For nearly 3 decades, Kristin Kest has been an illustrator and has created over 30 books, 15 years of calendars, numerous magazines and publications, including a 100-page graphic novel. Kest has additional experience in creating imagery for manufactured products such as wallpaper, greeting cards, labels, and more. Kest's work spans markets as well as genres, and her work is as fluid in the educational and technical sciences, as it is in historical fiction or science-fiction. Kest's portfolio shows that she is specifically fascinated with the intersection between hard science and the Fantastic and the storytelling opportunities that exist in that space. Kest has worked with the US National Park Service, and more recently Yankee Publishing Co. (Old Farmer's Almanac), several educational projects with Tighe and Pearson Publishing groups, a project with a pharmaceutical company (under NDA), and a book with a self-publishing author. She is currently creating a whole new body of work for IlluXCon this fall and is working on a book project of her own. Kest has her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and taught Illustration and Drawing at York College of PA for a number of years. In addition to her freelance career, Kest is also an avid ceramist/ sculptor and enjoys playing in a rock band.
Acrylic, Black & White, Caricature, Design, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Graphic, Mixed Media, Oil, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Realism, Storyboards, Stylized, Technical, Floral, Whimsical
Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Greeting Cards, Health, Historical, Holidays, Landscape, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Product, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Still Life, Wildlife, Americana, Lifestyle, Feminine, Masculine, Youth, Ethnic, Edgy, Environmental