Friday, March 22, 2019
Meet Our 3x3 ProShow Illustrator Judges
In addition to Chad Beckerman, Sheri Gee, Dave Plunkert, Stephen Petch and Len Small we have illustrators Catarina Sobral, Portugal and Olimpia Zagnoli, Italy judging the ProShow.
Born in Portugal in 1985, Catarina Sobral is a published author and illustrator of picture books and animated films. After studying graphic design, she graduated in illustration in 2012. Her illustrations are a regular presence in editorial illustration, album covers and posters, and she has twelve books published in fifteen different languages.
Her work has been exhibited both in solo and group shows in many places around the world and recognized by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the Portuguese National Illustration Award, the Portuguese Authors’ Society and the White Ravens catalogue.
Olimpia Zagnoli was born in Reggio Emilia on the leap day in 1984. As a child she moved to Milan, where she currently lives and works. Olimpia studied illustration at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, graduating in 2007. The year after graduation she was living in New York and began publishing her illustrations in Italian and international newspapers. Throughout the years she has collaborated with the New York Times, Taschen, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone, to name a few.
She has illustrated three children’s books and created her version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Her bright and ironic images have acted as a framework for advertising campaigns for Google, Apple, Barilla and Air France. She has worked with leading fashion brands, among them Fendi, Prada, Hermes and Marella (Max Mara group).
Along with her commissioned assignments, Olimpia’s personal projects meld illustration and different artistic media. She has experimented with the relationship between drawing and tri-dimensionality, crafting a series of design objects, kinetic sculptures and has directed music videos.
Her work has been showcased in numerous group shows around Italy and Europe, and in solo shows in Düsseldorf, Milan and Los Angeles (2018).
3x3 International Illustration Awards Show No. 16
Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019 without late fees
Final Deadline: March 29)
Show Chair: Melinda Beck