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Calvert, Steph

Steph Calvert is an award-winning illustrator.

Specialties include:

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

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

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

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

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

Panton, Doug

Whimsical Digital Illustration with a business commerce, corporate and information technology slant. Stock illustration available.

Laksman, Martin

Martin Laksman is an illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Graduated from the University of Buenos Aires as graphic designer, where he now teachs illustration. For over a decade, he's been working as both illustrator and graphic designer for the local market and abroad for a wide range of clients, that includes Popular Mechanics, Wired, Car & Driver, Fast Co., Fox, Disney, ESPN, Shado, Gawker Media, etc. Influenced in popular culture: music, movies, art and series fuels his every day work with a strong passion for simplicity.

Basaluzzo, Constanza

Constanza Basaluzzo was born in Argentina in the mid 70’s where she still lives with her husband, Javier Gonzales Burgos and her little kitten, Nina Kodama. She was always drawn to the arts and at the young age of 9, Grandpa Luis (her most enthusiastic fan) decided to sponsor her first drawing and painting class. Since then, she never lost the passion for interpreting the world from a child’s point of view - with bright colors, mixed textures, and obsession for details. She graduated from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and concentrated her career on graphic communication for children. She works in digital format and since 2003, has published work in several books, stationary cards, and children’s magazines in Argentina. In her spare time, she enjoys reading (especially children’s books!), spending time outdoors with her cat, and visiting toy stores.

Reagan, Susan

Whimsically stylized figures and juvenile illustrations are the focus of Susan's work. She has been illustrating for twenty four years with experience in editorial, children's publishing and greeting cards. Though created in a variety of techniques from watercolor to digitally mixed medias Susan's work has a fresh and distinctive look. Represented by Lori Nowicki at painted-words.com

Beauregard, Christiane

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

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.

Coyle, Laura

Laura Coyle creates distinctive art with wide appeal. Her clients include major brands like Target, Amazon.com, Disney and publications including Better Homes and Gardens and The Wall Street Journal.

Laura made her first foray into product design with Hasbro. She was called upon to refresh the classic Parcheesi board game, a design that had remained unchanged since the early 1900's. The challenge was to create illustrations that would highlight the game's origins in India and enhance its appeal to kids today. In working on Parcheesi, she discovered a love for designing products that can connect with people every day.

Since then, Laura's gift bag, wrap and paper ware designs have appeared on the shelves at Target, Papyrus and Hallmark.

Laura grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned her BFA from Auburn University. She started her freelance career living in the East Village in New York City, dropping her portfolios off with art directors while working part time as an assistant to renowned jazz photographer Jimmy Katz. Laura now lives back in her hometown with her husband Clayton, an architect, in their 1950's ranch house which they renovated together.

Ho, Jannie

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Philadelphia, Jannie moved to New York to study illustration at Parsons School of Design. After working as a graphic designer and an art director at many fun places such as Nickelodeon, Scholastic, and TIME Magazine for Kids, she decided that illustration was her true calling. Jannie (also known as Chicken Girl) now specializes in illustrating for the children’s market, with her work appearing in both trade and educational books, magazines, toys, crafts and digital media. She currently works and plays in Boston, MA with her husband and daughter.

Rama, Sue

Whimsical illustration combining a fine art and child-like sensibility for children, children's books, editorial and gift books, using watercolor and collage, .

Favreau Studio

Best-selling author, award-winning illustrator, and creative entrepreneur! My studio is located in Alaska, where I live with my Scotsmen, daughters, and Giant Malamute.

Griffo, Daniel

Daniel Griffo was born on March 8th, 1973 in La Plata, Argentina, where he currently resides with his wife Elba, his baby boy Benjamin and his two pets Indiana and Jones. As a young child, he was always drawn towards creating and drawing images. At 10, he took his first steps into the world of illustration with the guidance of his drawing and painting instructor who taught him the basic foundations of the craft. In his teens, he became a self-taught comic illustrator and worked for both Argentinean and Italian publishers. Shortly afterwards, he worked for various studios creating licensed art, where he sharpened his skills and amassed a great deal of experience. As a freelance illustrator, Daniel has worked for many large companies including Image Comics, Warner, DC, and Disney. In his portfolio, you will find traditional and digital images, layout color, story boards, comic book art, inks, lettering, children and adult illustration, character development, and 3D models – Daniel is truly a jack-of-all-trades.

Lewis, Anthony

Anthony lives with his wife Kathryn and three children, Isabella, Eimilia, and Rory along with two cats, Maurice and Jasper in a small village in Cheshire, in the northwest of England. Since he graduated with First Class Honours from the Liverpool School of Art in 1989, he has illustrated more than 200 children's books, as well as magazine articles, advertisements, theater posters and corporate brochures. Whilst studying Anthony was Highly Commended in the Reader's Digest Young Illustrators Competition. He has also a Smarties Gold Award for 'The Owl Tree', has twice been short-listed for the Sheffield Book Award and was nominated for the BBC's 2004 Blue Peter Book Award for 'Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths. In his free time he enjoys the theater, traveling and watching Liverpool Football Club.

Jamestoons Studios

Searching for a humorous illustrator to add a little character to your next project? This is the place. Strap on your rocket skates, jump into your electro zammer, hang onto that helicopter hat and zoom around the site for a few minutes to see for yourself.

Stevens, Heidi

Colorful ink and wash style illustrations, featuring food, people, objects, and concepts.

Lunsford, Annie

Light and color. Black and white. Humorous, whimsical, stylized illustration for advertising, editorial, institutional and children's books. Traditional acrylic paintings and digital. Specializes in animals and kids.

Lunden, Einar

Einar Lunden is an experienced illustrator and cartoonist who works both for children and the general market. He does all types of illustrations, cartoons, comics, character designs, concepts, logo designs for books, magazines, online, and more. He has been extensively published in books, magazines, newspapers, online, corporate, etc. Works well on deadline. Please visit his website for sample work.

Weiss, Oliver

Broad selection of illustration artwork, collages, and cartoons in a variety of styles for publishers, interactive media, and advertising purposes.

Schwegel, John

Humorous, fantasy and sci-fi illustrations, cartoons and animation. Lots of whacky characters.

Pica, Steve

Steve Pica's cartoons are light and whimsical. He shows a wonderful sense of humor in his illustrations.

Beaky, Suzanne

Suzanne Beaky grew up in Gahanna, Ohio, and studied illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design. Her expressive illustrations are commissioned by children's book, magazine and educational publishers worldwide. She received the Durham (N.C.) Arts Council Emerging Artist Award and the Ellen Dolan Memorial Mentorship Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators-Missouri. After living in Missouri for several years she and her husband recently moved to Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.

Ember, Kathi

Kathi Ember lives with one man, three sheep and four cats in an old stone farm house just outside of Kutztown, PA. She has been drawing since she could hold a pencil and knew from an early age that art was her passion. After graduating with a BFA from Kutztown University in '76, she eventually figured out that she was meant to be an illustrator. Her love of animals, sense of humor, whimsy, and a penchant for storytelling all came together and in one quick moment she realized, "THIS IS IT...this is what I'm supposed to be doing". And so, she sits at her desk every day, living in a fantasy world and watching little anthropomorphic animals come to life...and...life is good.

Gavin, Carolyn

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

Parker, Michael S

specializing in maximum illustration for all of your teenybopper needs.

Simard, Rémy

Originally a student of political science, French-Canadian artist Rémy Simard began his career as an illustrator in 1980. Working from Montreal, he creates computer-generated illustration for a large variety of clients including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Federal Express, General Motors, Citibank, Fidelity Communications, Better Homes & Gardens, Book-of-the-Month Club, McGraw-Hill and Scott Foresman, in the U.S.; and Chrysler, Nissan, Banque Nationale de Paris, Cantel, Ville de Montreal and YTV in Canada. He has also written and illustrated several children's' books, including Monsieur Noir et Blanc, a finalist for Canada's Governor's Prize. To relax after all this work, he likes to race around on his motocyclette!

Beaudoin, Rayne

People, Characters, Business, Love, Conceptual, Black & White, Graphic, Cartoon, Fashion, Political, Charcature, Children, Children's Books, Comic, Comic Conceptual, Painterly, Pen and Ink, Storyboards, Wacky, Whimsical, Line and Wash, Food, Comic Humorous.

Davick, Linda

Represented By David Goldman Agency
Some of her clients: Amazon.com, Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster, Charlotte Mecklenburg Education Foundation, Crayola, Klutz Press, Knopf, Little Brown, Philadelphia Campaign for Greater Education, and Sesame Street.

Wertzateria

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

Paraskevas, Michael

Michael Paraskevas, a well known illustrator among magazine art directors, has had his work featured in such prestigious publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country and Esquire and has earned numerous awards from industry professionals. Michael has exhibited at Giraffics Gallery in East Hampton (6 one-man shows) and recently showed at the prestigious Southampton Gallery owned by Peter Marcelle. Along with his mother Betty, he published many children’s books over the past 12 years. Their work includes the much loved Tangerine Bear, which was produced as a Christmas Special for ABC in 2000. Other popular works by the pair include Junior Kroll, A Very Kroll Christmas, Shamlanders, The Ferocious Beast, Cecil Bunions, and Chocolate at the Four Seasons. The mother-and-son team’s most well-known project, called Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, was developed for Nick Jr. and is still running on Noggin. It won the prized Gemini Award for best animated show of 2001 in Canada. Paraskevas was educated at School of Visual Arts in New York where he also received his Master’s Degree in Visual Journalism. He divides his time between his home in SouthHampton and LA.

Beylinson, Yana

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

Cerato, Mattia

Mattia was born in Cuneo, a small town surrounded by the beautiful Italian Alps. At 2-3 years old, besides eating a lot of pasta, his father (an artist in his own right!) introduced and encouraged Mattia to draw. As a result, he spent most of his time creating funny images on every surface he could find. When Mattia grew up, he decided to study illustration at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Turin. Within eight months of graduation, he landed his first Illustration job, a book titled My First Picture Dictionary for Rass Language House, Hong Kong. Mattia resides in Cuneo and when not illustrating, he enjoys playing basketball, traveling around the world, playing his bass guitar, and skiing on the Alps.

Haynes, Jim

If you need a fun, stylized, but still navigable map, Jim Haynes is the guy to go to. His maps are humorous and creative but they give a reliable overview of a city, state or region. His cartoonier work is bound to make you smile.

Blasutta, Mary Lynn

Past achievements include Editorial Art Director, Illustrating windows for Barneys NY, Tokyo + LA. Designing a city block long mural for Bed Bath & Beyond NYC and LA. Creating an award winning animated iPad app for Cosmopolitan Magazine. Illustrating book covers, advertising, editorial, animation and a "walk thru" illustrated holiday display for Frito-Lay Pepsi 2012 + 2014

Hudson, Elissa

Elissa Hudson's Imaginative illustrations are created with a passion for detail. Her illustrations have been featured on greeting cards, as surface design, in magazines, as prints, and are on display in many children's rooms. She is a published childrens book illustrator. Her quick and creative concepting abilities along with her love for collaboration make her an ideal choice for your project! www.elissahudson.etsy.com digital, collage, feminine, fun, linework, pattern, cute, magazine, whimsical, children's books, juvenille, girly, lettering, decorative, nursery, children, kid, room, decor, surface design, lettering, hand lettering, magazine, editorial, branding, logo

Wallace, John

John's formal training was not in illustration, but rather theology, which he received at Cambridge University. However, he always loved drawing, and one of his early jobs was as a newspaper cartoonist. But he says that he really learned to draw when he worked at the British Museum, drawing oriental objects to scale. In his children's books illustrations, he is particularly inspired by what he calls "the gooniness" of young school children. John and his family divide their time between Brighton, England and Long Island, New York.

Tejido, Jomike

Jomike Tejido is an architect and award-winning illustrator and author who has made over 50 children’s books in his hometown in Manila. Some of which are Tagu-Taguan (Hide and Seek) (1st National Children’s book awards, Best Reads 2010), The Amazing Hat, and the Foldabots Toy Books. He has also worked with Oxford University Press, McGraw-Hill, and most recently, Scholastic. Jomike enjoys art inspired by nature and is reflective in his other venture as a painter on hand-woven mats. Apart from art, Jomike enjoys playing soccer, eating seafood, cooking and traveling to new places. Jomike lives in Manila, Philippines with his wife and baby daughter, Sophia.

Reis, Thomas

Tom began work as senior art director for JP Morgan Chase in New York City, shortly after receiving his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1993. Two years later, he was illustrating for nationally-known publications, including Time magazine, Rolling Stone, the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Business Week, TV Guide, Barron's, Forbes and Smart Money. Corporate clients have included MGM, Dupont and Colgate. Throughout his career, Reis has also worked as a fine artist, producing work with all the refinement that one would expect from a classically trained painter. His paintings are represented in numerous permanent and private collections throughout the United States. Tom currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. (Text provided courtesy the Museum of Arts and Sciences.)

Carter, Abby

Abby has drawn all of her life. When she was eleven, she and her grandmother had a card business: Abby drew, and her grandmother sold. In college she studied art, but also liked science and nutrition, and wished there was a way to combine it all. Several years later, after she was married and had a daughter, she and her husband founded Fresh Samantha, the juice company, which fulfilled that dream. In addition to her graphics for Fresh Samantha, she has illustrated many picture books and chapter books for children. She says that she loves to draw odd characters, and hates to draw straight lines. Abby lives with her husband and two children in Connecticut.

Reed, Mike

Mike began freelance illustration after several years as the owner of Reelworks, an animation studio specializing in commercial and entertainment films. A regular contributor to The Minneapolis Star Tribune, he has taught illustration at both the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Rhode Island School of Design, and currently teaches part-time at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul. His highly textured, somewhat abstracted and sometimes zany style adapts to the needs of a wide range of clients, including advertising, design, editorial and juvenile publishing. Mike is the recipient of many prestigious illustration awards, including ones from Communication Arts, Print Magazine, Studio Magazine, AIGA and the Society of Illustrators. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons.

Dearstyne, John

Humorous, editorial, cartoons

Lance Lekander

Humorous illustrations.

Farias, Carolina

Born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, Carolina began her career as a children’s book illustrator after working for several well-known animation studios. She currently lives in La Plata with her husband, Marcelo and their two beautiful children, Sara and Francisco. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in art, she began teaching at the university. She continues to teach with the same passion and dedication that is also evident in her illustrations. Over the years she has published books, sometimes as both the author and illustrator. Carolina likes to spend her free time drawing even while traveling with her family. She only needs a sharp pencil to keep her creativity flowing. Her artwork is created using a variety of mediums with a preference towards watercolors and acrylics. To date, Carolina is part of the White Ravens 2008 list for the Bologna Book Fair, where she has also been selected to represent Argentina.
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