Thursday, March 24, 2016

Meet Our Judges: 3x3 Student Show

Welcome to the thirteenth annual 3x3 International Illustration Awards, over the next several weeks we will be introducing you to our international jury of art directors, designers, publishers and illustrators.

Our student show judges are special, not only are they full-time illustrators they are also involved with educating the next generation of artists. In selecting judges for this show we look first at the quality of their illustration and secondly on how they are influencing their students. Most are part-time instructors, some are lecturers and many are both.

Ian Whadcock is a graduate of Brighton Polytechnic and has been a freelance Illustrator for 25 years winning AOI gold, silver and bronze awards along the way. He primarily works for a wide range of editorial and design clients in the UK and US markets. Now relocated to the North West of England he returned part time to Manchester School of Art in January 2014 where he is currently a full-time Senior Lecturer on the BA (Honors) Illustration with Animation course.

Jonathan Jay Lee is based in Hong Kong. A Taiwanese-American born Jonathan Jay Lee graduated with departmental honors in illustration from Parsons School of Design in New York, spent a semester abroad at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and received an MFA from the School of Creative Media at City University in Hong Kong. His clients have included Marvel Comics, Heavy Metal Magazine, San Miguel, Lamborghini, Lee Kum Kee, Ho Lee Fook, Superga and HSBC. He also exhibits his work in China, Japan and New York. He teaches part-time as a professor of illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong.

Peter Diamond is a Canadian-born illustrator who now lives and works in Vienna, Austria. He graduated with a degree in fine arts at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He worked in the Halifax independent music scene making album covers, posters and T-shirts for local artists and labels including Jesse Dangerously, Scribbler, Just Friends Records and Diminished Fifth Records.
Moving to Austria in 2009 he works for a wide range of clients in the United Kingdom, Europe and New York. Peter teaches drawing at Illuskills and works with Illustria—the Society of Austrian illustrators—as an international contact person. His work has been exhibited in Berlin, London, New York, Vienna, Adelaide and Halifax,

Our other judges for the 3x3 International Student Show are Aya Kakeda and Catherine Gilmore-Barnes who we profiled earlier.

The 3x3 International Illustration Awards Show is open to all illustrators in all countries. There is a separate jury for each of our three shows: Professional, Student and Picture Book. For full details download our Call for Entries pdf, to enter go to our homepage.

Deadline: March 25, 2016


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