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Artist :: Lan Truong

Post by Clio.

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Lan Truong is a Brooklyn based illustrator and graphic designer with a clear passion for bright colour and strong lines. Her sweet illustrations are simple and expressive. They can’t help but perk you up and make you smile.

Check out Truong’s blog & portfolio website for more of her quirky style.

Posted by Clio Meldon on 03/15/13 under artists,Clío,creativity,design,digital,pattern
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Artist :: Alberto Cerriteño

Post by Angie Brown

Artist :: Alberto Cerriteno << Illustration Friday
Artist :: Alberto Cerriteno << Illustration Friday
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Alberto Cerriteño is originally from Mexico City and now lives and works in Portland. He has more than ten years of experience as Art Director in several agencies doing advertising, print, interactive, installations and educational work, and is now a freelance artist and illustrator. Alberto has developed his own very personal technique and style, with its roots in traditional Mexican art with its rich textures and decorative patterns.

Alberto’s colorways are spot on and the geometric rhythms are hypnotic, but for me, it’s really the textures that bring it home.

View more of Alberto’s great work: Portfolio | Blog | Etsy

Posted by Angie Brown on 03/14/13 under Angie,art for sale,artists,creativity,digital,letterpress
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IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Jannie Ho of Chicken Girl Designs

Name: Jannie Ho
Location: Boston, MA
Website: chickengirldesign.com
Blog: chickengirldesign.com
Primary Medium: Digital/vector

IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Jannie Ho

1. Tell us about yourself / What makes you tick?
Hi, my name is Jannie Ho (pronounced Jane-nee) and I’m an illustrator specializing in children’s books and products. I went to Parsons School of Design with a BFA in illustration. I’m also known as Chicken Girl. Because who doesn’t like a chicken or two?

2. How did you get started as an illustrator?
After I left school, I worked as a designer and art director, before deciding that illustration was my true passion. I think I had a lot of years of self doubt, and when I read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and she talked about “shadow artists,” it really hit home. So while I was working at the full time design job, I slowly went back to build my illustration portfolio while taking continuing education classes at School of VIsual Arts. I signed with a rep and was working the full time job and doing freelance illustration on the side. Eventually I made the transition to being a freelance illustrator full time.

IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Jannie Ho

IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Jannie Ho

3. How did you find your style? Has it changed since you started?
When I started to learn Adobe Illustrator, I felt like that medium lends itself well to what I imagine my style would be like. It took years of being out of school before I found my style. But with that said, my style is always changing (and should change.) It has changed a lot since I started 7 years ago. Lately I feel a big shift coming over me and there is a huge hurdle I have to overcome. The style I can imagine in my head is not the way it is on paper at the moment. But so it goes — that is part of the process.

IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Jannie Ho

IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Jannie Ho

4. Can you briefly explain your creative process, mediums, etc?
I work 99% in Illustrator. I use to do pencil sketches, scan them in, and draw on top of my sketch. But since a lot of client work has quick turnarounds, I began doing grayscale vector art as a sketch, straight on the computer. If the project calls for a certain subject matter or theme, I like to do some image searches just to get the ideas flowing. And for fresh color palettes, I like colourlovers.com for inspiration. It always gives me something new and prevents me from using the same old palettes.

IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Jannie Ho

IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Jannie Ho

5. How do you come up with new ideas? Do you have a process?
I have to say I don’t really keep a sketch book for ideas. However, I always have various digital files I started with different little artworks. I listen to podcasts and free play, building a scene, making characters. My ideas flow this way.

6. Do you ever have creative slumps? What do you do then?
Yes, of course! Switching projects always helps. I try to stagger projects to keep the creative juices flowing. I really do believe in having time away from a creative problem and trust your subconscious do some work. When I get back to it, there are always new and fresh solutions. I understand this may not be optimal for client work and short deadlines. But even going for a short walk helps.

IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Jannie Ho

7. Best / most fun part of your job:
Creating a world of my own. I can be an interior designer, fashion designer, furniture designer, etc. in my illustrations. I get to draw all day — sometimes I work on projects that I would do on my own for free… but don’t tell the client that!

8. Worst / most difficult part of your job:
The feast and famine of freelancing life can be tough. Working from home can be a lonely thing, even for those of us who enjoys solitude. Thank goodness for the internet that illustrators can connect with each other through social media.

IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Jannie Ho

IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Jannie Ho

9. Do you have side projects you work on?
I always like to have something going on the side. I started an ABCs series which started as a promo card but then it was so much fun that I continued with them. I also enjoy writing and illustrating comics and this is something I feel I can get more personal with. As much as I enjoy children’s publishing, it is nice to work on something more “grown up.”

IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Jannie Ho

10. What’s on your horizon? Any current/future projects and plans/dreams you can share with us?
I have a wonderful board book series coming out with Nosy Crow, called Tiny Tabs. The first 2 titles, Teeny Weeny Lost His Mummy, and Bunny Boo Lost Her Teddy, is being released in April 2013. I also have a pop-up gift book coming out in the fall, published by Campbell Books.

IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Jannie Ho

IF Interview :: 10 Questions with Jannie Ho

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 5 things inspiring you/your work right now:
Texture
pattern
my daughter
lighting
limited color palette

3 constants in your day:
coffee
baby
podcasts

Your #1 art tip or words of wisdom:
It will always be an uphill battle, so just enjoy the process and the journey. Take time to celebrate achievements along the way. Believe in your work. Never give up.

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Thank you so much, Jannie Ho!

Posted by Thomas James on 03/13/13 under cartoon,children's art,children's illustrators,digital,IF Kids,Interviews
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Artist :: Anton Marrast

Posted by Wendy

Artist :: Anton Marrast << Illustration Friday

Artist :: Anton Marrast << Illustration Friday

Artist :: Anton Marrast << Illustration Friday

Anton Marrast grew up in Russia, and doesn’t believe in posting elaborate biographies on his webpages. His work is incredibly surreal, and this is only a fraction of it.

Flikr  | Tumblr | Portfolio

Posted by Wendy Schiller on 03/11/13 under artists,digital,Wendy
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Artist Timothy Banks

Post by Angie Brown

Artist :: Timothy Banks, Somewhat Edgy << Illustration Friday

Artist :: Timothy Banks, Somewhat Edgy << Illustration Friday

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Self-described as a “somewhat edgy illustrator,” Timothy Banks paints and draws for magazines, books, children’s books and character development projects. He has worked with a lot of cool clients like Nike, Cartoon Network, Marvel and Paste Magazine, and hopes to land a children’s book deal sometime this year. Tim started doing all of his commercial work digitally about 3 years ago, and uses Sketchbook Pro. He currently lives in Charleston, S.C. with his family.

My favorite things about Tim’s style include the energetic texture created by his sketchy linework, the excellent use of color and the way he masterfully blends “innocent and sweet” with “creepy and ominous” in a somewhat edgy way. Tim’s got a wicked sense of humor.

View more of Tim’s work: Portfolio | Facebook Page

Posted by Angie Brown on 03/07/13 under Angie,artists,digital,painterly
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Artist :: Charles Huettner

Post by Wendy

Charles Huettner is an animator and illustrator working out of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Late Night Work Club, a group of animators working on their own independent short fim collaboration. The first of these films, Ghost Stories, is due out later this spring!

Tumblr  | Society6  | Vimeo | Late Night Work Club

Posted by Wendy Schiller on 03/06/13 under animation,artists,Authors,cartoon,digital,freelance,Wendy
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Editorial Submission :: Stephen Haigh

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Stephen Haigh was born in Philadelphia Pa.,where he now resides with his wife Michelle, 2 cats, and 1 stubborn dog. Stephen works as an Illustrator, painter and sometimes as a Designer. He also teaches Illustration and Design related classes at art centers and after-school programs in the Philadelphia area. He enjoys the uncertainty of working in collage based mediums and has long been attracted to the weathered, rusted and worn objects in and around the city. Stephen collects old found objects and occasionally picks them from the trash.

View more of Stephen’s work: Portfolio

Posted by Natalie on 03/05/13 under collage,digital,editorial submissions
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Artist :: Jim Madsen

 

Artist :: Jim Madsen << Illustration Friday

Artist :: Jim Madsen << Illustration Friday

Artist :: Jim Madsen << Illustration Friday

Jim Madsen has been illustrating in the educational software industry, children’s publishing, and advertising industry for the past 15 years. He has illustrated more than 75 books over this period of time. Jim is a graduate of Brigham Young University and lives in Provo, Utah with his wife Holly and three children.

View more of Jim’s great work: Portfolio | Blog

Posted by Thomas James on 02/11/13 under artists,cartoon,digital
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Artist :: Paul Holland

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Paul Holland’s work is executed with a blend of both wit and sensitivity. His works are often enriched digitally, introducing fanciful dimensions and elements of realism. A fascination with popular culture and the juxtaposition of stark motifs alongside the familiar inspire his unique perspective.

See more: Portfolio Site | Rep’s Site

 

Posted by Thomas James on 01/30/13 under artists,design,digital
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Artist :: Eleanor Grosch

Artist :: Eleanor Grosch << Illustration Friday

Originally from Florida, Eleanor studied at the University of South Florida, receiving a B.A. in Fine Art before relocating to Philadelphia, PA in 2005. Best known for her graphic animal illustrations, she has worked with an impressive group of clients that includes Keds, Urban Outfitters,  and the San Diego Zoo.

View more of her work: Website | Rep’s Site

Posted by Thomas James on 01/28/13 under artists,digital
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