Brian Ajhar Designer Illustrator
Brian Ajhar’s career as an artist has spanned three decades. His extensive and diverse client list includes numerous magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, corporate clients, and book publishers. His illustrated children’s books have been published worldwide in a multitude of languages and have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list.
Ajhar’s work is widely recognized for it’s distinctive and humorous point of view. The diverse range of his ideas have adapted to a variety of social, economic, and political issues. His whimsical paintings incorporate traditional mediums such as watercolors, acrylics, pencils and inks that have been integrated with digital technology.
Brian’s work has been featured in many articles and books written about the field of illustration. “The Illustrator in America” 1860-2000 written by Walt Reed profiled Brian’s influence in the 1990s. An excerpt from the book follows:“Ajhar has a free and fluid style of drawing coupled with humor that looks uninhibited and easy. It is based on the strong knowledge of the figure, however, and the ability to draw without slavish reliance on photographs”.
Brian is a frequent guest lecturer and has been teaching illustration concepts and character development at Syracuse University for the past 15 years. He has also taught at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and The University of Hartford, CT where he received the distinguished Koopman Chair Award for the Visual Arts.
Brian’s most recent projects include story and character development for several animation projects and he is looking forward to appearing at the Nov 2012 CTN ANIMATION EXPO in Burbank.
More about Brian Ajhar and his work including character design reels can be found at Brian’s new website: www.ajhar.com
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