Rick Lovell

Richard C. Lovell

Associate chair, illustration

Education

B.F.A., illustration and graphic design, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Credentials

Lovell was chosen as the primary book cover illustrator for the launch of a new imprint of Random House's Vintage Books called Vintage Contemporaries, a line of young adult fiction. He illustrated more than 50 titles in the series.

Awards, recognitions and honors

Certificate of Merit, Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles, California, 2010; Vargas Award, Airbush Action Magazine, 2005; Certificate of Merit, Society of Illustrators, New York, New York, Annual National Exhibition, 1994; Award of Excellence, communication Arts Magazine Illustration Annual, 1991; Certificate of Design Excellence, Print Magazine: Print Casebooks 7, 1988; Certificate of Excellence, American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1988; Certificate of Merit, Society of Illustrators, New York, New York, Annual National Exhibition, 1987; Certificate of Design Excellence, Print Magazine: Print's Regional Design Annual, 1986-7; Certificate of Distinctive Merit, Art Directors Club of Atlanta, Georgia, "Show South '85," 1985; Gold Medal, Art Directors Club of Atlanta, Georgia, "Show South '85," 1985; Silver Medal, Art Directors Club of Atlanta, Georgia, "Show South '85," 1985; Certificate for Merit, Society of Illustrators, New York, New York, Annual National Exhibition, 1981; Bronze Medal, Art Directors Club of Houston, Texas, 1980; Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Magazine, 1980; Certificate of Distinctive Merit, Art Directors Club of Houston, Texas, 23rd Annual Exhibition, 1979; Bronze Medal, Art Directors Club of Houston, Texas, 23rd Annual Exhibition, 1979

Organizations

Society of Illustrators, New York; National Association of Photoshop Professionals

Publications and Presentations

  • Airbrush Action magazine, feature illustrator
  • Communication Arts Illustration Annual (several)
  • Print Magazine, Print Posters, Grafis
  • Random House, Vintage Contemporaries, London
  • Society of Illustrators Annual (several)
  • Simon & Schuster, London
  • Bungeishunju, Tokyo, Japan
  • Bonniers Grafiska Industrier AB, Stockholm
  • Sperling & Kupfer Editori, Italy
  • Bantam, New Zealand
  • Photoshop User magazine
  • Quarterly Contributor to Airbrush Action magazine; Textures articles