Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Illustrator Research {Peggy Fussell}

Peggy Fussell

Peggy Fussell is an Illustration graduate from Pratt Institute. She works mostly in Fashion design and Merchandising. She has a variety of work around the country. Her style of working is very loose with nice incorporation of line work. Her medium of choice is digital with mixed media such as watercolor, color-pencil and even textured papers and acrylic drybrushing. She has worked in Advertising, as an art director in a small graphic business in New York City while she was attending college. Her other clients include: The Urbanite Magazine, Whiskey Island Pirate Shop, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Johns Hopkins University, The Walters Art Museum, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Baltimore Sun, La Dolce Diva, Inc.

Illustrator Research {Sharon Dahl}

Sharon Dahl, is a commercial illustrator who mostly focuses around fashion and advertising. She has worked for many magazines and other publishing companies. Some of her clients include:Macys, mjZoom, Woman's Day, Avon, Ford Thunderbird, Miami Home, D Magazine, The Bon Marche, American Express, Newsweek, Toolbox Studios, Washington Mutual, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Voyages Magazine, Seattle Homes&Lifestyles, American Heart Assoc., Thousand Trails, Swedish Hospital, Seattle Public Library. Her style is a bit too simple for me. I feel almost that the work is too cute. Color schemes are interesting but maybe a bit too candy.

Illustrator Research {Maria Rabinky}

She attended the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Art with her degree in painting. She works in oils, watercolor etc. She was born in Russia and continues to work for companies all over the country and in the U.S. Some of her clients include American Psychological AssociationAIG Environmental, New York, NYCSO Magazine, CXO Media Inc.Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VACollegiate School, Richmond, VAEdelmann Scott, Richmond, VAEDFUND, Rancho Cordova, CA HKS Inc.Hunton and Williams, Richmond, VALerner Enterprises, Washington, DCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DCMBRD Bank, Moscow, RussiaMedical College of Virginia, Richmond, VANissan North AmericaOhio State University, Columbus, OHPearle VisionReynolds Metals Company, VARiggs Ward Design, Richmond, VARobert Mondavi WineryYourhealthnow MagazineUniversity of Richmond, VAUniversity of South Florida, Tampa, FLVirginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VAWashington Post. I am mostly drawn to her still life fine art paintings. The rendering is done very nicely.

Illustrator Research {Jesse Le Doux}

Jesse Le Doux has been creating art for over seven years in art Direction in Seattle and working with record pop companies doing graphic images. LeDoux created works for such artists such as The Shins, Iron and Wine, and Hot Hot Heat before starting his own graphic design business. I find his work very interesting and creative in design work. His graphic elements go very nicely with his hand lettered typography.

Illustrator Research {Ken Gamage}

Ken Gamage

Ken Gamage is a very interesting artist who focuses on the theme of childhood memories when portraying his ideas for illustration. I really enjoy his work. It is mostly executed digitally, but the artist's touch can be seen in its depiction. He attended Sheridan College and and is currently working on a BFA Program. Some of his clients include: Disney publishing, Mc-Graw-Hill, The Washington Post, Hooked on Phonics, Scholastic and countless others. 

Illustrator Research {Diane Dempsey}


Diane Dempsey is an Illustrator who studied at Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. She has been illustrating ever since she was a child. Her education was focused around Graphic Design and Illustration. Some of her clients include : McGraw Hill Publishing, The San Diego Zoo, and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Some of her independent projects include : Miller Brewing
The San Diego Zoo
Lowery Park Zoo
Busch Gardens
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
The Florida Orchestra
The Florida State Fair

I enjoy the very loose colorful work that she creates. They are very interesting and I hope that everyone checks out her page.

Illustrator Research {Jan Stamm}


Jan Stamm works with a very different style of creative work. She does representational work through a whimsical style. Some of her clients include : Hay House, Inc., Marks and Spencer, Schurman Design, Harcourt Education among others. She has shown her work at a lot of different areas such as: the annual Artwalk, Art Academy, Westin Hotel, Federal Building, Bread and Cie, La Jolla Library and other local venues.

Her work has some commercial influences and overall is very aesthetically pleasing.