Eugene Smith

Eugene Smith - Designer

Chicago, IL, USA

I'm a talented freelance illustrator who specializes in creating eye catching sci-fi, fantasy, horror and YA fiction illustrations.

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Overview

I am an artist and illustrator based in Chicago, Illinois. I graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California with a degree in Painting and Drawing. My illustrations can be found in books, editorial magazines, comics, and even tarot cards. I am drawn to several genres including horror, science fiction, and fantasy. I love strong, expressive line work paired with atmospheric, moody colors and subtle texture.

My preferred method of working is digital, using a combination of Procreate and Photoshop to create stunning illustrations that captivate the viewer. Although my work is digital, I seek to create work that looks as if it was made using traditional methods, incorporating brush strokes and expressive line work. My passion is for creating illustrations that serve a narrative, either as covers, or as interiors, that successfully draw the viewer into new and exciting worlds. My work is bold, vibrant, atmospheric, and most importantly, unconventional!





Languages
English
Fiction
Classics
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Non-Fiction
Comics (non fiction)
Thriller & Suspense
Horror
Children's
Middle Grade
Science Fiction
Post-Apocalyptic
Young Adult
Young Adult Fantasy

Certifications

  • Bachelors of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting, Academy of Art University, San Francisco; 1996 -2000

Awards

  • Communication Arts Award of Excellence, 2006
  • Inclusion in Spectrum 23 Annual

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator

Self-employed
June, 2005 – Present (over 14 years)

Providing professional illustrations for use in magazines, books, packaging, and graphic novels.

Clients include; Chicago Lawyer Magazine, Chronicle Books, Dinardo Design, Fox Spirit Press, Heinemann Publishing, Learning A-Z, Llewellyn WorldWide Publishing, Poets & Writers Magazine, The New Republic, Seattle Magazine, Quirk Books, Titan Publishing.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Tarot in Wonderland

Barbara Moore, Eugene Smith

A Tarot Experience of Curious Delights Welcome to Wonderland, where the air sparkles with revelation and wisdom is carried on the breeze. Tarot in Wonderland is a deck where tarot and the characters from Alice's adventures meet. True to the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith cards and based on Lewis Carroll's imaginative creations, this deck invites you into a beautiful mirror world that awakens in... read more

A Tarot Experience of Curious Delights Welcome to Wonderland, where the air sparkles with revelation and wisdom is carried on the breeze. Tarot in Wonderland is a deck where tarot and the characters from Alice's adventures meet. True to the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith cards and based on Lewis Carroll's imaginative creations, this deck invites you into a beautiful mirror world that awakens in... read more

Animal Totem Tarot

Leeza Robertson, Eugene Smith

Journey into the realm of the animals and discover the messages that await in spirit. Animal totems are powerful allies and guides for those who seek connection to their abundant energy. Soaring above or swimming below, crawling along the earth or silently stalking in the shadows―all the animals have their own spiritual lessons and insights to help you along your way. In all their grace and wi... read more

Journey into the realm of the animals and discover the messages that await in spirit. Animal totems are powerful allies and guides for those who seek connection to their abundant energy. Soaring above or swimming below, crawling along the earth or silently stalking in the shadows―all the animals have their own spiritual lessons and insights to help you along your way. In all their grace and wi... read more

Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1: Professor Gargoyle

Charles Gilman

“Two-headed monsters, giant tentacles, angry demons – Lovecraft Middle School is great creepy fun!”–Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Strange things are happening at Lovecraft Middle School. Rats are leaping from lockers. Students are disappearing. The school library is a labyrinth of secret corridors. And the science teacher is acting very peculiar – in fact,... read more

“Two-headed monsters, giant tentacles, angry demons – Lovecraft Middle School is great creepy fun!”–Ransom Riggs, author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Strange things are happening at Lovecraft Middle School. Rats are leaping from lockers. Students are disappearing. The school library is a labyrinth of secret corridors. And the science teacher is acting very peculiar – in fact,... read more

Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents: Strange Stories and Shocking Trivia from Inside the White House

Cormac O'Brien

Includes all-new chapter about the 45th POTUS, Donald J. Trump.This updated and redesigned edition of Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of our commanders in chief—complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts. You’ll discover that:• Teddy Roosevelt was blinded in a White House boxing match• John Quincy Ada... read more

Includes all-new chapter about the 45th POTUS, Donald J. Trump.This updated and redesigned edition of Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of our commanders in chief—complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts. You’ll discover that:• Teddy Roosevelt was blinded in a White House boxing match• John Quincy Ada... read more

Secret Lives of the First Ladies: Strange Stories and Shocking Trivia From Inside the White House

Cormac O'Brien

This newly updated collection of biographies showcases all the secrets, scandals, and trivia from America’s first ladies. Whether she’s a leading lady, loyal spouse, or lightning rod for scandal, the First Lady of the United States has always been in the spotlight—and in 2017 that was truer than ever. This revised and expanded edition from Quirk’s best-selling Secret Lives series features outr... read more

This newly updated collection of biographies showcases all the secrets, scandals, and trivia from America’s first ladies. Whether she’s a leading lady, loyal spouse, or lightning rod for scandal, the First Lady of the United States has always been in the spotlight—and in 2017 that was truer than ever. This revised and expanded edition from Quirk’s best-selling Secret Lives series features outr... read more

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