Mark Ulriksen is a San Francisco-based artist and illustrator whose instantly recognizable portraits and whimsical take on life have led to projects for a variety of major clients. He specializes in figurative work that blends humor and darkness with psychological insight. After initially working for 13 years as a graphic designer and magazine art director, Mark went through a relatively early mid-life crisis and gave up a world of monthly deadlines for a world of weekly ones, pursuing a new career as a freelance illustrator and artist.
Mark Ulriksen is very well known for his work for The New Yorker, where he has been a regular contributor since 1993, with over 60 magazine covers to his credit.
Photograph by Sarah Soquel Morhaim
Akiko is a nine time Key Art / CLIO Award winner, a two time SXSW Best Film Poster Award winner, a Golden Trailer Award winner and an International Epica Award winner. In November 2014, she was invited to do an installation at The Standard Hotel. Her “Bad Milo” poster was featured on the Conan Show, she was handpicked by Roman Polanski for a carte blanche illustrated poster exploration for his latest film, she was the judge of PRINT Magazine’s 2012 Annual Hand Drawn Competition, was a 2012 SXSW panelist for “Art & Advertising : Two Sides of the One Sheet”, was deemed “Poster Girl” by Interview Magazine, Creative Review Magazine dedicated their January 2011 Monograph zine solely to her illustrated movie posters after naming her as “Ones to Watch in 2011”, her work was featured in PRINT Magazine’s “Movie Pictures” article showcasing celebrated modern movie poster designers, her participation in Spain’s Avalon Blu-Ray DVD Artists Series was personally approved and celebrated by directors Michael Haneke and David Lynch, she was grouped into Cole Haan’s 2010 “Inspired Life” fashion story showcasing artists in New York and Los Angeles, and her illustrated poster for “Funny Games” was a Key Art Award finalist for best horror poster, was featured at the Annual Type Convention, and took both #1 spots on The Auteurs Movie Posters of the Decade list, and Australia’s Stale Popcorn Top Posters of the Decade.
You may check out Akiko’s website by clicking on the following link: http://akikomatic.com
Akiko’s posters for: Jonathan Glazer “Under the Skin”,” Blue Ruin” directed by Jeremy Saulnier and “The One I Love” directed by Charlie McDowell have been elected best movie posters of 2014! Congratulations Akiko!