Kirsten Ulve | Workbook

Kirsten Ulve | Workbook

Congratulations to Kirsten Ulve for being selected as the cover artist of the Fall 2019 Workbook. Her brilliant, beachy illustrations decorate the front and back cover of the Workbook. See more of Kirsten’s work here.

Catherine Pearson | Auzou

Catherine Pearson | Auzou

Catherine Pearson illustrated a puzzle for Auzou Switzerland. This puzzle helps children (3-4 years old) discover animals that live in the Swiss mountains. See more of Catherine’s work here.    

Beugism | Hong Kong Airlines

Beugism | Hong Kong Airlines

Beugism created a number of illustrations for Hong Kong Airlines’ in-flight publication, +852 Magazine. The article, “Hoi Fai Road Promenade” shows travelers what life is like in Hong Kong’s Hoi Fai Road Promenade neighborhood; it is a hot spot for runners and elderly people practicing tai chi. Beugism also created spot illustrations in the issue […]

Ben The Illustrator | Pan Macmillan

Ben The Illustrator | Pan Macmillan

Ben The Illustrator designed a special emoji of Elton John to promote his new autobiography. The emoji is live on Twitter and can be seen connected to a set of hashtags including #EltonJohn and #EltonJohnBook. Ben The Illustrator was commissioned by freelance marketing strategist Katie Roden for publishers Pan Macmillan. They drew inspiration from previous rock and […]

Beugism | Wine Spectator

Beugism | Wine Spectator

Beugism created the accompanying illustrations to Wine Spectator’s recent article, “Five Wine and Heath Myths, Debunked.” See more of Beugism’s work here.  

Rocco Baviera | Key Bank

Rocco Baviera | Key Bank

Rocco Baviera created a series of illustrations for Key Bank’s new online quiz, “What’s Your Dollar Sign?” This quiz is about how your personality affects your financial choices. See more of Rocco’s work here.  

Jude Buffum | ESPN

Jude Buffum | ESPN

Jude Buffum created a series of illustrations and animations for ESPN’s article celebrating 30 years since 1989, the year that Bo Jackson conquered the world of professional sports. See more of Jude’s 8-bit pixel work here.

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 […]

Orlando Arocena | Empire Magazine

Orlando Arocena | Empire Magazine

Orlando Arocena created the Summer 2019 subscriber’s cover for Empire Magazine. Using his innovative vector illustration technique, he captured Spider-Man and Mysterio’s epic confrontation in this summer’s blockbuster movie, Spiderman: Far From Home. See more of Orlando’s work here.

BlindSALIDA | Harvard Business Review

BlindSALIDA | Harvard Business Review

BlindSALIDA created a series of illustrations for Harvard Business Review’s article, “The One Thing You Need to Know About Managing Functions: They Require Their Own Strategies.” He illustrates the importance of formulating a clear strategy for line businesses with his clean, organized graphics. See more of BlindSALIDA’s work here.  

Ben The Illustrator | The Sleep School

Ben The Illustrator | The Sleep School

Ben The Illustrator created an extensive series of 70 illustrations for an innovative sleep clinic in London called The Sleep School. The illustrations cover a wide range of topics around sleeping and health for their blog and social media. He brilliantly captures their positive approach to health, looking beyond quick fixes with medication and instead […]

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.

Jaye Kang | Adobe

Jaye Kang | Adobe

Jaye Kang was commissioned by Adobe to illustrate three unique images containing four events and themes that Adobe created and supported in 2018. This reflective project is titled “An Outstanding Year.” See more of Jaye’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.  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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        

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.

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 […]

Rob Ball’s “Beautiful Death” Series for Game of Thrones

Rob Ball’s “Beautiful Death” Series for Game of Thrones

Rob Ball was commissioned by HBO to create a poster for every episode of Game of Thrones. This is an amazing body of work for an incredible series. His work on the seventh season wrapped up this summer with seven “Beautiful Death” images to add to the collection. See for yourself below. As an extra […]

Lucy Davey | Little, Brown and Company

Lucy Davey | Little, Brown and Company

Client: Little, Brown and Company | Description: Lucy’s 12th book cover illustration for the Lady Emily series! Check out Lucy’s portfolio here    

Rocco Baviera | Experience Life

Rocco Baviera | Experience Life

Client: Experience Life | Description: Rocco created a series of symbolic illustrations for an article titled “Cultivating Courage.” Check out Rocco’s portfolio here  

Jones & Company | Marist

Jones & Company | Marist

Client: Marist | Description: Jones & Company created a poster of students to show how donations help the Marist Fund. Check out Jones & Company’s portfolio here  

Kirsten Ulve’s Truck Wrap Illustration

Kirsten Ulve’s Truck Wrap Illustration

Our NYC-based illustrator and designer, Kirsten Ulve, was asked to create a large-scale illustration for Tapad Inc/Telenor Group, the global marketing technology company. Tapad needed a high-impact image to support their breakthrough technology and ability to connect brands with millions of unique consumers across billions of devices. Utilizing her talent for drawing fun, whimsical and slightly-off […]

Tom Froese | Vienna Symphony

Tom Froese | Vienna Symphony

Client: Vienna Symphony | Description: This illustration by Tom Froese is music to our ears! Check out Tom’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 […]

Jesus Sotes | Hodder Books

Jesus Sotes | Hodder Books

Client: Hodder Books | Description: Jesus Sotes illustrated a beautiful cover for Laura McVeigh’s debut novel ‘Under the Almond Tree’ about a young girl looking for her father in the Alaskan wilderness Check out Jesus’ portfolio here

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      

Get Inspired for 2017

Get Inspired for 2017

We’ve curated a fantastic selection of illustrations showcasing some of the group’s best work from 2016.  We hope it serves as inspiration for the great possibilities of 2017.  Illustration is a wonderful, evolving medium and illustrators have found increasingly relevant ways to utilize their talents.  The first section focuses on self-initiated work and leads off […]

Ben the Illustrator | The North East Times

Ben the Illustrator | The North East Times

Client: The North East Times | Description: The publication commissioned Ben the Illustrator to do the last cover of 2016, to convey the diverse businesses sectors across Northeast England Check out Ben’s portfolio here

Kirsten Ulve | The Village Voice

Kirsten Ulve | The Village Voice

Client: The Village Voice | Description: Kirsten illustrated this very cute GIF of Samantha Bee for a recent issue of the paper Check out Kirsten’s portfolio here

Welcome to the Future!

Welcome to the Future!

2017 arrives in less than a month, but you can get a glimpse of what it looks like today. We’re happy to welcome 2017 with our new Mendola calendar! Thirteen of our artists contributed wonderful artwork that you can enjoy all year long. You can even learn a bit about each of the contributing artists with […]

Mona Daly | Maidenform

Mona Daly | Maidenform

Client: Maidenform | Description: Mona illustrated these all-too-relatable figures for Maidenform bra’s social media campaign, “Forget the Fidget” Check out Mona’s portfolio here  

Todd Detwiler | Seattle Metropolitan

Todd Detwiler | Seattle Metropolitan

Client: Seattle Met magazine | Description: Todd illustrated an opener and inside piece for “Shameless in Seattle”, a collection of stupid things this year Check out his portfolio here

Echo Chernik | Ballet West

Echo Chernik | Ballet West

Client: Ballet West | Description: Echo had the awesome opportunity to illustrate the posters for the company’s Nutcracker this year! Check out Echo’s portfolio here