Friday, February 8, 2019

Meet Our Judges: Sheri Gee, AD

Sheri Gee is an award-winning Art Director with over twenty years’ experience in book publishing and design.

Graduating from The Kent Institute of Art and Design Maidstone (now University for the Creative Arts) with a degree in Illustration, Sheri shortly afterwards became Production Assistant with The Folio Society, illustrating and painting in her spare time.

The Folio Society, based in London, is renowned for publishing carefully crafted editions of the world’s finest literature. During the course of her 20 years with the company, Sheri has learned about all aspects of fine book production and was made Art Director in 2010.

She has had essays published in books on Illustration, juried  national and international illustration competitions and spoken internationally about illustration. She has won numerous awards for her art direction.

In her spare time one of her greatest joys in life comes from painting people, whether in a portrait or a more scenic piece. Click on her link below to see her work.

In 2018 she was selected as one of 21 finalists in the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize and also had a piece selected for the Society of Women Artists 157th Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. She has had over thirty group and solo exhibits.

www.foliosociety.com
www.sherigee.com

3x3 International Illustration Awards Show No. 16
Deadline: March 22, 2019 (late deadline is March 29)
Show Chair: Melinda Beck

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Meet Our Judges: Stephen Petch, AD

Stephen Petch is an award-winning art director and graphic design based in London.

He has extensive experience within the editorial and publishing industries working for publications such as i-D, Time Out, The Independent, The Times (of London), The Guardian, Grazia, Creative Review and most recently The Economist.

His work has gained him recognition and awards including a Silver Medal and Award of Excellence (Best Overall Design) from the Society of News Design Awards; a three-time winner with Award of Excellence from the European Newspaper Awards and the Winner for Best Editorial Redesign from Design Week Awards.

Hear how Stephen helped in the recent re-design of The Economist. Part of the redesign includes using Illustrator Noma Barr for covers and some of the inside illustrations as well.

www.stephenpetch.co.uk

3x3 International Illustration Awards Show No. 16
Deadline: March 22, 2019 (late deadline is March 29)
Show Chair: Melinda Beck

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

3x3 Directory 2019 Goes to Press

We’re pleased to announce this year’s Directory is off to the printer and will be going out to art directors in just a few weeks.

Thank you to all the illustrators who participated in this year’s eleventh edition, we’re so pleased with the images presented inside.

A lot of work goes in to putting out the Directory each year, a special thanks to art director Sarah Munt and coordinator Skye Bolluyt.

Free copies are available to art directors, art buyers and art producers in the States, our pdf version is available worldwide. And the online gallery will be up just as soon as the Directory is off the press.

We'll be starting the next edition in a couple of months, if you’re interested in participating in the 2020 edition just shoot us an email with a link to your site.

Cover illustration - Jon Krause

3x3 International Illustration Show Jury

Thanks to Show Chair, Melinda Beck we have our final list of judge’s for this year’s sixteenth annual awards show. Over the next several weeks we’ll be introducing each judge to you but in the meantime here’s who we have:

Stephen Petch, Art Director, The Economist, United Kingdom
Sheri Gee, Art Director, Folio Society, United Kingdom
Len Small, Art Director, Columbia Magazine
Chad Beckerman, Freelance Art Director
David Plunkert, Graphic Designer, Spur Design
Alissa Levin, Creative Director/Founder, Point5
Catarina Sobral, Illustrator, Portugal
Olimpia Zagnoli, Illustrator, Italy
Lisk Feng, Illustrator, China
Aad Goudappel, Illustrator, The Netherlands
Edward Kinsella, Illustrator
Pablo Luebert, Illustrator. Chile

3x3 International Illustration Show No 16 - Open
Deadline: March 22, 2019

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Pictured above (first row) Aad Goudappel, Alissa Levin, Catarina Sobral, Chad Beckerman (second row) David Plunkert, Edward Kinsella, Len Small, Lisk Feng (third row) Olimpia Zagnoli, Pablo Leubert, Sheri Gee, Stephen Petch.


Friday, December 21, 2018

3x3 Annual 16 Call for Entries is Open

We are pleased to have illustrator Melinda Beck as our Show Chair this year. She’s been busy lining up our judges and so far we have art directors Chad Beckerman, Len Small and Sheri Gee; Creative Director Alissa Levin and Graphic Designer/Illustrator Dave Plunkert. We still have one AD spot to fill. Our esteemed illustrators include Olimpia Zagnoli, Catarina Sobral, Lisk Feng and Aad Goudappel, with two more to be selected.

We are delighted to announce a special student award this year. All student winners are eligible. The Gary Powell Award will receive a one-year mentorship with four leading illustrators in the United Kingdom. Included are a total of four tutorials in-person or via Skype.

Gary Powell (1962-2017) was a leading illustrator and educator in the United Kingdom for over 25 years.

Thanks to Gizem Vural for the delightful image.

It’s never too early to think about the new year, and if you’re considering Uncle Sam and his taxes, entering shows is tax-deductible.

Our shows are open to all illustrators, art directors, editors, publishers in all countries.

3x3 International Illustration Annual No. 16
Deadline: March 22, 2019
Late Deadline: March 29, 2019

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

3x3 Directory Cover Selection

We’re almost done with the 2019 edition of the 3x3 Directory. And we're pleased to announce the selection of an image by Jon Krause for the cover. The Directory will be shared with 6,000 art directors and art buyers in America, and selected art directors worldwide.

Cover art by Jon Krause

3x3 Annual 15 - Hot off the Press

We're pleased to announce that the 2018 3x3 International Illustration Annual has left the building. Our printer in Winnipeg has shipped the pre-orders and bulk shipped the Annual to our distributors. We are about three weeks late due to some issues we had reproducing the cover art, but after some help from our printer at The Prolific Group we think everyone will be pleased.

The Annual should make its appearance on newsstands and bookstore by the end of the month or at the very latest the first of January.

You may still order copies of the Annual, either our print or digital editions are available.

We'll have some announcements very soon on next year's show. Stay tuned.

Cover illustration by Brian Stauffer, back cover by Owen Davey