Category Archives: Joel Kimmel

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Joel Kimmel – Apple’s New Cupertino Campus

  I hope everyone had a great summer! It’s been a busy one and I have some time now to show some new work. This is a piece for the Los Angeles Times about Apple’s new campus in Cupertino. It’s

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Joel Kimmel – Apple’s New Cupertino Campus

  I hope everyone had a great summer! It’s been a busy one and I have some time now to show some new work. This is a piece for the Los Angeles Times about Apple’s new campus in Cupertino. It’s

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Joel Kimmel – Los Angeles Times

A new one for the Los Angeles Times‘ special Investment Quarterly section. I was asked to illustrate 6 different signs and decided to go with this approach where a young couple has to pull over to navigate the financial road

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Joel Kimmel – Los Angeles Times

A new one for the Los Angeles Times‘ special Investment Quarterly section. I was asked to illustrate 6 different signs and decided to go with this approach where a young couple has to pull over to navigate the financial road

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Joel Kimmel – Lodging Magazine & Grantland Quarterly

Here are a couple full-page portraits for Lodging Magazine (above) and Grantland Quarterly (below). The portrait above is of the president of a cloud computing software company, and below is Vince McMahon who calls the shots for the WWE and

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Joel Kimmel – Lodging Magazine & Grantland Quarterly

Here are a couple full-page portraits for Lodging Magazine (above) and Grantland Quarterly (below). The portrait above is of the president of a cloud computing software company, and below is Vince McMahon who calls the shots for the WWE and

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Joel Kimmel – Field & Stream, AFAR Magazine

Here is a small map of Guyana I illustrated for Field & Stream. The author of the story took a fishing trip down there and the drawings shown on the map indicate the type of fish they caught, some of

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Joel Kimmel – Field & Stream, AFAR Magazine

Here is a small map of Guyana I illustrated for Field & Stream. The author of the story took a fishing trip down there and the drawings shown on the map indicate the type of fish they caught, some of

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Joel Kimmel – Playboy

Happy New Year! I’m happy to finally be able to share this map I illustrated late in 2012 for Playboy. They’ve always been a dream client of mine because of the great illustrators they use and I was excited/surprised when

Detail of Jeep Moab

Joel Kimmel – Playboy

Happy New Year! I’m happy to finally be able to share this map I illustrated late in 2012 for Playboy. They’ve always been a dream client of mine because of the great illustrators they use and I was excited/surprised when

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Joel Kimmel – Grantland Quarterly

What a fun piece this was. I grew up reading comic books, and many of the comics I collected had characters created by Stan Lee (and Jack Kirby sometimes, too). So when I was contacted by Grantland Quarterly to illustrate

Stan Lee

Joel Kimmel – Grantland Quarterly

What a fun piece this was. I grew up reading comic books, and many of the comics I collected had characters created by Stan Lee (and Jack Kirby sometimes, too). So when I was contacted by Grantland Quarterly to illustrate

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Joel Kimmel – Canadian Wildlife

I love drawing nature, animals and people canoeing. And Canada Geese; I think this is the third or fourth time I’ve painted them for an illustration. This piece is for Canadian Wildlife for an article about Fort Whyte Alive, a 650-acre patch

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Joel Kimmel – Canadian Wildlife

I love drawing nature, animals and people canoeing. And Canada Geese; I think this is the third or fourth time I’ve painted them for an illustration. This piece is for Canadian Wildlife for an article about Fort Whyte Alive, a 650-acre patch

Mt. Rainier National Park

Joel Kimmel – Map of Mt. Rainier for Seattle Met

This two-page spread illustration of Mt. Rainier for Seattle Met was one on my favorite jobs I’ve done. There was a lot to include and a lot to get right. People looking at this map needed to be able to

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Joel Kimmel – Map of Mt. Rainier for Seattle Met

This two-page spread illustration of Mt. Rainier for Seattle Met was one on my favorite jobs I’ve done. There was a lot to include and a lot to get right. People looking at this map needed to be able to

Coach Snoop

Joel Kimmel – Coach Snoop Dogg

I was hanging out with some of my IlloConfidential friends at the ICON Conference in Rhode Island back in June when the email came in for this fun job for MAXIM Magazine. I thought I’d have to turn it down

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Joel Kimmel – Coach Snoop Dogg

I was hanging out with some of my IlloConfidential friends at the ICON Conference in Rhode Island back in June when the email came in for this fun job for MAXIM Magazine. I thought I’d have to turn it down

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Joel Kimmel – Ice Dancer

Here is one of my favorite pieces I’ve done recently. Outdoor Life has given me some great assignments this year and this one is tops in my book. I had the opportunity to work on a full-page portrait illustration with

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Joel Kimmel – Ice Dancer

Here is one of my favorite pieces I’ve done recently. Outdoor Life has given me some great assignments this year and this one is tops in my book. I had the opportunity to work on a full-page portrait illustration with

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Joel Kimmel – Los Angeles Times

Online dating can lead to some disappointing dates, especially when there’s some deception involved. For this Los Angeles Times article about just that, I wanted to show a member of an online dating site updating their profile. Like one of

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Joel Kimmel – Los Angeles Times

Online dating can lead to some disappointing dates, especially when there’s some deception involved. For this Los Angeles Times article about just that, I wanted to show a member of an online dating site updating their profile. Like one of

Flirting with Tiger Woods

Joel Kimmel – Sportsnet Magazine Spots

For the past month or so I’ve been doing some small spot illustrations for Sportsnet Magazine. They’ve been a lot of fun and the topics range from How-To’s such as how to have the perfect Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and

Flirting with Tiger Woods

Joel Kimmel – Sportsnet Magazine Spots

For the past month or so I’ve been doing some small spot illustrations for Sportsnet Magazine. They’ve been a lot of fun and the topics range from How-To’s such as how to have the perfect Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and

Advanced Training

Joel Kimmel – Advanced Training

This is an illustration for an article I had read about advanced training techniques that athletes are using. Of course, riding a bike underwater isn’t one of them (or maybe it is?), but I thought it would nicely illustrate the

Advanced Training

Joel Kimmel – Advanced Training

This is an illustration for an article I had read about advanced training techniques that athletes are using. Of course, riding a bike underwater isn’t one of them (or maybe it is?), but I thought it would nicely illustrate the

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Joel Kimmel – Canadian Lawyer

This job for Canadian Lawyer came in just as I was about to leave the studio for a few days to my hometown of Ottawa, Ontario for the holidays. It worked out perfectly though. I was able to grab my

Glass Condos for Canadian Lawyer

Joel Kimmel – Canadian Lawyer

This job for Canadian Lawyer came in just as I was about to leave the studio for a few days to my hometown of Ottawa, Ontario for the holidays. It worked out perfectly though. I was able to grab my

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Joel Kimmel – Seattle Met Portraits

These charming gents were drawn with a slightly retro twist for Seattle Met’s new issue celebrating the 50th anniversary of The World’s Fair of 1962. I took some inspiration from portrait illustration of the 1950s that I came across in

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Joel Kimmel – Seattle Met Portraits

These charming gents were drawn with a slightly retro twist for Seattle Met’s new issue celebrating the 50th anniversary of The World’s Fair of 1962. I took some inspiration from portrait illustration of the 1950s that I came across in