Friday, May 23, 2008

Illustrator Research #21- Diane Dempsey

Diane Dempsey have been a professional illustrator and designer for the past 25 years. In her professional career, she has explored other illustration styles to the style she has today. Simplicity is one of her main focuses in her work. Diane Dempsey studied Graphic Design and Illustration at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, and she continued her education at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Early in her career, she worked in-house as an art director at the Cabbage Patch Kids and at several advertising agencies before opening her own studio, which she has had the past 15 years.

Some her clients have been Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, McGraw Hill, Chronical Books, Miller Brewing, The NBA, The San Diego Zoo, Lowery Park Zoo, Busch Gardens, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, The Florida Orchestra, and The Florida State Fair.

Her working method seems to deal with her focus on simplicity. It seems to deal with paint and ink along with some digital methods.

I find her work to be nicely done with color and linart. I do feel like some of it might not be quite as simple as she's aiming for, but it still has good compositional values regardless.

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