Illustrator Coordinating Judge – Biography
Echo Chernik has more than twenty years of experience as a professional commercial artist in the advertising field, and five years as an instructor of graphics and digital illustration at Pratt Institute, Westchester Community College, Marymount Manhattan and Skidmore CCI. She specializes in art nouveau-influenced poster design, advertisements, package design and book covers.
She is a traditionally trained artist—a graduate of Pratt Institute, summa cum laude (President’s Award for Academic Excellence). A traditional background in art focuses on skills such as drawing and painting as well as perspective and color theory. This allows the artist to translate their concept into whatever media best suits the job—resulting in a very versatile artist, who is not limited by any one medium.
Some of her clients include Miller, Camel, Coors, Nascar, Trek, Celestial Seasonings Teas, Patrick Rothfuss, Arlo Guthrie, Dave Matthews, The Shiekh of Dubai, Random House, Penguin, Disney, Mattel, Sears, Publix Supermarkets, The Bellagio Resort, The El Conquistador Resort, the US Postal Service, The City of Tokyo, The City of New Orleans, The US Virgin Islands Tourism, The City of Chicago, Hasbro, Catalyst Game Labs, Langnese, Lerche and many others.
Chernik is currently working out of the studio in Sammamish. When not illustrating, she also enjoys kickboxing, target shooting, volunteering in the community, baking and outings with her daughters.
She has been an Illustrators of the Future judge since 2016.
“I believe it’s important to help up-and-coming artists. Illustration is a passion driven and exciting career, but can be daunting to young illustrators. The Illustrators of the Future Contest really gives them a step up and I’m thrilled to be a part of that process.” —Echo Chernik
Find out more at: www.echo-x.com