We've had a bunch of great interviews with some really talented artists. Below is a recap of who has been interviewed to date on Illustration Pages. The links will take you to each one. We always have additional interviews in the hopper too. Keep checking back for more.
Brian Miller - Designer and Author: Brian Miller is an award winning designer, best-selling author and public speaker. He is the owner of the Brian Miller Design Group, located in Norwalk Connecticut. The Brian Miller Design Group is a graphic design studio that focuses on brand-building for leading and emerging brands.
Maria Brophy - Art Licensing Consultant: Maria Brophy has successfully represented artist Drew Brophy for the past decade. She specializes in art marketing and licensing and gives seminars at various venues to share her experiences. A fierce advocate for artists, she helps creative people to design the life and career of their dreams.
Ed Fella - Graphic Designer: Ed Fella is one of the most famous graphic designers of our time and as you can imagine, there is a lot of information covered in a conversation with him. My talk with him was very inspiring and I came away wanting to pursue even more of my own personal work in addition to what I do for paying clients. Ever since we spoke I've been getting back to basics - stretching the boundaries of my imagination and trying to push myself beyond the limitations of my skills.
Louis Ocepek - Detroit Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Painter/Author: From 1988 to 2008, a period of twenty years, graphic designer and illustrator Louis Ocepek designed two covers a year for the literary journal, Puerto del Sol. This highly regarded, semi-annual international literary journal, is published by the English Department at New Mexico State University. The journal is now 48 years old, and each issue contains prose, poetry, essays, and occasional visual inserts, selected by jury, from hundreds of submissions. In February of 2011 we featured the work of Louis Ocepek, including his Puerto del Sol covers, with a brief background about the artist. This auto biography and feature, which was written specifically for Illustration Pages by Louis Ocepek, not only set the stage for the artist's work on the literary journal, Puerto del Sol, but also provided insight into what it was like to work as a designer during the golden age of advertising.
Harry Borgman - Detroit Illustrator/Painter/Sculptor: In January of 2011 we featured the remarkable career of Harry Borgman, presented in a time line format, written by the artist himself. Throughout the week long journey we had the opportunity to see the art of Harry Borgman, from present day - going as far back as his early childhood years. Illustration Pages presented this rare retrospective of Harry Borgman's art and illustrations, as seen through the eyes of the artist.
Rich Pellegrino - Artist/Painter/Illustrator: Rich Pellegrino is an illustrator and artist currently working in Warwick, Rhode Island. And what you don’t know about this talented young artist you can find out here. Lou Simeone had the pleasure of catching up with Rich to discover more about the man behind the bold canvases of color.
Rod Hunt - Illustrator: Rod Hunt is a London based Illustrator and artist who has built a reputation for retro tinged illustrations and detailed character filled landscapes for UK and international clients spanning publishing, design, advertising and new media, for everything from book covers to advertising campaigns, theme park maps and even the odd large scale installation.
Ron Rae - Detroit Advertising Graphic Designer and Illustrator: Ron Rae was a major player during the height of the Detroit advertising scene in the 1960s and 70s. Everyday during the week of July 5th, 2010, we featured a different segment of his biography which was written exclusively for Illustration Pages by the artist himself.
Ron Rae’s career as an artist has spanned more than five decades – almost four of which were spent working at top Detroit agencies side by side with other agency greats, such as Ed Fella. Throughout this exclusive feature Ron explains what it was like to work in the advertising field during its heyday, sometimes competing for the same clients as Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast of Pushpin Studios. Ron goes into full detail of how studios operated before the dawning of the age of computers. He also talks about how he made the transition to working on the Mac and walks us through one of his logo projects. The feature was spread out during an entire week but the link above will take you to the feature in its entirety.
Korey Scott - Children's Illustrator: Korey specializes in children's books, amusing characters and educational material. His work has garnered awards such as "Best Children's Book" at the 2007 North Texas Book Festival and the Golden Spur Honor Award from the Texas State Reading Association (TSRA) 2005. When he's not creating his wonderful illustrations for his clients, Korey can be found in schools and libraries teaching and inspiring children of all ages with his art.
Penelope Dullaghan - Illustration Friday: With more than one thousand participants each week and over three thousand five hundred links from over one thousand blogs, it’s safe to say that Illustration Friday is one of the most thriving artist communities on the internet today. But for those who are not familiar with the site, Illustration Friday is a participatory art exhibit for illustrators of all skill levels where new topics are posted each Friday to challenge participants creatively. The site includes artist interviews and creative forums which also help to keep loyal visitors coming back week after week.
Garry Colby - Illustrator: Garry is one of the most successful illustrators working today, evident by his numerous awards and many engagements for top corporations in the world. His illustrations have been featured in many award publications and competitions. His client list reads like a Chinese menu, among them, McDonalds, Hasbro, Fisher Price, Lego, Sears and Popeye's. The list goes on.