Jason Seiler began his professional career in a rather unorthodox way. After getting in trouble for drawing parodies of his history teacher in high school, Jason's quick-thinking principal hired him to draw caricatures of different faculty members. A professional artist was born.
Jason went on to study fine art illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago for two years before beginning his professional work in earnest.
Known for painting Pope Francis for the cover of Time magazine's "Person of the Year" cover, Seiler has since painted many more covers for Time magazine.
Jason's caricature and realistic portrait illustrations have been featured as covers and interior pieces for TIME, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Week, DC Comics, Business Week, Pop TV, US Postal Service, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, MAD magazine, Sports Illustrated, GOLF magazine, KING magazine, Revolver, Guitar Player, The Village Voice, Disney, The New York Observer, New Line Cinema, Universal Pictures, Aardman Animation, and Sony Image, among others. His work has also been exhibited in Communication Arts Magazine, American Illustration, Taschen’s Illustration Now! 3, and the book, Digital Art Masters, and Digital Painting techniques by 3D Total. In 2014 he was a keynote speaker for the Adobe Max Conference.
His work has been exhibited several times at the Society of Illustrators in New York and at the Society of Illustrators West, where he was awarded the silver medal for his portrait of Elvis Costello. He was awarded The Patrick Nagel Award for Excellence for his Painting “Mother Can you Spare a Room”, for The Wall Street Journal.
Jason also worked with Imaginism Studios as a character designer on Tim Burton's, Alice In Wonderland, helping to create such characters as the Red Queen, the Tweedles, the Bandersnatch and more. His work can also be seen in the film "Escape from Planet Earth" Last but not least, Seiler has been an art instructor for several years with Schoolism.com, the online art school created by Imaginism Studios in Toronto, and he is the host of art podcast, Face the Truth!
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