Special Guest: Erik Maell

Erik Maell is an American artist who received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a double major in Fine Arts and Illustration.

As a painter, he has exhibited his artwork in many solo and group shows across the United States and in Europe.

As an illustrator and graphic designer, he has enjoyed an extremely diverse career working in a wide variety of areas, including fashion illustration, advertising design, book and magazine illustration, mural painting, logo design, and website design.

To see more of Erik’s artwork, follow him on Facebook or check out his portfolio on DeviantArt:

His work in the fashion industry included a four year period employed as a visual consultant in the marketing department of Victoria’s Secret Beauty Corporation in New York City.

He has collaborated with the Central Bank of Cyprus to create the designs for that country’s national currency, the first Euro coins ever issued for the Republic of Cyprus.

Among his many clients, he currently creates illustrations for such internationally prevalent corporations as Lucasfilm Ltd., The Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Topps Trading Card Company.

He is also the author of the just-released book, MONA LISA REIMAGINED, a collection of hundreds of pieces of art that have been inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s classic Renaissance masterpiece.