ICON’s signature portfolio review and marketplace event. The ICON9 ROADSHOW is a pop-up event and marketplace showcasing the work and wares of over 60 exhibiting illustrators and artisans. Book signings, installation, unusual books and handmade objects play a role in this high energy, exciting 3 hour evening during the Opening Night Cocktail Event.
Baisden is a printer and illustrator with 10 years of letterpress design experience. She moved from Nashville to Knoxville, Tennessee in September 2015 to change focus from design to illustration. She started Camp NeverNice to create unique, custom letterpress pieces that incorporate her love for illustration.
Balbierz is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. She enjoys drawing people, animals and maps. She has done work for the NBA, Warby Parker, PlanAdviser and Jamie Magazine.
Barton embarked on a freelance illustration career in 2011 after working as a designer for American Greetings for four years. She now lives in the San Francisco area where the redwood forests, dramatic cliffs and occasional whale tails are a constant source of inspiration.
Bassen is an LA-based illustrator specializing in drawings of badass women that translate to clothing, accessories, prints and zines.
Berke is an American artist and illustrator. An avid sketchbook user, vintage photography collector, coffee drinker, and cookie baker, Berke draws for clients such as The New York Times, The Advocate, and O, The Oprah Magazine, and is represented by Riley Illustration.
Birmingham is a Brooklyn, New York-based illustrator. He works for The New York Times, The New Yorker and Wired.
Briggs is an illustrator based in Nashville. Formerly art director at American Songwriter and illustrator & designer at Time Out magazines, her work has since appeared on album covers, posters, music videos, beer cans and in publications from Brooklyn Arts Press, Third Man Books and more.
Husband-and-wife team JW & Melissa Buchanan (a.k.a. The Little Friends of Printmaking) first made a name for themselves designing concert posters, but soon branched out, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. They’re extensively published and award-winning, but never stuffy.
Campero is the art director for Soul and Brains, which provides creative communications services to companies of all sizes and industries. It represents a selection of talented and creative Mexican illustrators who bring diversity to the communication approach.
Cangelosi is a freelance illustrator and fine artist. She was raised in North Texas, and currently resides in the lovely little seaside city of Portland, Maine. When she's not drawing, Cangelosi can be found inhaling coffee, riding her bike and waving at dogs.
Carlson is a former president of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, Graphic Artists Guild and At-Large. He won the New York Society of Illustrators annual twice. Clients include SONY, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Rounder Records and The Saturday Evening Post. He's illustrated over 400 music projects since 1984.
Carrasquillo is a cartoonist, illustrator and animator who lives and works in San Francisco. His clients include Teknion, Adidas and the USDA. He omits humorous, non sequitur closing statements.
Churchwell is a painter and illustrator living and working in the Pacific Northwest. Her work is primarily informed by the beauty of the natural world and the organic nature of traditional art mediums.
Crosby is a member of The Fraternal Order of Armadillustrators, a secret society that meets in Austin, Texas during the full moon. It critiques picture book manuscripts, dummy books, and art in all its stages. Other active members are Don Tate, CS Jennings, Mike Reddy, Kevin Rathke, and Thomas Jung.
Davis has had an unusual career trajectory. She holds a BA in Anthropology, is a journeyman electrician and currently works as a civil engineer in Sacramento, California. She recently illustrated and published her first book, Madame Yoo and Horatio's Extravaganza, and hopes it's the start of another chapter.
De Leon is from San Jose, California and is a recent illustration graduate of LCAD. She loves creating comics, gig posters and designing her brand. She self-published the comic The Sirens of San Francisco last year, and is working on more titles.
Duncan is a graphic designer turned illustrator and surface designer. Her illustrations and pattern designs channel her inner humor with their whimsical flair and have been featured on soft and paper goods. She whips pixels into shape on a daily basis by teaching digital design classes at ArtCenter.
Estrada is a self-taught illustrator, cartoonist, editor and designer from Mexico City living in Texas. She self-publishes most of her work and distributes other fun stuff through her label, Gatosaurio. Her first graphic novel, Lapsos, was published in Sweden in 2014 by C’est Bon Kultur.
Froese is a Vancouver, Canada-based illustrator whose new line of greeting cards will launch at Everlovin’ Press in 2016. Everlovin' Press is a Canadian designer, printer and stationer of fine letterpress products that's owned and operated by seasoned pressman Vincent Perez.
Gray is a self-taught illustrator based in Sydney, Australia. He studied medical science before swapping his microscope for pencils, after he realized that illustration had a much lower mortality rate. His clients include The New York Times, PLANSPONSOR, The Boston Globe and Sydney Opera House.
Green is a freelance illustrator working in children's and young adult publishing, editorial, 3-D and gallery work. Clients include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Frankie and Flow Magazine. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
Green is an illustrator born, raised and residing in Boise, ID. Her work is a mix of humor and soft feelings inspired by wildlife, my favorite cat buddies, biking, secret societies, squirrels, and other small creatures.
Hendrix is a New York Times Bestselling illustrator, and author of children’s books, including Drawing is Magic and Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus. He has won three Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators. He is an associate professor at Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University.
[Hilsaca is an illustrator from Honduras, living in Savannah, GA. She graduated from SCAD and is represented by Illozoo and Wild Apple Licensing.]
Horishita, a Japanese freelance illustrator based in New York City, is also an instructor at P.I. Art Center in New Jersey and Manhattan. He graduated with both a BFA and MFA in Illustration from SCAD.
Howe is a Baltimore-based artist and illustrator. Trained as a shadow puppeteer, she spent years creating elaborate hybrid shadow puppet shows and live animations. Howe now uses her love of paper cutting to tell stories that are intricate, detailed and cut with care.
Ding Ding is a New York City-based illustrator and designer, who’s inspired by Eastern narrative scene and Western expressive color. She is a creator of juicy and fun visual solutions, and specializes in picture making and product development that aims to enlighten peoples’ living environments.
Iaccarino is a full time freelance illustrator based in Austin, TX, taking traditional silkscreen printing and applying it to alternative film poster art.
Jacobsen lives in St. Paul Minnesota with his lovely wife and ridiculously cute daughter, illustrating for a variety of clients in advertising, editorial, and fancy lad clothing venues
Jacoby illustrates imaginative worlds, idyllic landscapes and curious creatures. Her paintings pair well with the poetic, the lyrical and the whimsical. You can find her work in places like Anthropologie, Kinfolk, Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times and Neenah Paper.
Jo is an illustrator, cartoonist and storyboard artist living in Los Angeles.
Johnson is an illustrator based near New Orleans. She studied illustration at SCAD, and now freelances for editorial and book publications. Her work has been recognized by Creative Quarterly, the Society of Illustrators and Applied Arts.
Karash is an illustrator and designer based in Saint Louis, Missouri with focus on book illustration. Awards: House of Illustration and Folio Society (London), Hiiibrand (China), AOI Awards (London), Luerzer’s Archive “200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2014-2015” and American Illustration 32 & 34.
Charming is home to all things illustration. We strive to create pieces of art that capture a sort of child-like whimsy. Our illustrative work celebrates hand-drawn imperfections, lettering, and quirky sophistication.
Kiersh is a cartoonist and illustrator. He is a two-time associate Artist in Residence with the Atlantic Center for the Arts and was awarded a Xeric Grant in 2008. He is the author/illustrator of the book After School Special.
Kriebel is devoted to illustration that is informative & fun, she enjoys drawing foods mainly. She is the author & illustrator of Mi Comida Latina, an illustrated cookbook comprised of hand lettered recipes based on travels throughout Latin America.
Kuhwald is a Los Angeleno, a freelance illustrator and a teacher. She has worked with many different clients, including The Criterion Collection, Prada, Penguin Books and Rolling Stone.
Lam is an illustrator, designer and art director from Los Angeles. His illustrations are character-driven and whimsical, depicting a sense of dark, comedic humor. He tends to stick to a simple black and white palette. His artist name, Busc, comes from his love for Steve Buscemi.
Lauk works as an independent illustrator and designer in San Francisco, with clients such as Facebook, Uber, Wine Institute, UC Berkeley, and Leap Frog. Her work has been recognized by American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, 3×3 magazine, and the Academy of Art Illustration program.
Leland an illustrator and printmaker views self-initiated work as artful ephemera. He uses a combination of painting, drawing, letterpress, woodcut, and digital techniques to produce his own illustrated paper goods.
Lepage is a graphic designer and an illustrator from Montreal. She worked for several years as an art director for advertising agencies. She co-founded the design studio Ping Pong Ping, and authored Thin Slices of Anxiety, published by Chronicle Books in 2016.
Liu is freelance illustrator who lives and works in Toronto. Occasionally she likes to print things in Risograph and make comics.
Longoria is an illustrator currently living in the Austin, Texas area, making zines, logos, illustrations and screen prints. He makes all these items by hand and works hard to design everything in a simplistic and fun manner.
May is an illustrator living in San Francisco who currently works at Google. She previously worked as an illustrator and designer at the San Francisco Chronicle. In her free time she makes jewelry, reads lots of science fiction and sings karaoke.
Morris currently lives in Atlanta. He used to wash dishes, move furniture and build Mardi Gras floats. Now he gets to draw pictures and air drum all day. Clients include Mountain Dew, Adobe, How Magazine, Nickelodeon, Costa Sunglasses, Girl Skateboards and Taschen's Illustration Now 5.
Murton attended The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Cooper Union, studying ceramics and animation. She worked at Ink Tank Studios for R.O. Blechman for five years and freelanced for Jumbo Pictures and J.J. Sedelmaier. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest as a ceramic artist and illustrator.
Negron is an artist living in Austin, TX. He is also the poster artist for Roadshow: Austin.
Nett has been sharing her art online and at shows for about three years. She loves creating characters and the worlds they live in, drawing comics and sharing what she loves with other people. Her time spent living in Kyoto, Japan influences much of her work.
Nohl is the owner of Light Grey Art Lab, a collaborative art space in Minneapolis where artists are encouraged to explore, exhibit, share and learn together. It hosts a variety of creative projects, residency programs and exhibitions for art and design lovers.
O'Hara is a freelance illustrator living in Reno, Nevada. A graduate of the University of the Arts Illustration program in 2014, she creates intricate illustrations with a nostalgic tone that focus on nature. She has done advertising, book covers, editorials and is now focusing on product design.
Park is an artist based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. He has worked as a story artist for animated TV and film for 14 years, and in the last two years added illustration to his career. Clients include the Washington Post and The Boston Globe Magazine.
Perrin is an award-winning illustrator and designer. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. After earning her MFA in Illustration from MICA in 2013, she moved to Cleveland. Her work combines humor with darkness and beauty with strangeness.
Illustrators Piascik and Josh LaFayette created HAHAWOW, a joint venture where they collaborate on zines, prints, shirts and more. In addition, it features their respective books, Another 1000 Days of Drawing and Food Fortunes.
Sloe Gin Fizz is a line of whimsical art prints and paper goods by Michigan-based artist Nicole Ray. Her narrative scenes delight with tall tales, silly animals and treasured objects with a whiff of nostalgia.
Schoenbrun is a an illustrator, puppet builder, designer and author. She received her BFA in Illustration from RISD and an MFA at FIT. Schoenbrun currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
With a degree in art history under her belt, Scott decided to quit drawing strange figures and creatures on history notes to pursue a degree in Illustration at SCAD. Scott's work possess whimsy and allusions to historical narrative and iconography.
Sherman loves dishes and fabrics! The housewares of Pbody Dsign are handpainted ceramics created in limited editions. They are inspired by Sherman's sketchbook ideas, commissioned illustrations and personal interests such as history, visual culture, travel and gardening.
Smith, who has always loved how stories and pictures work together, tries to infuse a little storytelling into all of her work, even the purely decorative. Her approach to art is a mix of traditional and modern, usually starting with ink and paper and ending on the computer.
Smith-Kirkley is a maker, collaborator, printer, tinkerer, doer and mess-maker. She designs, letters, paints, illustrates and prints.
Todd and Esther Pearl Watson, the team behind Funchicken, are artists and authors of many zines and books including Whatcha' Mean, What's A Zine?, a guide to producing zines and mini-comics.
Vera Martínez is an author, illustrator and educator. His clients include The New York Times, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, CBS/Showtime and ESPN. His work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Junior Library Guild, NPR and The New York Times.
White is a Minneapolis-based freelance illustrator specializing in intricate drawings of flora and fauna and playful watercolors of animal characters. Her clients have included Target, Papyrus, American Greetings, Penguin Random House, Nike, Wired Magazine and the Washington Post.
Yingst’s nose is often five inches away from watercolor paper with tiny brushes in hand and enthralling audiobooks in ear. She has a great appreciation for the art of storytelling and she strives to produce beautifully detailed images that encourage close examination.
Zollars has been recognized by The SOI, AI, CA, 3x3 and Spectrum. She has taught at MICA and served on the executive boards of ICON6 and ICON7. Her newest book, Il-LIST-tration: Improvisational Lists and Drawing Assists to spark Creativity, includes the work of 11 award-winning illustrators.