September 24, 2012

Breakthrough 2012 Spotlight: Staff Picks

We had the pleasure of looking through many portfolios this year and now that the judges had their say in picking the winner and top 5, we here at the office picked our favorites of the submissions. Here they are (in no particular order):

Victoria Semykina is a Russian illustrator and fine artist currently based in Bologna, Italy. We really enjoyed her portfolio, it was full of fun textures and fun concepts. 

Marc Scheff hails from our native New York and has a portfolio full of vibrant illustrations.

Another NY native, David Saracino had a consistant and standout portfolio of highly conceptual images.

Angela Rizza is a great storytelling illustrator living in New York with an eye for deep colors and details. She recently graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology.  

Corinne Reid got her BFA from Montserrat College of Art in 2011. We featured her last year as well, she really has a lovely portfolio. 

Nour Tohm is a French-Lebanese designer and illustrator living in Paris. We enjoyed how she combined typography with her illustrations. 

There are many illustrators now with a graphic, minimalist approach to their work, Miguel Montaner is on of the best we have seen.

Fiona Meng got her MFA in illustration from the Art University of San Francisco. She combines good painting techniques with her passion for Manga and Anime.  

With so many caricature artists in the industry, it was nice to see the unique portraits of Wayne Johnson.

Ryan Kenneth Hanson's illustrations have a dark grittiness to them that reminded us of the 1970s pulp covers. He is a graduate of Ringling college of Art and Design.

Logan Faerber is Boston based illustrator with a consistently great portfolio of humorous and conceptual images. 

Fil Dunsky is a Russian illustrator who has a really warm portfolio full of whimsical characters that is perfect for the advertising world. 

Hannah Christenson was also featured in last years Staff Picks, and it bears repeating. 

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