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The Directory of Illustration program revolves around an ongoing cycle of online + print + social media promotion that puts you in front of the largest audience of qualified art buyers in the World. This includes the new Directory of Illustration portfolio site, featuring larger images and enhanced navigation to make it easier than ever for creatives to find you.

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Artist Spotlight: Nick Mayer

Nick Mayer is an award winning nature illustrator with an M.A. in Biology from Brown University. His artwork combines the natural beauty of fish and other marine life with a unique scientific perspective. From loose gestural sketches to complex scientific illustrations, Nick’s signature style is generally achieved through a mixture of watercolor work and Photoshop. His work and licensed products can be seen in galleries and stores in over 30 countries around the globe.

As the principal of Nick Mayer Nature Illustration, an art and illustration studio specializing in science-based, nature, and informative art, particularly in regards to marine subjects, Nick always manages to stay busy. This summer he split his time between working on privately commissioned projects and running workshops on Catalina and Fishers Islands.

The ‘Seychelles Dream Project’ and ‘Fossil Sea Monster Reconstruction Project’ both put Nick to the test over the last few months and you can read more about each of them here.

You can see more of Nick’s work on his Directory of Illustration portfolio page or on his website.

Artist Spotlight: James Lebbad

James Lebbad is a graphic designer specializing in typographic design and handlettering. He has created award-winning designs for domestic and international clients including NBC, CBS, Arista Records, Campbell Soup, Viacom and Random House Publishing to name a few. James’ artistic genes came from his Dad, Anthony, a Pratt alumni himself.

Ever since he can remember, James has had a pencil in his hand and has been drawing away. Even in grade school he was designing and drawing art pieces for friends and relatives. During high school he was the art department for the local newspaper and upon graduating from Kutztown University, James headed straight to New York where he started his career at New American Library as a book cover designer. While he was there, his handlettering skills won awards from the Type Directors Club. After that, James moved on to Berkley Putnam Publishing where he was named Art Director. Under his art direction, numerous PTB covers won awards from the Society of Illustrators.

Since creating Lebbad Design in 1981, James’ work has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Type Directors Club International Typeface Design Award.

You can see even more of James’ work on his Directory of Illustration portfolio page.

Creative Showcase: The Best of Food

Food is terrific. The worst part about food illustrations is that you can’t just reach into the screen and take a bite out of whatever it is you’re seeing. But you know what? Food illustrations make us think about food and did you thinking about food is actually better for you than trying to repress those thoughts? Studies have shown that people who suppress their food thoughts are actually more likely to have cravings and binge eat later on.

There’s nothing wrong with sitting at your desk and daydreaming about that perfect bite of a crisp and cinnamon-y apple pie on a cool summer’s night. Or driving home while imagining the most delicious slice of deep-dish pepperoni pizza you can imagine. And if thoughts of food aren’t enough for you, you’ll simply have to enjoy these heavenly illustrations.

You can see all of the food images on the Directory of Illustrations website by using our new specialty search function.

Scott Wulf

Luigi Russo Sas

Lemonade Illustration Agency

Jonathan & Georgina Rosenbaum

John Brewster Creative Services

Glenn Gustafson


Myles Talbot

Matthew Holmes

For more brilliant illustrations like these, visit the food section of the Directory of Illustration website.

Debut Art Showcase

Debut Art was established in 1985 and has offices in London, New York and Tokyo. With a roster of incredibly talented illustrators, motion and animation artists, and illustrative designers, Debut Art is one of the most premiere illustration agencies in the world.

They represent 140+ artists specializing in just about every type of art and illustration you can imagine, including motion and design.  Their clientele includes Fortune 500 companies from around the world, as well as various magazines and publications.

Today we’re showcasing just a few of the most brilliant artists Debut Art has to offer.

Morten Morland


Neil Webb

Ronald Kurniawan

Benedict Campbell


To see even more incredible Debut Art artists, be sure to check out their Directory of Illustration portfolio page.

Mendola Artists Showcase

Mendola Artists is among the top illustration agencies in the world. Their artists have worked with everyone from Jack Daniel’s and Penguin Random House to GQ and Pepsi. They have decades worth of experience and extremely diverse skill sets that lend themselves to almost any project or situation. They’re masters of Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, 3D, Animation, CGI, Illustration,  Calligraphy, Caricature and Photoillustration and more.

Today we’re showcasing just a few of the most brilliant artists Mendola has to offer.

Robert Ball

Robert Ball

Michael Crampton

Michael Crampton

Neil Duerden

Neil Duerden

Luke Lucas

Luke Lucas

Aaron Sacco

Aaron Sacco

To see even more incredible Medola artists, be sure to check out their Directory of Illustration portfolio page. Website Re-Launch :: Find The World’s Best Illustrators

Check out our new look, with updated portfolios from over 1500 illustrators and animators. Artists are vetted through the Directory of Illustration marketing program, so you’ll find only the most professional talent here.

The images are the real heroes, with a new homepage that includes a rotation of Featured Artists, plenty of New Work and a unique Job Showcase highlighting recent commercial and editorial projects. Larger images and enhanced navigation make it easier than ever for art buyers to find the perfect illustrator for any project.

Serbin Communications worked with Jake Stutzman and his team at Elevate LLC to re-imagine both the front-end and the back-end of Art directors who use the site to find talent are enjoying a simpler, more immediate search experience and a design that focuses on the joy of discovery. At the same time, Elevate designed a smoother, more intuitive interface for artists and reps to upload their portfolios.

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Shaw Nielsen for Dewar’s

Shaw Nielsen teamed up with Dewar’s to create colorful animations for this past Father’s Day.

The short GIFs feature men performing fatherly duties like mowing the lawn, fixing a car and barbecuing, all while enjoying a nice glass of Dewar’s Scotch.

Shaw is represented by Gerald & Cullen Rapp. See more of his work through his Directory of Illustration portfolio and at

©Shaw Nielsen

©Shaw Nielsen

Artist Spotlight: Peter POP Art

In his 20+ years of working as a professional artist, Peter Pachoumis has always followed one important rule: let your work speak for itself. This rule, along with his great attention to detail and key artistic sensibility, has allowed him to complete work for brands like Disney, Star Wars, McDonald’s, D.C. Comics & more.

Even though he’s mainly known for his pop art & comic work, Pete wears several hats. When he’s not creating artwork for his clients, Pete can be found writing or teaching digital, visual and cultural art. Just recently, he had to opportunity to teach an online course for Pluralsight on how to use Photoshop CC to create powerful comic illustrations.

To take a look at more of Pete’s work, visit his Directory of Illustration portfolio and his website.

©Pete Pachoumis

©Pete Pachoumis

©Pete Pachoumis

©Pete Pachoumis

©Pete Pachoumis

©Pete Pachoumis