David Wiley represents a broad spectrum of unique commercial illustration through his company, The Wiley Group. He has over 30 years of experience in marketing, advertising and promotional work, as well as a long time fascination and appreciation of the arts, marketing and communication. David matches up U.S. and worldwide agencies in advertising, graphic design, publishing with illustrators who can best present their products in innovative, effective ways.Past clients have included Disney, Coca Cola, Smithsonian, Microsoft, Nike, Oracle, Google, Random House, Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals, National Geographic, Super Bowl XLII, Twinlab, FedEx, Nestle Corp., Apple Computers.
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Paul Mirocha‘s commercial illustration is noted for realism and accuracy as well as its emotional appeal. We call it “Realism with a touch of Fantasy”.During Paul’s formative years in St. Paul, Minnesota, he often found himself in his father’s plant pathology lab. While young Paul found science intriguing, he wondered how long he’d be washing test tubes and inoculating bean seedlings with fungal spores.A little later, when Paul took a break from art school to visit his family’s cabin in the woods, he had a breakthrough. Picking a simple fern leaf, he stared at it long and hard. Naturally, he began to draw it. It was surprisingly difficult. But Paul was blown away by its complex geometry and profound beauty.
Ever since then, Paul has been devoted to rendering the intricacies of the natural and human world, finding in his subjects both scientific interest and aesthetic appeal. Today, he’s lost count of the number of children’s picture books and pop-ups he’s completed since starting his own illustration and design business in 1990. His illustrations and designs have also appeared in numerous adult books, exhibits, magazines, and advertisements of all kinds, as well as on products and product labels. Whether he’s painting a rare desert cactus or a scrumptious-looking candy bar, his work is always accurate, well researched, and realistic—and it has lots of personality, too.
Although Paul has a lifetime of experience with old-school drafting and drawing methods, by now he’s abandoned his railroad pen in favor of Bezier curves, and the old waxer machine for the type tool. If you can’t tell whether the paintbrush he used was digital or sable hair, he figures his work is successful. These days, a classically trained and computer-savvy artist is pretty hard to find.
Paul lives in Tucson with his two grown-up artist daughters, a new toddler boy, and his wife, surrounded by the Sonoran Desert—which inspires his art and spawns his dreams. Besides working as an illustrator, he exhibits his personal photography, drawings, and prints. He still has that fern drawing stashed away somewhere. (It’s not for sale.)