the Royal Canadian Mint, one of which was chosen coin of the year. He has done commemorative pieces for The Ford Motor Company and the Toronto Transit Commission, as well as 34 paintings for The Church of Our lady Of Good Counsel.

Working for book publishers, advertising agencies, magazines, corporations, television and movies, his work has been seen throughout North America.

Thus far, John has illustrated twenty-four books, including the Kids book of Canada's Railway, which won The Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada 2001 Information Book Award, and was an official selection for the 2003 Red Cedar Book Awards. The Kids Book of Canadian Exploration was nominated for the 2006 Hackmatack Award for non-fiction.

He works in oils and oil-wash, and uses photoshop to enhance the finished piece. His style is realistic in nature with an emphasis on texture.

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.

Dartford, Matt/FlipCGI

With over 16 years experience in the fields of illustration & design, Matt Dartford / Flip CG specialise in the creation of high quality, high resolution artwork for the advertising & entertainment industries. Previous clients include: Sony, Cadbury, American Express, MTV, Virgin, Tesco, Avon, UK Government, Royal Bank of Ireland, The BBC, Financial Times, Nestle, Ministry of Sound, Popular Science, Carlsberg, New Scientist, Esquire,George Wimpy Homes, Cream Recordings, IDG Publishing, Advantage Travel Agents, New State Music, Future Publishing and London Fog Soft Furnishings.

Nielsen, Cliff

Cliff Nielsen studied traditional and digital illustration and graduated as valedictorian from Art Center College of Design in 1994. His illustrations have been recognized for their excellence by the Society of Illustrators, Print, and Spectrum. Feature articles focusing on his work appear in design publications and fanzine magazines alike. Cliff has been an international speaker on digital art and has served as a judge for the Society of Illustrators and a variety of professional illustration award programs. His clients include every major publisher, countless advertising agencies, magazines, and studios. He lives and dreams in Los Angeles, California.

O'Brien, Tim

Realistic painting on a tight deadline. Art is delivered as a final painting and a high resolution file. Award winning realistic illustration and portraits. Tim O'Brien has worked for most major publications and publishers since 1987. Many advertising clients and private portrait commissions fill out his busy schedule. . . Tim O'Brien has 9 paintings in the National Gallery in Washington, DC . . . Final art is delivered as well as being shot in-house and uploaded or burned to disc for immediate publication.

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.

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.

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.

Price, Paul

Paul commenced his art career as a graffiti artist in Liverpool (including legal commissions), but soon found new ways to commercially express his love for art, type and design. Educated in both Liverpool and Buckinghamshire, he gained a degree in Graphic Design and Advertising.

Paul then spent 4 years at MacUser magazine, where he received awards for his Art Direction including Best Designed Business magazine in the Total Publishing Awards. Throughout this time he became well known for his design-led illustration working both for MacUser and other clients.

Paul has spent the last 16 years working as a freelance Creative Director and Illustrator (general art bod…). He has used his compositional skills and dynamic range of styles to work with clients on widely differing projects, from CDs, posters, book covers, brochures, packaging, branding, fine art as well as magazines and the inevitable family projects such as designs for weddings and funerals!

Paul has been featured in various design and art magazines. His work has also appeared in illustration books and he has given talks on his style, techniques and inspiration. Paul has worked with a number of stock libraries and released 5 stock art discs of his illustrations for Getty, which have been best sellers for many years, He has been on numerous judging panels, including, Digital Art Awards for The Association of Photographers and Amnesty International. His illustration work has also appeared in various exhibitions.

Clients include Agfa, Apple, BAE Systems, Barclays, BBC, BT, BP, Coke Cola, Computer Arts, Citroen, EMI Music, EON, Ford, Getty, General Electric, Glaxo, Guardian Newspaper, Hewlett Packard, Logica, Jaguar, Orange(EE), New Scientist, Peugeot, Shell, Vodafone, Virgin and Westfield.

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.

Zuckerman, Craig

My graphic and illustrative expertise extends from medical, anatomical, figurative,and mechanism of action to iconic art with concepts including finance, business and global economics. I welcome assignments from all industries, and will skillfully execute your great ideas and my original concepts in 2D, 3D, or line work.

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!

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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Burgoyne, John

John is a member of The Society of Illustrators. He has received over 150 awards in the United States and Europe. Animals, food, technical, maps, medical.

Elmer, Richard

Richard Elmer was born in New Jersey. After high school he studied graphic design briefly in South Florida. He returned north where he studied design and illustration, receiving his BFA from The School of Visual Arts in NYC where he currently lives and works. Continued studies includet Parsons School of Design and the New School in New York. Early professional years were spent in publishing, quickly moving on as a freelance artist creating illustrations for many advertising, publishing and design companies like New York Times and Strathmore with work reproduced in Germany and Spain. Working professionally first in pastels, medium went on to include oils and traditional acrylic as well as digital. A strong visual vocabulary helped define his conceptual style across publishing, advertising, design and editorial markets. Richard Elmer teaches illustration at FIT's, School of Art & Design in NYC.

Hom, John

Children and kids marketing and design with emphasis on children's Illustrations for magazines, annual reports, children books, collateral, advertising and publishing, digital, various 3d, conceptual, dvd and game covers and packaging and character development. Give me a call or send me an email if you like what you see. Thanks for looking!

Rodriguez, Robert

Born in New Orleans, Rodriguez has lived in California since 1965. He graduated from Chouinard Art Institute in 1969, and began freelancing as an illustrator. Over the years his style has evolved through many phases. He currently illustrates as himself and as the primary artist in his studio 24/7. Some of the projects he’s especially enjoyed working on include the poster for SuperBowl XXVI, The NFL for 2002 Christmas card , movie posters for The Two Jakes, The Jewel of the Nile, and City Slicker’s II, the dvd cover for The Adventures of Robin Hood, the NBA All-Star Game poster, basketball trading cards, six Ringling Bros. Circus posters, posters for the National Hispanic Scholarship fund, calendars and posters for the National Federation of Labor, many covers for Der Spiegel Magazine, theater posters for the Hartford Stage and the Mark Taper Forum. Rodriguez illustrated the Cesar Chavez postage stamp for the United States Postal Service and Designer Carl Herrman. Mr. Herrman has also commissioned Rodriguez for the Cinco De Mayo Stamp and the Celebrate the Century “1980’s” series of stamps. The Cinco De Mayo stamp was the first postage stamp ever jointly.commissioned by the United States and another country {Mexico} He has won five gold medals and four silver medals, as well as two Patrick Nagel Awards from SILA, the Hollywood Reporter Key Arts Award, many regional awards from across the country, the Airbrush Action Achievement Award, and the great teacher award from Art Center.

Crowther, Peter

Peter Crowther graduated in 1987 from the London College of Printing with a First Class Honors in Graphic Design. Then went onto the Royal College of Art in 1987-1989 graduating with an MA(DES RCA) in Graphic Design. He then worked for six months in one of the first truly multimedia design companies, Decode Design. During this time he beta tested the first version of Photoshop and went onto leave and set up as a freelance illustrator/animator. The journey from working with photomontage, through to photo-retouching and later with realistic 3D has led to many interesting and varied jobs and has been incredibly rewarding. From stamps for the Royal mail up to 96 sheet posters for P&O and the odd title sequence. Today we continue to use the cutting edge 3D software often speaking directly with the chief programmers to request and test new features. As the technology evolves we strive to create the highest level of work with an eye for the details. Peter Crowther lives in London with his wife Suzanna and two children, Roberta and Jack.

Carey, James

James Carey studied at the London College of Printing, graduating in 2002 with a degree in Graphic Media Design. James Carey's image making combines traditional draughtsmanship with a modern, graphic approach. James works first by hand, and then digitally finesses the separate layers of found imagery, sketched portraiture, and photographic elements, to build intricate narratives and instant visions. James Carey is commissioned for advertising, editorial and fashion work by numerous UK based and international clients including Adidas, Sony, VH1, The NME, GQ, Esquire magazine as well as The Independent, The Times and Intersection Magazine, and leading book imprints. When not undertaking commissioned illustration and graphic work, James paints canvases for exhibition in Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo.

The Red Dress

The Red Dress is a London based Illustration duo, Olivia Chancellor and Ollie Bland. This husband and wife team met while studying Graphic Design and Illustration at Central St. Martins in 1996. The Red Dress' love for all types of Vintage posters (especially B-Movies) and Pulp Fiction illustration has inspired Olivia and Ollie to join creative forces. Drawing upon over 10 years experience in Fashion, T.V/Film, the Art world, Illustration and Design, The Red Dress produce striking, often dark but humorous images by painting Contemporary Culture in a Retro style. This usually includes bold hand drawn typography. Using Oils and Acrylics as well as computer based painting they can work from sourced photographic images or freestyle.

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.

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.

Friel, Helen

Since graduating in 2009 from Central Saint Martins, with a first class degree in Graphic Design, Helen Friel has been working as a freelance Paper Engineer. Helen both hand cuts and uses technology to produce her pieces. Bridging the gap between two and three dimensions is central to her design practice as well as producing pieces that involve and evoke emotion in the audience. Many of her pieces are stage sets in miniature, creating worlds with layers of card and paper. They are often influenced by an off-beat sense of humour that captions the delicate cut-outs. Her work has been featured in books Papercraft and Papercraft 2. Working from her studio in South London, Helen has produced work for clients including: Vogue UK, Vanity Fair UK, Time, Tatler UK, Tatler Asia, Harrods Magazine, MOO and Men’s Health.

O'Leary, Chris

A native Ohioan, Chris O'Leary was born in Youngstown and studied painting at the Columbus College of Art and Design. He worked briefly in Cincinnati for the Gibson Greeting Card Co. and has been freelancing ever since, creating paintings for clients such as Barnes and Noble, Atlantic Monthly, Vegetarian Times, the L.A. Times, Readers Digest, the Boston Globe, Barron's Weekly, and Ohio Magazine. He now lives in Columbus with his wife, Tricia, and daughters, Lily and Kate. Before he had kids, he played finger style guitar, was the project director for the restoration of an urban ravine, and took long bicycle trips, but now he pretty much just watches after the kids...and paints.

Talbot, Myles

Myles's illustrations have been used for advertising campaigns, food packaging, editorial, digital media, billboards and murals. He is very adaptable, and produces different types of work from simple info-graphics to highly accurate technical and full color realism. Every commission is delivered on time and to budget.

Wiemann, Roy

Roy creates dynamic digital images out of his NYC studio that meld a love of color with concept for clients such as Saatchi & Saatchi, TIME, Inc, Grey Advertising, HBO, New York Times, CHASE, GigaPan, Springer-Verlag, TIAA-CREF, The New Yorker, IBM, Smithsonian, NYU, Procter & Gamble, AT&T, McGraw-Hill, MSNBC among others. His art has appeared in American Illustration, Communication Arts and HOW magazine. Keywords: architecture, business, charts, conceptual, corporate, design, digital_3D, editorial, infographics, maps, photo collage, publishing, realism, science, stylized realism, technology, text, trade

Rosenbaum, Jonathan & Georgina

Jonathan and Georgina Rosenbaum have been two of the premier food and beverage illustrators since the early 90s working with clients as diverse as Pepsi, Seagram’s, Nestle, Kraft, Gillette, Pfizer and Orville Redenbacher. During the days of conventional airbrush they worked as a team creating different aspects of an illustration. Making the transition to digital in the mid- 90s enabled the Rosenbaums to improve both consistency and timing over a product line. This made them a sort of super illustrator, perhaps a major movie deal is in the wings? Multiple piece projects are a specialty, such as a recent 600+ illustration packaging assignment for a national supermarket brand, 75 illustrations for a national pharmacy chain and 30 illustrations for a private label group. Subjects included fruit, vegetables, candy, chocolate, desserts, drinks, juice, water, splashes, and pours.This is in addition to a number of smaller, but no less important, projects for loyal clients who will only accept the Rosenbaum's style and quality, a Herculean effort and one that would not have been possible had they not been a team.

Burston, Oliver

Oliver's outstanding brand of high resolution visual imagery, coupled with his reputation for making experienced and finely judged inputs to briefs continues to attract leading clients seeking distinctive solutions from all over the world. Oliver enjoys working at the cutting edge of digital technology, employing the latest advances in 2d and 3d visualisation. Oliver has also worked extensively in the film and animation industry, directing videos for MTV, contemporary dance and television. Previous clients include: Penguin Books, Camel, Lowe, Saatchi and Saatchi, Egmont books, BBC Focus, BP, GQ magazine, Collins, Money Observer, The Times, Sony, Campaign, V&A, Ford, BBDO, Egmont Books, Wolf Olins, Sky At Night, The Royal Institute,Gyro Worldwide, The Banker, The Economist, Investors Chronicle, The Sunday Mail, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Faber books, Findlay Publications, Sainsburys, Seimens, Quercus Books, JWT, Magazine, Dorlin Kindersley, Trident Communications, IPC media, Baber Smith, Caspian Publishing, The Independent, Bates USA, Condenast, Random House, Rainmaker, FT, Orion Books, McCann, BT.

Metz, Justin

Trained in technical illustration then went on to become a creative in major ad agency. Technical ability and a creative impulse led me to develop strong cgi and retouching skills for creative concepts. Recent clients: BA, Bradford & Bingley, John West, Pilkington, Lowry Arts, Bloomberg Businessweek, Boston Magazine, John Lewis,

Heiner, Joe & Kathy

In 1964 Kathryn (Kathy) Hughes sat next to me (Joe Heiner) in our sixth grade classroom at Ensign Elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah. While quietly sitting at her desk, Kathy was struck by a ruler hurled at me (I ducked) by our teacher, Mr. Anderson. We became close friends. After the eighth grade, my family moved to Montreal, P.Q. Canada. It was a long time till I saw Kathy again. Kathy's family stayed in Salt Lake City where Kathy later attended East High School. Kathy married, moved to San Francisco and had one son, Michael. After returning to Salt Lake City, Kathy graduated Cum Laude from University of Utah with a BS degree in Social Sciences. She taught nursery school for two years, became a single parent and a secretary for Architects and Planners in Salt Lake City. I attended Beaconsfield High School near Montreal, studied art and photography at Brigham Young University, and Art Center College of Design, married and had two children. I assisted commercial photographers Ed Goldstien and Carl Furuta. I also assisted David Willardson, illustrator, shooting detailed 4X5 photo reference for his airbrush illustrations. Willardson taught me airbrush techniques and helped develop an airbrush / photographic illustration style. My first portfolio of ten photo / illustrations quickly generated assignments from movie studios, advertising agencies, magazines and recording companies. With the help of the same great reps who represented Willardson, assignments came from across the country. This afforded a move back to Utah. Work went well from Utah and I became a single parent. Fifteen years after sitting by Kathy in sixth grade, she married me. We now have five children (combined) and work together in our studio in Alpine, Utah. Our studio continues to create realistic photo / illustration for clients across the country. Kathy is studio manager and stylist. I am photographer / computer illustrator. Early works were a combination of airbrush and silk screen on photographic prints. Current work is digital, a merging of digital photography and computer illustration. We have received numerous awards including The One Show Gold Award and our work is represented in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. Clients include: Lucasfilm, Salisbury Communications, ABC records, Y&R, Foote Cone & Belding, Satchi & Satchi, Merck, McDonalds and Coca Cola. I hope you enjoy our work. Joe Heiner Joe and Kathy Heiner Studio

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/

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.

Labrooy, Chris

After graduating from the RCA with an MA in design products, Chris Labrooy first began to use 3D as a simple tool to visualise ideas for furniture and products that he could not afford to produce. As 3D technology and hardware evolved, Chris LaBrooy saw an opportunity to explore CGI as a creative medium in itself with which he could subvert and twist familiar everyday things into new typographic and sculptural forms. Chris LaBrooy is interested in the intersection between typography, architecture, product design and visual art. Chris LaBrooy has exhibited at the design museum in London and has been featured in many publications covering design, products, typography and illustration. Clients include NY Department of transportation, Future publishing, Scientific American, Avid brakes, Taste festivals and Microsoft.

WowHouse, Toby Welles

High End 3D, Varied Styles, Fluids Advertising, Imagery, Product Design Rendering, Editorial, Technical Illustration, Abstract Themes, Fractals.

Cohen, Jim

Jim creates science-fiction illustrations, space art and fantasy landscapes.

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.

Pyle, Chuck

Chuck Pyle tells stories with a paintbrush, whether warmhearted Rockwellian scenes, or hardhearted Noir detective stories, he brings a cinematic sense to the scene and setting.

Steele, Robert Gantt

Robert Gantt Steele loves illustrating the relationship between natural and man made subjects. His paintings of architecture, for example, are made richer by his inclusion of painterly human and natural forms. The human subjects he paints, on the other hand, inhabit a convincingly detailed back ground. Robert enjoys the research needed to accurately capture the detail as well as the mood and atmosphere of his subjects. Recent projects include a commission by Smithsonian Magazine to illustrate the human character and the atmosphere of a particular small town in France. Robert studies music and is a performer in local San Francisco productions. This helped him create illustrations used for the promotion of Broadway shows such as “Showboat.” He completes several book covers and children’s books as well as many other com- missions each year. Constant studies and sketchbooks fill his free time. Robert was originally trained as an architect in North Carolina and at Berkeley. He completed further study in art in Austria as a Fulbright scholar and then in New York and San Francisco. He recently designed and constructed a new home for his family near San Francisco and is very active in the preservation of historic art and architecture. He loves his work. He and his wife Alice have two children. robertgsteele.com

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.

Downard, Barry

Having worked in the advertising, marketing, photography, and allied creative design industries since 1984, Barry Downard's business is based on providing creative visual solutions and concepts (photography, illustrator, artwork and design) to advertising & design agencies, and publishers. Trained as an interior designer, Barry designed houses, shop interiors, exhibition stands and fashion shows, played drums and worked as an art director before drifting into fashion and advertising photography. In 1993, Barry became inspired by the story-telling possibilities of digitally manipulating his photographs, and developed a style of photo-illustration. Barry's technique consists of taking lots of photographs (shot by himself, supplied by client, or stock images), throwing them into a photo-snaffling machine, stirring it up with a healthy dose of fun, and sticking it all together with computer glue.

Bollinger, Peter

Renowned in the field of commercial art, Peter Bollinger is an award winning illustrator whose clients include Grey Advertising, Sony Entertainment, DreamWorks, Sega, Wizards of the Coast, Nintendo, Mars, Harper Collins, Scholastic and many other publishing, advertising, and entertainment organizations. Holding degrees in industrial and environmental design, Peter's expertise covers diverse fields, from the design of computer terminals and street furniture, to monorails and automobiles. He has won major design and illustration awards in the United States, Australia, Italy and Japan. He undertakes architectural and concept design for numerous clients locally and abroad such as Disney Imagineering, Discovery Communications, and numerous Japanese theme parks. Peter works in two separate styles, traditional airbrush and digital illustration, although the two have become more and more similar with each passing technical innovation. Once a die-hard New Yorker, Peter now lives in the relative tranquility of Silverado, CA with his wife, Cybele their son, Zak, and daughter Galatea.

McIndoe, Vince

Award winning artist Vince McIndoe was born in Canada. After graduating OCAD in 1985 with numerous scholarships, he became a celebrated illustrator as well as a successful fine artist. Vincent was featured in many magazines such as Allure and Applied art magazine. He was also a guest for international TV talk shows. Vincent has designed series stamps for Canada Post; The Canals of Ontario (1998), Toronto’s 200th Anniversary stamp, and 50th Anniversary of All Star Game stamp (2000) as well as a portrait of Queen Elizabeth (1996). Vincent also designed the Hudson’s Bay company’s 325th Anniversary commemorative Silver Dollar. Previous clients include: Moet & Chandon, Stolichnya Vodka, Big Apple Circus, Crush Wine Bar, Wine Spectator, Tokaji, Anheuser-Busch, Zinfest, and many more. Vincent’s posters and paintings are housed and viewed in private and public collections worldwide.

Hall, Mike

Crowded urban scenes, architecture and maps – the things you see today in Mike Hall’s artwork go back to his creative beginnings. As a child he used to love drawing images full of people, and maps of imaginary towns and even entire countries. He says this might be because he grew up in the new town of Harlow in Essex – the modern, pre-planned, post-war setting gave him an interest in architecture, topography and mapping from an early age.

Of course, he liked comics and picture books too, and today he’s also inspired by William Hogarth, Gustave Doré and Wenceslaus Hollar, as well as MacDonald Gill, an artist who embellished his map illustrations with all kinds of colourful motifs. He loves everything Hispanic, which is why he recently relocated to Spain.

Mike spent two years studying graphic design before switching to an illustration course. He completed an Illustration degree at the University of Westminster.

Often Mike’s hand-drawn imagery is embellished using a computer. He combines print designs he’s drawn using pen on paper with digital elements to build up an image. The colouring is done digitally. Sometimes, he’ll also draw his map designs using vector graphics.

Architecture usually plays a large role in Mike’s work – either as the primary focus of the illustration, or as something in the background that gives it structure. He’s very interested in topographical views, geography and conveying a sense of place. Nonetheless, his characters come through just as strongly with crowded, colourful people scenes giving you plenty to look at.

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.

Hargreaves, Martin

History and humor marry together beautifully in the illustrations of Martin Hargreaves, and his versatile style has seen him creating everything from pastiche images mimicking the great masters to fantastical beasts and still life paintings. You’ll find his work in advertising, children’s books, magazines and newspapers, and even at Hampton Court Palace.

It’s no surprise to learn that Martin’s greatest inspiration comes from classical painters like William Hogarth, Hans Holbein, Rembrandt and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. In fact, he says that if he could travel back in time he would visit the 18th century, and alongside his love of Renaissance artwork he also loves classical music.

Martin works from a shed in his garden, with large windows through which he can see apple trees and the rolling hills of East Sussex. If he ever gets creative block, he likes to dig in his vegetable garden, or look after his many pets, which include two dogs, three horses, two guinea pigs and seven chickens.

Martin has a BA Illustration from Brighton Polytechnic (now Brighton University).

His approach and the media he uses vary from project to project, but he always begins drawing with a simple pen on paper until he has an idea of what direction the image will take. Martin works in traditional media – oil paints, watercolor, pen and ink – and is also adept at making changes digitally as required. The 2B pencil is his all-time favorite art tool.

Martin’s inspiration comes from the old masters, and the styles he works in follow on from that. In his portfolio you’ll see fine paintings that look just like Rembrandts, and others that are more like 18th century engravings or 19th century book illustrations. In short, he will come up with a style that suits the brief.

Tran, Turine

Vietnamese artist Turine Tran’s imaginative children’s illustrations were inspired by some of the Victorian greats like Arthur Rackham, yet she’s established her own unique style which is charming, elegant and popular with clients who like her nostaligic, painterly approach.

Turine grew up in a house full of books that she could escape into as a child. She was taught to draw by her father. Ho Chi Minh City is a hot, busy and crowded place, but Turine prefers the countryside – particularly when the weather is dark and gloomy. In addition to her art, she does a lot of crafting, from beads to sewing and from knitting to cooking.

Turine studied design in Vietnam, before going to the School of Art, Design and Media in Singapore. She moved to Edinburgh to study for a Masters in Illustration, and later returned to Vietnam.

Images usually start off as rough pencil sketches in Turine’s notebooks as she tries to establish the forms and the composition. Detail and shading are added and then the pencil image is scanned in so that she can add colour in Photoshop. She has designed her own custom brushes within the application.

Turine’s style is intentionally nostalgic. She wants viewers to reminisce when they see her work – as though it’s just been discovered in a dusty old attic. Her Victorian-inspired illustrations are full of whimsical lines and forms, given life by paper textures. Meanwhile, she enjoys creating children’s characters that aren’t just cute and cuddly, but which are vulnerable and unpredictable, and don’t behave in ways that adult viewers expect them to.
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