Friday, May 23, 2008

Illustrator Research #32- Bill Cigliano

Bill Cigliano has been an illustrator for 30 years, working for a wide range of nationally recognized corporations, magazines and publishers. His work ranges from caricatured portraits of people and animals to more realistic images as well as conceptual pieces. His work has appeared several times in The Annual Exhibitions of The Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts as well as Print's Regional Design Annual.

Some of his clients have been The NY Times Book Review, Harcourt Publishers, Major League Baseball, McGraw Hill, Houghton Mifflin, Johns Hopkins, Newsweek, US News & World Report, The Food Network, Quaker Oats, Chief Executive Magazine, OUT Magazine, Universal Studios, Aventis-Pasteur Pharmaceuticals, Albertsons Foods, American Express, and Motorola.

His media is a bit mixed, but his work process involves developing concepts and creating images that communicate and entertain through a progression of thumbnail sketches. He then tightens layouts with color development, and the finished digital art is delivered as hi-resolution files ready for press.

I do like his bright colors and detail along with his amusing caricatures. A lot of his concepts are dealt with humorously as well.

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