1. Alé Mercado

    Wonderful varied work from Illustrators Ireland and The Association of Illustrators member, Alé Mercado. His work is created completely digitally, however, takes influence from traditional printmaking techniques. His projects mainly consist of music or film culture, but approaches them by drawing influences from a wide range of sources. I love the assortment of styles that Mr. Mercado’s produces, and though I do feel some techniques are more successful than others, his fortitude to explore them for all to see has to be commended. Check out Mr. Mercado website and flickr page for more of his work.

  2. Olivia Wise

    California College of the Arts alumni, Olivia Wise, is a freelance illustrator based in San Francisco. Her acrylic and gouache paintings are often of an ordinary scene, but with a slight absurd twist. Her bold block colours and her slightly warped shapes add to the abstract nature of her pieces.

  3. Jayde A. Cardinalli

    Jayde is an illustrator currently living in San Francisco, USA. Not only is her work attractive, but it made me smile so it was an easy choice for today’s post. Her Prickly Pear Cactus project for Facebook Messenger is a great example of this, so do take a look on her website to see more. Clients include Modcloth, Public Bikes, Upper Playground and Facebook.

  4. Fashion Fridays ~ Steven Stipelman

    New Yorker Steven Stipelman has been working as a fashion illustrator for some 40+ years. He got his feet wet creating newspaper adverts and catalogues illustration for the store, Henri Bendel. He moved steadily on to working Women’s Wear Daily, and has continued working with them.

  5. Aki Fukuoka

    Aki Fukuoka is a freelance illustrator living in New Zealand. Aki has illustrated over 60 children’s books including some award winning and best selling series such as “Billie B Brown” and “Lily the Littlest Angel”. Outside her innocent children’s picture books Aki works on more edgy and darker illustrations and paintings for her commission pieces and gallery shows. You can check out her Facebook fan page where she does regular updates and give-aways. Alternatively, check out her website or blog.

  6. David de Ramon

    Freelance illustrator David de Ramón is based in Madrid, Spain. His work ranges from advertising, magazines, newspapers, books, as well as murals. Some of his previous clients include American Express, Volkswagen, GQ, and The Walt Disney Company, but the list definitely goes on. His paintings are full of charm, playing with colour and perspective. Often abstracting shapes and reducing realism to better convey the narrative. You can find out more about Mr. Ramón on his website.