Lydia James

Intern

Lydia James is a studio art major at Grinnell College in central Iowa and will graduate in the spring of 2019. She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia but has found quite a home in the Midwest. Her work is not explicitly based in a single medium but she enjoys printmaking, watercolor, embroidery, knitting, and sewing. She is always drawing and has consistently kept a sketchbook since the age of 5.

You can keep up with her day-to-day making on instagram at @lydiajames.art  and contact her at lydiajames.art@gmail.com

 

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Illustration

Website:

lydia-james.squarespace.com/

Laura Joyce-Hubbard

Mother Goose Photography

Laura Joyce-Hubbard is the sole photographer of Mother Goose Photography. Pictured (left) at 4, Laura, next to her brother, mother and the beloved family boxer, greet her Dad coming home from work to their sailboat “Mother Goose”. Although they all loved aboard for 11 years, this is one of the only pictures that she has of her childhood days aboard the Mother Goose. Laura named her photography business as a tribut to her days growing up on the old wooden ketch. Although the pictures are scarce, the memories of a natural childhood are grand.

Her children have been the inspiration for Laura to develop her photographic passion into a profession following her career as a pilot in the Air Force and commercial airline industry. Her work has been exhibited internationally.

 

Website:

www.mothergoosestudios.com/

Erick Jurado

GSS Visual

Erick Jurado’s interest in screen printing, is primarily focused how the process/medium interprets an image, specifically, a photographic/digital image. He is a Graphic Designer by profession, and utilizes screenprinting as a creative outlet. He looks forward to opportunities that allow him to merge his profession with the creative outlet.

Additionally, he enjoys long moonlight walks on the beach and playing love songs on his guitar.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

screenprints.erickjurado.com/

Robert Kelsey

Studio Fellow (Alumni)

Robert Kelsey is a graduate of DePaul University, where he studied animation and game design. He is a book artist and illustrator whose work tends to feature elements of the uncanny and macabre presented in an approachable, cartoony style. His work has appeared in several gallery shows in the Chicagoland area and in zine fests all around the midwest. Follow him on instagram at: @robertkelseyillustration

Website:

www.robertkelseyillustration.com/

Classes by this Artist:

Community Workshop: The Exquisite Risographic Flip Book!
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop
T-shirts and Totebags Screenprint Workshop
T-shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop
T-shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (July)
T-shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop
T-shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (September)
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (November)
T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop (December)

David Krzeminski

Dave Krzeminski is an artist/graphic designer living in Chicago. Working as a Graphic Layout Specialist for a trade show display company by day, Dave spends the rest of his time creating technical abstract illustrations. His technique is a concentration of combining random line work with specific mark-making rules and composition restrictions. With most work being created as black and white ink drawings, Dave explores color variations by reinventing his drawings as screen prints. This opens the opportunity to play with contrasting colors and overlaying patterns, creating vibrating compositions and optical illusion effects.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration

Website:

www.davekrz.com/

Jo Ana Kubiak

Jo Ana Kubiak creates remarkable content and experiences by viewing projects through an interdisciplinary lens, being sensitive to the consumer’s experience, challenging common assumptions and keeping things authentic.

“I process the world in a creative way. This characteristic manifests itself through problem solving, idea generation and visual inspiration. I’ve found keeping my hands in the process of physical creation not only allows for a quiet place where unique ideas are born, but it keeps me in touch with the creative process, design thinking. The fast iteration, the clashing of unlike ideas for something new, play, and the standing back to assess whether to scrap the work entirely or turn it upside-down for something new.”

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration

Website:

jkubiak.com

Ashley Kukulski

I’m Ashley Kukulski, the founder and designer behind Evermore Paper Co. I started Evermore in 2013 as a way to express myself creatively and live more intentionally by doing something I was truly passionate about. My goal was to create something unexpected and my trials with paper led me to design products with unique cut out and layered elements. Since then, my collection has grown to include hand-painted and printed designs, but one thing that remains at the core is my love of texture and pattern. My work is constantly evolving and a reflection of my personal style, which is minimal, romantic, effortless and a bit edgy. I pour my heart and soul into each product with the hope that they will inspire others to spread their love and live their best lives.

I am a visual person who enjoys taking mental snapshots of the beauty around me. I am especially drawn to patterns and textures found in nature and urban environments and I love exploring different ways to translate my findings into simple, yet beautiful illustrations.

Most of my designs are created by hand with ink or paint in my home studio overlooking the Chicago skyline. The components are then digitalized and recolored in Illustrator. Each paper cut card is machine-cut and hand-assembled from my home studio and all printed pieces are produced locally. I make an extra effort to use recycled materials and work with local suppliers whenever possible.

Website:

evermorepaperco.com/

Chrissy Laing

Creative design and visual branding mercenary for hire. Experience with print design, web design, image making photography and project management.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

chrissylaing.com/

Raychel Steinbach Lauen

Raychel Steinbach Lauen trained as a fine art printmaker, papermaker, and book artist at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and she proudly wears the badge of letterpress nerd & is a lover of well-built tools. She runs Current Location Press which is a print shop on the move; Raychel pulls design influence from her time living throughout the Midwest as well as Hong Kong, PRC; Bangkok, Thailand; and Ballyvaughan, Ireland. She firmly believes that printmaking is still the most democratic of art form & that mailing beautiful hand-printed greeting card helps strengthen interpersonal connections. Find Current Location on instagram: @currentlocationpress

Services Offered:

  • Printmaking Commissions

Website:

www.currentlocationpress.com/

Carron Little

The transformation of our cities through cultural programming that engages the public directly is at the core of Carron Little’s practice as an artist and curator. She produces solo and ensemble interactive performances and public engagement projects for neighborhoods and cities. Little works from a Fluxus sense of poetics and stands firmly within the feminist legacy that the personal is political. Her research draws on ancient poetic traditions from the Alexandrian canon of poetry where coteries were formed to interpret lived experiences into poetry and performed for communities. This was also a practice in Celtic culture and dates back to early Gaelic Bardic systems where each municipality had its own poet that would transform local events into a poetic discourse. Working in these current times it is imperative to Little that we find processes to reintegrate thought, ideas, and morality back into public discourse. There is an urgent call in her work to reconsider what is at stake in quotidian forms of communication and how we can create agency in these narratives.

To Little, the process of engagement begins with individual interviews, that are transformed into poetry and composed in lyrical form. The poetry becomes a starting point for performance and a visual art practice. She seeks to give voice to the voiceless and create space for in-depth conversations. The work appears to be a spectacle at one moment and mindful contemplation the next, but at its core it’s intended to draw people in, to spark meaningful conversation about the complexity of what it means to be human.

To find out more about Carron Little’s art work please visit: carronlittle.com and for her curatorial practice please visit: outofsitechicago.org.

Services Offered:

  • Exhibition Opportunities

Website:

carronlittle.com