Artist and Illustrator, Charles Akins, is an award winning Graphic Designer and Illustrator with over twenty years experience creating attention grabbing, yet friendly, art and design for a diverse roster of clients from American Express, The Coca-Cola Company, Hanes, McDonald’s, CheckFree Corporation, Nike, PetC… Read More
Artist and Illustrator, Charles Akins, is an award winning Graphic Designer and Illustrator with over twenty years experience creating attention grabbing, yet friendly, art and design for a diverse roster of clients from American Express, The Coca-Cola Company, Hanes, McDonald’s, CheckFree Corporation, Nike, PetCo, Mighty Auto Parts, UPS Stores, Sonoco, Home Depot, Arby's, Time, Pepsi, Computerworld, Fox Kid's Magazine, and Scholastic, to MAD magazine and many other agencies, organizations, publishers, and corporations.
Charles Akins' illustration and illustrative design spans a variety of approaches while retaining an overall underlying whimsy. His work could be described as kinetic and fun, while at the same time, friendly, engaging and approachable. Having worked professionally for over twenty years, he understands the many needs of many markets from editorial and publishing, to design, packaging and advertising.
Akins' work has been widely published and featured in Step-By-Step digital, The Illustration Workbook, Picturebook, and in the Hayden book: “Adobe Illustrator-Creative Techniques,” “Graphis Student 96,” the Quayside book: “Logolounge Master Library: 3000 Animal & Mythology Logos,” as well as the recent Rockport published “Design:Logo by Von Glitschka and Paul Howalt.” Also, his work is pictured in the NY Times bestseller, “Totally MAD, 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity,” and “MAD, The 100 Dumbest People, Events & Things of the Century (So Far), and numerous issues of MAD magazine and many other editorial publications.” Currently, he has six digital titles self published as author and illustrator on Amazon at amazon.com/author/charlesakins.
He's illustrated the "IPPY" (Independent Publisher's Association) award winning (for digital e-books) book, "The Lonely Parrot" by Lisa Kelley Schindler, as well as a couple of other independent titles. He has partnered with many studios, art directors, creative directors, and designers creating work for companies like Kimberly - Clark, Time Digital, Mad magazine, Online Access Magazine, Coca-Cola, Hanes, American Express, U.S. Committee for the Olympic Games, Cox Cable, Turner Sports, Hewlett Packard, John H. Harland, WHM&G Advertising, J. Walter Thompson, Grey Worldwide, Agency South, Alere, CheckFree Corporation, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Scottish Rite, Lexington Medical Center, EdVenture Children's museum, Public Broadcasting Atlanta, Nortel, Kroger, BellSouth, Tower Records' Pulse! Magazine, Orange County Register, Boys and Girls Clubs, City of Atlanta Jazz Festival, Music Midtown Atlanta, Popular Science for Kids, Fox Kid's Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Inside Tennis, Computerworld, Redwood Custom Communications, Illinois Now!, Presentations Magazine, Step-By-Step Digital, Mighty Auto Parts, Scholastic, Six Continents, Holiday Inn, Home Depot, Arby's, Ford, Nike, and PetCo to name just a few. Also-- MetLife, PepsiCo, NFL, Turner Sports, Boys and Girls Clubs, Network Computing Magazine, Popular Science For Kids, Electronic Learning Magazine (Scholastic), Orange County Weekly, Business Startups Magazine, Audio Video Shopper Magazine, Pulse Magazine of Tower Records, OnLine Access Magazine, VeriFone, American Cancer Society L.A., Denny's, 7Up International, GeorgiaPacific, VeriFone.
He is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
More of his work can be seen at www.akinstudio.com. Or he can be contacted directly at email@example.com
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