Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Meet Our Judges: Veronica Grech, Illustrator
Verónica Grech is a Spanish graphic designer cum illustrator whose young career has already received notable recognition. Based in Asturias, a coastal town in the north of Spain, Verónica attended San Carlos University in Valencia prior to beginning a career as a graphic designer.
Her work has the designer’s sensibility coupled with references to mid-century poster art and children’s books. It is no wonder her influences include artists Will Barnet, Edward McKnight Kauffer and Charley Harper. Her color palette is influenced by photographers Richard Rutledge and John Rawlings and her sense of style through her love of architecture, fashion design and photography.
While pursuing graphic design assignments she worked on her master’s degree in illustration and encouraged by her husband, she moved towards full-time illustration. In addition to her work she is currently a professor of illustration and art at Oviedo University. Working in one of two studios—one for digital illustrations, the other for personal projects—she works on commissioned assignments from all over the world. Recent assignments include work with The Washington Post, Ebony, The Boston Globe and The New York Observer.
Most recently she was named best new talent at the Association of Illustrators World Illustration Awards. Her work has also received recognition from American Illustration, Communication Arts, 3x3 International Awards Show and the Society of Illustrators.
Verónica will be judging our professional show.
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