Mattel Candy Striper Car Illustration

Ray Goudey has been illustrating cars for 15+ years. He loves the process of bringing each and every car to life. The Candy Striper featured was a special nod towards Big Daddy Ed Roth (custom car designer and builder who created the hot rod icon Rat Fink) and the 60’s gasser style.

©Mattel / Art Direction by Julian Koiles


Guest Lecturer Jui Ishida!

Jui Ishida was recently invited to be a guest speaker at California State University- Long Beach.  The Visiting Artist Lecture Series offers a rich and diverse group of lectures by some of the most compelling artists and leaders in the field of art today.  Jui spoke about her 20+ years as a professional artist; relaying the tale of how her career began to the highlights of her current work.

Her unique style can be seen on such well-known books as Dr. Wayne Dyer’s The Power of Intention and National Geographic Kids  Animal Stories.   Jui was thrilled to share her love and passion for the visual arts!

See more from Jui Ishida

Latest Passion Project – “Leaf Life” by Shelly Hehenberger

Shelly Hehenberger, shares her love for both art and written word in her newest passion project;  “Leaf Life.”

Shelly has been inspired by conversations between spiritual leaders, health care workers, and family members on how to discuss and explain the passing of loved ones to young children.  “Leaf Life” is a beautifully written and illustrated poem that helps to open up dialogue in a gentle and loving way.

Take a sneak peak at some interior pages!Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 4.14.15 PM Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 4.14.33 PM Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 4.15.01 PM


Star Wars products are revealed with much fanfare

Star Wars Box Artwork illustration by Das Grup

One of the most popular franchises in history is having a rebirth.  With the December 18th movie release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, retailers are dedicating significant floor space to new toys, apparel, and games linked to the movie.  Das Grüp 3D illustrator, Patrick Stefanski, would not miss this opportunity to see his artwork on the shelf; he recently bought 2 Quad Falcons during Force Friday’s- one for display & one to play with!