Getting to Know Daniel Pelavin

Dan Pelavin is one of those designer/illustrator/typographers who sees little distinction between these disciplines and considers them all integral to the same goal: communication. He has worked and trained with artists involving the entire spectrum of the graphic arts, including decorative, fashion, product, and technical illustrators, in addition to letterers, typographers, and graphic designers. In a recent interview with Creative Pro, Dan discusses how all of this experience has helped his work evolve to where it is today and where it might go in the future, where he gets his inspiration, and the nuts and bolts of the creative process. Be sure to take a look at the twenty-two type fonts he’s created with a brief history of how he developed each one. But be sure to take a look at his complete website, too; there is so much more to see!

La Familia Logo

Janis Joplin illustrator and type treatment.

Illustration of cityscape and transportation.

Illustration of New York activities.



Judy Reed Silver for National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival committee came to Judy Reed Silver seeking her illustration/design talents to help them produce marketing materials for their world renowned festival.

Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries.

Submitted here, the dynamic poster Judy designed for the NCBF committee. She also created artwork specifically for the event’s licensed properties including such items as totes, slippers, and scarves. All have proven wildly successful as evidenced by multiple production runs.

Ask anyone who has attended this festival, they will tell you it is beauty unmatched.

Judy is represented by the Liz Sanders Agency.

Illustration of Cherry Blossom Trees and Capitol Building
© Judy Reed Silver



Raise your hand for Steph Calvert Illustrations!

True to Steph’s positive n’ perky personality, Steph Calvert created this image for Teaching Tolerance Magazine. The Spring 2017 issue includes both a spread (shown here), as well as a hand lettered quote of Frida Kahlo’s. The story is titled “Mariposas” and focuses on how a school founded a Latina civic engagement group to build confidence with the girls.

You can check out more of Steph’s colorful and animated illustration work at Folioplanet and Workbook.

Steph is represented by Liz Sanders Agency.

Illustration of a young girl student raising her hand.



Judy Reed Silver’s EarthLust Bottle Design

Judy Reed Silver creates this intricate & beautifully designed compass rose for EarthLust Bottles. EarthLust bottles are hand made from recyclable high-quality food grade stainless steel, which is unlined and naturally safe.

Check out more of Judy’s designs. Judy is represented by Liz Sanders Agency.

Animated gif of compass.


4-up compass
©Judy Reed Silver



Sudi McCollum’s Christmas Card

Inspired by Scandinavian folk art, Sudi McCollum illustrates this Christmas card showcasing the letterpress capability of a San Francisco letterpress printer, Digital Engraving. The card is printed on a thick board paper stock. Sudi also designed a sticker as a festive touch for the envelope.

We love her work and you can see more of it here!.
Illustration of girl and dog walking in snow, girl carrying Christmas tree.



Yana Beylinson’s Product Illustration

Yana Beylinson is an award-winning designer, illustrator and artist. She is talented beyond measure and creates decorative illustrations, branding, packaging and print design. Her work can literally be seen everywhere, from murals to product packaging to pillows and poufs. She designed her own stationery line published by Chronicle Books and penned a book published by Wiley & Sons. Her signature style is elegant and sophisticated and she creatively lends her expertise to a myriad of projects as seen below.

Lavender illustration

Floral illustration on pillows.

Decorative, Floral Book Cover

Decorative, Floral Book Interior

Packaging illustration for Boost mini bars.
© Yana Beylinson/Liquid Pixel Studio



Amy Ning Illustrates Wild West Cowboy

Amy Ning’s cowboy illustration depicts this wrangler as a ‘rootin, tootin’, shootin’, fightin’ son-of-a-gun!

Amy is represented by Liz Sanders Agency. Be sure to take a look at more of Amy’s engaging work!

Illustrated cowboy
©Amy Ning



Just Clowning Around with Amy Ning

Amy Ning created this illustration of father and son clowning around. She drew her inspiration from a Father’s Day concept. Be sure to check out more from Amy at Folioplanet and Workbook.

Amy is represented by Liz Sanders Agency.

Illustration of father and son clowns.

Abbey Carter for Father’s Day!

Abby Carter is a wonderful children’s illustrator, among other things. Take a look at her website to see all that she does. We’re honoring Dad’s for Father’s Day this weekend and showing some of Abby’s illustrations she created for several children’s books, like Daddy’s Zigzagging Bedtime Story.

Abby is represented by MB Artists.


Dad playing with daughter


Father kissing child good night.


Father hanging out with children.
©Abby Carter