1. Sam Flores

    Born in New Mexico Sam Flores adorns many title including visual artist, illustrator, and muralist. Moving to San Francisco with intentions of developing his creative side, he combined his unique graffiti flair with elements of fine art to produce a spellbinding storytelling style. Early on in his career he produced a lot of designs for skateboarding and clothing companies. Nowadays, he uses various mediums, including acrylics, pen and ink, and sculpture to produce a range of personal and public work.

  2. Hannah Wheeler

    Hannah is based in Sheffield, UK. She has some interesting work on her blog, such as her Adam & Eve illustration ‘The Very First Date’. I also found her university project ‘The Man on the Moon’ to be a beautiful piece of work. She has an appealing visual style which could suit all sorts of work, from editorial to comics, children’s books and more. I’m sure there is a bright future for Hannah Wheeler in the world of illustration.

  3. João Ruas

    João Ruas’s atmospheric and ever so haunting illustrations are without doubt, sensational. Hailing from São Paulo, Ruas works as a freelance illustrator/artist, creating original artwork, prints, and books. He does make time to produce some commercial work, including covers for the excellent DC’s Fables series. Here is a wonderful quote from his website by Amanda Erlanson that offers great insights into his work:

  4. Ian Carrington

    Ian is from Nottingham, England. I really enjoyed looking through his Behance portfolio, which has some nice portrait illustrations and sketches. I particularly liked his John Lennon piece, very calm and collected in cool blue.

  5. Fashion Fridays ~ Paul Iribe (1883 – 1935)

    Paul Iribe was a French Illustrator, cartoonist, designer, decorator, and art director. Starting his illustration career at the very young age of seventeen, he contributed work for papers such as L’Assiette au Beurre Rire, and Sourire. He and a small group of other illustrators, influenced by the art deco movement and Japanese painting, were reawakening the public’s attention of fashion plates. Iribe’s style worked hand-in-hand with fashion designer Paul Poiret’s modern ideas to popularise Poiret’s rather radical relaxed line of clothing. The controversy around the collection ultimately bought publicity and success to both Poiret and Iribe.

  6. Lotta Nieminen

    Lotta Nieminen is an illustrator and graphic designer from Finland. She has previously worked for fashion magazine Trendi, Pentagram and RoAndCo Studio, but now enjoys working as a freelancer. Her illustration clients include Hermès, New York Times, Volkswagen, United Airlines and Marks & Spencer. I like the way she plays with perspective in her work. She cleverly uses simple shapes that form intricate, striking visuals.