Amy Ning’s Mythological Phoenix

Amy Ning got her stylus in hand and created this beautiful illustration of the mythological creature, the Phoenix. In Greek Mythology, the Phoenix is said to live over 1400 years when a new Phoenix rises from the ashes of its predecessor signaling renewal or rebirth. Today, the Phoenix symbolizes a person of respect or marked uniqueness.

Be sure to watch for the partner to this image entitled “The Griffin”. It is soon to be showcased in this Fall’s Workbook.

You can see more of Amy’s award-winning art at Folioplanet, Workbook and her artist rep’s website, Liz Sanders Agency.

Digital illustration of mythological Phoenix.
©Amy Ning

American Illustration 35 Winners Announced

American Illustration (AI-AP) announced the selected and chosen illustrators from a crowded field of almost 600 submissions. We’re happy to announce that several of our illustrators were included in the group of winners.

Decorative wildlife and nature illustration.John S. Dykes


Popeye illustrationDave Calver


Collage bird illustrationTom Cocotos


Digital illustration of man wearing suitPatrick George


Conceptual illustration of American flagOtto Steininger


Illustration of ocean cityNishan Akgulian


Conceptual, whimsical illustration of downtown city streetsMichael Sloan


Illustration of horse in fieldMartin Haake


Group of men wading in ocean.Gayle Kabaker


CD cover/cup and saucerPatrick George


Conceptual illustration a "sea of eyes"James Yang


Conceptual portrait illustration of Elvis Presley.Tim O’Brien


Conceptual portrait illustration of Napoleon Bonaparte.Tim O’Brien


3D illustration created by Richard Borge.Richard Borge


Conceptual illustration of a woman and child in carLauren Simkin Berke

Conceptual portrait illustration of women, different hairstyle/nationalities.Lauren Simkin Berke


Amy Ning’s Caricatures of Pop Divas

Check out Amy Ning’s wonderful caricature illustrations of talented singer/songwriters, Nicki Minaj and Kelly Clarkson. Recognized by Print, SILA and Society of Illustrators Amy’s illustration portfolio often includes colorful and graphic caricatures of those in the news! Working digitally, her images are stylized and distinctive. There’s much more of her work to see here, so don’t miss the opportunity to check out the rest of her portfolio.

Amy is represented by Liz Sanders Agency.

Caricature illustration of Nicki Minaj and Kelly Clarkson
© Amy Ning

Laura Coyle’s Infographic

Laura Coyle has a very distinctive illustration style which also has wide appeal for usage as infographics. Take a look at one of her whimsical illustrations showing us the ins and outs of scuba diving.

Laura is represented by Alexander-Pollard, Inc.

Infographic illustration of a scuba diver

Rocco Baviera for Trends Quarterly

Rocco Baviera was called upon to create another series of illustrations for Trends Quarterly for an issue on the topic of Target Marketing as it relates to fundraising. The article discussed how charities need to take a targeted approach across the spectrum of giving levels. Topics covered include segmentation, personalization and donor loyalty. Check out his well thought out imagery below!

Conceptual illustration

Conceptual illustration

Conceptual illustration

Conceptual illustration

We Celebrate the American Worker for Labor Day

Labor Day is Monday and it celebrates the working man or woman. The first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882, and was established to celebrate the efforts and contributions of all those who work to make America a strong and vital country.

To give a nod to the American worker and to inspire you to relax on a day that celebrates you, take a look at Chad J. Shaffer’s images. See more from this “worker” here.

Men working in a warehouse

Lounging by the Pool

Sandy Haight: Translating Discoveries to Cure the Kids

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation has a special meeting each year to address the progress in the research to help children suffering from a brain tumor. The conference theme is “Translating Discoveries to Cure the Kids.” Sandy Haight developed this logo, adapted from another version of a design she created for the prior year’s annual meeting program covers. The heart-helix concept represented so well the purpose and title of this think tank-like meeting, which they chose to brand the annual meeting with this design! With tweaks to thicken the strands and neutralize the colors of the heart helix, this design became the logo for the annual event. The logo was created using Adobe Illustrator. Learn more about the PBTF’s work at

9 Surf Studios’ Image Design for Super Bowl and Radio City!

Tom White, of 9 Surf Studios, creates visual solutions too numerous to count. Continually evolving to meet the demands of his clients, and having an art director background himself, he has a keen sense of what is required and adapts along the way to produce quality results.

Recently, he played a major role in this winter’s branding scene in New York City. Working with agency Source Communications, Tom was commissioned to create the logo for the Super Bowl 2014 Host Committee, the group responsible for managing an event of this scale. Taking regional influences into consideration, we think Tom produced a superb result. Take notice of the snowflake and George Washington Bridge in the logo, symbolic of the region where the Super Bowl will be held.

Super Bowl 48 logo for Host Committee

Joining forces with agency SpotCo, Tom also had the distinct honor and pleasure to create the logo for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Another logical choice when you’re as talented as Tom, right?

After completing several rounds of rough sketches, Tom delivered fully rendered design choices for consideration. The logo had to include the show title and descriptors, some flavor of the world renown art deco theater, along with communicating the high tech aspect of the show. There’s no doubt that Tom hit the mark!

Radio City Christmas Spectacular logo

Final Logo for Radio City Christmas Spectacular

rough logo sketches for Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Rough Logo Sketches

Radio City Music Hall logo ideas

Fully Rendered Logo Comps

© All Images Tom White / 9 Surf Studios

Christiane Beauregard Awarded “Gold Stella Art Award”

Lindgren & Smith illustrator, Christiane Beauregard has been awarded a Gold Stellar Art Award in Digital Arts: California’s True Colors 2, a highly competitive international competition! Juried by accomplished graphics professionals, only three images from a field of 411 final image selections were awarded the Gold Stellar Art Award. Christiane’s “Red and Black” award winning image is exceptional and well deserving of the recognition.

View more of Christiane’s wonderful imagery at Workbook and Folioplanet.

Image © Christiane Beauregard