American Illustration Profiles Interview with Polly Becker

Polly Becker is a Boston-based illustrator and artist who is known for her smart, elegant, and very imaginative assemblages. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in countless magazines and newspapers. In addition to her assemblages, Becker also works in a black and white, pen and ink style, with a strong vintage feel. She says to up-and-coming […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Jonathon Rosen

Jonathon Rosen an illustrator, artist, animator, graphic designer, and bookmaker who creates smart, provocative, engaging imagery with highly original style and accomplished technique. He makes comics, editorial illustrations, drawings, art projects, animation, exhibits, books and book covers, and much more, and his work appears in a wide array of publications, galleries, performance spaces, and other venues. […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Katherine Streeter

Katherine Streeter is a painter, collagist, and illustrator whose work appears in numerous magazines and publications and has been displayed in galleries, on product design, and much more. A former staff illustrator at, she creates rich visual imagery that has the ability to explain complex issues in quiet, simple tones. Streeter’s artwork is a cool mix […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Lehel Kovacs

Lehel Kovacs is an illustrator based in Budapest, Hungary whose work has appeared in a wide range of newspapers and magazines. He creates smart, artful drawings that at times resemble silkscreen prints, with supple lines and rich, flat colors. Kovacs’s work is simple and direct, but he utilizes a very sophisticated approach to visual storytelling. […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Gerard DuBois

Gérard DuBois is a smart, elegant artist whose painted illustrations have appeared in countless magazines both in the US and around the world, including a weekly column in the Sunday New York Times. Dubois has illustrated close to 20 books for children and adults, and is a favorite among art directors for his ability to […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Brian Rea

Brian Rea has a great passion for illustration. Based in Los Angeles, the former New York Times art director creates editorial illustrations for numerous publications (including a remarkable ongoing assignment for the Times’s Modern Love column), and has been making a brilliant series of animations, books, posters, murals, installations, commercial work, and more. His artwork is […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Kyle T. Webster

Kyle T. Webster is a graphic force of nature, with a delightful and intelligent visual presence across a wide variety of mediums and platforms.  “I try to get my paws into everything,” says Webster, and he’s been doing his best to make sure that happens. Webster is a frequent editorial illustrator for The New York […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Brigit Schossow

Birgit Schössow is a German illustrator who had done extensive work creating book covers, book illustrations for children, and “a little bit of animation with music.” Over the past several years she has also created a striking series of magazine covers for The New Yorker on topics ranging from fashion to the weather to noir […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Ross MacDonald

Ross MacDonald is an illustrator, designer, book artist, letterpress operator, graphic artist, cartoonist, and more. He has created retro-styled illustrations in multiple styles and formats for an extensive list of magazines and newspapers. MacDonald is also a brilliant comic artist; his illustrated graphics have graced the pages of numerous publications and several books. And he has […]

American Illustration Profiles: Sarah Jacoby

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with illustrator Sarah Jacoby. Sarah Jacoby creates gentle, powerful watercolor illustrations and artwork, oftentimes filled with imagery of nature and the outdoors. “The natural world is still a realm that’s a bit sacred, full of possibility,” she says. “It inspires me because nothing is written on it yet.” Her […]