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The Illustration Age Team

Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator whose work has appeared  in The New York Times, WIRED Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post  and many others, and has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. He is the Editor and Creative Director of Illustration Age, and is proud to have served on the Board of Directors for the ICON Illustration Conference.


Marjolein Caljouw

Marjolein Caljouw is an illustrator/artist. She helps people who need illustrations for magazines, books, apps, etc. but also makes (wall)paintings with acrylics and oilpaint. Visit her website here: www.marjoleincaljouw.com

Mark Kaufman

Long story short. Mark Kaufman is a partner at Vivitiv, an issue oriented design firm based in Seattle. His illustrations have appeared in publications nationwide including The New York Times, The Progressive, The Stranger, and The Oxford American. – drawmark.com

Kelly Weed Stanley

Kelly is a freelance Illustrator whose work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and showcased in a number of galleries around Utah. Some of Kelly’s current clients are the stores Flora and Crafty Wonderland in Portland, Oregon.

Marc Scheff

Marc Scheff is an illustrator whose work has appeared in publications and software including Spectrum, ImagineFX, Corel Painter 11 & 12, The Gorilla Art Fare Art Book, and more. Marc recently co-founded Awesome Horse Studios, the free livestream demo/crit channel. He has also spent the last few years making pretty things at game shops like EA and Gameloft. See and learn more at: www.marcscheff.com

Michael Byers

Michael Byers is a freelance illustrator living in Guelph, Ontario with his fiance and two cats. He spends most of his time in his studio creating whimsical images for editorial and advertising clients. He loves to draw, drink coffee, and collaborate with other illustrators, art directors, art buyers, and anyone else who loves to create. – michaelbyers.ca


Kyle T. Webster

Illustrator for The New Yorker, NY Times, The Atlantic, TIME, ESPN, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, Scholastic, HMH, etc. // Mobile Game and App Developer with numerous games featured by Apple // Designer of over 100 logos for local, regional, and multi-national businesses // O.D.G. – kyletwebster.com



Steve Simpson

Based in Ireland, Steve Simpson is a freelance illustrator/designer working in the areas packaging design, illustration and art for children’s books. Steve recently had a solo show at the Copper House Gallery in Dublin and has regularly had work exhibited in London, LA & New York. He was also a main stage speaker at the 2012 OFFSET creative conference in the Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin. Steve has won numerous international awards for both his packaging design and illustration inc. gold at the AOI’s images awards. – stevesimpson.com