Shoko Ishida

Shoko Ishida

Ishida attended The Illustration Academy in 2016. Her work has been featured in the Communication Arts Annual (2016) and her work has also been recognized by the company, Instagram. After The Illustration Academy, she continued on to have her work featured in the following selected group exhibitions.
2018 "Infinite Well", curated by WOW x WOW, Gallery Nucleus Portland, OR
2017 "Unicorn II Group Exhibition", Gallery Nucleus Portland, OR
2017 "Lightening Bolts & Little Sparks", WOW x WOW
2016 Society of Illustrators Annual Student Exhibition, NY

Don Kilpatrick III

Don Kilpatrick III

Kilpatrick attended The Illustration Academy in 1999. He went on to lead a successful career as a freelance illustrator, having his work featured in publications such as Fortune, the L.A. Times, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2007, Kilpatrick joined College for Creative Studies as a faculty member in the Illustration Department of which he has been the department chair since 2010. See more of Don Kilpatrick III’s work here.

Edward Kinsella III

Edward Kinsella III

Edward Kinsella III attended two back-to-back summers of The Illustration Academy. He went on to become one of the most respected and most hired illustrators in the editorial and publishing industries. He is regularly hired by some of the most respected brands in the in the world. His accolades include 5 medals from the Society of Illustrators, and 3 medals from Spectrum. Read more about Kinsella in this feature by Communication Arts.

Vanesa R. Del Rey

Vanesa R. Del Rey

Vanesa R. Del Rey attended The Illustration Academy in 2011. She has continued to establish an incredible career in the comic book industry as a sequential artist. She has illustrated Scarlet Witch, Spider-Women Alpha, and Daredevil Annual (2016) for Marvel Comics. REDLANDS, co-created with Jordie Bellaire is her first creator-owned series with Image Comics. In 2017 she was ranked the 17th best comic book artist by SyFy. Vanesa R. Del Rey has returned to instruct at The Illustration Academy for our 2017 and 2018 workshops. Learn more about Del Rey and read this feature from Miami New Times.

Sterling Hundley

Sterling Hundley

During the summers of 1998 and 1999, Sterling attended the Illustration Academy in Kansas City, Missouri. Sterling proceeded to become one of the most accomplished and awarded illustrators internationally.

“This passionate illustrator combines talent and business savvy with Southern manners.”, Communication Arts.

In 2014, Hundley created 13 full-page illustrations, along with the cover, slipcase and end pages for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, published by the Folio Society in London, England.  

Hundley was named Illustrator of the Year by the Victoria & Albert Museum in the United Kingdom for his work on the timeless classic. 

A series of seven works from the illustrated edition were selected for the Museum of American Illustration; Society of Illustrators, New York’s Annual Competition.

His client list is long and full of iconic brands such as Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, GQ, the New York Times, The New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, Outside, Major League Baseball, Marvel, Scholastic, HarperCollins, Random House, Inc., and many more.

We are proud to include Sterling Hundley as one of The Illustration Academy Mentors. Learn more about Hundley and read his feature in Communication Arts.

Jeffrey Alan Love

Jeffrey Alan Love

Jeffrey Alan Love attended the Illustration Academy in 2008, later studying under another former Academy student and celebrated illustrator, Sterling Hundley. Jeffrey has had great success as a cover artist in the publishing world. Love has accelerated beyond covers, receiving awards and success as an author and illustrator of his own books. The Wall Street Journal says, “Jeffrey Alan Love’s stunning illustrations here are so potent and menacing that they seem less to have been created with acrylic and ink than to have been hammered from iron.” Read this Communication Arts feature on Love.