American Illustration Profiles: Yuko Shimizu

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with Yuko Shimizu, the artist and editorial illustrator. Yuko Shimizu is a powerful artist who creates rich, sensual illustrations. She has made a huge splash in the illustration world over the past 13 years, with stylish ink drawings that have appeared in countless magazines, product design and advertisements, […]

American Illustration Profiles: Tim O’Brien

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with Tim O’Brien, the noted cover artist and book and editorial illustrator. Tim O’Brien is a modern master of illustration, and one of the pre-eminent magazine cover illustrators of our time. He modestly describes himself as a “traditional oil painter,” which doesn’t begin to highlight the full range […]

American Illustration Profiles: Gracia Lam

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with Gracia Lam, an illustrator who says, “My goal is to uncover hidden treasures and messages in everyday life.” Gracia Lam creates quiet, beautiful images that tell powerful stories. Her masterful combination of elegant technique and nuanced storytelling has been showcased in high concept illustrations for The New […]

American Illustration Profiles: Esther Pearl Watson

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with Esther Pearl Watson, a remarkable artist, cartoonist, illustrator, and visual storyteller. Her artwork encompasses a wide range of styles, but it’s all rich in detail and symbolism, and powerful in its impact. Whether it’s Esther’s current paintings, which draw on her memories of her father’s attempts at […]

American Illustration Profiles: Guy Billout

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with legendary illustrator Guy Billout, who has been a powerful presence in the illustration world for over 45 years. In 1969, new to the States and inexperienced as a professional, he gathered together a set of illustrations and showed them to Milton Glaser, the design director of New […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Golden Cosmos

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with the German illustration team Golden Cosmos, which is Daniel Dolz and Doris Freigofas. They’re based in Berlin, and have been illustrating together since 2010. Since that time they’ve been doing a steady stream of striking editorial illustration, most notably for The New York Times, Wired, and the […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: David Plunkert

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with illustrator/art director David Plunkert. David is a visual force of nature. His editorial work has appeared in countless publications, on book covers, posters, comics books, and animation music videos, as well as in advertising campaigns. David’s work fuses an art director’s sense of scale and graphicness with […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Kirsten Ulve

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with illustrator/caricaturist Kirsten Ulve, who says “I have to ‘be’ the person while I’m sketching them.” Kirsten Ulve is best known for her caricatures, brilliant graphic renditions of popular celebrities that delight readers of countless magazines and publications. Since bursting out of the pages of Entertainment Weekly over […]

American Illustration Profiles: Lou Beach

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with artist/illustrator Lou Beach, who says of himself, “I am a collage artist.” That’s a simple description, and it’s true as far as it goes, but Lou’s art is much more than just “cutting out pictures and putting them together,” as he explains his work. As an illustrator, […]

American Illustration Profiles: Frank Viva

My latest illustrator interview for the American Illustration Profiles series is with Frank Viva. Frank is an image-maker, brand developer, and highly-talented illustrator whose artwork appears regularly in The New York Times and on the cover of The New Yorker. His Toronto-based Viva & Co. studio does branding, product design, corporate identities, digital and website […]