1. Chris Sasaki

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    Chris Sasaki is an Annie Award-winning character designer. He works at Pixar Animation Studios and has designed characters for Monsters University (2013) and Inside Out (2015).

    Sasaki was doodling from a young age. Spending hours drawing with his grandfather, who was an architect and constant source of encouragement. Knowing that he wanted to study animation, Sasaki applied to CalArts but did not get accepted. This fortunately lead him to attend Woodbury University, where he was surrounded by inspiring tutors and students.

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  2. Manga Mondays ~ Anna Korkman

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    Anna Korkman aka Newmilky is a concept artist based in Moscow, Russian. She has been working in game development since 2011.

    Korkman studied Architecture at Novosibirsk State Academy of Architecture and Fine Arts (NGAHA). After graduating in 2011 she worked as an illustrator and concept artist at Mimimigames.

    After dotting around a couple more games companies she joined ZeptoLab in 2014. There she worked on the company’s flagship game franchise, Cut the Rope. Towards the end of 2015, Korkman became freelance, concentrating on character design, illustrations, and comics.

    You can find more of Anna Korkman’s work on Tumblr, DeviantArt, Behance, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and support her on Gumroad.

  3. Fashion Fridays ~ Gladys Perint Palmer

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    Gladys Perint Palmer is an esteemed illustrator, journalist, and educator. She studied at two of the finest fashion schools in the world, Central Saint Martins, and at the Parsons School of Design. She is currently the Executive Vice President of Artistic Development at San Francisco’s Academy of Art.

    Born in 1947 Budapest, Hungary, Perint Palmer and her family moved to England when she was young. She learned to draw from her mother and taught herself to write by reading and rewriting over and over. She studied 3 years of Fashion Design at the Central Saint Martins in London, under the guidance of illustrator Elizabeth Suterand. She then travelled across the pond to study Fashion Illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York.

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  4. Maxime Dupuy

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    Maxime Dupuy is a freelance artist based in Paris, France.  Working primarily in animation as a background, color, and concept artist.

    Born in  Apt, France, Dupuy was drawing from young but only decided to take it seriously after high-school. He entered École Georges Méliès to study animation. During his studies, he completed a 2 months internship at Sun Creature Studio. There he painted backgrounds for brilliant Tales of Alethrion: The First Hero.

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  5. Camilla d’Errico Designs Surrealist Eyewear Collection

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    Online eyewear retailer, Coastal, recently got in touch to tell us about a series of eyeglass frames that Camilla d’Errico has designed with Derek Cardigan exclusively for Coastal.com.

    Famed Vancouver manga artist Camilla d’Errico is known for blending contradictory themes like the natural and the mechanical, the melancholy and the elation. She was tasked with whittling down her extensive portfolio into just four images to complement the vintage aesthetic of Derek Cardigan. The four final images are Xiomara, Water Wheel, Neo New York, and Loveless Bird. To accompany the frames, Coastal.com has released four signed mini print.

    You find out more about the collection here. You can see more of Camilla d’Errico’s work on her website.

  6. Odile van der Stap

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    Odile van der Stap is an illustrator working under the nickname Jumei. Her subdued digital work has Art Nouveau aesthetics, as well as inspiration from Golden Age American illustrators such as  J.C. Leyendecker.

    born and raised in the medieval city of Amersfoort in the Netherlands. From very young Odile was always playing with paper and pencils and knew that she wanted to draw for a living. Before pursuing a career as a  freelance illustrator, she expanded her talents studying Graphic Design at Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam.

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