Speaker Panel Profile: Edel Rodriguez, Illustrator

Speaker Panel Profile: Edel Rodriguez, Illustrator On Thursday, Oct. 30th, at 7pm at our Making Magazines event, we'll have an awesome group of magazine insiders discussing how magazines are created and where you could fit in. To come hear what they have to say, you must RSVP. Click here for more info.

In preparation for the event, we're highlighting each of the 6 panelists (all the easier for you to do a little research beforehand and come armed with questions for them, hint hint). Today, we're featuring illustrator Edel Rodriguez who's done work for The New Yorker, TIME, Newsweek and The New York Times amongst others ...

Born in 1971 in Havana, Cuba, Edel received a B.F.A. in Painting from Pratt Institute in 1994 and an M.F.A. from Hunter College in 1998. Using a variety of materials, his work ranges from conceptual to portraiture and landscape. And in addition to his illustration experience, he also served as an art director at TIME for many years, adding to his understanding of editorial illustration in particular.

His work has been featured in Print's 1998 New Visual Artists Annual and on the cover of the 2004 Communication Arts Illustration Annual. It has also been regularly selected to appear in the pages of Communication Arts, American Illustration, Society of Publication Designers, and The Society of Illustrators Annuals. He is also the recipient of both a Gold and a Silver Medal for editorial illustration from the Society of Illustrators.

He has illustrated four children's books, and a stamp he created for the United States Postal Service was released in the Summer of 2005. Edel's artwork is in the collections of a variety of institutions, including the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., as well as in the private collections of a variety of writers, actors, designers, businessmen, and political figures.

Wanna know more? Then come hear Edel speak at our Making Magazines: This Is How We Do It event. Click here for details.

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