FOUNDER & CO-OWNER

Sterling Hundley

Painter – Illustrator – Professor: VCUarts

(b) 1976, United States. Sterling Hundley is an acclaimed illustrator, educator and speaker based out of Richmond, Virginia. For nearly 20 years, Hundley’s work has garnered an International following with commissions for clients as varied as Outside Magazine, Rolling Stone, Marvel, the Grammys, Entertainment Weekly, Runner’s World, GQ, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Red Bull, Harper Collins, Penguin, Random House, and Major League Baseball. Sterling’s work has been recognized by Graphis, Society of Illustrators New York, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Victoria and Albert Museum, 3 x 3, Delaware Art Museum, Communication Arts Magazines, Step Inside Design, Print and many others. He  is the recipient of numerous medals from the Society of Illustrators New York, the Illustrators Club in Washington, D.C, and the “Best Overall Illustrator” and “Best Illustrated Book” awards from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London England, as well as the “2015 Best Illustrator” for Artists & Illustrators Magazine published in London, England.

CO-OWNER & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

 Adam Paquette

Writer – Painter – Digital illustrator

 (b) 1986, Australia. Adam Paquette has worked for a decade with clients in film, gaming, music and books. The last six years have been dominated by his work for the trading card game Magic the Gathering, having produced over 200 pieces of illustration, concept art and packaging art for the game. Other major clients include The Jim Henson Company, DAW Books, Animal Logic, Dungeons and Dragons, and many independent Authors.

As Development Director of Legendeer, Adam focuses on visual research, skill development for independent and mobile creators, sketchbook practice and the development of personal voice and authenticity. Adam is currently traveling as an ambassador and lab rat for all things Legendeer: with the  goal is of testing the limits of how fully an artist can embed their work in the world, and to redefine the idea of the artist – for themselves, and in their communities.

MINISTER OF CULTURE

Jeremy Collins

Illustrator – Draftsman – Climber – Entrepreneur- Filmmaker- Founder of Meridian Line- Author of Drawn: The Art of Ascent

 (b) 1976, United States. Jeremy Collins is the penultimate adventure artist- creating his intricate drawings while sleeping on the sides of massive cliffs, while paragliding (yes, while), and anywhere his wanderlust takes him. His writing and art have been featured in National Geographic and in his award winning adventure books and films, which tell of his exploratory rock climbs in the most remote places on the planet utilizing animations built from his sketchbooks.  His lifestyle brand,Meridian Line™ is available online and in numerous retail locations including many US National Parks.

On the rock Jeremy has pioneered more than 300 new routes in the United States. He has climbed extensively internationally with notable first ascents in Argentina, Venezuela, Canada, and China. See his book and film “DRAWN- The Art of Ascent” in which he tells stories from the four directions using his first ascent climbs as a platform to explore universal ideas of purpose and finding direction.

Embedding Artists back into the world.