Our Next Illustration West 54 Judge: Jon Schindehette
Jon Schindehette is a creative, mentor and publisher. He has more than thirty years in the creative industry and is most well know for his work as creative director for Dungeons & Dragons®, ThinkGeek Solutions, and as the founder of ArtOrder®. He has been influential in the careers of many artists and illustrators, is active as a lecturer for art schools and colleges, has been a mentor for countless artists through the years, and is an advocate for artistic rights. Currently Jon can be found creating wondrous products for the video game industry and their official stores at ThinkGeek Solutions – from custom apparel to artist series limited edition prints. In addition, Jon is still quite active with the arts community through ArtOrder® where he dispenses information and inspiration, runs challenges to educate and inform, and offers selected art, publications and prints on the ArtOrder® store. Recently Jon started the publishing arm of ArtOrder® with the release of his first art book under the ArtOrder® Publishing imprint – INSPIRED, an art book featuring more than 30 international artists, their works, and their stories about what inspires them. Currently, Jon is working on his new curated ArtOrder Invitational art book, that will feature 75 artists from around the globe in a high quality coffee table format…and he is still staying committed to his dream of advocating for the artist rights by allowing the artists to retain full rights to their work, and splitting the profits from the sale of the book.
Jon has commissioned art from Victo Ngai, Jim Mahfood and Sam Spratt: