Jul 26, 2017



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Julius Tarng

Julius TarngReally sharp portfolio of work from an upcoming industrial and interactive designer. Really great and simple site layout shows just enough to tease, and comes loaded heavy with project details if you want more. From sketches, to an amazing student-based mobile platform design, this is a true talent with a portfolio that will not disappoint.... More

Also posted under best of breed, usa based portfolios, multimedia.

Julius Tarng

Crush

CrushThis creative consultancy, marketing, and advertising firm is one hard-rockin', ass-kickin' group of artists. Record covers, book jackets, identity, web sites. You name it – they've done it! If you really want to see what puts them into overdrive, check out the illustration section. (Listed here since 2004)... More

Also posted under international firms, graphic design, multimedia, United Kingdom.

Crush


Shotopop

ShotopopShotopop is a small Brighton based design, illustration & animation studio. The artist specializes in illustration, motion design and print primarily, and has had quite a bit of his work published in industry magazines. Nice feel.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, United Kingdom.

Shotopop

Tim Biskup

Tim BiskupAbstract character creations and funky monsters show a fun side to these technically strong illustrations. Playful, yet with a slightly 'dark' edge. Influenced by cartoons, fine art and animations.... More

Tim Biskup


Super 8

Super 8 | Andrew CrossSuper 8 shows some 'super-great' painting and drawing in this UK-based portfolio. We loved the character sketches, animals and especially the hand-drawn typography. Great colors too.... More

Also posted under miscellaneous media, United Kingdom.

Super 8 | Andrew Cross

Richard Wilkinson

Richard WilkinsonFantasy, realism and editorial drawings converge in engaging, fine-detail illustrations. Crazy hand-skills with rich textures framing minimalist subjects with an Asian mystique.... More

Richard Wilkinson


Yotsky | April Lee

Yotsky | April LeeGreat colorful mixed media backgrounds. Fine black and white line drawings and portraits. April Lee is located in Hawaii. Lucky her, illustration among the fruits.... More

Yotsky | April Lee

Vilderness illustration

Vilderness illustrationLight line drawings with minimal colors. Some collage work and t-shirts too. We loved the hand-drawn typography best. Editorial, sketches and all the rest. Katrina Stubbings hails from the UK.... More

Also posted under United Kingdom.

Vilderness illustration


Obelisk | Masaki Hirokawa

Obelisk - Masaki HirokawaJapanese computer graphic artist and explorer... Freelance web designer and movie programmer, Masaki explores Flash math-based designs, but also his own consciousness, and the intentional repression of feelings. This helps him create his unique and awarded art.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, Flash specialists, Japan.

Obelisk - Masaki Hirokawa

Mike Mitchell

Mike MitchellIllustrations and paintings dripping with talent. Mike Mitchell's work is pop art of mostly comic and gaming inspired subjects. Great textures and expressive little creatures, from Mickey to Mario and Batman too. Fantastic fantasy works brought to reality.... More

Mike Mitchell


Eduardo Recife

Eduardo Recife | Misprinted TypeThe fabulous portfolio of a prolific designer. Mostly collages and mixed media designs. A very talented and tasteful illustrator. His personal portfolio is Misprinted Type (link). Gorgeous eye candy and illustrated compositions.... More

Also posted under best of breed, graphic design.

Eduardo Recife | Misprinted Type

Stina Persson

Stina PerssonFantastically feminine features, fabulously framed by fancy watercolors – strokes, flecks and drops. This is the stark palace of Stina Persson, an illustrator from Stockholm, Sweden, who sexes up the canvas with her sensuous touch and brings sumptuous "sixties" colors to the screen. Simply superior.... More

Also posted under Sweden.

Stina Persson


A-Side Studio

A-Side StudioA-Side Studio is a print, identity and illustration firm whose focus is on creating dynamic branding communication. They design everything from t-shirts, to advertisements, web sites, posters, and even pencil cases for their growing international client base. They also art direct Stranger and September magazines. They have been acclaimed, but also claim to do clean, clear and concise. Then they turn around and produce something gritty and belligerent. Who says they have to make up their minds?... More

Also posted under graphic design, United Kingdom.

A-Side Studio

Jordan Domont

Jordan DomontJordan Domont's editorial illustration work begins in with large scale portraits using color drawing ink on translucent mylar. While working in this unpredictable medium, he controls it to some extent, while also letting it do what it wants to do... hence the drips. This layering process produces some pretty exciting results for his editorial assignments, and we love the rich colors this technique creates.... More

Jordan Domont


David Navas

David NavasQuite a powerful talent, David Navas has created a number of intriguing minimalist illustrations and art pieces. But not content with mastering just one medium, his recent work has also covered animation, videos and motion graphics for television channels including MTV, Mun2 and The Locomotion Channel. His illustrations, comics and photographs have been published in the U.S., Mexico and Argentina, and his work has carried him between Europe and the U.S., to where he currently resides in New York City.... More

Also posted under motion design, tv & branding.

David Navas

Rubens

RubensWith a simple stroke and a minimalist style, Rubens from Brazil demonstrates great technique in his drawings... But his art is more than just technique. In his simple, no-words site, each brand and subject he tackles with his pen relays an interesting message - from depicting a drunk Jesus, to a consumer with an Adidas "habit" - which often makes you look twice. Rubens is a talented illustrator with a twinkle in his eye, a slight smirk, and a double-edged pen.... More

Also posted under Brazil.

Rubens


Mutado

MutadoMutado is a renown, but small international firm whose work includes design, animation and interactive work – from brand-supporting print and advertising to online animations, motion design and illustrations. Strong at character work, online systems and games, Mutado's focus is to enable brands to interact with their clients. Which is why, in turn, it's not really a surprise when Mutado's own client list includes the likes of Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon—brands well known for their pioneering use of animation and interaction. Great little site... simple, detail-oriented, and easy to use.... More

Also posted under international firms, multimedia, Italy, United Kingdom.

Mutado

Hydro74

Hydro74We like to call him the man of 1,000 type-faces, Hydro74 is a type treatment wizard who can bring the bling to any combination of letters, from A-Z. Mostly freelancing for a number of companies at this point, Hydro's work runs the gambit from magazine photo-illustrations to apparel designs, records sleeves and much, much more. His edgy hand-drawn treatments and graphic stylizations are highly sought after, and can be seen in publications and on clothing around the nation.... More

Also posted under usa based portfolios, graphic design.

Hydro74


Ric Stultz

Ric StultzRic is a internationally renown painter and artist whose work buzzes around an abstract sci-fi world where monsters, oddly-shaped space-men and underwater seascapes blend brightly together to form an unique body of imaginative work. His work has been featured on a number of rock album covers and even the MTV website, but mostly you can find his paintings in galleries around the world. Great stuff.... More

Ric Stultz

Brent Mottley

Brent MottleyBrent is an artist with many different tastes, and a wide range of design talents. Specifically we loved his illustrations, which are obviously the focal point of this portfolio. They are simple, and classic, evoking emotion through their collage-like construction which contrasts beautifully with the solitary simplicity of the subject matter. Moving on, we found that Brent also dabbles in multimedia, photography and even composes his own music. Certainly, Brent is an exemplary student of the arts with a deep interest in nature who has a talent for revealing inner beauty, and capturing the emotion of brief moments in time.... More

Brent Mottley


Claudio Limon

Claudio LimonIf ever there was a portfolio bursting at the seams with expression, flavor and talent, then this one ranks highly in the category of original creativity. Claudio is a Mexican artist, illustrator, dreamer, and retouching expert whose work runs the entire gambit: from Manga style cartoons drawings, to realistic 3D renderings, whispy dreamword illustrations, and real-world art-based-clothing. Kudos to a true designer and illustrator whose style is expansive and adaptable to any number of projects and artistic expressions.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, Mexico.

Claudio Limon

Phil Wheeler Illustrations

Phil Wheeler IllustrationsA sweet but short portfolio of an illustrator who embodies a psychdelic style that borrows some aspects from Milton Glaser and George Dunning's (Yellow Submarine) earlier works—and sort of becomes a homage to the art of the era. Indeed, the work is comprised of a mesh of styles – part pop-art, part modern-retro, and part 60's drippy color rainbows – Phil "Freewheeling" Wheeler definitely puts the 'hip' in hippie when it comes to creating his illustrated pieces. Quite nice work from a UK-based artist.... More

Phil Wheeler Illustrations


More Than a Friend

More Than a FriendBased out of Montreal, More Than a Friend is a funky painting and illustrating collaboration between artists Krista Bursey and Jason Wasserman. The artists conceive all the ideas together, and then execute different areas of the project. Their mandate is creating experimental artwork that combines both artists’ respective skills and styles and usually revolves around a developed theme and exhibition context. We enjoyed how the pieces have an alternative, or occasionally "dark", feel to them — good conceptual ideas here.... More

More Than a Friend

Bill McMullen

Bill McMullenWhere popular culture and urban street art meet is where you will find Bill McMullen, a New York design talent who got his start putting together club and show flyers while he was in school in San Diego, California. Here, at his portfolio, you will find an eclectic mix of mashed-up street art, pop culture, apparel and graphic design. Previously designing hip-hop albums at Def Jam's design subsidiary "The Drawing Board" for three years, Bill more recently has been out on his own pursuing other projects like his SwishNYC label and his own art. McMullen's clients include Beastie Boys, Adidas, Criterion Collection and MTV, as well as his own projects like t-shirts, limited edition jewelry, and the vinyl 'Shuttlemax' toy with KidRobot. Of all the "mash-ups," one of our favorites is the shell-top Adidas/AD-AT from Star Wars. Bill is currently (2007) working for Burton and Adidas.... More

Also posted under best of breed, graphic design, miscellaneous media.

Bill McMullen


Spike Press

Spike PressBehold the posters of John Solimine, a man who takes his illustration not-so seriously. It's true! His rock and gig concert posters are full of fun characters, animals and hand-drawn fonts. We really liked how each poster has a specific focus on illustration, a variety of interesting backgrounds, and an unique graphic identity—a mix of old-time typography and quirky characters blending to create a vintage sensibility.... More

Spike Press

Jenny Lloyd Illustration

Jenny Lloyd IllustrationThe contemporary illustration portfolio of Jenny Lloyd – from where else but London – shows us some simple and cleanly illustrated shapes and characters. Very polished feminine shiloettes and flat objects with a Japanese stylization define some of the work, although a light dusting of small details gives the compositions a textural richnes and visual appeal. Very nice commercial work spanning from editorial to poster design to children's books.... More

Jenny Lloyd Illustration


Monsieur G

Monsieur GWhen you see most "urban" graphic design, it all seems so similar—as if the style was all copied from one book, designer and street corner. Not so with Monsieur G, who breaks down stereotypes with his illustrative style and a certain unique flair. There's just something a little different about this work that makes it stand out... which is exactly the right recipe for good design.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, graphic design, France.

Monsieur G

Work for Food

Work for FoodWork for Food is the very rich graphic portfolio of Art Director Diego Zambrano—a talented illustrator who is focused on designing experiences and creating emotional relationships with products. It's an interesting little something he calls "advertainment"... meant to sell dreams, not products. Well, looking at this full range of illustrative design work, we can only dream of being this gifted. Amazing stuff.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, Brazil.

Work for Food


Si Scott Design

Si Scott DesignIf you like dripping, swirling, wet, flourished typographic illustration, there is only one person to see – and that person is Si Scott, typographic illustrator extraordinaire. Sure, he's a one trick typographer with a single swirly style, but oh how nice it is! Wet, wilting, ornamental touches adorn his typographical designs with a signature style that takes ordinary graffiti drips to the next level of loveliness.... More

Si Scott Design

EAMO

EAMOEAMO is a fantastic Australian illustrator whose work has a certain funky realism that we find very attractive. In this new online 'folio, this Aussie art child shows us more than one style—ranging from cartoonish kids to saucy sex bombs with haunting dark, mysterious eyes. Appropriately, these 20 pages of illustrations are all presented on the side of an illustrated milk carton—which in the U.S.A. had at one time been a space reserved for showing pictures of missing children.... More

Also posted under Australia.

EAMO


UPSO

UPSOWelcome to the deep and varied single page portfolio of Dustin Amery Hostetler, a.k.a. UPSO. His work features very clean and colorful portrait and editorial illustrations and a very lengthy resume of gallery shows and magazine designs. He is the publisher of Faesthetic Mag, and also runs a design shop, a design diary, print t-shirts... and so much more. Dip your toes in and explore.... More

UPSO

Samuel Luchini

Samuel LuchiniThis portfolio site is a simple one page scroller... a style common among designers and illustrators who let their work do the talking. And these projects speak loudly! Products of team work with AD Fred Siqueira, under the CD of Ricardo Figueira, this Brazilian illustrator and art director has pumped out some fantasticly bold and richly detailed work for big name clients – but mainly focused on work for Coca-Cola. Great eye-candy illustration and design.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, Brazil.

Samuel Luchini


Jody Barton

Jody Barton - Graphic ArtistJody Barton is one of those special characters in design. Born and raised in the British Isles and educated in London at The Royal College of Arts, his typographic art has a certain painful honesty to it... which we like to call 'un-irony'. When most trendy designers are doing the "cool" irreverant thing—Jody is actually feeling the pain and not faking the expression. This un-ironic attitude – arrived at by choice, but also a cultivated perspective born from frustration – is expressed in worded and iconographic detail on skateboards, surfboards, vinyl cuts of his work, stickers, T-shirts, books, pamphlets, hand-assembled custom bicycles, tattoos on his own body, and basically anything he can put pen or ink to. Raw, real, ridiculously talented, and not to be missed.... More

Also posted under graphic design, United Kingdom.

Jody Barton - Graphic Artist

By Hanna

By HannaA very beautiful wallpaper, textile and pattern design portfolio of Swedish artist and print-maker Hanna Werning. We loved the clean asymmetrical simplicity of the website which betrays none of the complex rich floral patterns and prints created within—which makes the discovery of each project a wonderful surprise. Her work also includes installations and exhibits beyond the print-making realm, and there certainly are some gems in here – like the Deer Mirror. Simply beautiful. Never gross... but very engrossing.... More

Also posted under graphic design.

By Hanna


Zenvironments

Zenvironments - Zach Johnsen"Easy on the fingers, heavy on the eyes" characterizes the fine art work of illustrator and designer Zach Johnsen. Dealing with concepts of life, death and beauty, and sometimes just random inspirations, Zach's natural talent and love of the unusual breathes life into an eclectic genre of illustration. We love the blending of watercolors and inks to form his tattoo-and-urban-inspired subjects; skulls, thieves, women, knives and snakes. He also art directs a very beautiful t-shirt line called Tank Theory, which has been featured in magazines like Vice – among other purveyors of cool.... More

Zenvironments - Zach Johnsen

HelloBard

HelloBard - Designer and IllustratorChunky buttons and cartoonish character graphics characterize this 26 year old Norwegian's web site. Mainly working in illustration, design and product design, this young man puts together bold, manga-inspired color combinations and funny illustrations of short animals and little people. Fun stuff.... More

HelloBard - Designer and Illustrator


Idiot Copenhagen

Idiot Copenhagen.comAnyone who names themselves (or their portfolio) an "idiot", definitely gets our immediate attention and respect. Because this is a man who knows it's always better to beat the critics to the punch, and take the wind out of their sails. But we're not here to critique, but to praise the new portfolio of Danish illustrator and designer Kasper Ledet. Certainly, we'd be stupid not to recommend these great pop-art illustrations, sketches and designs influenced by anatomy, plants, everyday symbols and abstract systems.... More

Also posted under Denmark.

Idiot Copenhagen.com

Brenb

BrenbA funky portfolio of illustrations and comics from a man who takes his illustrations seriously... (long awkward pause ala Borat) NOT! Each of Brenbs' colored drawings usually have something funny and odd about them. A regular participant with Candy Magazine, "Brenb" has a solid list of editiorial and printed works for firms and magazine in Dublin, Ireland and beyond. We liked his custom PSP covers for SONY (see thumbnail).... More

Brenb


Hello Color

Hello ColorA great name for this indy illustrator's portfolio pages, Hello Color provides just what you'd expect... An explosion of bright colorful forms and designs saturated with only the richest blends of eye-popping color. For many, full color is not always an easy medium to achieve solid results in, but this designer soaks it in and spits it out in visually absorbing, and tasteful ways, often combining 3D type and photos with additions that really work, for us. Hello!... More

Hello Color

madeforyou

madeforyou (everyday)A swirly and somewhat squirrely style marks the style of doodle-full Richard Arifin, born in Jakarta in 1984. Upon graduation from one the most prestigious design schools in Indonesia, Bina Nusantara University, Richard started his career as a young graphic designer at ThinkingRoom - a Jakarta based Ideation Company where in a few short years, he has become art director. However, as an artist, most of his artworks resemble vivid colors, cubes, and psychedelic forms that are fed by inspirations from everyday life.... More

madeforyou (everyday)


Leif Parsons

Leif ParsonsSeems that Brooklyn, artists and being slightly eccentric go hand-in-hand, but trust us when we say this, it doesn't always meet up with brilliant individual observations like it does under the hat of this accomplished illustrator. Leif, creator of the complex one man brand - namely, the Leif Parsons identity - is a unique entity... and really someone to be explored and experienced rather than read about... So what are you still doing here?... More

Leif Parsons

Audrey Kawasaki

Audrey KawasakiApparently 'bedroom eyes' are the Digitalthread of the day, as can be explored in the themes in Audrey Kawasaki's illustrated and painted works of both innocent and erotic women. Audrey's precise technical style - influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau - draws us to a subject that is attractive yet subtely disturbing. Sharp graphic imagery of soft forms combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bring a certain warmth to this curious, sensual and enigmatic subject matter. 'Njoy.... More

Audrey Kawasaki


Stella Im Hultberg

Stella Im HultbergPersonally, illustration doesn't get sexier than some of Stella's instantly arousing lush ink and oil paintings on tea-stained paper -- and it won't matter if you are male or female. Her pouty lipped little ladies in leggings almost breath with a sort of sultry passion and curiosity that simply leave us wanting more. And there are certainly several to see in the same style... but who could want for less of something so lovely? Not us... definitely not us!... More

Stella Im Hultberg

Telegramme studio

Telegramme studioTelegramme is a pretty cool little design and illustration partnership specialising in silk screen printing of posters and patterns. Initially a collaboration working via the postal service, Telegramme snowballed in to a fully fuctional studio thanks to a mutual love of music, art and the receiving of post. We really liked their gritty mixed up illustration style that balances old vintage images with new computer design techniques - which coalesces nicely in their afore-mentioned poster and pattern designs. Cool stuff.... More

Also posted under graphic design, United Kingdom.

Telegramme studio


E'motive Project

E'motive ProjectHailing "Hola" from Spain, E'motive Project is a professional multidisciplinary studio based in Cádiz. Mixing different creative fields as art and illustration projects, animation and graphic design for print, the E'motive personell create a diverse range of work that spans across many different styles... but usually has an edgy, urban and decidedly upbeat appeal. Lots of fun work in a strong portfolio, we especially liked their exhibit onoplastica - an illustrated interpretation of Christian iconography.... More

Also posted under multimedia, Spain.

E'motive Project

Eduardo Bertone

Eduardo BertoneI once knew a graffiti artist who never stopped drawing in his black book until every inch of white space was covered. Eduardo's rough and doodly sketches, scenes, paintings and art kind of remind me of that kind of obsessiveness. It's driven by a desire to create and express and have fun and make the most of every experience. And the results are the fantastic layered mixed media pieces Eduardo brings to life. But now here's the kicker... Unique as Eduardo's work is... There's a twin brother out there with a similar style producing just as much work, and his name is Rafael Bertone (http://www.rafabertone.com).... More

Also posted under graphic design, Spain.

Eduardo Bertone


Andrew Rae

Andrew RaeThe thing we like most about posting up a tasty illustration site on the holidays; digging into the deep quirky mind of an good illustrator is like reaching into a never-ending stocking stuffer, or a spinning a 26-sided dradle... You always come up with some kind of golden goodie! Especially so in this portfolio of Andrew Rae from the UK, who specializes in compositions of characters, animals and people in unconventional and fantastic situations. He also has a thing for electronic audio equipment, knobs and buttons. Dig in, because this full-time illustrating elf doesn't skimp on the giving all year 'round.... More

Andrew Rae

Knickerbocker

KnickerbockerKnickerbocker design is a very tidy and highly professional illlustration and graphic design studio founded by Nicholas Blechman, former art director of the New York Times Op-Ed page (at age 30), and publisher of the alternative comic "NoZone" and book titled "Empire: Nozone IX". He is the leading voice in using design as an editorial medium that gives opinions a complex and memorable visual form.... More

Also posted under graphic design.

Knickerbocker


Also

AlsoAlso was formed when an animator, an illustrator and a graphic designer joined forces, so their services cover the spectrum from interactive Flash websites to animated commercials to some hip and trendy print ads. While you may not recognize many of their clients, you should be jealous of their unique and attractive approach to designing websites... it's an artistic approach that many larger firms can no longer sell to their clients – even though deep down inside, it's what they all wish they could do.... More

Also posted under usa based firms, graphic design.

Also

Stephen Ledwidge

Stephen Ledwidge IllustrationStephen is an Irish illustrator currently living and working in London. His portfolio site, contains editorial illustrations work for clients such as The Reader's Digest, The Independent on Sunday Review, Runner's World & Mongrel Magazine along with personal and promotional projects. We liked the angular, semi-hard features of his drawings of people and animals – quite a nice style.... More

Stephen Ledwidge Illustration


misprinted type

misprinted typeThe scratchy, dirty, hand-made portfolio of Eduardo Recife has been online since back in 1998, and this latest 3rd incarnation is just as rough and ecclectic as before. Spanning the spectrum from print to art, fonts, collage and mixed media, you can't help but being struck by the gentle, cherubic beauty behind the deceptively haphazard compositions. It's also one of the few portfolios where you don't want to miss the photography area... and lest we forget, there's also 19 free fonts to download. Brilliantly original, from end-to-end.... More

Also posted under graphic design, Brazil.

misprinted type

Anthony Burrill

Anthony is a fantastic minimalist illustrator and designer who mainly freelances, producing print, moving image and interactive design based on direct communication in which humour often plays a central role. His projects have included poster campaigns for London Underground, DIESEL, Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Playstation, Nike and interactive web based projects for Kraftwerk and Air. Anthony lives and works on the Isle of Oxney, Kent.... More

Also posted under graphic design.

Anthony Burrill


Chris Haughton

Chris HaughtonIrish illustrator Chris Haughton's illustration and animation site is a simple place where nature and childhood fantasy roam hand-in-hand. Chris' quirky yet personable style of work spans a range of illustration projects, from a complete clothing line in Japan called People Tree, to editorial images for advertising agencies, to mega-sized billboards for music festivals. To immerse yourself in this world of pleasing images is much like spending a day in the sun... it'll leave you with a smile.... More

Also posted under Ireland.

Chris Haughton

Marian Bantjes

Marian BantjesA typographer and illustrator extraordinaire, Marian's work harks back to the ornamental styles of illustrated manuscripts and hand-crafted type. Reminiscent of the days when crafts-persons really went through the painstaking details of, well, creating painstaking details! Marian combines great line work and flourishes with an exacting eye for type forms to make unique and invaluable typography and art.... More

Also posted under graphic design, Canada.

Marian Bantjes


Jasper Wong

Jasper WongA Hawaii native, Jasper Wong has a frosty illustration style that developed around an odd and unhealthy obsession with the color pink, Mr. T, Chuck Norris and gay fluffy pandas. Yet somehow, it all combines into his own unique clash of asian influenced pop culture on paper. Wong was selected to be featured in the 2006 Communication Arts illustration annual, and most recently has run a show at Red Ink Studios (gallery) in June 2006.... More

Jasper Wong

Nicholas Deakin

Nicholas Deakin | IllustrationA quirky character illustrator originally from Yorkshire, England, Nicholas has offered his own take on his influences: "My work sights an aesthetic influenced by cartoon and street imagery. The remains of torn down fly posters and urban decay has prompted the worn and weathered surfaces I use as a vehicle for my drawings. I aim to contrast this disintegration of the surface with clean and naive imagery". Funny situations, great editorial work and funky typography will naturally follow.... More

Nicholas Deakin | Illustration


Damien Correll

Damien CorrellReady, Set, Internet! So begins the adventure into the outstanding typography, print and graphic work from this young Philadelphia designer. Best described as hand-drawn and kinda chunky (his work, not Damien), he seems like a natural at creating fun and friendly type design which is beautifully applied to record covers, magazine illustrations and generally fills pages in your friend's zine with art. Treading the broad line beween crafty and hip, this work shows a great deal of originality with a hands-on approach and a new wave edge.... More

Also posted under graphic design.

Damien Correll

Mogollon

MogollonMogollon is collection of graphic design, production design, branding, illustration and motion graphics by a fresh, young duo who met while working on a film documentary for PS1/MoMa. They produce some interesting work spanning a range of media that has a youthful appeal and is still in a process of evolving. They even had a steaming series of music accessible from their site dubbed "Mogollon FM" which you can just click and play. These two are true kids of the multimedia age, getting their fingers messy in any way that they are able.... More

Also posted under usa based portfolios, multimedia.

Mogollon


Feliz

FelizThe playful illustration site of Graham Cross, a London-based designer working in web, motion and illustration. Falling somewhere between crayon doodles and cut-out stencil art, Feliz has the kind of scruffy feel you'd expect from art made on and with cardboard paper. It's quite fun! Alas, it doesn't end at there... Feliz is just his personal site, and is a polar opposite of the commercial work he does that can be seen at Graham R Cross.... More

Feliz

Love Everyday

Love EverydayLove Everyday is a newly formed design studio based in London, established in 2006 by Rob Gonzalez and Jonathan Quainton. Love Everyday work on a broad range of projects across graphic design, illustration and digital media. The porfolio has an extremely simple presentation, with a limited, but already powerful array of illustration projects. Their work has a sensual, flowing quality that proves that today is always the day to make love.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, United Kingdom.

Love Everyday


Redbloc

RedblocRedbloc is a Communist-era-themed web site for a small interactive studio that produces some very nice original work. The site introduces you to some very ironically cute communist characters and illustrations, framed by detailed 'kartuschki' - those delicate Eastern European floral patterns. However, Redblock is actually based in Singapore, and illustrations aside, specializes in creating very beautiful solutions for web and print design, as found in their portfolio area. A very healthy balance of great work and playfull drawings.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, Singapore.

Redbloc

Milky Elephant

Milky ElephantMilky Elephant is a professional collective of three unique design artists based in New York. This collective consists of Karl Ackermann, Eun-Ha Paek and Mumbleboy (a.k.a. Kinya Hanada), who together make installations, games, illustrations, music videos, animated series, and artistically inspired designs. They work on an eclectic variety of funky projects spanning from toy design to viral interactive e-postcards that you've probably helped spread. Very quirky, often miniture and cute, it seems like they have a niche around being silly and youthful, which also shows in the variety of mediums they like to craft their projects (everything from coin purses to TV interstitials). Also check out The Milky Shop, the cool pink retro nav (that we really like) and the sites of the three design artists.... More

Also posted under usa based portfolios, multimedia, motion design, tv & branding.

Milky Elephant


Mark Ryden

Mark RydenFilled with oddities, curiosities, blank stares, happy rabbits, prime cuts of meat and some religious imagery, it's difficult not to include the painted oils of Mark Ryden in the design company listing. Sort of an Edward Gorey for the 21st century, these often bizarre paintings are simply the innocent creations of a child's mind - the kind of mind that creates and builds with no constraints and adult barriers. It's just so different and original - with only a few examples of editorial paintings in this impressive and deep portfolio - we had to list this work here under the illustration category. And that's not all! If you liked this work, you may also want to see the art sites of: Joe Sorren, Ryan Heshka, Jeff Soto, Bob Dob, Michael Brown and Elbereth Moore. Enjoy!... More

Mark Ryden

brutalgiftland

brutalgiftlandAn interesting portfolio site for illustrator Mark Shepherd. His work is a mix of collage-like graphic pieces, that includes illustration, graphic design and also audio, with his project, "cold_elf" sounds. The portfolio has a nice woodsy kitsch backdrop, yet in a contrast with (or perhaps because of) his somewhat rural design style and tastes, it is fused with sensible interactive elements, buttons and navigation. For us, everything about the site is warm, tasteful and inviting and the style lends itself well to the fusion of work found inside. (We even liked the entry page solution, and did not hate the pop-up in this instance of the site design). A pleasure to visit and explore.... More

Also posted under graphic design, sound design.

brutalgiftland


Pixelextravaganza

 PixelextravagazaThe home of a pixel and mosaic maniac, Pixelextravagaza is one of the many online homes of Norbert Bayer. He's a pixel artist and illustrator, exhibits throughout Europe and Israel and works for several record labels and magazines worldwide. If his pixel creations sometimes seem a little too lifelike, it's because they are! Made with actual plastic pieces placed on a grid (using a children's game called Ministeck), Mr. Bayer is not constrained to just the digital pixel, but often creates true mosaics piece by physical piece. Check out his other sites for the full spread of his work.... More

Pixelextravagaza

Drew Flaherty

Drew FlahertyAn engrossing showcase of photo-illustrated design, wispy graphics, explosive compostions and the random skull, graffiti tag, or rainbow next to a beautiful model. Sure it's trendy, and nothing you haven't really seen before... or is it? On closer inspection, the work of Drew Flaherty goes an extra step, breathing in more detail into each inch of design, and producing a rich tapestry of different styles that together evoke quite a beautiful, mystical quality. Who needs substance when you can have visual satisfaction and a lingering emotion that makes you think, je ne sais quoi? There are nuggets in this mountain of multidiscipliary work... you just have to dig deeper.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, Australia.

Drew Flaherty


Ashi Portfolio

Ashi PortfolioCrisp, clean and designed from head-to-toe, Ashi (the illustrator behind Football Heros) gives us one of our favorite overall portfolio designs. The wood-based veneer from this gifted illustrator displays a set of small interactive sketchbooks that we can easily flip through to sample some fantastic illustrations, print work, font design, drawings and more. It's so perfect - it immediately gives us an idea of his talent - it's almost like a package where the wrapping is just as good as the contents... We don't even want to undo the ribbon.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, Switzerland.

Ashi Portfolio

The Rock Collection

The Rock CollectionYou know you're a talented graphic designer when you create a 3-page website, plaster in a bunch of huge jpeg samples of your work, and don't even bother to put in a back button. It's like... who needs a website with navigation when the work speaks for itself... and your browser has a 'back' button embedded in it anyway? Well, this is one of those special occasions where it truly doesn't matter, because in the personal portfolio of Philippe Richardson, the illustration work and stills of broadcast commercials (some with Quicktime movies) will blow you away, and you won't even notice you're sitting at your desk anymore, much less which direction you want to navigate (besides simply scrolling up and down... over and over and over again).... More

Also posted under usa based portfolios, motion design, tv & branding.

The Rock Collection


NGDesign

ngdesignLines, blots, birds, photos, press clipping, reminders, smiles, phrases, words, perfect clean up... and chaos. Nazairo likes to play with all of these elements to create his graphic art. There are no rules, no limits to communication, no keys, no alarms, and no ground floor, so come in and enjoy the fantastic print work.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, graphic design, Italy.

ngdesign

Murmures

Original web design? Surely an oxymoron! Au contraire. Manuel Mouillard has achieved this, several times over. This fun portfolio offers unique samples showcasing an individual style, as well as a novel use of music. This is very high praise (and we mean it) in a world of cookie-cutter design. Mouillard’s illustrations feel like teenage comic book drawings, and what’s lacking in fine art is acheived by true art –- offering a clear message visually. Turn down the volume if you must, but play with the site and samples. They play back.... More

Also posted under graphic design, France.

Murmures


studio aka

studio akaConstruction paper cutouts and ‘primitive’ pen marks run rampant at the studio aka site. Some nice illustrations, but after perusing the sample pages, we have to say, um, "been there, done that." Sure, they've won awards, but if the London based production company doesn’t inject a little variety (and reach out from the UK), their days may be numbered. That being said, they can probably use the ‘singular style’ style for identity recognition, aka "branding."... More

Also posted under branding & advertising, motion design, tv & branding, United Kingdom.

studio aka

Me Company

Me CompanyWe have it here, folks. A most superb way to waste time. Pop onto the Chromasoma site -- a division of the Me Company -- for a few moments of pure mindless scrolling and then, hey, take it with you! You get to keep a character for your very own desktop! Hi-res pics are provided. The Chroma kids insist they can liven up a boring web experience, but that's all we know -- the PDF prospectus is unavailable. Fun, colorful, German, and hey -- free cartoon wallpaper!... More

Also posted under United Kingdom.

Me Company


Conclave Obscurum

Conclave ObscurumPhotographic "fantasmagoria" at its finest. A prelude to a newly-redesigned website offers enough weird eye candy and interactive video vignettes to keep the most discerning surrealist smiling -– albeit in a twitchy, mentally-deranged sort of way. Simply put: these folks offer fine examples of twisted art. We can only hope the Slipknot CDs and prints of René Magritte (yes, there is an alternative to Dali) can keep us tweaking until Conclave Obscurum III comes along.... More

Also posted under motion design, tv & branding, Russian Federation.

Conclave Obscurum

Evan Hecox

Evan HecoxPrimarily an exhibition artist, Evan Hecox has a smallish portfolio, but the pieces that form his online presence are tight. This guy knows what he's doing. The messages are rich and well balanced, although it’s sometimes difficult to know exactly what Mr. Hecox is trying to sell. Frankly, we find this a refreshing and novel situation in the current land of graphic art.... More

Also posted under graphic design, Australia.

Evan Hecox


Hydrafuse

"Albums and shirts. Websites and rock. That pretty much sums up Hydrafuse." That's what they say, but we think they're underselling themselves. And by "they," we mean Gregg Bernstein, who founded the freelance company in 1999, and since then has found himself creating album covers, website, t-shirts, and other graphic designs for some pretty swell bands. If you listen to Weezer or drink Mountain Dew, you're probably familiar with his work. You just didn't know it till now.... More

Also posted under usa based portfolios, graphic design.

Hydrafuse

Joshua Gorchov

Joshua GorchovDo you ever read magazines and wonder where those interesting illustrations that accompany the articles come from? Well, very talented artists create them, and this particular San Francisco-based illustrator is one of them. The first thing you'll see at Joshua Gorchov's site is Kirsten Dunst. She's rendered in impressionistic acrylic colors. She's an amazing painting, and Joshua Gorchov painted her. Refreshing. Soothing, even. Or maybe we just have a thing for Kirsten Dunst. Either way, his work is lovely.... More

Joshua Gorchov


BBQ Box

In a world full of corporate branding and identity, here's an guy walking the walk just for the heck of it. Eric Cheung (aka BBQ Wing) is a graphic designer, and he's created this site because. . . hey, he wanted to. It's an expression of thoughts and ideas, all in some pretty awesome Flash animations. Think "sharing," not "selling." The site is populated with little animated alter egos of the artist to guide you around. We feel good about this.... More

Also posted under usa based firms, multimedia.

BBQ Box

Cisma

CismaCisma bridges the gap between fine art and commerce with a refreshing emphasis on the former. Their concise web site employs an elegant and nearly impenetrable font. And we wish they'd lend us that giant Hammer & Tongs-ish stuffed tooth that adorns their site's illustration gallery -- that thing is freakin' cute.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, motion design, tv & branding, Brazil.

Cisma


Clint Baker

Clint BakerIllustrations are the focus but this guy is bursting with mega talent. The old-time feel of Baker’s site is inviting, but the quality of his work is astounding. We thread Unfettered Joy into every piece of content we put online - and we just can't help it. You have to see this site to believe it!... More

Clint Baker

Dreamline - Unofficial Dave McKean Site

Dreamline - Unofficial Dave McKean SiteAn in-depth look at the extensive works of British mixed-media artist, Dave McKean. Hauntingly dreamy visuals. Allow significant surf time as the site provides hundreds of images, representing nearly twenty years of projects, as well as links to news, interviews, and the artist's agent's site with more samples. Wonderful.... More

Also posted under international portfolios.

Dreamline - Unofficial Dave McKean Site


David Ball

David BallDavid Ball is brilliant with colorful ‘collage illustration’. Bits and pieces are arranged in funkified, intriguing glory – like dreams that you feel all the better for having. Joy of joys, you can buy prints of selected works, and even polish up your political awareness with the links so thoughtfully provided. (No shipping and handling fees on the conscience polishing.) We suspect Terry Gilliam and Salvador Dali had a love child and, lo, his name is David Ball.... More

David Ball

DED Associates

DED AssociatesDED Associates is an international design agency. Its output is diverse, crossing print, film, websites and other visual media and featuring commissions from clients in business, publishing and the arts, as well as self-initiated projects. Founded by Jon and Nik Daughtry in 1991, DED pursues its own, ultra-contemporary path in design. Quirky graphics and typo-manipulation are product du jour – well done and expressively crisp – like the best lemonade you’ve ever had, served in a dirty glass.... More

Also posted under best of breed, graphic design, United Kingdom.

DED Associates


Arthur Mount Illustration

Arthur Mount IllustrationWith a hybrid style sharing digital and hand drawn methods, Arthur Mount has developed an aesthetic that captivates with its simple subtitles. His subjects cover all ranges, from inanimate objects to landscapes to remarkable renderings of celebrities. Dead-on accuracy and bountiful samples is easily the most impressive feature of the site. All that, and he still possess one of the best tag names in the business: Art Mount Sounds like a product already on the market and it's truly a deal.... More

Arthur Mount Illustration

Futurefarmers

FuturefarmersFuturefarmers is cultivating your consciousness with a bevy of animated critters, wry humor, and a brand that has propelled founder Amy Franceschini to designer stardom. It has also captured such clients as Adobe, The New York Times, Swatch, and a creative cache of hip San Francisco galleries. The web site sports an impressive corporate portfolio and an array of visual stimuli, "for-fun" projects, and web dramas. The latter range from "Deface the President" to a Kosovo Elf shoot 'em up game. The firm's fascinating book, Harvest, is available for purchase, too. These folks never sleep... and we want some o' what they use!... More

Also posted under best of breed, usa based firms, Flash specialists.

Futurefarmers


Rolito Land

From the devilish mind of Rolito comes a series of skewed animated clips worthy of their own independent film channel. With alien saucer sombreros and dogs with visible bladders, the fun on the site is superb and worthy of a call to Tim Burton. Sadly, said figures make navigation somewhat cumbersome and inconsistent, making us wonder if we actually got to see all the “delicious vectorial poisions” Rolito claims to be brewing.... More

Also posted under motion design, tv & branding.

Rolito Land

Flip Flop Flyin'

Flip Flop Flyin'Do you stare so intensely at computer screens that you believe that you occasionally see in pixels? Don’t attempt to clear your eyes when visiting Flip Flop Flyin’, where digitizing down is king. A legitimate substitute to playing with Legos, but hi res seekers need not apply!... More

Also posted under international portfolios, Germany.

Flip Flop Flyin'


Krening

KreningThe brainchild of realist illustrator Karen Ingram, Krening features a montage of eclectic styles that meld into an expressive hybrid born of anatomy illustrations and inked macabre. Making good use of flash and graphic design to create cleverly animated montages, a shortage of meaty samples raises the only deficiency in an intentionally decaying portfolio.... More

Also posted under graphic design, multimedia.

Krening

The Brain Box

The Brain BoxIllustrators live in a fantasy world. And THANK GOD, because without a little fantasy (mixed in with a heaping of tragedy), this world would have no humor... So. Is there a lesson to be learned? Well, don't take yourself too seriously, and express yourself fully and as often as possible. Or just follow the lead of amazing illustrator and designer Mauro Gatti.... More

Also posted under international portfolios, Italy.

The Brain Box


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Fine artists who can draw, paint, sketch, render illustrations and compose creative drawings. Classic illustrators, digital (pixel) illustrators, urban artists and editorial illustrators are all considered for this listing.

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