in Chicago in 1958,

Jon Conrad earned a degree in illustration from

the Art Center College of Design in 1982. Three years later,

after working as a graphic designer and creative director, he opened

his own illustration studio in Southern California. Drawing and painting dominated

Conrad's early commercial assignments. His more recent work, including examples published on

this website, demonstrates both his facility for mixed media collage, as well as his fluent command

of digital technology. Regardless of the style, tool, or technique Conrad's approach to editorial

and advertising illustration remains constant --clear communication of his client's message. His

collaborative efforts in visual problem solving have served the concerns of a wide range of

clients including Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Fortune, Business Week, MACWORLD,

The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post,

Tennis Magazine, McGraw Hill Publishing, Reader's Digest, and

U.S. News & World Report. His agency affiliations include

McCann Erickson,Landor Associates,

Young and Rubicam,

DDB Needham,and

Chiat Day.