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October Instagram

Posted by Workbook on 10/29/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineInstagramPhotography

Instagram is back on this month and closing strong with the best coming from our Workbook Family. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @theworkbook, and you could be featured here.



Sue BarrJim Golden
Shaina FishmanHollis Bennett
Chris CrismanStewart Cohen

Creative Carnival 2014: Finale of Meet the Artists!

Posted by Workbook on 10/29/2014 — Filed under:  Creative CarnivalEventsFeaturesHeadlineIllustration




We are ONE DAY AWAY from Workbook's Creative Carnival 2014. Finishing up our final countdown are these artists set to attend and create at tomorrow's event in NYC.


Joel Spector graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology and attended the Art Students League. In 2005, he received his MFA at Western Connecticut State University. For over forty years he has worked in the field of fashion illustration and general illustration and has been working on well-known accounts. His work has been published in books, children’s books, magazines, newspapers, advertising, and annual reports.

Joel has completed a series of murals for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and the John Pettibone Children’s Library. In addition to illustration, Joel is sought out to paint commissioned portraits and his work has been included in The National Arts Club, The Players Club, and many other prominent collections.

Honors include: award winner at the 2013 and 2011 International Portrait Competition sponsored by the Portrait Society of America, award winner in the Artist’s Magazine 2011 Competition, Gold Medal awards from Pastel Society of America, Society of Illustrators awards, Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, and Best in Show at the Kent Art Association. His work has been shown at the New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain, Connecticut, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, Connecticut, and other galleries. He has been featured in Artist’s Magazine, American Art Collectors magazine, and Best of Pastels II.


Dongyun Lee is an illustrator living and working in Brooklyn, New York. His illustrations have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and advertising. Dongyun’s work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Seoul. Also, Dongyun and his wife Holly run a lifetime project, ToyOil. They draw, make, and have fun together.
Dongyun was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. After Dongyun studied communication design at Kyunghee University he moved to United States. Then he received his MFA degree in Illustration as Visual Essay at School of Visual Arts in 2008 and started working as an illustrator.

Clients include the New York Times, the Washington Post, GQ, IBM, McDonalds, Red Bull, HEB, Deloitte, ViceFortune, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Wired, Harvard Business Review, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Entrepreneur, IdN, TimeOut, Playboy, Psyop and more.



Jacob Thomas is a freelance illustrator and pop artist living and working in New York City. Jacob's first mainstream published piece was the cover of Communication Arts Illustration Annual. Since then his clients include the New Yorker, Fortune, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, GQ, Wired, American Airlines, Wall Street Journal, and Ralph Lauren, to name a few. His philosophy in art and life is "The little details make the big picture."

There is still time to attend the event of the season!  For more information, click here.

Poster created by Bill Mayer.

Creative Carnival 2014: The Talent Keeps Coming!

Posted by Workbook on 10/28/2014 — Filed under:  Creative CarnivalEventsFeaturesHeadlineIllustration


Today brings us one day closer to the event of the season! Workbook's Creative Carnival is set to delight the senses with great food, great entertainment, and great art, all for a great cause.

Meet a few more artists on the list of attendees set to lend their artistic talent to the evening festivities.



James Bennett’s illustrations have appeared as covers and interior pieces for most major publications, including TIME, Sports Illustrated, and MAD magazine. In addition to his numerous awards, he has illustrated books with Jerry Seinfeld, Mel Brooks, and Carl Reiner, appearing on the New York Times Best Seller List. A frequent lecturer and educator, he recently received his Honorary Doctorate Degree. He lives and works in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


Antonio Reonegro is Co-Owner of Havoc Media Design. Antonio is a talented artist who is passionate about painting, photography, drawing, and all facets of graphic design. Since 1989, Antonio has designed and created artwork for the Grateful Dead. Over 160 illustrated backstage passes, numerous t-shirt designs, logos, and sketches have been produced for the band. A series of his backstage passes is on display in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Over the course of twenty years, Antonio has also worked for the ABC television, New York Yankees, Rhino Records, Syfy, Fox Network, Dr. Oz, Queen Latifah, Discover magazine, Penguin Books, New York Container Terminal, Staten Island Film Festival, Historic Richmondtown, Port Authority of NY/NJ, New York Shipping Association, and many other clients.

As a graduate of Pratt Institute with a BFA, Communications and Design and the David Passalacqua School of Illustration, Antonio is versed in many forms of art. In addition to his art and design studio he also teaches photography at Wagner College. Recently Antonio was included in an exhibit at the New York Historical Society in New York City and a show at POP International Gallery, Soho, where they featured many pieces of artwork he created for the Grateful Dead. He is currently represented by POP International Gallery. Antonio lives in Staten Island with his wife and two children. He enjoys sketching on location, visiting museums, and running.



Mary Lynn Blasutta has been an illustrator for thirty-five years. Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, and graduating from Columbus College of Art and Design and attending classes at SVA, she started out as an editorial art director in New York City, and a few years later transitioned into illustration. One of her largest projects was for covers of Nynex Yellow Pages for the East Coast in the '90s, from the White House to Maine, completing almost 1000 covers over four years. Now her work includes editorial, book cover, retail, design, animation, and a new passion, printmaking.


Veronica Lawlor is an illustrator specializing in reportage work with a fashionable flair. Her clients include Brooks Brothers, Lord & Taylor, Paul Stuart, the Hyatt Hotel, JP Morgan & Chase Co., and others. She also teaches drawing and illustration at Parsons, Pratt, and the Dalvero Academy. Veronica is the president of Studio 1482 and the author of One Drawing a Day and One Watercolor a Day, both featuring the work of herself and the other Studio 1482 illustrators. In 2011, she was nominated as the North American representative to the Canson Prix, and her work was shown at the Louvre.



Gary Lacoste started his illustration career in 1998 working primarily with licensed characters for the toy and game industry. Clients included Hasbro, Nickelodeon, and Lego. About eight years ago his focus shifted to promoting his own fun and unique style. Gary has illustrated advertising and educational campaigns for the likes of Con Agra, the USDA, the U.S. Forestry Service, and Boston Duck Tours. He's also illustrated over twenty-five books and is a regular contributor to Time For Kids, Jack and Jill, and Highlights magazine.

Jennifer Kiamzon lives and works in New York City. She enjoys drawing on location and in the studio using various media, from pen and ink to pastel and watercolor. She especially enjoys drawing the figure. She graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA, Illustration. Present and past clients include The Economist Group, Daily Candy, Coty, and Redken. She currently freelances full time at the Economist Group as a graphic designer and illustrator. She will also participate in a group art exhibit for the second time at Mystic Seaport Museum in 2015. She is thrilled to be advertising with Workbook this year.

For more information on this year's creative carnival, click here.

If you're interested in attending,  contact us at (323) 769-3136 or emailangelica.vinther@workbook.com.

Creative Carnival poster created by Bill Mayer.

Michael Sloan: Midterm Illustrations

Posted by Workbook on 10/27/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesGalleriesHeadlineIllustration
With the midterm elections coming up in just a few weeks, illustrator Michael Sloan has been busy creating a number of political images for publication like the New York Times.



Election year issues published by the New York Times (below).

The aftermath of a national election in the New York Times Op-Ed Letters.

The tenor of talk in Washington DC. The New York Times Op-Ed Letters.

Political gridlock in the New York Times Op-Ed Letters.

Workbook Latest Additions: October 26th-November 1st

Posted by Workbook on 10/27/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlineLatest Additions
Ping Hua Chou
Ping is an illustrator who grew up in Taiwan where she studied chemistry. After working at a newspaper publisher in Taiwan as a visual designer for four years, she went on to study illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her work includes editorial illustration, commercial illustration, interactive illustration, animated illustration, and graphic design.

Marty Umans
Based in New York City, Marty specializes in capturing the unique personality of each individual he photographs. These "HUMANS BY UMANS" are revealed in engaging portraits that reflect the diverse dynamic of the human spirit. Shooting for over twenty-five years, Marty's humans have been featured in advertising campaigns and magazines all over the world.

Jay Smith
Jay has thirty-two years of graphic art experience providing illustration in the area of technical how-to and product use. He also creates advertising based cut-away product rendering for packaging, point of sale, and promotional literature. Jay currently creates illustrations varying in style and use of media from spot illustration to full-page spread illustrations for feature stories, cover illustrations, and illustrative maps. He also designs web-based and stand-alone html e-mail ads, along with design for these same publications.

Tom Watson
A native New Yorker, Tom Watson graduated with honors from the School of Visual Arts where he received a BFA in photography. While at school he exhibited in one-man shows, including the prestigious Camera Club of New York. Tom recently exhibited several personal works in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs at the Louvre in Paris.
His career in fashion began by working as assistant to James Moore, Bill King, and Steven Meisel, and he now commutes between New York, Paris, Barcelona, and Milan, contributing regularly to fashion magazines in the U.S. and abroad. Tom considers himself to be one of the lucky ones by making a living out of what he likes doing most: making images.

Despina Georgiadis
"I like to solve problems by communicating. I love to take them apart and sort through them and then try to piece together a solution from the fragments. The solution may include and is certainly not limited to graphics, symbols, splashes of color, or blocks of text. It can be a simple line drawing or complex-mixed media derived.”
Despina's work has been commissioned for editorial, advertising, and corporate and web design. Her heart is in her children's books and in teaching art to youth in the Tri-State area. As an education reform advocate she is currently working on using her love of art to campaign for a change in public education.

Scott Van Osdol
Scott shoots what he loves: documentary style, commercially. He keeps it simple and compelling. His work has won more prizes than a case o’ Cracker Jacks. Scott works hard at playing. He serves on the Austin Ad Fed board and donates creative services to Art From the Streets, the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo, and led the Hill Country Ride for AIDS marketing team, over the last decade raising more than $7 million. He rides his bike silly long distances in the Texas heat.

Creative Carnival 2014: The Final Countdown

Posted by Workbook on 10/27/2014 — Filed under:  Creative CarnivalFeaturesHeadlineIllustration


We can't wait for Creative Carnival 2014 this Thursday at Jack Studios in New York City!

Excitement is growing by the minute as we continue to unfurl the list of attending artists set to put their talents on display and create one-of-a-kind pieces for charity. See our latest artist reveals below.



Margeaux Lucas was born on Halloween, so she loves spooky things like black cats, full moons, and very starry nights. She began drawing constantly from age four, amazing her friends with pictures of people and animals, especially horses, which were her favorite. Her love of picture books came from the many hours she spent before bedtime reading from the collection at her grandmother's house. As a teenager she loved fashion, but found that she was better at drawing than sewing. She studied Graphic Design in school, but is largely self-taught as an illustrator. Margeaux loves to travel, and three of her favorite cities are Paris, London and New York, her current home. Margeaux's work reflects her love of fashion, nature, and the many shapes, sizes and colors that people come in, plus the constant exuberance of children.

Shown below are some of her recent projects, Dancing Dinos Go to Schooland Dancing Dinos at the Beach, both by Sally Luca (Random House Books),Abby's Asthma and the Big Raceby Theresa Golding (Albert Whitman & Company) Alpha Betti by Carlene Morton (Upstart Books), and The Aliens Have Landed at Our School! by Kenn Nesbitt (Meadowbrook).



Yevgenia Nayberg was born in Kiev, Ukraine. After graduating from The National School of Art in Kiev, she began working as a freelance illustrator and an assistant art director for, UkranimaFilm, an animation studio. Yevgenia moved to the United States in 1994, where she studied theatre design at Carnegie Mellon University. At the age of 23 she received her MFA degree in Theatre design from California State University, Long Beach. She has since enjoyed a successful career as a painter, scenic - costume designer, and illustrator. Yevgenia’s dedication to theatrical arts is clearly manifested in her illustrations which rely on color intensity, fantastic landscapes, and dramatic light and shadow to tell a story. When illustrating, she likes to look for a visual equivalent of a word, for metaphorical translation into the language of visual art.

Below are her most recent projects, Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Vook),Cartographies: Meditations on Travel by Marjorie Agosin (University of Georgia Press), CD packages forJim ConnollyDraft Protection created for NY Spirit Magazine, Alice and the Grain of Sand by Caleb Cain Marcus (The Cygnet Foundation-Raymond W. Merritt), and posters for Hamlet and Lit Moon World Shakespeare Festival.



As a girl in the happy land of St. Louis, Missouri, Violet Lemay was always drawing and making things with her hands. When she grew up, she became a costume and set designer and moved to New York City, which was a lot of fun. Even though she loved her work and living in NYC, Violet realized that her true dream was to illustrate books for children. She moved south to attend a school for illustrators. Since then, Violet has illustrated eighteen books for children (including Isabella's Shoe Studio, which she also wrote), with more on the way—mostly for duopress, her favorite publisher, for whom she also acts as art director.

Violet and her husband Fred have a 12-year-old son, Gray, who is a junior artist/architect/city planner, and is the joy of their lives. They all live together in a cozy little brick house in upstate New York, surrounded by mountains and dairy farms—and is only a short train-ride away from NYC. If she's not in her studio painting, Violet is probably out walking Chip, who is a rat terrier, and is her constant companion.

Shown below are her most recent books, My New York Puzzle & My San Francisco puzzle (Duo Press),Beach Babies by Puck (Duo Press), Isabella's Shoe Studio: Read! Doodle! Create! (Doodle Story Books), New York Baby, Chicago Baby & San Francisco Baby by Puck (Duo Press), Doodle Books Series (Duo Press), My Foodie ABC PlacematsMy Foodie ABC: A Little Gourmet's Guide all written by Puck (Duo Press).

An artist who combines the poetic and the prosaic, illustrator Dominick Santise is also an experienced production man, a classically elegant designer, and an expressive draughtsman, animator, and photographer. A graduate of Parsons School of Design as well as a student of the late David J. Passalacqua, his formative training in the family print shop is evident in the work that combines his foundation in reportage with the aesthetics of printmaking—be it the marks and graphics of engravings or playing with the registration and alignment of elements as if the final art was emerging from his own press. Over the past few years, Dominick has turned his time and attention to the subjects of agriculture and the environment, starting the artisanal ceramic plate project Terra Messor and contributing to the blog theenvironmentalobstacle.org. He is the author/illustrator of several stories, including Beneath the Tree, and has been working on images for the book Spring Tea Party, written by his late grandmother. After a decade in Manhattan, he returned to the Hudson Valley where he lives with his wife and daughters. Dominick proudly serves on the board of a local farm project and on a good day you can find him in a cave or under a tree.

Tom Lynch is an illustrator/designer and partner in HAVOC Media Design, a multi-medium design studio, where he serves as Creative Director.  Tom is comfortable illustrating for children, corporations and fellow creatives for any type of assignment; and his clients are as varied as their projects. His illustrations have embellished the walls of the Bridgewater Commons Mall (General Growth Properties ) and The New York Container Terminal (GCT, USA) as corporate murals, Penguin USA commissioned him to re-package and illustrate more than forty classic book jackets; his most recent being Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days" and the creative team at The Brandit, tapped him to illustrate their client's beer packaging (The Quest Brewery).

While he is often called upon for his sketches and line drawings, every type of medium is at Tom's disposal. His Fables from Aesop (published by Viking Children's books) was created with hand stitched tapestries, the 2013 editions of Sydney Omarr's Astrology Guides (Penguin USA) were illustrated with his paper cut collages and the illustrations for Penguin's new edition of Dante's Divine Comedy were all produced with acrylics. Whether it's pen and ink, pastels or watercolors, the love of drawing is at the heart of all his work.

For more information on this year's creative carnival, click here.

If you're interested in attending,  contact us at (323) 769-3136 or email angelica.vinther@workbook.com.

Creative Carnival poster created by Bill Mayer.

Robb Long Imaging: DelaGet in Minneapolis

Posted by Workbook on 10/23/2014 — Filed under:  FeaturesHeadlinePhotography
DelaGet, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is an established company designed to help multi-unit restaurants operate at their optimal best. I was honored to be contacted by the Delaget Marketing Director for a custom library of photography, targeted specifically for their website, blog, and collateral promotional efforts.

Director of Product Innovation & Marketing, Aaron Engler, honestly stated their desire to consign a specific type of photographer for a more custom look overall. As he put it, "We've grown tired of using stock photography."

Aaron Engler put me in touch with their website agency, Hard Candy Shell in New York City. They shared the necessary details as to what type of image content they were after. Overall, Hard Candy Shell and DelaGet needed a storytelling approach, utilizing my talents for making images look natural, along with a touch of a documentary feel. They were all for my using as much available natural light as possible, and they asked that I follow my instincts as a storyteller.

As a proud Minnesotan, my thoughts were – what better location to shoot than Minneapolis?

The production crew and I shot imagery over a three-day production in Eden Prairie, shooting at various local Minneapolis restaurants. As with many retail locations, we needed to work within narrow timelines in order to avoid disturbances to their regular operating hours. This precision timing was made possible by my producer, Jo Wagner, and my photo assistant, Bryce Bordenkecher.

After wrapping up our shoot in Eden Prairie, we shifted over to the DelaGet offices, where we set up for corporate head shots of selected personnel. As luck would have it, this night also had the perfect conditions for an epic Minneapolis skyline, which of course I shot, and it's now being used for the DelaGet.com blog.

I love to shoot image libraries for clients and agencies, especially when working with an engaged client and team. DelaGet and Hard Candy Shell gave me the freedom to go in and do what I do best with just the right amount of direction. By entrusting me with my talents, I felt fantastic knowing they were confident I would deliver great shots! - Robb Long









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Creative Carnival 2014: Meet the Artists!

Posted by Workbook on 10/23/2014 — Filed under:  Creative CarnivalEventsFeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Here's our next round of Aritst Show and Tell, where we feature some of the amazing illustrators attending Creative Carnival.



Daniel Hertzberg grew up on Long Island in Bellmore, New York and later received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He currently resides in Montclair, New Jersey and plays hockey very often. He was even co-captain of RISD's hockey team, the Nads. Clients include Time magazine, the New Yorker, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Wendy's, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Major League Baseball, Saatchi and Saatchi, GQ (Germany), Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Knopf, Cigar Aficionado, Annabelle (Switzerland), Harvard Business Review, Yale University Press, and Reader's Digest. Awards and Recognition include: 2012 Silver medal recipient from the Society of Illustrators (Unpublished category), Communication Arts Illustration Annual 49 (Self-Promotion), 52 (Editorial), American Illustration 30 (Selected), 29, 28, 27 (Chosen), 3x3 Illustration Annual #7 (Selected), Creative Quarterly (Silver Medal), and Society of Illustrators Los Angeles (Selected).


Michael Witte is one of America's preeminent comic illustrators. Witte is a native of St. Louis and was Art Editor of his university's humor magazine. After flunking out his senior year (he eventually returned to graduate), Witte moved to New York City where he serendipitously discovered that a market existed for his non-academic talents. His work has since appeared in national publications such as the New Yorker, TIME, Harper's, the Atlantic, the New Republic, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Fortune, Money, Business Week, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and New York magazine, and many others. The recipient of numerous art direction awards, Witte has also garnered a PAGE ONE Award from the Newspaper Guild of New York and consecutive National Headliner Awards as America's top illustrator. Witte is the father of three sons and resides in South Nyack, New York with his psychologist wife, Sally, and fiercely protective lap dog, Bernie.


Over thirty years Dahl Taylor has worked on a wide variety of projects. He concentrated on illustration assignments for national corporate and publishing clients and museums. Commissioned portraits include the official portrait of a former New York State Attorney General, which hangs in the New York State Capitol, and portraits for major institutional and corporate collections. He's created paintings for limited-edition prints for the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial and the U.S. Navy Memorial, both located in Washington, D.C. Artwork for several Broadway plays include the Tony-nominated Having Our Say and a Neil Simon play. Exhibit work includes the New York State Museum, Mystic Seaport, several New York state historic sites and a thirty-six-foot-long Veterans mural for the State University of New York. His work has also appeared on the pages of numerous magazines including Money, Forbes, Readers’ Digest, and the New Yorker. Corporate clients include Boston Beer, General Electric, GATX Corporation, Ralph Lauren, BMG Music, Sam Adams, and American Express. Shows include a one-man show at the Society of Illustrators and fifteen international marine art shows at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport. Dahl is represented in galleries throughout New England.



Jon Reinfurt studied illustration at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, graduating with his BFA in 2002. After living in Philly for ten years Jon moved to Audubon, New Jersey, where he now lives with his wife Jenn and their daughter Chloe. Over the years he has worked with clients from all around the world, and his illustrations have received recognition from a number of publications such as 3×3, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts and How magazine. Jon’s paintings have also appeared in a variety of galleries on both the East and West Coasts, and he is currently teaching an illustration course at UArts. Clients include AARP, American Airlines, American Lawyer magazine, AOL, Aspen magazine, Associations Now magazine, Bedford Magazine, Boston magazine, Builder magazine, California Magazine, CDW, CFO, CFO Asia, Charlotte magazine, Children’s Hospital Boston, Colby College, Collections and Credit Risk, Columbia Business School, Corporate Counsel, Diablo Magazine, DMReview magazine, Ducklings magazine, ED Tech Magazine, FED Tech Magazine, Focus Europe magazine, Forward magazine, Golf Canada magazine, Governing magazine, Government Leader GNC, Hanley Wood, Harvard Magazine, Health Data Management, House Beautiful, Illumination Magazine, IP Law & Business, Johns Hopkins, Las Vegas Life, Leader magazine, MLB, New Scientist magazine, National Public Radio, Post Newsweek Tech, READ magazine, Reader’s Digest (Asia), Ridgefield magazine, Runner’s World, San Diego Reader, Security Management, Shaws, Small Business Success, Smart Money, Source Media, Treasury & Risk magazine, Wall Street Journal, Wealth Manager magazine, Utne magazine, Wilson Quarterly, and Ziff Davis.


Yao Xiao is an illustrator based in New York City. An alumni of the School of Visual Arts and a native of China, Yao Xiao has special interests in antique objects, hand lettering, vintage cabaret, and absurd science fiction with a flair of whimsy. Her personal work depicts a decadent visual world where internalized unspoken sentiments take physical form in surreal situations. Because of her unique touch and wide span of interest, she has been invited to work on one-of-a-kind projects such as the 20 Year Anniversary timeline for SXSW Interactive Festival, distilling twenty years of tech innovation history in a single spread, as well as impressing tens of thousands of fans with the cover artwork for pop diva Katy Perry’s 2014 hit single ‘Dark Horse.’ She has created beautiful graphics for editorial print publications, pop music record covers, concert posters, and book covers. Clients include: Time magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entertainment Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Robb Report, National Geographic, SXSW, Capitol Records, and more. Awards and exhibits include American Illustration 32, American Illustration 33, Illustrators 56, Society of Illustrators Student Competition 2013, Seattle Erotic Art Festival Juried Exhibition 2013, and Seattle Erotic Art Festival Juried Exhibition 2014.


Kirsten Ulve is an Iowa born, New York City based illustrator whose widely varied work you've probably seen as caricatures in Entertainment Weekly, as toy collectibles for Hasbro, or as fashion illustration for Glamour Magazine. She has also styled animation backgrounds for commercials, branded products in Japan, and had her work displayed in marquee lights over Broadway. Her early obsessions with Lite Brite, discotheques (and dance in general) as well as a previous career in graphic design have all helped to inform the crisp, color-happy look of her graceful style. Kirsten has exhibited her work in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Tokyo, and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and two black cats, Romulus and Remus.

Check back next week as we reveal more of the talent we will showcase on October 30th in New York City. For more info on the Creative Carnival, click here! If you're interested in attending,  contact us at (323) 769-3136 or email angelica.vinther@workbook.com.

Jing and Mike Company at "The Original Art" Exhibit Tonight!

Posted by Workbook on 10/22/2014 — Filed under:  EventsFeaturesHeadlineIllustration
Jing and Mike Company are excited to share that illustrations from both of us will be shown at the Society of Illustrators' 2014, The Original Art show in NYC. This juried show celebrates the fine art of children's book illustration. Mike Austin will show an illustration from the book he wrote and illustrated, Junkyard. Jing Jing Tsong will be showing an image from Bucket of Blessings (written by Kabir Seghal and Surishtha Seghal). Both books were published by Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. The show opens tonight, October 22nd and runs through December 20th.

Jing Jing Tsong, Bucket of Blessings

Mike Austin, Junkyard

The Original Art
Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration

Opening Reception and Awards Presentation
6:00pm Cocktails
7:00pm Awards Ceremony

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street between Lexington and Park Avenue
RSVP by October 19th
RSVP@societyillustrators.org or call 212-838-2560

TICKETS
Members $25   Non-Members $30
purchase tickets here
2 Complimentary tickets will be held at the door for each illustrator with work on exhibit.
1 Complimentary ticket will be held at the door for each art director and editor with a book in display.

Exhibition DATES
October 22 - December 20, 2013

#CreativeCarnival2014: Instagram it!

Posted by Workbook on 10/21/2014 — Filed under:  Creative CarnivalFeaturesGalleriesHeadlineInstagram
Instagram has grown massively over the past several years as not only a way to share great moments and cool pictures with friends, but also as an excellent marketing tool for photographers and all creatives to showcase their work and gain exposure to a wider audience.

At Workbook, we decided to take advantage of this at last year's Creative Carnival with attendees uploading hundreds of images from the party under #CreativeCarnival2013 and the result was an expansive gallery showcasing the excitement and visual spectacle of the event from countless looks and perspectives. This year, we'll be continuing this theme with the hashtag #Creative Carnival2014. We'll also be uploading numerous pics and videos to our brand new Instagram page (@TheWorkbook) live during the event. Additionally, we'll feature a number of our favorite snaps from the event in an Instagram spotlight (with links to the Instagram pages of each uploader) featured on our blog and all social media channels afterwards, so be sure to take a few pics yourself! Below are some of our favorite images from last year's event.











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