Illustrator: Michael Talbot
Growing up in Jamaica, Michael had always had a passion for art, and it only grew as his years attending school in Jamaica progressed. In 2012 he left his home country to live in America, enrolled at Lesley University College of Art and Design, and began pursuing his artistic dreams doing Graphic Design and Illustration. In 2014, Michael was a recipient of the L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrator of the Future Award and his work published in the yearly anthology.
Michael wishes to inspire and speak to others through his artwork, leaving everyone who does see them hanging in the balance of reality and wonder. He works mainly in traditional media such as markers, watercolours and coloured pencils but often utilizes digital media as well.
Artist of: Jamaican Mi Seh Mi ABC'S
Illustrator: Jélen Gillis
Hey, I'm Jélen, (you can call me Jay) a Graphic Artist from East Chicago, Indiana. Art is like one of my birth marks. I've been creating things for as long as I can remember. My professional focus began to form during my time at Emerson School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Gary, IN. where I studied Visual Art and Theater. After becoming a 2011 recipient of the Lilly Community Endowment Scholarship, I combined the skills I learned from both disciplines to select my college major. I pursued a degree in Visual Communications Design at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. where in May 2015 I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree.
By day, I'm a freelance designer and illustrator. By night, I love to sketch cartoons and paint landscapes, listen to jazz and electronic music, cook or relax with a dramatic Sci-Fi series.
Artist of: The Sweater/Grammy Bertha's AKA Baton