The Work of Randy Ortiz

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 17, 2012
Randy Ortiz is a self-taught illustrator from Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. An architectural technologist by day, Ortiz has been working freelance for the past six years, garnering an impressive list of clients and galleries, including Gallery1988, Spoke Art Gallery, and Mondo Tees. He primarily works with pencils, Adobe Photoshop, and a Cintiq, and has recently started exploring screenprinting.

Ellie Coates

Illustration // Saturday, March 17, 2012
Ellie Coates is an illustrator and designer based in Bristol, England. Through her work, the viewer is invited into the timeless world of storytelling and encouraged to unfold the narrative in their own imaginations. Coates prepares her images with great care, laying multiple coats of rabbit skin glue and gesso on paper before graphite is applied, a process that endows her illustrations with an ethereal and luminescent quality.

The Fin Art of Ray Troll

Illustration // Friday, March 16, 2012
Based in Ketchikan, Alaska, "fin" artist Ray Troll draws and paints fish-laden and fossil-heavy images that have been featured in museum exhibits, books, magazines, and t-shirts across the US and around the world. Basing his quirky aquatic images on the latest scientific discoveries, Troll brings a street-smart sensibility to the worlds of ichthyology and paleontology.  

Kyle Smart

Illustration // Friday, March 16, 2012
Kyle Smart is a UK-based illustrator, currently residing in Bristol. Having recently graduated with a BA in Illustration from the University of the West of England, he currently works freelance, helps teach part-time at his alma matter, and is a member of the Drawn in Bristol Collective. His growing client list includes Zero Core Magazine, AMMO Magazine, and Clare Market Review.

The Work of Wonman Kim

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 16, 2012
Self-taught artist Wonman Kim's startling versatility allows him to navigate multiple creative fields with ease and confidence, creating remarkably dynamic and memorable work as a graphic designer, t-shirt designer, toy designer, illustrator, and concept artist. "I hope to please everybody who sees my illustrations," says South Korea-based Kim. "Illustration is a tool to open the window of an artist's mind."

Randy Ortiz

Illustration // Friday, March 16, 2012
Randy Ortiz is a self-taught illustrator from Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. An architectural technologist by day, Ortiz has been working freelance for the past six years, garnering an impressive list of clients and galleries, including Gallery1988, Spoke Art Gallery, and Mondo Tees. He primarily works with pencils, Adobe Photoshop, and a Cintiq, and has recently started exploring screenprinting.

Harvey Dormer

Illustration // Thursday, March 15, 2012
Based in London, England, graphic designer and illustrator Harvey Dormer has developed a dark and brooding style akin to the more gothic aspects of Victorian illustrations, with creepy configurations of people, plants, and animals blended together as one. Dormer admits he is nostalgic for the innocence of his childhood, a sombre nostalgia that is reflected in the macabre fairytale narratives he unravels in his work.

Dres13

Illustration // Thursday, March 15, 2012
André Greppi, aka DRES13, is a designer, illustrator, and graffiti artist who lives and works in Orlando, Florida. He currently works as an art director at an Orlando advertising agency and is emerging as one of the city's most recognizable street artists, his visual style ranging from purely illustrative to a graphic blend of type elements and hand drawn illustrations.

The Talented Mr. Murray

Illustration // Thursday, March 15, 2012
Chris B. Murray is an artist and illustrator who was born in a small upstate NY town. After graduating from R.I.T (Rochester, NY), with a chip on his shoulder and very little work experience, he relocated to Philadelphia where he currently resides. With exceptional technical skill and thematically powerful images, Murray has been accepted into an illustrious illustration circle, including the Society of Illustrators, 3x3 Mag, and Creative Quarterly.

Wonman Kim

Illustration // Thursday, March 15, 2012
Self-taught artist Wonman Kim's startling versatility allows him to navigate multiple creative fields with ease and confidence, creating remarkably dynamic and memorable work as a graphic designer, t-shirt designer, toy designer, illustrator, and concept artist. "I hope to please everybody who sees my illustrations," says South Korea-based Kim. "Illustration is a tool to open the window of an artist's mind."