Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Illustrator Research #18- Laura Coyle


Laura Coyle grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and earned her BFA from Auburn University, and spent a summer semester painting and studying art history in Cortona, Italy. She started her freelance career living in New York City, dropping her portfolios off with art directors while working part time as an assistant to a jazz photographer named Jimmy Katz. Laura’s first work that went into product design was with Hasbro. When they decided to change the design of the Parcheesi board game, they turned to Laura. In working on Parcheesi, she discovered a love for designing products that can connect with people every day.

Some of her clients have been AOL, Amazon.com, Better Homes and Gardens, Cingular Wireless, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Disney, Hallmark, Hasbro, Honda, PC Magazine, Random House, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Target, Tide, UPS, Visa, The Wall Street Journal, and Wal Mart.

Her working process overall seems to work with Photoshop; she has a focus on a digital graphic style throughout her work.

I really enjoy the simplicity of her style along with her bright color choices. Her choice of having her lineart not match up with the coloring makes the work have a sense of youthfulness.

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