Josh Tufts

Josh Tufts - Designer

Columbus, OH, USA

Professional Illustrator from Ohio. I freelance as an illustrator for publishing, storyboarding, as well as visual development.

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Overview

Illustrator for YA and MG markets. I love to illustrate everything from fantasy to non-fiction, wherever there's a good story and characters to bring to life. My timeliness, positive attitude, and creative problem solving have earned me my returning clients (Elevate Pictures, Pawn Creative, Columbus Museum of Art, just to name a few), and I am resolute in seeing a project through to perfection!
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
Middle Grade
Short Story
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Art
Children’s Non-Fiction

Certifications

  • B.F.A in Illustration and Design from Columbus College of Art & Design (Magna Cum Laude)

Awards

  • Published in Spectrum 25 The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art (Flesk Publications)

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator

Self-employed
May, 2016 – Present (over 6 years)

Storyboard Artist and Illustrator

Pawn Creative
August, 2018 – Present (over 4 years)

Pawn Creative has allowed me to work on several exciting and challenging projects which have helped me grow as an illustrator. The first project I worked on was development work for "Better Things" by FX, as well as storyboarding for an NDA project that was also by FX.

Development Artist

Elevate Pictures
September, 2017 – Present (over 5 years)

My relationship with Elevate is a thriving one, and I am deeply thankful for the work they have allowed me to take on. The first project I worked with them on was as a development artist creating storyboards, character designs and mood boards to begin pre-visualization for a short film. This in turn has led to repeat projects with this client, the most recent of which I worked as a penciler on a MG comic series called "Ultrasquad", which is published through Justice.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

The Chocolate Gossp Party: The Fairy Ring (Chocolate Gossip Party)

Rebecca Carr Schrodt

Taylor May Dawson makes up a story to win a gossip contest. She had no idea how much trouble one little lie could cause. Dealing with her chocolate recipe mistakes was one thing. Saving her two best friends and younger brother from certain disaster was another. Why is it so important for Taylor to win the contest? Is her dead neighbor .....actually dead? Are Faires real?

Taylor May Dawson makes up a story to win a gossip contest. She had no idea how much trouble one little lie could cause. Dealing with her chocolate recipe mistakes was one thing. Saving her two best friends and younger brother from certain disaster was another. Why is it so important for Taylor to win the contest? Is her dead neighbor .....actually dead? Are Faires real?

Josh has 16 reviews

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Katrina Lee
Josh has always been pleasant and helpful which makes it so nice to work with him. He produces great work.

Katrina Lee, August 2022


Harvey Wright
Josh was amazing every step of the way. I absolutely adore the finished product and would recommend him to anyone wanting a beautiful, one of a kind book cover!

Harvey Wright, February 2022


Katrina Lee
Great work again!

Katrina Lee, January 2022


Emily Baker
Josh is an incredibly talented artist and a true professional! He worked with me to ensure everything was exactly as I wanted it, though he really required very little guidance throughout the project- what he came up with was often better than I could have directed him to create! You can be comfortable trusting his creative vision and be confident that you will get an end product that is well-t...
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Emily Baker, January 2022


Iva Riches
Josh has an incredible talent and was able to create the most original work, beyond happy with what he was able to design. Thank you so much, Josh!

Iva Riches, December 2021

Josh Tufts
Thank you so much Iva, the heartfelt message of your characters and story resonated with me and it was such a joy to bring your book to life!

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