student winners: CMYK Top New Creatives #57

John Hendrix
Illustration Judge
John Hendrix loves to draw. In fact, he would much rather be drawing than writing this self-aggrandizing bio. John’s work has appeared in numerous publications, such as Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Esquire, The New York Times, and Time Magazine among many others. He has also drawn book jackets for the likes of Roaring Brook, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Greenwillow Books, Knopf, Penguin, Abrams Books and St. Martin’s Press. His images also appeared in advertising campaigns for ESPN/ABC, AT&T, and Travelocity. John’s drawings have won numerous awards, including the Society of Illustrator’s Silver Medal in 2006 and 2008, the 2009 3x3 Gold Medal in sequential illustration and the SILA Silver Best of Show Award. His images have also appeared in the annual award publications American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Society for Publication Design, Communication Arts, AIGA 50 Books 50 Covers Show and Print’s Regional Design Annual. In addition to his illustration work, John is teaching illustration and typography in the Communication Design program at Washington University in St. Louis. John served as President of ICON7- The Illustration Conference, a biennial global summit for the illustration community, in 2012. In that same year, John also chaired The Society of Illustrators 55th Annual Show. His first picture book “Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek,” was named an ALA Notable book of 2008 and won the Comstock Award for read-aloud books. John’s book, “John Brown: His Fight for Freedom” the first he has both written and illustrated, won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal and was named one of the “Best Books of 2009” by Publisher’s Weekly. His 2012 book, “A Boy Called Dickens” was described as "touching and believable” by The New York Times. Born in the gritty midwestern suburbs of St. Louis, John attended The University of Kansas to study graphic design and illustration. He graduated with a degree in Rock Chalk and Visual Communication in 1999. After working for a few years as a designer, John moved from Kansas to New York City. John attended The School of Visual Arts MFA “Illustration as Visual Essay” program and graduated in 2003 with some honors and some debt. During his time living and working in New York, John taught at Parsons School of Design and worked at The New York Times as Assistant Art Director of the Op-Ed page for several years. John lives in the St. Louis neighborhood of University City, with his beautiful bride Andrea, son Jack and daughter Annie. WORK REVIEW Thanks to CMYK for asking me to judge Illustration Annual 57. The range of work submitted to this issue covered a broad spectrum in both form and content. I've selected 28 images that, although they vary in style and media, they are all linked by a definite point-of-view. To cut this issue, I wanted more than just a well-crafted picture. I was looking for an idea- either editorially or formally. Some of these images tell a story, some of them suggest a plan, and some of them are visually innovative with the way they are constructed. But all of them are telling me something about the person who made them. A young illustrator needs to divorce the word "style" from media choices and understand that true style is a clear point of view. Style = A Way of Thinking. Congrats to all these young voices in this issues, who are suggesting to me they are more than wrists and hands, but hearts and minds as well.
  • John Hendrix
  • Jessica Hische
  • James Day
  • Ernie Schenck
14
Academy of Art University
2 gold 1 silver 1 bronze
09
School of Visual Arts (New York, NY)
1 silver
08
Tyler School of Art, Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
1 bronze
05
University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
1 gold 1 silver
03
Portfolio Center (Atlanta, GA)
1 silver
02
Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
1 silver
01
Syracuse University
1 gold
01
Personal Project
1 bronze
01
101 The Ad School
1 bronze

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Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA)
Merit
10
Miami Ad School (Miami Beach)
Merit
04
The Creative Circus (Atlanta, GA)
Merit
03
Savannah College of Art & Design
Merit
03
Capilano University (North Vancouver, BC)
Merit
03
Rhode Island School of Design
Merit
03
Ontario College of Art & Design
Merit
03
Miami Ad School, New York
Merit
02
The Art Institute of Boston
Merit
01
Texas State University - San Marcos
Merit
01
Northwestern Advertising Sequence (Evanston, IL)
Merit
01
Alberta College of Art and Design
Merit
01
Miami Ad School - San Francisco
Merit
01
Self Taught
Merit
01
Minerva Art Academy, Groningen, NL
Merit
01
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Merit
01
Woodbury University
Merit
01
University of Michigan
Merit
01
Washington University - St. Louis
Merit
01
Texas State University
Merit
01
University of Miami (Miami, FL)
Merit
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