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Young Isobel and Family

Depiction of the early days of Isobel Kuhn's life.

© CEF, Inc.

Baby Moses

Baby Moses scene specifically requested to work with an existing standard company style (heavy outlines of character figures, etc. and photos incorporated into backgrounds).

© CEF, Inc.

Kids Getting Along

Part of a series in a requested style using character thick outlines and photo elements in the backgrounds.

© CEF, Inc.

Wilderness Training

Educational illustrations of the story of Martin and Gracia Burnham, who lived in the Philippines and served communities there in the 1980s and 1990s. In 2001, celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary at a hotel in town, they were captured by Abu Sayyaf militants and held hostage for a year with over a dozen other captives, living in the jungles forced to serve the militants, till a rescue attempt by authorities ended in only Gracia surviving to be rescued.

© CEF, Inc.

Burnhams Montage

Educational illustrations of the story of Martin and Gracia Burnham, who lived in the Philippines and served communities there in the 1980s and 1990s. In 2001, celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary at a hotel in town, they were captured by Abu Sayyaf militants and held hostage for a year with over a dozen other captives, living in the jungles forced to serve the militants, till a rescue attempt by authorities ended in only Gracia surviving to be rescued.

© CEF, Inc.

Captives

Educational illustrations of the story of Martin and Gracia Burnham, who lived in the Philippines and served communities there in the 1980s and 1990s. In 2001, celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary at a hotel in town, they were captured by Abu Sayyaf militants and held hostage for a year with over a dozen other captives, living in the jungles forced to serve the militants, till a rescue attempt by authorities ended in only Gracia surviving to be rescued.

© CEF, Inc.

Legacy in Print

Amy Carmichael's books and stories and inspiration live on in print across the decades and cultures.

© CEF, Inc.

Purchased Girls on the Temple Cart

From a series of illustrations for educational materials about Ireland's Amy Carmichael, who traveled to India as a missionary teacher in the 1890s and helped end child temple slavery.

© CEF, Inc.

Amy writes her stories

Disabled and elderly, Amy still has plenty of spirit and enjoys writing her story down for future generations, as kingfisher birds play outside her room.

© CEF, Inc.

Teen Amy Helps the Old Rag Lady

From a series of illustrations for educational materials about Ireland's Amy Carmichael, who traveled to India as a missionary teacher in the 1890s and helped end child temple slavery.

© CEF, Inc.

Amy's "Shawlie Girl" Apartment

From a series of illustrations for educational materials about Ireland's Amy Carmichael, who traveled to India as a missionary teacher in the 1890s and helped end child temple slavery.

© CEF, Inc.

Amy Protected from Dublin Street Gang

From a series of illustrations for educational materials about Ireland's Amy Carmichael, who traveled to India as a missionary teacher in the 1890s and helped end child temple slavery.

© CEF, Inc.

Temple and Cart at Dawn, 1890s Bangalore

From a series of illustrations for educational materials about Ireland's Amy Carmichael, who traveled to India as a missionary teacher in the 1890s.

© CEF, Inc.

Amy Carmichael 1890s Temple Interior

From a series of illustrations for educational materials about Ireland's Amy Carmichael, who traveled to India as a missionary teacher in the 1890s.

© CEF, Inc.

Preena Prays for Death

From a series of illustrations for educational materials about Ireland's Amy Carmichael, who traveled to India as a missionary teacher in the 1890s and helped end child temple slavery.

© CEF, Inc.

Preena Finds Amy

From a series of illustrations for educational materials about Ireland's Amy Carmichael, who traveled to India as a missionary teacher in the 1890s and helped end child temple slavery and started a major orphanage.

© CEF, Inc.

Safely Up Into the Tower

From a series of illustrations for educational materials about Ireland's Amy Carmichael, who traveled to India as a missionary teacher in the 1890s and helped end child temple slavery.

© CEF, Inc.

Jewel Worships Ganesha

From a series of illustrations for educational materials about Ireland's Amy Carmichael, who traveled to India as a missionary teacher in the 1890s and helped end child temple slavery.

© CEF, Inc.

Young Amy Praying for Blue Eyes

From a series of illustrations for educational materials about Ireland's Amy Carmichael, who traveled to India as a missionary teacher in the 1890s.

© CEF, Inc.

Eyes Still Sadly Brown Come Morning

From a series of illustrations for educational materials about Ireland's Amy Carmichael, who traveled to India as a missionary teacher in the 1890s.

© CEF, Inc.

Angie Navajo Literacy

This is part of a series of educational material illustrations about Angie Garber, a missionary who worked to spread literacy among the Navajo in the 1950s.

© CEF, Inc.

Wamdi Learns to Read

Part of a series of illustrations featuring the true story of a girl named Wamdi in 1920s Nigeria. She learned to read at the missionary school and was punished by her father for it, kept in the goat house till she stopped singing, but she didn't stop and he eventually let her out. She became a teacher and missionary in her region as an adult.

©CEF, Inc.

Wamdi Banished to the Goat House By Her Father

Part of a series of illustrations featuring the true story of a girl named Wamdi in 1920s Nigeria. She learned to read at the missionary school and was punished by her father for it, kept in the goat house till she stopped singing, but she didn't stop and he eventually let her out. She became a teacher and missionary in her region as an adult.

© CEF, Inc.

Wamdi Sings Anyway, Grows Up to be Teacher

Part of a series of illustrations featuring the true story of a girl named Wamdi in 1920s Nigeria. She learned to read at the missionary school and was punished by her father for it, kept in the goat house till she stopped singing, but she didn't stop and he eventually let her out. She became a teacher and missionary in her region as an adult.

© CEF, Inc.

Nard Prepares for School Age

Part of a series featuring a young man in the 1950s Philippines named Nard, who learned to read thanks to the first books in his native Isnag language, and eventually become a pilot serving his home region. This montage features visiting language professor tending to young Nard who is afraid of evil spirits, and then the unusual regional test for children, if they can reach over their head and touch their opposite ear they're allowed to begin some manner of schooling.

© CEF, Inc.

Henry Takes a Bath

I was honored to provide the requested "sketchy, but realistic but slighty cartoony" style for this very special book, Henry Imagines. The true story of a boy with Short Bowel Syndrome and all the daily trappings, who uses his imagination to not only cope with his difficult medical condition, but to even have some fun with it. This book was co-produced by ThriveRx Medical Supply, in order to give it to other families dealing with Short Bowel Syndrome so they may be encouraged.

© ThriveRx

Tube Line BW Sketch

I was honored to provide the requested "sketchy, but realistic but slighty cartoony" style for this very special book, Henry Imagines. The true story of a boy with Short Bowel Syndrome and all the daily trappings, who uses his imagination to not only cope with his difficult medical condition, but to even have some fun with it. This book was co-produced by ThriveRx Medical Supply, in order to give it to other families dealing with Short Bowel Syndrome so they may be encouraged.

© ThriveRx

Henry's Special Pocket Treasures

I was honored to provide the requested "sketchy, but realistic but slighty cartoony" style for this very special book, Henry Imagines. The true story of a boy with Short Bowel Syndrome and all the daily trappings, who uses his imagination to not only cope with his difficult medical condition, but to even have some fun with it. This book was co-produced by ThriveRx Medical Supply, in order to give it to other families dealing with Short Bowel Syndrome so they may be encouraged.

© ThriveRx

Henry's Magic Pocket

I was honored to provide the requested "sketchy, but realistic but slighty cartoony" style for this very special book, Henry Imagines. The true story of a boy with Short Bowel Syndrome and all the daily trappings, who uses his imagination to not only cope with his difficult medical condition, but to even have some fun with it. This book was co-produced by ThriveRx Medical Supply, in order to give it to other families dealing with Short Bowel Syndrome so they may be encouraged.

© ThriveRx

Henry Climbs a Mountain

I was honored to provide the requested "sketchy, but realistic but slighty cartoony" style for this very special book, Henry Imagines. The true story of a boy with Short Bowel Syndrome and all the daily trappings, who uses his imagination to not only cope with his difficult medical condition, but to even have some fun with it. This book was co-produced by ThriveRx Medical Supply, in order to give it to other families dealing with Short Bowel Syndrome so they may be encouraged.

© ThriveRx

Dawn of Disney Villains

A sketchy poster or shirt design that imagines Walt Disney meeting the Evil Queen character for the first time. Licensed apparel concept art.

© Jeremy S./Disney

Bifur the Dwarf (The Hobbit)

Bifur the Dwarf, from The Hobbit, as portrayed in the Peter Jackson film versions by William Kircher. This is a fun sketchy illustration of his character to be presented to the actor as a framed print during an upcoming major convention appearance.

© New Line Cinema

Avatar:The Last Airbender Fire Nation Reunion

Custom artwork for framed print for upcoming major convention featuring the voice actors from the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

© Nickelodeon

Sound the Alarms

Iconic moment in Nightmare Before Christmas when the Mummy Boy sounds the cat siren. Apparel design concept art.

© Jeremy S./Disney

Persistence of Jake

Winning design for Hot Topic's exclusive Adventure Time (Cartoon Network) apparel. The stretchy and semi-amorphous Jake the Dog character reimagined into Salvador Dali's "Persistence of Memory." A slight variation my standard style, but still a fun exercise in line art and painterly color.

© Cartoon Network

Anubis 1/6 Figure Box Cover

Designed the packaging design, title graphic, updated logo and created custom illustration for box cover.

© Mystical Forge

Aliens Lunchbox FRONT

Custom illustration (and logo recreate) for licensed Aliens lunchbox collectible.

©20th Century Fox

Aliens Lunchbox BACK

Custom illustration for licensed Aliens film lunchbox collectible.

©20th Century Fox

Aliens film character illustrations

"Facehugger" and "Alien Queen" illustrations for various licensed product packaging through Diamond Select for 30th anniversary of Aliens film.

© 20th Century Fox

Predator Lunchbox FRONT

Front side "helmeted" realistic illustration for licensed Predator lunchbox collectible for Diamond Select.

©20th Century Fox

Predator Lunchbox BACK

Reverse side "unmasked" illustration for licensed Predator lunchbox collectible.

©20th Century Fox

Island Dice Box Cover Art

Custom illustration I provided for the box I designed for the Island Dice tabletop strategy game. Also created the logo for the game and all game graphics, creature design, etc.

© Casual Dragon Games

Star Trek Shirt/Poster Design

Shirt/Poster concept featuring a humorous depiction of "evil" versions of a broad sampling of Star Trek characters.

© CBS/Paramount

Fifth Element 1/6 Figure/Packaging Concept Art

Pitch concept art for a series of high end Fifth Element film tie-in figures and related packaging design for the film's 20th anniversary.

© Gaumont

Reid Fleming Action Figure/Packaging Concept Art

Concept art created for Reid Fleming comics creator David Boswell, of his comic book character Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman as an action figure, and accompanying concept art for packaging design.

© David Boswell

Back to the Future Tin Tote Graphic

All-vector illustration used on Back to the Future 30th anniversary commemorative tin totes, produced by Factory Entertainment and sold as a GoHastings.com exclusive.

©Factory Entertainment

Star Wars "Fett Deco"

Design chosen by actor Seth Green to be turned into a licensed Star Wars apparel product. Portrays Boba Fett escaping the Sarlacc Pit after Return of the Jedi. The seven stars in the sky were a fun little detail nod to the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.

© Lucafilm Ltd.

Casual Dragon Games Company Logo

Vector illustrated logo design for Casual Dragon Games. Logo appears on all product packaging, sell sheets, websites, promotional items, etc.

© Casual Dragon Games

Island Dice Game Logo

Vector illustrated logo design for a strategy game set on an island made of hexagonal tiles for the game board.

© Casual Dragon Games

Zombie Sheep Logo and Card Back

Logo and cardback design for humorous horror parody card game.

©Casual Dragon Games

Zombie SWAT illustrated logo

Vector illustrated logo for toy role play zombie fighting weapons line.

©Factory Entertainment

Zombie Head "Tim"

Vector illustration of a custom creepy zombie head to be used on packaging for toy role play zombie fighting weapons.

©Factory Entertainment

Jeremy S.

Biography

I've worked for many years in graphic design and ad agency settings and eventually transitioned to freelance work, providing a variety of design and illustration services to high profile clients worldwide. My solid background in toy, game and collectibles and educational/story design and illustration allows me to provide an exceptional versatility for the clients I serve. My current primary story illustration style has been very well received and can be adjusted to fit a range of illustration needs. A background in creative teaching has provided a natural foundation for strong visual storytelling that I use in educational and children's story illustrations. Be sure to review the second half of my portfolio, featuring a fun variety of licensed product design and illustration work. I'm proud of my reputation for friendly and ethical dealing and for delivering high quality creative deliverables well before deadline.

Style/Techniques

Acrylic, Airbrush, Caricature, Cartoon, Colored Pencil, Design, Digital, Graphic, Line, Line with Color, Logo Design, Painterly, Photoillustration, Realism, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment, Vector, Anime

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Celebrities, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Education, Family, Fantasy, Futuristic, Health, Historical, Holidays, Licensing, Medical, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Product, Religious, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Textiles, Toys & Games, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic, Game, Edgy