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Fashion illustrators sketch models in different poses to emphasize clothing and accessories. They must be familiar with the latest trends in hair, makeup and clothing, and usually work closely with fashion designers or art directors.

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If you are a fashion illustrator, you may want to join the fashion illustrators group at the Fashion Industry Network.

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  Amy Saidens  digital illustrator of colorful fashion and beauty images.

  Celia Calle Born in Boston, MA, raised by aliens, Celia Calle's passion in creativity was distinct at a very early age. Her inspirations range from the Salvador Dali's surrealist reality and graphic novel art to classic films as well as animation.  Upon graduation with a BFA and Design Scholarship Awards for outstanding student in Fashion Design, The NYC-based artist worked on expanding her portfolio of artwork. Calle was commissioned to illustrate wall-size posters for Jean-Paul Gaultier showroom, as well as working with designers Calvin Klein Collection, Tommy Hilfiger and portfolio presentations for numerous design firms. She then decided to exhibit her work publicly.

  David Downton  was born in London. Originally trained in graphics, after gradation he launched what has become a highly successful career in Illustration. His natural ability with the human form, spontaneous approach and economy of line rapidly led to him making a name with his work in Fashion. Since 1997 David has become a familiar face back stage and front of house in the most glamourous and prestigious of the Paris Haute Couture shows. His reports from the collections have appeared in The Times, The Sunday Times, The Saturday Telegraph, Harpers Bazaar (Australia) and The Independent.

  Diana Ponce fashion illustration done in a wide variety of mediums and styles.

  Ella Tjader her passion lies in drawing beautiful women and fashion, but she is happy to take up any challenge and try her hands at something new. As a general rule, her illustrations are born in her mind. She will then either draw in Illustrator or sketch on paper. Sometimes she will finish images in Photoshop. Some of her clients have included Reader's Digest, Here's Health, Scholastic, Deco Home (Germany), Candis, Spirit & Destiny, Hart McLeod, Eve BBC and Sunday Times

  Engelworld  illustrates editorial, fashion ,commercial or artistic commissions. Natascha Engelmann works fast, striking and on time. Conceptional care, imaginative realisation, fast and conscientious delivery are granted to the customary terms. Natascha Engelmann works independently or in close co-ordination with you, in continous cooperation as well as for a single order. She is equally capable for a spontaneous rescue operation under time pressure. Engelworld illustrates on demand Editorial, commercial or artistic commissions in all of these the demands on an illustration are the same, the meaning or message must be comprehensible at a glance. Additionally, the illustration should be comprehensible on its own and should fit into the aesthetic frame at the same time. The realisation is going hand in hand with your production process

  Fiona Maclean Fiona is a Painter and Illustrator and was born in Auckland, New Zealand and lives in the beautiful, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia. Fiona's background lies in Graphic Art, Design, Illustration and Makeup for Film & Television. These experiences have given much inspiration combining her passion for fashion with illustration and painting. This has lead to much work as a Fashion Illustrator for several leading magazines in Australasia including commissioned works for: Dolly, She mag (NZ), Elle, Cosmo, Cleo, Girlfriend, For Me and NW magazine. The love of fashion and of people is reflected in Fiona's style of paintings and illustrations. 

  Gwen Keraval French illustrator

  Herman Yap (Heage) graphic design, illustration, web design and art direction.

  Jacquie Oneill (London) she is used to deadlines and equally comfortable working based on your art direction on specific requirement or independently creating new ideas. 

  Julie Johnson : Julie Johnson is a fashion illustrator who has been published since the 1980s. Her first commissions were for Bloomingdales in New York. The ads showed up in the NY Times on a daily basis. Since then she has amassed an international client list which includes Jean Paul Gaultier, Norma Kamali, Diane Von Furstenberg and Oprah Winfrey. Her work has appeared on billboards, book covers, posters, in ads, in magazines and even in instructions sheet for the retail hair industry. She works both traditionally and digitally.  For twenty five years, she bounced between NYC and San Francisco (3 times each) and is now settled in the Midwest. E-mail:

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  Lance Gordon Designs :  Lance Gordan Designs is a full service design studio to the trade offering design, illustration, pattern makers, grading and marking, digitizing and plotting, sourcing and manufacturing agent. He has over 10 years working knowledge in the made-to-measure private label business. Lance works with a professional team of master pattern makers, expert seamstresses and tailors who have over 20 years experience in the garment industry working with design and technical sketches, 1st patterns through production ready, fit analysis, sample garments, grading and markers, plotting, overseas sourcing, production controls and line budgeting   Address: 6550 150 AVE N # J209 CLEARWATER, FL 33760 Phone: 727 488 8162 Fax E-mail:   Contact : Lance Gordan

  Laura Gibson illustrations with a retro fashion feel

  Lisa Henderling  Lisa has illustrated her way across the country, living in NYC, Miami, Malibu, Mill Valley, Denver and New Orleans. She is presently living with her husband and son, in a small historic village in upstate NY. She is known for getting the point across with her fun, sophisticated fashion style. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, on book covers, in commercials, games, and advertisements. Her national client list includes many familiar names: The New York Times, Mastercard, American Express, Kimberly Clark, Jergens, Leap Frog, Borders, V8, Hasbro, Coors, Budweiser, Snapple, Dell, Good Morning America, TRowe Price, Lucent Technologies, Readers Digest, People Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Nordstroms, Hewlet Packard, Jeep, Girl Scouts of America, Orrick, AAA, Avon, and Scholastic.

  Lulu Plastic Pirate fashion illustrator.

  Maria Cardelli Maria studied fashion and costume design at the Accademia Di Costume e di Moda in Rome. After working as a clothing and footwear designer in Italy and the US for about 12 years, six years ago Maria decided to become an illustrator. Her work reflects her versatility and occasional eccentricity as former designer, combining various materials, textures and painting. More recently Maria has directed her attention also towards children illustration and is working on a children book.

  Miki Amano fashion illustration, editorial and textile design.

  Pinglet Since discovering her artistic streak in kindergarten ("I used to paint on my classmates"), pinglet has illustrated for Vogue, Allure, Sony, Orange, Siemens and Rover. In addition, pinglet has illustrated several books, including 'Sex Tips For Boys & Girls' and 'Kama Sutra For Life' by Sophia Mortensen (published by Ryland, Peters & Small) and 'Zouk: The Book'". Her work also appears on the album 'Everybody Wants To Be No.1' by Norwegian house group, Cantaloupe.

  Wendy Johnson : design illustrator.  graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA where she studied illustration.  Through the years she has used her drawing and painting skills to develop a distinctive graphic language which has been applied to a wide range of products.

  William Hammock fantasy illustrations.  Excellent for t-shirt printers etc.

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