1. Javier Garcia

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    Javier Garcia is a graphic designer and illustrator based in San Francisco, California. Applying his playful sensibilities to a variety of professional identity, print, and web design projects for about a decade. Some of his clients include Coca-Cola, Corona, Target, North Face, Facebook and Google.

    Born and raised in México, Garcia studied Graphic and Industrial Design at ITESO Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara. In 2000, he moved to American to study Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

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  2. Fashion Fridays ~ Katie Rodgers

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    Katie Rodgers is New York-based illustrator who has worked with Cartier, Nina Ricci, Swarovski, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Disney, and Harper’s Bazaar among many others. She has a staggering online following. Her Facebook page has well in excess of 1 million likes, while her instagram boasts upwards of 643 thousand followers.

    Rodgers grew up in a rural town outside of Atlanta, Georgia. At age seven, she fell in love with art and fashion after an aunt gifted her a set of watercolours. She studied industrial design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. However, after realising industrial design was not quite right for her, she convinced the school to let her study fashion and accessory design abroad in Florence, Italy.

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  3. Andy Bennett

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    Andy Bennett is a freelance illustrator, and visual development artist based in Kent, England. He specialises in animation pre-production, storyboarding scenes, designing characters and environments. He also takes part in a lot of global illustration projects such as the 1001 Knights Anthology by Kevin Jay Stanton and Annie Stoll, and most recently the illustrated zine, Burl & Fur.

    Growing up Bennett was inspired by comics, Saturday morning cartoons and Sci-Fi. He studied Animation at Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication, graduating with a Fda in Animation Practice and a BA in Animation Production.

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  4. Justin Gerard

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    Justin Gerard is an illustrator based in Greenville, South Carolina. Predominately working in Fantasy fiction, some of his previous clients include The Jim Henson Company, Warner Bros., HarperCollins and Random House. His work has been featured in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, and the Society of Illustrators 50th Annual of American Illustration.

    From a young age, he studied the work of Arthur Rackham and other Golden Age illustrators. He soon began creating his own narrative-driven illustrations. He started painting later in life after he found a Step-by-Step Graphics guide on Peter de Sève. Gerard was also inspired by the books of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

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  5. Manga Mondays ~ Su

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    Su, also known as rogner5th is a character designer and concept artist based in Beijing, China. She has worked on acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game Neverwinter, which you can see here.

    Stunning details and an astute use of colour. Many of Su’s paintings are reminiscent of The Golden Age of Illustration, in particular, artist N. C. Wyeth. Her celestial characters have ornate clothing, armour, and jewelry, parallel Baroque art.

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  6. Apolline Etienne

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    Apolline Etienne is a French freelance illustrator and concept artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She began her career in art as an abstract painter. She exhibited her paintings in the UK, France, New York and the Netherlands. However, the desire to tell stories led her to pursue illustration and study animation in Brussels.

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