Client Spotlight

12.6.14

Major Exhibition for Illustrator/Designer Craig Frazier at SCAD

San Francisco Bay Area artist Craig Frazier, one of the most prominent illustrators working in the country today, is a longtime client of OWE. Craig was recently included in Taschen’s top 100 Illustrators.  This fall, a major exhibition of Craig’s work, “Drawing it Out,” was held at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

As noted in the SCAD exhibition catalog: “Over the course of his 36-year career as a designer and illustrator, Frazier has developed one of the most recognized illustration styles in the world. His works are known for their graphic simplicity and razor-sharp wit. Frazier embeds a story in every piece inviting the audience to step inside.”

Mr. Frazier next to a print of his work

Mr. Frazier next to a print of his work

OWE’s Linda Joy Kattwinkel, who has helped Craig protect his work and police infringers for more than 10 years, comments: “It is an honor to count Craig as a client and friend. He brings to our legal work the same creativity, talent and intelligence evident in his artwork.”

As the SCAD exhibition catalog goes on to say: “In a time when technology is rapidly reshaping design, Frazier holds firmly to working with paper and pen. His lifelong love of drawing inspires him to make work that is both beautiful and rich with content. For each of his published illustrations, there lies a trove of thumbnail sketches describing a search for the clearest message. Frazier claims that the DNA of a good illustration lies in the sketches — that the hardest work to be done is always at the very beginning.”

Mr. Frazier's work on display at the Gustein Gallery

Mr. Frazier’s work on display at the Gustein Gallery

Craig Frazier illustrations appear with great frequency on covers and pages of publications such as Harvard Business Review, Time, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Kiplingers, Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, and United Airline’s Hemispheres magazine. His work is regularly commissioned for major national corporations such as Adobe, Bechtel, Navigant Consulting, CitiGroup, Scudder, MasterCard, Boeing, Herman Miller, Deloitte, Chevrolet, and the US Postal Service. Frazier has created seven postage stamps including the 2006 “Love” stamp and the 2010-11 commemorative “Scouting” stamps. Following 9/11, he created the iconic “America: Open for Business” poster. He is also the author and illustrator of several children’s books.

Further information about Craig is available on his website at http://craigfrazier.com/