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Troy, ME, United States
Expert visual communicator. Your story, handled with care, with pen & ink, scratchboard, maps & diagrams.
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I'm a multi-talented illustrator and collaborator specializing in ink drawings, watercolor, infographics, cartoons, and calligraphy. I have a special affinity for subjects in nature, animals, and I prefer realism, although one's point of view may be that of an ant or a hawk. My work has appeared in Fast Company, Old House Magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, Christian Science Monitor, Asbury Park Press, Detroit Free Press, and others. More than anything I love the process of 'grokking' the spirit and voice of a work and helping the storyteller create something that is more than the sum of its parts. I bring sensitivity to a broad spectrum of social issues, I try to park my privilege at the door, and limit preconceptions.
John Van Pelt is self-employed
Lifelong visual communicator specializing in both intimate characterizations of nature and the "environmental soul," and keen, insightful presentation of complex data, including big data surveys, maps, timelines, and three-dimensional visualization. My work has appeared in Fast Company, Old House Magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, Christian Science Monitor, Asbury Park Press, Detroit Free Press, and others.