John Van Pelt

John Van Pelt - Designer

Troy, ME, United States

Expert visual communicator. Your story, handled with care, with pen & ink, scratchboard, maps & diagrams.

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Overview

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.
Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Picture Books
Science Fiction
Themes & Motifs
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences

Work experience

Sole proprietor

Self-employed
June, 1978 – Present (about 42 years)

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.

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