Joseph Meehan is a highly regarded illustrator and concept artist based out of queens New York. Art has been part of his life from a very young age as he comes from a family of artists. He holds a degree from the prestigious toy design program at the fashion institute of technology in manhattan New York. From there he was able to attain a job working for Mattel in California for 3 years. After spending some time on the west coast he was able to circle back to his true passion, illustration. Soon after entering the business, he grew a network of renowned clients including wizards of the coast, bathesda, bioware, Ubisoft, hasbro, and numerous others. He has created both illustration and concept art for his network. In his spare time, Joe loves to read books about ancient and medieval history. You can find some of these influences throughout his artwork.
Catherine Moore was born in San Leandro, California, but spent her formative, and awkward, teenage years amidst the neon lights and desert landscape of Reno, Nevada. In between frequenting underground alternative dance clubs, and running with the other “freaks”, she often turned to drawing to feel a sense of connection to the world around her.
In 1998, she returned to the Bay Area to pursue her fine arts degree and graduated from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco in 2004. She worked for several years as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist for local companies, organizations and small businesses. Looking for different avenues to share her creativity, she started exhibiting her work in 2011. She has since transitioned to full time gallery work.
Catherine’s oil paintings call the viewer to that marriage of classical and haunting beauty, resembling in subtlety and natural colorings the feeling of another time, when illustration was part information, part poetry. Her subject’s eyes and hands evoke a stunned silence as well as a dark humor and warmth that evoke a deep emotional response. Her illustrative compositions embrace a kind of quality where one can fully grasp the extent of details and attention put into each piece - every inch deserving of contemplation.
She has exhibited in galleries across the U.S. and in Germany, Portugal, and Australia. Her work is collected internationally. She is a member of the Copycat Violence Art Collective, which holds several auctions and group exhibitions throughout the year. She currently lives in San Leandro with her husband, son, and a dog named Elvis.
Leilani Bustamante was born in Santa Rosa California and is a graduate of the school of Illustration at the Academy of Art University. She grew up between the suburban sprawl and rural Fort Bragg, where she draws inspiration from their simultaneous decay and growth. Her work often voices themes of mortality exploring elements of death, rebirth, beauty and spoil, the loveliness of the macabre and the mournful influence of osteological motifs. She lives and works in San Francisco, California.
Steven Lu has completed his studies majoring in illustration and graphic design at Pratt institute and computer graphics at Fashion Institute of Technology. He has worked for Ed O’Dell Assoc. as an assistant designer and illustrator in financial design and thereafter focusing on his own personal collection in illustration. Subjects that he is passionate about ranges from nature to old world architectural landscapes, to children’s book fairytales to mythology and fantasy. His style is influenced by art deco, Disney animation and contemporary pop culture, all the while, treating the subject matter as a pretext to explore expression, composition, color, light space, motion and materials. His favorite mediums to work with are oils, acrylic and watercolor. His most recent works include a published illustrated children’s book with images he created using Adobe Illustrator, mosaic and paper mâché sculpture.
Ting Pan was born in China and since moved to Los Angles to attend the Art Center College of Design. Ting’s work has a strong Asian influence that clearly resonates strongly with a global audience. Her sense of design and color pallet will be an powerful asset to any project she works on.
As a kid, Brian was already customizing his toys and making wooden swords. Even at a young age Brian was already practicing for his future career as a prop and replica maker. Enter the creation of Johnson Arms - Replicas and Props.
For nearly a decade, Johnson Arms has been honing their craft and incorporating new prototyping technologies. If you have an existing piece in need of professional finishing or 3D models to be printed and finished, Johnson Arms can deliver the highest quality of work.
What Johnson Arms is capable of producing for your display, marketing, photoshoot, commercial or movie going forward has no limitations.
Lena Panaita started drawing before she was walking. Born in Southern Russia she received a classical art education that included an Art School, Art College, and the Academy of Arts, slowly moving from fine art to illustration. Her free spirit was always looking for adventures, taking her from being an illustrator to successfully running her own advertising agency with 20 employees. However, she realised that her passion was in storytelling, both as a writer and illustrator.
She left Russia to pursue her higher education in New Zealand and fell in love with the beautiful country and people. She is now a proud kiwi. She graduated with honours from AUT University in Auckland receiving Master of Philosophy in Art & Design.
For the last 10 years she was fortunate to work with amazing people in the NZ advertising industry. These clients included Adidas Global, AIG Global, Tourism New Zealand, Nissan, ANZ bank, Facebook Australia and many others.
Lena now lives and works in Auckland New Zealand, splitting her time between going to the beach, creating her new graphic novel and freelancing for the print and film industry.