Retouching

Digital colorization of an antique black-and-white photo for a textbook. Scanned from an archival transparency. Corrected and colored in Adobe Photoshop.

Retouching

Logo Design

Logo design for production of the musical Ragtime. Created in Adobe Illustrator.

Logo Design

Page Layout Design

Cover and interior layout design for a theatre playbill. Content created and adjusted in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Layout in Adobe InDesign.

Page Layout Design

Page Layout Design

Page spread designed for an elementary textbook. Diagram created in Adobe Illustrator. Photo shoot art direction. Image adjustment in Adobe Photoshop. Graphic art in InDesign.

Page Layout Design

Caricatures & Characters

Marker and colored pencil character design and illustration. Sausage Charlie and Nymbot characters for Cold Cocked Cards.

Caricatures & Characters

Editorial Illustration

Marker and colored pencil editorial illustration for a Chicago Sun-Times article about teens leaving for college.

Editorial Illustration

Editorial Illustration

Black-and-white pencil, marker, and ink editorial illustration for a men’s dating advice book.

Editorial Illustration

Digital Illustration

Manual illustration colored and rendered in Photoshop. A fun showcase of kid friendly characters and critters.

Digital Illustration

Digital Illustration

Illustrator and Photoshop illustration incorporated with photography. A fun challenge to design characters that are lively and look like folded paper.

Digital Illustration

Children’s Book Illustration

Marker and colored pencil illustration for a sequential storybook about “city” ants going to the beach for the day.

Children’s Book Illustration

Children’s Book Illustration

Marker and colored pencil illustrations from ABC Scream, It’s Halloween. Worked directly with a self-publishing author to create kid-friendly monsters.

Children’s Book Illustration

Children’s Book Illustration

Watercolor and colored pencil illustration of a stylized fantasy critter.

Children’s Book Illustration

Children’s Book Illustration

Watercolor, ink, and colored pencil illustration called In Space, No One Can Hear the Cheese!

Children’s Book Illustration

Cool Pet Paintings

A watercolor-and-colored-pencil dog portrait created for a side project, Cool Pet Paintings.com. I like the slightly caricaturized face and the subtle tones.

Cool Pet Paintings

Letterpress & Line Illustration

A few of dozens of dog illustrations created for a series of letterpress cards. Drawings captured the essence of a dog breed in black ink for a final reproduction size of 2″ square.

Letterpress & Line Illustration

Portfolio

Fashion: Hosiery – Halloween Novelty

Left and right no show socks form a single face across the ...

Fashion: Hosiery – Novelty for Mass-Market Retailer

These are animal themed crew-length toe socks where the “teeth” are the ...

Fashion: Hosiery – Novelty for Mass-Market Online Retailer

These are mismatched, left and right animal themed crew-length toe socks where ...

Letterpress & Line Illustration

Line art is one color illustration for machine-produced print products, such as ...

Children’s Book Illustration

My children’s book illustration spans a broad range of styles and media, ...

Editorial Illustration

I have been an editorial illustrator since 1996, with subjects ranging from ...

Caricatures & Characters

My character illustration includes custom character design as well as celebrity caricatures ...

Cool Pet Paintings

This is a collection of mixed-media pet portraits from a side project ...

Digital Illustration

My digital illustration work is created entirely in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe ...

Religious Ed Illustration

These religious illustrations were created for elementary religious education materials, executed in ...

Silkscreen Illustration

Silkscreen illustration is produced for fashion and apparel art, as well as ...

Chart & Diagram Design

Often used in children’s textbook layouts and websites, chart design and diagram ...

Logo Design

Logo design and custom title treatments are created to give a singular ...

Page Layout Design

Page layout  is generally executed with Adobe InDesign. My page design work ...

Post & Business Card Design

These samples of my small business promotional material design include custom postcard ...

Pattern Design

Pattern design is the planning and development of repeated elements for use ...

Testimonials

“Daniel is one of the most flexible illustrators I’ve encountered. He’s able to illustrate in a WIDE variety of styles and can both follow direction as well as take the conceptual lead!” —Andrea Clayton, Creative Recruiter at Creative Circle

“I have worked with Dan on several projects at several different companies. He is an infinite source of creativity and adept at creating dynamic illustration in many styles. He also is a solid layout artist and designer with strong mechanical skills. Most importantly, Dan is unfailingly reliable, energetic, hard-working, and committed to meeting deadlines. Disclaimer: He’s so great, I married him.” —April Carter Grant, Sugarsock

“Outstanding work; great to work with; always helpful, positive, respectful of deadlines and budgets. A treasure.” —Golden Performing Arts Center

“The success of my book was due to the excellent illustrations provided by Daniel. He took my concepts and turned them into the most beautiful pictures that captured my vision of what I wanted to appeal to the young readers it was intended for. I’ve completed my second manuscript and Daniel is the only illustrator I’m considering.” —Courtney Lindsay, CSP, CEO and Author

“When writing my book, Slow & Tight, I interviewed at least 50+ illustrator / book designers from all over the world. I was so thankful to meet Dan who coincidentally was in my area. He went above and beyond my expectations and took my entire project to another level. He was able to see my vision and expand on it. He was professional and communicated every step of the way. I would ONLY hire Dan again without any hesitation for any other future projects.” —Shane Dailey, Author

“Daniel Grant is a highly talented graphic artist with an excellent sense of style and creativity in today’s dynamic marketplace. I recruited Daniel for a design firm in Los Angeles and have heard nothing but great things about his professionalism and work ethic. I reccomend Daniel for your freelance design needs.” —Tad Cano, CEO at Harbor Pointe Consulting

“Daniel did an excellent job on the illustrations for my book, “Rock Her World”. I highly recommend him as a person of great talent and creativity!” —Adam Glasser, Author

“I had the pleasure of working closely with Dan Grant for nearly four years at Pearson. Beyond his wild creativity, he is an unfailingly solid collaborator and is supremely diligent with deadlines. He reliably solves problems even under stressful circumstances. He pairs respect for his craft with good humor. I can’t recommend him highly enough.” —Janet Schmid, Project Manager at 3CD