Calef Brown has been working as a freelance illustrator for over twenty years. Since receiving his BFA from Art Center College of Design, his work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, and numerous other magazines and newspapers. He has created CD and book covers, posters, billboards, murals, packaging, and character development for clients including Adidas, Sony Music, Laika Studios, Disney/Pixar, and Nickelodeon.
He has done workshops and lectures at The Getty Museum, Walker Art Center, The National Book Festival, Kohler Art Center, and Graphil Oslo. He was a featured speaker at the 2013 OFFSET festival in Dublin, and at ICON 8 in July 2014.
Calef has also written and illustrated more than a dozen award-winning picture books, and has been published by Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster, Houghton Mifflin, Henry Holt, and Chronicle Books.
Hugh D’Andrade is famously indiscriminate about the uses of his art. It has appeared on book covers, magazine spreads, rock posters, Burning Man paraphernalia, board games, as well as the occasional t-shirt and skateboard. His greatest ambition in life is to project his mental images into the minds of innocent people everywhere.
Charles Glaubitz is a native of Tijuana, born in 1973 to a Mexican mother who was a pharmacist and an American father who was a karate champion with German roots. He grew up in Rosarito Beach looking at and surfing the beautiful Pacific Ocean as well as break dancing, playing video games, BMX, freestyling, skateboarding and reading American super heroes comic books. He lives in Playas de Tijuana.
He received his BFA at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2001, and has exhibited in Mexico, United States, Madrid Spain, Paris France, Hamburg Germany, Strange New World: Art And Design from Tijuana at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, Museo Carrillo Gil Mexico City, Museo Zapopan Jalisco, Oceanside Museum of Art, El Cubo Museum of Art Tijuana, Mexico. His personal work is in the collection of the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
His work has been selected to the Rufino Tamayo Bienal 2019 and Miradas Bienal. His illustrations have appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, Texas Monthly, Variety Magazine, and Los Angeles Times, among others. His client list includes Sony Playstation, Jose Cuervo, Miller Lite, American Airlines, and The Wonderful Company, to name a few.
His work has been recognized by American Illustration, How Magazine, Print Magazine, 3×3 Magazine. He was awarded the 2005 Young Creators Grant from FONCA, the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, México. And was awarded in 2013 and 2019 SNCA (Sistema Nacional de Artes Y Creadores) Graphic Narrative Grant, and recently was awarded also from FONCA.
His graphic novel series Starseeds is published by Fantagraphics books, and the 3rd installment will be released in August 2023. The series has also been translated into French and published by Komics Initiative.
Valentina Harper grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, where her childhood was filled with drawing, coloring, and painting. As an adult, she came to the United States with a brilliant imagination and a heart full of dreams. After getting a degree in graphic design and working for fifteen years as a graphic designer, Valentina discovered a new life as a professional artist. In her Nashville studio, she spends countless happy hours playing with her paints and her Rapidograph pens, nurturing her world of fantasies and dreams where her uplifting drawings and designs take shape. She enjoys working with different materials, but black ink is one of her favorite mediums. Her attention to intricate detail is a signature of her drawing style.
Brian Love (aka B.Love) began drawing before he could read. Art is still his first language. His parents enrolled him in private oil painting lessons when he was seven. He went on to graduate from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia with his BFA in Media Arts. He started by creating paper collage card illustrations which were accepted by Great Arrow Graphics. Through projects with Macy’s, Kimberly-Clark, Camelbak, Land of Nod and Hallmark, his work has reached millions of homes around the world.
Drawing on his background in illustration, graphic design, painting and art history, Brian’s work has a mid-century sensibility seen through a modern eye –whimsical, abstract, colorful, graphic (and a little bit wacky) but always fun.
You can usually find Brian in front of an Adobe program, on his yoga mat or waiting in line at Whole Foods. He recently moved back to Philadelphia after years in Northern California to be closer to his brand new nephew.
Hailing from New York, Carly Martin grew up painting and drawing in her mother’s art studio. Then, after receiving degrees and honors in Studio Art and Contemporary Art Business, Carly began freelance illustrating on the side of full-time jobs in the art world in New York City for several years before launching her illustration and design company, Clementine Studio.
Over the last 5 years, Carly has illustrated for brands such as Architectural Digest, Birchbox, The Art Institute of Chicago and many more wonderful brands and businesses as well as hundreds of wedding clients for custom stationery. She has the unique ability to blend the delights of magical realism with classic elegance in her watercolor illustrations.
Carly is now based in Chicago where she illustrates from a studio in her home that she shares with her husband and dog, Norman.
Robin grew up in Northern Minnesota and graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She started Minneapolis Moline Illustration immediately after graduating in the early 1980’s.
Around that time she began exploring a style reminiscent of Grant Wood and other Regionalist Artists of the 20’s and went on to make it her signature style. Robin’s close attention to detail and her use of thermal color contrast brings her paintings to life!
In the early 90’s she joined forces and worked along side her Illustrator Husband Leland Klanderman, BIll Bruning and Daniel Craig at Oasis Art Studios. Together they worked , won numerous awards and sometimes collaborated on bigger projects. Robin and her husband co-taught Professional Illustration Practices at MCAD in the mid 90’s before moving their studios out to the beautiful St. Croix River Valley on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
When Robin isn’t busy working on Illustration projects she enjoys photography, cooking, gardening, birdwatching and being entertained by her cat and two dogs.
Robin’s work can be seen on many recognizable products, advertisements, bookcovers and in many publications. She often does the annual official map for the Golf USOPEN and has a permanent mural on display at the John Deere Pavillion in Moline Illinois. Robin recently was commissioned by the USPOSTAL Service to do the Farmer’s Market Stamp series which went on to be voted most popular stamp of 2014. Robin also has artwork on display at the Celestial Seasonings Gallery in Boulder Colorado.
Robin has also done work for private commissions and sells prints to people who’ve track her down from around the world.
Her partial client list includes: American Express, Ameristar Casinos, The Ant Farm, Bonny Doon Vineyards,Celestial Seasonings KVIE TV, Crystal Geyser, Fetzer Wines, St. Louis Botanical Gardens, Log Cabin Syrup, Mazda, Proctor & Gamble, Hasbro, Kraft Foods, Martha Stewart Fine Living, Readers Digest, Random House, , Walt Disney Corp and many more.
Award winning artist Joel Nakamura is known for his unique style: a blend of folk art and sophisticated iconography rendered in a neo-primitive technique. He is chosen for many of his commissions for his knowledge of tribal art, mythology, and for his ability to convey stories and information in an intricate and engaging manner.
Nakamura’s ability to render humanity in such primal, edgy hues has captured the attention of clients like Time Magazine, US News & World Report, and the Los Angeles Times. His paintings have enlivened the pages of many other books and publications, as well as the 2002 Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies programs. Nakamura has been profiled in Communication Arts, Step Inside Design, Confetti and Southwest Art magazines. He is proud to be the recipient of over two hundred awards of excellence.
Nakamura resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife Kathleen and children Paloma and Kai.
Mariya was born in Magadan, a small town in the far, far Northeast of Russia, but since 1996 she has been living in Montreal, Quebec, in much friendlier weather conditions. Mariya began her artistic carrier when she was about two years old. She drew mainly on wallpapers of her room, mostly beautiful princesses and fairy tale birds with very long tails.
Later, after graduating from the Graphic Design program at Université de Québec à Montréal, Mariya started to work as illustrator and graphic artist. She creates whimsical modern lifestyle illustrations. She loves Aubrey Beardsley, Alphonse Mucha, Erté, Gustav Klimt, and William Morris. She finds great inspiration in Art Nouveau and Art Deco with its capricious ornaments and wavy flowing lines and its somewhat exaggerated search for perfection and beauty. Mariya combines the purest graphic elements with ornamentalism of Art Nouveau. When creating characters for her illustrations, Mariya tries to imagine a story, a dialogue, and a certain emotion that her girls, boys and birds live in and experience in their present moment.
Mariya has worked with various Canadian magazines and newspapers, such as Elle Fille Québec, The Mirror Montreal, and Clin D’oeil Magazine. You can see her fashion illustrations in Essential Color in Fashion Illustration by Maomao Publication, Spain and The Great Big Book of Fashion Illustration by Martin Dawber.
A Kentucky native, Lucie Rice got an early start in the world of illustration. As a young child, she was writing and illustrating her very own publication, an 8 page monthly magazine all about celebrity dogs and cats. She had just one subscriber, her ever supportive granny. Unfortunately, she did not recognize her true calling for many years, and many student loans later. After receiving an undergraduate degree in painting and sculpture and spending a year living in the woods, teaching forestry and paper making classes, she finally got it. One Master’s degree in illustration from SCAD later, she began her career as a freelance illustrator and designer. Lucie is wholeheartedly passionate about creating whimsical, and occasionally ridiculous, imagery that is appealing to children and adults alike.
She currently resides in Nashville, TN, with her husband and their beloved dogs Lola and Hank.
Originally from Philadelphia, Martha Rich lived the typical, suburban life – until she followed her husband to LA where, just short of a picket fence and 2.5 children, her average American life unraveled. To cope with divorce, fate lead her to a painting class taught by the Clayton Brothers. They persuaded her to quit her human resources job at Universal Studios and become an artist. She graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design. After years in LA, she is currently back in Philadelphia where she just completed an MFA program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Rich has taught at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her illustrations have appeared in American Illustration 21-29 and in music videos for Beck and Less Than Jake.
Lucio was born in Venice in 1976. Here is a little profile in his own words:
From 2000 to 2003 I have been active at Fabrica, the communication research center of Benetton group, at Visual Communication and Comics & Illustration departments. I have contributed to the realization of “Vision of Hope” project for The New Yorker magazine, and collaborated with La Biennale di Venezia in the care of promotional materials for international festivals.
As an illustrator, I published with Nuages, Milan: “Io gran gatta, lui e il super” (2007), “El Mostro” (2008) and “Carnet dal Togo” (2009). With different publishers: “Io, Hubble e il cielo” (2008), “Il genio del bosco” (2009), “Gerardo e strane visioni” (2009) e “Venezia cartoline inedite” (2010).
My work has been exhibited in group exhibitions in Tokyo, Osaka, Barcelona, Paris. I was selected and included in the international catalog American Illustrator No. 29, for the best work of the year 2009. My first personal exhibition was “La gemella diversa” at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice (2010).
I created and designed a line of characters on behalf of Invicta and I take care of advertising materials for Helly Hansen workwear, Carhartt workwear, Brionvega. I created the dog “Oscar” for Oscar Mondadori taking care of promotional materials and the TV commercial (2012).
My works have been commissioned by Fiat, Corio Shopville International Cranes and the Armando Testa agency in Milan. I collaborate with the City of Venice as an illustrator, creating advertising posters for various festivals and cultural events. On behalf of La Biennale di Venezia I created and edited the advertising and promotional materials of various international festivals.
I made animated shorts for Venice Film Meeting (2008) and “Venezia cartoline inedite” (2010). I collaborated with director Enzo D’Alo and artist Lorenzo Mattotti the creation of landscapes of the animated feature “Pinocchio” (2011). “Grukey Card” was selected at International Motion Art Award in New York as one of the best animated videos of 2012.
Marina Seoane is an illustrator with a long career in publishing. She was born in Madrid, the capital of Spain, but she was always drawn to the spell of the sea, which is why for 12 years she has lived in a small town in Galicia, near the coast and surrounded by lush forests. Living closer to nature is very important to her, and it has a deep influence in her poetic illustrations.
From a very young age, Marina liked books: she especially enjoyed fantastic stories and adventures that awakened her imagination, but she was also attracted to other types of arts and craftwork such as sculpture, ceramics, and the creation of tapestries and puppets.
In 1980, she graduated in sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Madrid and began her professional career as an illustrator. She has collaborated with more than 50 Spanish and international publishers, design studios, and institutions. She has illustrated around 260 books – including stories, children’s books and young adult novels, illustrated albums and textbooks, among others. As a writer, she has published five stories, two of them with her daughters Ana and Mar as protagonists. Her work has been shown in eleven solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions.
Marina has worked as a teacher in several thematic workshops about illustration, tapestry, masks, and puppets for various cultural organizations including the National Library of Spain. From 2009 – 2013, she was Art Director at Edimáter Publishing House. During 2014 and 2015, she was president of the Galician Association of Professional Illustrators – AGPI.
She currently combines her illustration career with her artisan work, creating puppets, tapestries, pottery, and textile and ceramic jewelry.
Her clients include, among others, National Geographic Learning, Cengage Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Loyola Press, Barnes & Noble, Penguin Random House, McGraw-Hill, Oxford Spain, Santillana Spain, and Anaya.
Born and raised in the Sonoma Valley, Dave studied advertising design in Denver, Colorado. After college, he worked as a graphic designer and art director in Sacramento, California, for four years and then three years as a packaging designer in San Francisco. Dave has been a freelance map and wildlife illustrator for over 20 years, regularly working with clients such as National Geographic Magazine, Lindblad Expeditions, Robert Mondavi Winery, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Microsoft and the Walt Disney Family Museum, among others.
In recent years, Dave has returned to his package design roots by providing hand lettering and illustration to label systems by notable design firms such as Auston Design Group, Sterling Creative, and Cult Partners, to name a few.
His work, primary map illustrations, have appeared in How magazine, Print, Art Direction and Communication Arts. He has received numerous awards, including a silver medal at the New York Art Directors Club and a silver award at the San Francisco Society of Illustrators.
Santiago Uceda is a Peruvian-born illustrator, now living in a small college town in Oregon. His style is a combination of all the cultures he’s been exposed to throughout his life, from Peruvian masks, patterns and color palette to Southern California surf & skate culture, Mexican muralists & culture, and now he finds himself in the Pacific Northwest watching deer eat his wife’s tomatoes in their backyard; douglas firs and woodland creatures are now part of his visual vocabulary. He’s not afraid to put a bird or bike on it. He has worked with many talented folks and institutions from global brands to non-profits, magazines, e-commerce sites, bands and private commissions.
Marco Wagner was born in 1982 in central Germany in a small Bavarian town called Würzburg. He has been working as an artist / illustrator in Veitshöchheim (near Würzburg) since 2006. Marco loves to work with a mix of techniques such as acrylic, pencil, cut paper, crayons etc… His exhibition work is mostly acrylic on board and pencil on paper. His studio space, which he also uses for reading and listening to music, is a room in his flat which he describes as split into two areas: his clean area and his messy area. In his free time, Marco loves to cook, have dinner with his family and friends, take long walks through the forest or just spend time in the sun.
Marco is married and has 2 childrne; Paula, 4, and a new arrival named Klara.
His recent awards include: Merit Award 3×3 Student Show 2007, NY; Award of Excellence, CommArts Illustration Competition no.49, USA; Finalist, European Design Awards 08, Athen; American Illustration 28; Bronze 3×3 Professional Show 2009, NY; American Illustration 29; Award of Excellence, CommArts Illustration Competition no.51, USA; Merit Award 3×3 Professional Show 2010, NY
Olivia Wise is an award-winning illustrator, a graphic designer, and an alumna of California College of the Arts. She is native to the San Francisco Bay Area, which influences her choice of color palette. Her work has been used in books, magazines, newspapers, albums, product marketing, and even in an animated documentary music video.