Proud to Share Award Winners for the 2017 Communication Arts Illustration Annual!

We are proud to show more talented illustrators chosen as award-winners in the 2017 Communication Arts Illustration Annual!


Portrait illustration of Beyonce.

Tim O’Brien





Trump Caricature illustration

Colleen O’Hara





Map illustration of Wyoming

John S. Dykes





Realistic illustration by Jim Salvati.

Jim Salvati





Portrait illustration of Prince.

Tim O’Brien





Portrait illustration of David Bowie.

Tim O’Brien





Portrait illustration of Leonard Cohen.

Tim O’Brien





Illustration of dog behind fence.

Aad Goudappel



© All Images



Erwin Sherman’s Blending of Traditional and Digital Media

Erwin Sherman‘s blend of traditional and digital media results in a variety of amazing imagery for clients like Southwest Airlines, Pilgrims Pride, Pier 1 Imports, Six Flags, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World and Wired. Doing what he does best for over 25 years, Erwin is highly sought after for his detailed and creative style.

Scratchboard illustration

Scratchboard illustration of Brahthaar ale

Scratchboard illustration of a map and sailboat.
© Erwin Sherman



Martin Haake’s Illustrated Trip Around the Globe

Martin Haake took a little trip around the globe recently, in pictures anyway. He had the wonderful opportunity to illustrate thirty maps of the world’s best-loved cities, like Toronto, Mumbai and New York. That’s a whole lot of exploration!

Georgia Cherry researched and wrote the children’s book City Atlas and Martin added the visuals. Each map is beautifully detailed, engaging and colorful. He captured the local flavor and customs of each city including famous landmarks and famous people.

Also included on each page is a search-and-find game that engages young readers. Children are lead on a thrilling adventure as they scour each city in search of exciting one-of-a-kind treasure. It’s sure to be a hit among kids everywhere!

City Atlas is published by Wide Eyed Editions and available for purchase on Amazon in the UK this week. It will be available in other markets in the coming months and in the U.S. in 2016. Martin Haake is represented by Lindgren & Smith. Be sure to check out Martin’s portfolios at Folioplanet and Workbook.

Cover of children's book, City Atlas

Interior page in children's book, City Atlas, showing Rome.

Interior Page Showing Map Detail of Rome



Interior page in children's book, City Atlas, showing New York.

Interior Page Showing Map Detail of New York



Map illustration of New York City


Map illustration of London.


Map illustration of Buenos Aires
© Martin Haake



Introducing Emerging Talent, Jess Stewart-Croker

Recent illustration graduate Jess Stewart-Croker, is well on her way to carving out a path for herself. Primarily working with traditional media, such as watercolor, gouache and pen and ink, Jess creates painterly and colorful imagery. She has already grabbed a number of impressive assignments for several companies, including several private commissions. Jess can also quite frequently be found with sketchbook in hand making her way through a museum looking for inspiration in the historical references around her.

Jess’s goal in her work has always been to capture the beauty and detail of an object in a traditional and intricate manner, and it’s immediately visible in her imagery from travel to product illustrations. What an impressive start to her career!

View more of Jess’ work at Folioplanet and her own website.


Packaging illustration for coffee product


Packaging illustration for coffee


Packaging illustration for coffee


Textile Pattern


Illustration of St. Basil's Cathedral


Map illustration of Moscow & St. Petersburg
© All Images Jess Stewart-Croker



Otto Steininger and Information Design

Infographics is a hot topic right now and award winning illustrator, Otto Steininger, is ready to get down and dirty bringing creative solutions to an impressive list of clients. Below is just a smidgen of recently completed projects that shows how he puts his own creative twist on data visualization (aka data viz) covering a wide range of often complex subject matter.

“The challenge is to deliver a lot of information within a limited amount of space in an easy-to-read and fun way.” Currently he is working on a flow chart that visualizes the tangled web of Lance Armstrong including his allies, sponsors and adversaries. “This is easily the most complicated infographic I’ve ever worked on, but also one of the most fun because of the unprecedented level of design and information challenges,” says Otto.

To see more of Otto’s work and his approach to information design, visit Folioplanet and Workbook.


Graphic Showing How Car Safety Can be Improved with Digital Technology.



Map of Grand Central Station



Graphic Showing Government Funding Models for America’s Infrastructure



Graphic Showing Employer Costs



All Images © Otto Steininger