As in years past we have gathered an outstanding group of illustrators for our jury. Here's a little about each one.
A graduate of the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts, Rafael Alvarez is now based in Berlin. A few of his clients include ESPN—both print and online, Scientific America, Men’s Health, Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, New York Times, as well as animated promotions for the NFL. His work has been recognized by American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Society of News Design, Creative Quarterly, 3x3 and was a finalist in both the World Illustration Awards and Illustrative Berlin.
You’ll find Thomas Danthony in either London or Barcelona working on a client list that includes Google, New Yorker, Transport for London, Hennessy, The English National Opera among others. His work has been recognized in a number of award shows including the Cannes Lions and D&AD for his work in advertising campaigns. In addition, his gallery work has been shown in both Paris and New York.
Former advertising art director and creative director Takahisa Hashimoto now devotes his energy to illustration whether it’s book covers, posters for the Tobu Department Store or work for Mazda, TRANSIT magazine, WIRED or Yoga Journal. His long list of awards includes gold medals from the Society of Illustrators, Art Directors Club of New York and 3x3; other awards came from American Illustration, One Show, Tokyo Art Directors Club and Tokyo Illustrator Society as well as being named on of the top ten artist at Artexpo New York.
Blood Bros. is the brainchild of Tokyo-based illustrator and animator Emile Holmewood. Originally from New Zealand working as a graphic designer before making a career shift to illustration while living in London. His international roster of clients includes The Guardian, Apple, Bank of America, BBC, Harvard Business Review, Seamless and The Sunday Times to name a few.
A graduate of the Art Center College of Design, Tatsuro Kiuchi illustrates books—his first children’s book sold 200,000 copies worldwide, as well as book jackets, advertising campaigns and editorial. With clients in both Japan and America he’s worked for the New York Times, New Yorker, Boston Globe, Fortune, Travel & Leisure, Bloomberg Businessweek, Golf Digest as well as FIFA, Airbnb, Penguin Books, Simon & Schuster, United Airlines, Starbucks to name just a few. He has gained recognition from Communication Arts, American Illustration, including five gold medals from the Society of Illustrators.
Born in Russia, Natalie Pudalov was educated at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and the Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart, Germany. Now a full-time children’s book illustrator in Israel she’s a seven-time finalist at the Bologna Book Fair, a Golden Pinwheel winner in Shanghai, Best of the Best category in a recent Hii Illustration Show as well as Communication Arts, 3x3, Graphic Designers Association of Israel and winner of the Yossi Shtern Prize for illustration excellence.
Mexico City-born Cecilia Ruiz is an author, illustrator and graphic designer now based in Brooklyn. She has a degree in graphic design from Universidad Iberoamericana and a MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. Some of her clients include he New York Times, Google, Penguin Random House, Fast Company, Atlas Obscura, Dropbox and The Brooklyn Museum. Her debut children’s book as author/illustrator was considered the most imaginative books published in 2015 and her first picture book was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.
We are pleased to have these distinguished illustrators on our jury along with art directors Benjamin Bours, Nathan Huang, Katja Kollmann, Victoria Bee and design director Syndi Becker.
Our show is open to all illustrators, art directors, publishers, educators, students in all countries for commissioned, no-commissioned and personal work produced or published prior to our show deadline.
3x3 International Illustration Annual No. 17
Deadline: March 27, 2020 (midnight EST)
Late Deadline: April 3, 2020 (late fees apply)
Open for entries