Jianrong Lin is a New York-based freelance illustrator represented by Richard Solomon Artists Representative. His work is targeted for editorial and advertising markets.
Jianrong studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and received degrees in Fashion Illustration and General Illustration - disciplines that translate to his work in elegant, and bold illustrative concepts.
Right before graduation, Jianrong landed his first freelance illustration job, working on a couple of medical illustrations for Merck Pharmaceutical. Following a successful first project, Jianrong was contacted by Merck again to illustrate a series of medical advertising posters. Shortly after this job Jianrong had the honor of beginning work on a storyboard campaign for AT&T’s TV commercial with Grey Advertising - these jobs kick-started Jianrong’s illustration career.
Clients: AT&T, Grey Advertising, Merck Pharmaceutical, Texas Monthly, Stain Ias International
Society of Illustrators 2016 Student Competition - Honorable Mention
3x3 Illustration Annual 14 - Silver Award, Honorable Mention
Applied Art 2018 - Honorable Mention
Illustration West 57 - Bronze Award
“I feel thankful that I knew from early on what I want to do with my life; making art is all I think about. I am constantly inspired by the world around me, and my aim is to share my discoveries, to tell visual stories, and convey messages and ideas through imagery in an interesting way.”