Eric Chow for Mount Royal University Summit Magazine

Summit magazine's summer issue is all about the modus operandi at Mount Royal University. With a state-of-the-art campus that aligns with it's future-forward curriculum Mount Royal decided to get the word out about 'why they do what they do, and how," with the help of illustrator Eric Chow

Eric's surreal conceptualism brands the entire issue and takes us on a journey into the inner workings of this great school. We see the theme of connected community, discovery and human intellect throughout Eric's illustration - building worlds that sit on a circuit board and within our own brain. 

View more of Eric Chow's illustration. Represented by i2i Art Inc.

Jillian Ditner illustrates Oxford University Press Climate Textbook

Below is just a small sample of the dozens of scientific illustrations Jillian Ditner recently completed for Oxford University Press' textbook Weather and Climate: An Introduction. Working alongside assistant managing editor Peter Chambers, Jillian was asked to create a wide spectrum of illustrations, from technical charts to intricate environments. Comfortable illustrating in both traditional and digital mediums, Jillian chose to work digitally for this project.  As explained by Jillian, "the diagrams' subject matter were complex but also needed to be portrayed in a clear and uncomplicated way." 

For Jillian, one of the most interesting challenges in this project (and it holds true for most technical projects) is the need to decipher dense, scientific text and translate it into a visual aid that can be easily understand. The illustrations become an essential part of the learning process. 

Katy Dockrill illustrates for Victoria Symphony

The Victoria Symphony 2017/18 season has begun and illustrator Katy Dockrill has mirrored the excitement with a dynamic and contemporary feel for their signature brochure. With art direction from Lara Minja at Lime Design, Katy worked with a sophisticated, limited palette and beautiful bold lines to create some timeless musical metaphors. With broad brushstrokes and a lot of playfulness Katy's illustrations capture life on the island and how music permeates through it all.

In each illustration you can find a subtle and brilliant connection to music. This little girl dreams of being maestro one day. Whatever she touches turns to music.

In each illustration you can find a subtle and brilliant connection to music. This little girl dreams of being maestro one day. Whatever she touches turns to music.

See more of Katy Dockrill's illustration. Represented by i2i Art Inc. 

Clare Owen illustrates for eos

eos is celebrating spring with a new limited edition package illustrated by Clare Owen. With bountiful bouquets and adorable pets this quintessential marketplace comes to life. Clare's beautifully balanced colors, attention to detail and precious characters make this packaging one you want to linger with and soak it all in...then on to the delightful hand lotions inside!  

Art direction for this incredible packaging by Juniper Park\TBWA

We invite you to view more of Clare Owen's illustration. Represented by i2i Art Inc.

Tim Zeltner, That's Who!

We just got our copy of illustrator Tim Zeltner's newest picture book, John Deere, That's Who! and we are blown away! The recent Kirkus review said it best, "the illustrations are gorgeous."

Written by Tracy Nelson Maurer and published by Macmillan, this is the story of John Deere, the farmer, "long before tractors and other newfangled contraptions". Tim Zeltner's spectacular landscapes, filled with folk and whimsy, are the backdrop to this remarkable story of ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit. A story for John Deere enthusiasts, young and old. 

John Deere, That's Who!

Tim Zeltner is an award-winning artist and the illustrator of Power Down, Little Robot by Anna Staniszewski and Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli. See more of Tim's work. Represented by i2i Art Inc. 

Mark Hoffmann illustrates for New Jersey Monthly

Mark Hoffmann's mouth-watering illustrations for the Best Bars issue of New Jersey Monthly were a big hit with the happy hour crowd. Tasked with highlighting the different areas of this great garden state Mark Hoffmann, with art direction by Laura Baer, envisioned signature drinks and turnpike signage.  

At the end of the night there is no better place to be than the iconic McGovern's Bar.

At the end of the night there is no better place to be than the iconic McGovern's Bar.

Mark Hoffmann illustrates You Can Read

With shear delight we announce illustrator Mark Hoffmann's first children's book - You Can Read. Written by Helaine Becker and published by Orca Books, You Can Read takes kids on an exciting (and often very funny) adventure to literacy.  Mark's unique, naive, folksy style is the perfect match to Helaine's playful prose. The main characters are full of expression and wonder as they discover all their possibilities; as it turns out you can read everywhere! 

We think you will agree: Books are awesome. And so are the people who read them. 

Mark Hoffmann is represented by i2i Art Inc. See more of Mark's smile-inducing illustration. 

Clare Owen illustrates for Vintages magazine

Illustrator Clare Owen takes us on a luxurious tour through vineyards and quaint towns on our quest to become a wine geek. Working with art director Eugene Chan, Clare sets the perfect scene as Vintages Magazine walks us through what every connoisseur knows in three easy steps. 

Contemporary and romantic, Clare Owen's illustration brings a delightful richness to the article, not unlike the wines that inspire it.

Clare Owen is represented by i2i Art Inc. See more of Clare's fabulous illustration. 

Janice Kun illustrates for Macalester Today

In the heart of St. Paul, Minnesota the students at Macalester College like to embrace winter in all it's frigid, snowy splendor.  This hardy community has begun to welcome more and more warm weather international students and introducing them to the myriad of winter activities on and around campus. This was the focus of Macalester Today magazine's article, 'Warming Up to Winter'.

Art director Brian Donahue of Be Design picked illustrator Janice Kun to showcase how to enjoy these frosty conditions. With a combination of photography, hand drawn elements and watercolor Janice collages the highlights - skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing - and of course, what to wear. Janice's work, always rich with imagery and layers, is brought together to reveal a perfect winterscape. 

Jillian Ditner illustrates for 2U and George Washington University

Flu season is in full swing and our client 2U has partnered with George Washington University to deliver some much needed information on why antibiotics don't work on viruses. Scientific illustrator Jillian Ditner used a watercolor backdrop to create an editorial feel with these otherwise technical illustrations. The combination keeps us engaged visually while we learn more. 

Eric Chow illustrates for Canadian Business

Canadian Business magazine recently published it's Investor's Guide 2017. With a wonderful mix of metaphors Eric Chow's illustration accompanies some great advice on investment strategies and picking the right stocks and brokerage firm. 

We love the perspective and bold color palette in these highly conceptual illustrations - a signature of Eric's work. 

Investment Strategy Illustration by Eric Chow
Great Picks Illustrated by Eric Chow
2016 ETF All-Stars

2016 ETF All-Stars

Finding the right brokerage firm

Finding the right brokerage firm

See more of Eric Chow's illustration. Represented by i2i Art Inc.

Thom Sevalrud illustrates for Nobles Magazine

In their latest issue, Nobles magazine, published by the Noble and Greenough School, brings us a fascinating look at teens and their social networks. With some exceptional art direction from 2 Communique, Thom Sevalrud's illustration captures our curiosity on the subject. How much effort is needed to create that curated, yet seemingly effortless version of one's daily life? And could these teens actually be building confidence as they "put themselves out there?"  Some intriguing thoughts about those selfies by the pool. 

Monika Melnychuk illustrates for New Trail

Just received our copy of New Trail magazine with illustration by Monika Melnychuk. Another terrific assignment with the award-winning team at the University of Alberta. This issue of New Trail explores how the alumni is solving everyday problems. Monika's playful style is a great accent to these exciting endeavours by University of Alberta graduates. 

A special thanks to art director, Marcey Andrews for the amazing collaboration. 

Monika Melnychuk is represented by i2i Art Inc. See more of Monika's illustration. 

Remy Simard for Canadian Underwriter

Life is full of mishaps and new adventures. Illustrator Remy Simard puts a comedic spin on these stories for a recent issue of Canadian Underwriter. Art directed by Gerald Heyden, Remy creates some priceless scenarios (and the expressions we imagine go along with them) that capture all that life could throw at you. Hopefully you bought the insurance! 

Earthquake insurance. Are you covered?

Earthquake insurance. Are you covered?

Fire Damage. Pointing the finger. 

Fire Damage. Pointing the finger. 

Ready to start that art collection? 

Ready to start that art collection? 

Congrats homeowner(love the gold clubs)!

Congrats homeowner(love the gold clubs)!

View more of Remy Simard's illustration. Represented by i2i Art Inc. 

Carl Wiens illustrates for Toronto Life

Illustrator Carl Wiens was the perfect fit for Toronto Life magazine art director Brian Anson Wong's vision of the 'Toronto of Tomorrow'. Using a stylized, diagrammatical approach, Carl Wiens is able to transport us to a future of mile-high skyscrapers, underground dwellings and ecopod pads. Looking inside these fascinating structures we get a glimpse of what life in this bustling city could look like.

Of course, the future is also synonymous with automation. Carl's retro-looking robo-advisor is a clever juxtaposition to Toronto Life's prediction of jobs on the verge of obsolescence.

Carl Wiens offers great illustration for whatever the future might hold.

View more of Carl Wiens' inspired illustration. Represented by i2i Art Inc. 

Welcome illustrator Talya Baldwin

Welcome to the illustrated world of Talya Baldwin.  Armed with her inks, paints, biros, coloured pencils, pastels, wax crayons and felt tips Talya astounds us with her technical brilliance and the beauty she sees in the most interesting of subjects. We had to find out more about Talya. 

What first inspired you to be an illustrator? 

When I was three or four, my dad made me a tiny and very beautiful wooden table and chair. I kept my crayons and paper on them and that’s where I’d sit for hours, drawing castles and witches and fairies. My desk is slightly bigger these days, but essentially I’m still doing the same thing.

Can you give us some insight into your creative process? 

My creative process is intense and a bit chaotic but always the same: I wake up in the middle of the night and think ‘I know EXACTLY how I want this drawing to look. I can see the colours and the direction of the lines and the way there’s so much energy in it it’s almost humming with life.’ And then I leap out of bed in the morning and make such a pale, disappointing imitation of that image that I feel completely bereft and inadequate. It was a relief to discover, over the years, that almost all artists feel this way, and that the trick is to keep working - you’ll never re-create the shining image in your head, but you might get a bit closer!

Whatever was imagined, we find Talya's efforts extraordinary.

How would you describe your work?

For me, it’s mostly about making the invisible visible. I like drawing things that might otherwise be overlooked because they aren’t grand or celebrated, like weeds, feral pigeons and minor characters from the edges of fairy tales. As a child I was always fascinated by the last prince in the story of the Six Swans; the one who was left with a single white wing because the magical jersey he was meant to put on to regain his human form had a missing sleeve. What on earth happened to him in later life? How did he explain it to people? And how did he ever open a tin of beans? I draw him over and over again because he seems to represent everything I’m interested in: fragility, tenacity and not quite fitting in with everyone else.

Talya Baldwin has been recording the stories of asylum seekers at Yarl's Wood Immigration Centre, and at the refugee camps in Calais. Yarl's Wood is effectively a women's prison for migrants, except that none of them have committed any crime. These illustrations below are a testament to Talya's commitment to make the invisible visible.

Are there certain themes you enjoy illustrating? 

I draw birds endlessly. I love corvids - crows and ravens especially - because they’re so mistrusted. Our culture is full of images of ravens as bad omens and symbols of death, witchcraft and so on, but in reality they’re hugely intelligent and I’ve always thought they were very beautiful, too.

What are you working on currently? 

I’m part of the NOMAD collective which makes art in unconventional spaces; we’ve been working on the Phytology Project, an apothecary garden on an East London estate in which all the plants are weeds with proven medicinal properties. At the moment, I’m also working on a new project with illustrator Simon Manfield in collaboration with the Scottish Seabird Centre. We’re raising awareness of endangered sea birds by making a series of drawings, copies of which will be floated at sea in tiny, GPS-tagged boats.

I also work on arts and health initiatives with children. These are creative projects designed to raise self-esteem, give children a sense of pride in their work and help them generate artworks that bring communities together.

Interior illustrations from Talya's recent picture book, Fox's Party, below.

Talya Baldwin studied at the Wimbledon School of Art, and then later at Edinburgh, and Saint Martin’s (in London) for her Master's degree. Talya is represented by i2i Art Inc. 

Dave Murray illustrates Toronto for Airbnb

The folks at trevor//peter were coordinating a series of events for Airbnb this summer and they needed a wow factor. Taking place in the heart of Toronto, Canada the team decided a map of the city - 10 feet x 15 feet - would be the perfect way to draw the crowd to their booth. 

Illustrator Dave Murray, a proud Torontonian, was chosen to work on the project. Dave quickly assembled a brilliant collage of Toronto's coolest neighborhoods and points of interest. Graphic, bold, colorful, the piece beckons you to point out where you live or where you need to visit. 

Check out more of Dave Murray's illustration. Represented by i2i Art Inc. 

Technical Illustration by Jillian Ditner

Known for her impressive body of editorial work, often conceptual in nature, illustrator Jillian Ditner, has recently launched an exciting technical portfolio. Using her graduate degree in science illustration from California State University Jillian showcases her talents with a wide variety of subject matter. From the function of a bird's wing to our own anatomy, Jillian offers an exceptional level of detail and accuracy to all her work.

Jewel Scarab, Digital

Jewel Scarab, Digital

Speckled Tanager, Digital

Speckled Tanager, Digital

Bird Wing Morphology, Digital

Bird Wing Morphology, Digital

Lung Detail

Lung Detail

Joint Injury, Digital

Joint Injury, Digital

Smith's Blue Butterfly and Cliff Buckwheat

Smith's Blue Butterfly and Cliff Buckwheat

Dave Murray illustrates for Canadian Business

Inspired by the upcoming summer weather illustrator Dave Murray has created some pretty clever 'sand and surf' metaphors for investing now featured in the Canadian Business Investor 500 Guide. Art directed by John Montgomery. 

Stock picks from the pros. How to land the next big fish.

Stock picks from the pros. How to land the next big fish.

Screening out ordinary equities.

Screening out ordinary equities.

Five-star stocks that have nearly doubled the market's average annual return.

Five-star stocks that have nearly doubled the market's average annual return.

Janice Kun for USC Dornsife Magazine

Our genetic blueprint is still a very mysterious concept. For the article "Molecular You" in the most recent issue of USC Dornsife magazine, Janice Kun captures that mystery and intrigue in a series of beautifully atmospheric illustrations. Using a combination of line drawing, watercolor and photography Janice's imagery provides layers of subtle, yet powerful, detail. With incredible art direction by Daniel Knapp we are given the chance to ponder the impact of our DNA through Janice's work.  

See more of Janice Kun's illustration. Represented by i2i Art Inc