Linda Nye | Transfusion Journal

Linda Nye | Transfusion Journal

Transfusion is a research journal published by the AABB (American Association of Blood Banks), the primary international, nonprofit association representing transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. Every month the editor sends Linda Nye one or two topics that will be covered in the articles and she creates a cover. Many of these illustrations come from building […]

Amazing Animation

Amazing Animation

Many of our illustrators seamlessly transition from still images to animation, bringing their characters to life. We cannot get enough of the endlessly creative approaches to story telling our artists come up with. Whether it is through minimalist vector images or hyper realistic CGI renderings, they push their unique styles even further to create clever […]

Luke Lucas | New Trail Magazine

Luke Lucas | New Trail Magazine

Luke Lucas created the electrifying illustration, “Powered Up” for the Spring 2019 issue for the University of Alberta’s alumni magazine, New Trail. Luke’s glowing letters reflect the issue’s examination of energy sources for the future. See more of Luke’s work here.

Luke Lucas | Mickey’s 90th

Luke Lucas | Mickey’s 90th

Letterer, Luke Lucas helped celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday, Curator Eddie Zammit and Radio Velvet created Mickey Mouse Arthouse. An exhibition featuring the works of 90 artists from around the globe. The exhibition ran from 17/11/18 – 28/2/19 in Melbourne, Australia. See more work by Luke here.  

Matt Cook | New Horizons

Matt Cook | New Horizons

Watercolor Illustrator, Matt Cook was commissioned by New Horizons Magazine of Meredith Corp to illustrate five color portraits for FFA Agricultural Education’s Spring 2019 Issue. See more portrait work by Matt here.

Kate Forrester | GOOGLE

Kate Forrester | GOOGLE

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! To celebrate today, we wanted to showcase our UK designer and illustrator, Kate Forrester, who designed this hand-lettered illustration for Google’s “Google Doodle” series “Women Empowering Women”. See more work by Kate here.   Q: What does International Women’s Day mean to you personally? A: “It is a chance to celebrate the progress we have […]

Rocco Baviera | Harvard Magazine

Rocco Baviera | Harvard Magazine

Rocco Baviera appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of Harvard Magazine’s article, “Gene Editing and Ethics.” See more illustrations by Rocco here.  

Jim Talbot | Maya Games

Jim Talbot | Maya Games

Family game night just got even better thanks to illustrator Jim Talbot. Jim collaborated with Maya Games, to create the package art for “Monkey Trix”.  Jim is a true savant when it comes to game and toy packaging.  Jim built the cover from the ground up with multiple sketch and color comp options.  Jim was […]

Annick Poirier | Sterling Brands

Annick Poirier | Sterling Brands

Modern watercolor illustrator, Annick Poirier was commissioned by Sterling Brands to illustrate a series of O’Organics Coffee packaging art. The artistic direction was to depict the natural environment of each coffee’s country: native plants, flowers, and a selected animal. Annick really enjoyed illustrating all that fauna and flora. Plus, the beautifully sober artistic direction emphasized her images […]

Ben The Illustrator | Marquette University

Ben The Illustrator | Marquette University

Vector illustrator, Ben the Illustrator worked with Marquette College of Engineering on their annual magazine, illustrating a feature article looking at the opportunities for taking students into real-world engineering situations to aid their studying. See more work by Ben here.

Tom Froese | RIZE ALLIANCE

Tom Froese | RIZE ALLIANCE

Tom Froese was approached by Steven Cox, creative director at Rize Alliance (a leading developer of residential and commercial properties) to create a series of posters featuring their top projects. Each image highlights unique architectural qualities, a limited palette of colors derived from the company’s brand identity, and a balance of structure and freedom. Tom kept the […]

Ryan Olbrysh | WWE

Ryan Olbrysh | WWE

Photo Illustration genius, Ryan Olbrysh was hired to create a portrait series of WWE Superstar wrestlers for the WWE Astrology feature. The feature incorporates illustrative elements based on the Zodiac sign of the wrestlers along with working in watercolor backgrounds. The idea is to make all illustrations look cohesive but still distinguished enough from each other […]

Kirsten Ulve | Top Picks

Kirsten Ulve | Top Picks

Kirsten Ulve’s illustration and design work has appeared in virtually every medium.  Her work has graced the pages of magazines like Glamour Germany, Advertising Age and Group M publications, among others. Kirsten’s characters are perfect for toys and games.  The work has appeared on Broadway marquees and the sides of buses.  She is also an […]

BlindSALIDA | Harvard Business Review

BlindSALIDA | Harvard Business Review

BIllustrator Yann Sadi of blindSALIDA was commissioned by Harvard Business Review Magazine to create illustrations for a story about giving yourself a break. The article is titled “3 Ways To Be More Self-Compassionate”, and the idea is that being kind to yourself helps you perform better by triggering what’s called a “growth mindset”— the belief that […]

Steve Simpson | Mic’s Chilli

Steve Simpson | Mic’s Chilli

Steve Simpson has worked with his longtime client, Mic’s Chilli for over 8 years back when they started their original hot sauce range. Both the sauces and the artwork have won many awards during that time. We’re excited to show the latest range of DAMN HOT SAUCES as well as a peek of Steve’s art […]

T.M. Detwiler | Time Magazine

T.M. Detwiler | Time Magazine

T.M. Detwiler has created an extensive series of tech spot illustrations for a few different packages in the December Issue of Time Magazine‘s Technology section. The article discusses how many health-related devices like the Apple Watch, apps, and the Home Body Scanner are giving our bodies a full work-up. A Special Thank you to AD:  Chelsea Kardokus  […]

2019 Calendar Illustrations

2019 Calendar Illustrations

The Mendola Artists 2019 Calendar Preview is here!  Thirteen Mendola artists contributed fantastic images that in some way relate to the month of the year, and we love the cool, relaxed cover image by Tom Froese.  All of the artists answered questions about their inspirations, secrets, and the last thing they watched on Netflix. We […]

Echo Chernik | Mina Group

Echo Chernik | Mina Group

Echo Chernik was approached earlier this year by Mina Group, to create a logo design for an upcoming business. Trailblazer Tavern. The Trailblazer Tavern is Chef Michael Mina’s exciting new restaurant venture, bringing Hawaiian comfort food to downtown San Francisco. The client specifically asked for a watercolor style of palm leaves for a Hawaiian themed restaurant, […]

James Boast | Bombinate.

James Boast | Bombinate.

Just in time for the holidays! James Boast has illustrated these festive creations for the high-end fashion blog,  Bombinate ‘s gift shopping section of their website. Don’t these illustrations make you wish you were home for Christmas? See more illustrations by James here and let us know if he can help you with your next creative […]

Lucy Rose | Deloitte Services

Lucy Rose | Deloitte Services

Illustrator, Lucy Rose was commisioned by long-time client, Deloitte Insights to create two illustrations for articles with a primary focus on health topics in the industry. See more of Lucy’s illustration work here. Illustration #1: “Life Insurance Customers” This illustration is for an article focusing on new ways the life insurance industry need to capture customers, working the insurance plans into […]

Andrew Davidson | Royal Mail UK

Andrew Davidson | Royal Mail UK

Artist, Andrew Davidson received a very special commission from The Royal Mail to design six seasonal Christmas stamps. Andrew came up with the concept for the illustrations when walking past his local Edward VIII postbox in Gloucestershire. The first post box erected in the UK was in 1853 in Carlisle during the reign of Queen Victoria. Over the last 100 years, there have been five […]

Rocco Baviera | Publix Supermarkets

Rocco Baviera | Publix Supermarkets

Rocco Baviera was approached by our long-time client, Publix Supermarkets to design and illustrate artwork for their upcoming Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. Illustrations were used for the festival for signage and website use. See more of Rocco’s work here        

Sarah McMenemy | BBC News

Sarah McMenemy | BBC News

Sarah McMenemy created these lovely animated clips for the documentary, “Princess Margaret, The Rebel Royal. BBC Documentary”.  BBC is entering the documentary for a nomination for a BAFTA award in Craft in Television! See more work by Sarah McMenemy here!  

Dalia Adillon | Lawrence King Publishing

Dalia Adillon | Lawrence King Publishing

Dalia Adillon was commissioned by Lawrence King Publishing to illustrate “Amelia Earhart” by Isabel Thomas. The book is part of the “Little Guides to Great Lives”  children’s book series. Dalia was selected to illustrate the life of the inspiring Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and a pioneer of women’s rights. […]

Ben The Illustrator | Marquette Engineer Magazine

Ben The Illustrator | Marquette Engineer Magazine

Ben The Illustrator worked with our client, Marquette College of Engineering on their annual magazine, illustrating a feature article looking at the opportunities for taking students into real-world engineering situations to aid their studying. The editorial illustrations are truly a must see. AD: Karen Parr See more of Ben’s illustration work, click here.

Jeff Wack’s Greatest Hits

Jeff Wack’s Greatest Hits

Jeff has had a long successful career as a photorealistic illustrator working on major advertising, promotional, and packaging projects.  Clients as diverse as Godiva chocolates and Broadway show productions have asked Jeff to bring their visions to life.  Jeff’s recent projects are a virtual Greatest Hits album featuring music assignments for Steve Perry and Stone […]

Jeff Wack | Ted Baker London

Jeff Wack | Ted Baker London

Jeff Wack’s latest illustrations for Ted Baker London Eye Wear 2018 Collection. Enjoy the playful nature of the gorgeous lizards as they really flaunt their personality in the natural habitats. See more from Jeff Wack here!

Rocco Baviera | Mayo Clinic

Rocco Baviera | Mayo Clinic

Client: Mayo Clinic | Description: Illustration promoting the Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine Conference 2018: Advancing Care through Genomics. The event, geared towards medical professionals and researchers, focuses on precision medicine using the patient’s own DNA. View Rocco’s portfolio here

Spring Illustration Week

Spring Illustration Week

As our lawns, farmer’s markets, and household plants provide us with the color we’ve waited for, we turn to see how our illustrators are capturing the season. We’re presenting packaging illustration, book covers, and character design. From natural and enchanting to bright and dazzling, each of these artists have mastered their style for the season. Poked […]

Welcome…To Our Future

Welcome…To Our Future

Hagerty, the renown automotive publication, devoted their most recent issue to the future of the car.  And they hired photorealist Hugh Syme to create the cover and five full page interior illustrations.  Hugh is known for his surreal imagery for Rush and other rock bands. He was asked to imagine a world where electric and […]

Echo Chernik | Publix Supermarkets

Echo Chernik | Publix Supermarkets

Client: Publix Supermarkets | Description: Mardi Gras is approaching and Echo Chernik’s decorative illustrations promote the celebration!        

Sam Ward | Gallmeister Publishing’s Totem Book series

Sam Ward |  Gallmeister Publishing’s Totem Book series

Client: Gallmeister Publishing and Totem Books | Description: Sam Ward has illustrated 42 of the 100 covers created for Totem Books. Ward’s covers include Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love and Ross McDonald’s mystery novel The Drowning Pool. Gallmeister also entrusted Ward with the 2017 french publication cover for Thoreau’s essay Civil Disobedience. Ward’s illustrations are graphic, […]

blindSalida | Independent School Magazine

blindSalida | Independent School Magazine

Client: Independent School Magazine | Description: blindSalida was commissioned for the cover and feature about how the “National Association of Independent Schools is helping schools find the hidden promise of their data.”    

Illustrating the New Year!

Illustrating the New Year!

Greatness happens when art and life collide. We asked 13 of our Mendola artists to contribute to our 2018 calendar and answer our questions about their inspirations, secrets, and studio habits. We think it’s cool that Julia Green, the photo-realistic illustrator, keeps birds in the studio. Luke Lucas has watched the hypnotic nature of the […]

blindSalida illustrates Successful Farming’s 2017 Tech Issue

blindSalida illustrates Successful Farming’s 2017 Tech Issue

Art director Matt Strelecki of Successful Farming chose blindSalida to illustrate the entire 2017 Tech issue. It was an incredible undertaking: the cover, six full pages, eight quarter pages, and numerous icons. Matt felt blindSalida’s vector conceptual  illustrations would be the perfect complement to an issue devoted to the changes technology is bringing to farming. Check out a sampling […]

Rocco Baviera | Deloitte

Rocco Baviera | Deloitte

Client: Deloitte | Description: Rocco’s cover illustration for Deloitte Insights magazine for an article on supply chain collaboration in the oil and gas industry across the UK Continental Shelf. Check out Rocco’s portfolio here.

Kirsten Ulve | Vogue Japan

Kirsten Ulve | Vogue Japan

Client: Vogue Japan | Description: Kirsten illustrated a fun travel piece for Vogue Japan’s August issue! Check out Kirsten’s portfolio here  

Lucy Rose | Good Housekeeping UK

Lucy Rose | Good Housekeeping UK

Client: Good Housekeeping UK | Description: We want to take a vacation after seeing Lucy’s vibrant pages for the magazine! Check out Lucy’s portfolio here

Lucy Davey | Spartina 449

Lucy Davey | Spartina 449

Client: Spartina 449 | Description: Lucy designed this cute map of Charleston to be used on range of products from handbags to beach towels! Check out Lucy’s portfolio here

Tom Froese | Family Circle Magazine

Tom Froese | Family Circle Magazine

Client: Family Circle Magazine | Description: Spot food illustrations for the magazine’s article “15 Ways to Fight Fat with Food” Check out Tom’s portfolio here      

ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’

ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’

Our artist Rob Ball has been very busy! He was commissioned by ESPN to create portraits for 44 of the most influential black Americans in history to honor the end of Obama’s presidency. He created likenesses of famous people of color in politics, the music world, the art world, sports, and more. Rob’s graphic style […]

Anna Hurley | Pinterest

Anna Hurley | Pinterest

Client: Pinterest | Description: Anna worked on some charming postcards for an employee program. They represented employees’ memories from the past year. Check out Anna’s portfolio here