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  • Aaron Gilmore


    Madison, WI

My name is Aaron Gilmore. I work with design and illustration with more emphasis on illustration. Hope you enjoy.

Work Samples

Work History

Aaron Gilmore - Illustrator/Designer. EDUCATION Graduation in December 2007 from Madison Area Technical College. Associates in Applied Arts in Graphic Design and Illustration. FREELANCE 2014 Book Cover design for Dave Peters 2014 Book cover design for Dale Verkuilen 2014 Michael Franti & Spearhead (2 Designs sold) 2013 Multiple illustration and design commissions for Antscrusade. 2013 Logo Design for A Mutch Cleaner Janitorial Services LLC 2013 (13 illustrations plus front and back cover) Illustrated My Brother Adam - A Journey With Schizophrenia written by Linda and Nneka Onyilofor. 2013 Poster art sold to Counting Crows. 2013 Design sold to Crosby Stills & Nash. 2012 Design sold to Yanni. 2012 Design sold to Paul Simon. 2010 - 2011 Illustrated The Tale of Zen Master Bho Li written by Barbara Verkuilen. (20 illustrations plus front, back cover, a bookmark and greeting card) Duties include character design, research for accurate authentic Zen Buddhist details for clothing and environment, creative meetings with author in person and email, Print Production layout for cover spread w/ french flaps(type setting/kerning for flaps and cover) to printer specs, print color testing for monitor matching, recoloring edits and final formatting for printer and print production artist. 2011 - 2012 Four book covers for Barbara Verkuilen. 2010 Love Design commission (Type illustration of the word "Love" made up of the word love in multiple languages) 2009 T-shirt design created for Matisyahu. 2009 Logo and t-shirt design created for Karl Kani. 2009 Multiple t-shirt designs created in series for Mavi Jeans co. 2009 Multiple t-shirt designs created for Nu Campaign.com 2009 'One Smart Monkey" printed through uneetee.com 2009 Mouloud Mammeri type tee design commission. 2009 Smoking Monkey illustration sold to cottonpixel. 2009 Logo redesign for 'Spread Magazine' 2009 Logo design for pseudorant.com 2008-2009 8 tee designs created for a starting business, multiple revisions and reformatting. 2008-2009 Multiple Tee shirt designs created for New Gotham Designs done in typography. Additional cmyk printing spec created and resizing. 2008 Illustrated a children's book The Adventures of Juice - Summertime written by Scott Smith. Responsibilities; 37 full color full page illustrations, front and back cover, introduction and conclusion illustrations, Type setting, Concept character development, budget and creative meetings, developed plot changes and rewrites with writer, print tests,recoloring edits, print production for printer ready PDF, creation of dummy book. 2008 Type illo commission of descriptive words with end print on canvas. 2008 Obama type design tee printed through collarfree.com 2008 Won a T-shirt print (Kyoto) on threadless.com 2008 Illustrated and designed a reading promotion poster @ 18x24 inches and a bookmark for DEMCO. 2007 Won 1st place and T-shirt print (Pick up the Peace) on uneetee.com 2007 Illustrated Joe Strummer typography design for T-shirts available by Juncopartner. 2007 Illustrated and printed a mini comic After the Snow written by Joseph A Gauthier. Responsibilities; kept tight deadlines per page, create panel pages with script and character design provided, run pencils for approval, illustration file organization, press check, print production, changes made to dialog errors and creation of a final printed comic. 2007 Illustrated and printed a comic Blackout - Volume one written by Jay Beane. Eighteen page comic illustrated and designed then printed. Additional responsibilities: grammar checks. 2004-2007 Numerous commissions of illustrations, fine art, promotional and graphic designed work. 2006 Created a logo and promotional elements for Copper Koi Garden Ponds. (update: Redesigned art for cut vinyl for truck decal in 2009)


  • Madison Area Technical College

    • Associates Degree Graphic Design & Illustration
    • 2001 - 2007

    Field of study: Graphic Design & illustration with emphasis on illustration. Major focus was figurative art.



-National Silver Student Addy�s Award 2008 Hans Christian Anderson illo. -Gold District Award 2008 For Hans Christian Anderson illo. -Certificate of Achievement from Lussier Family. -Certificate of Achievement from Marcia Larson Memorial. -Certificate of Achievement from Madison Art Guild.