about Curtis Parker

I have lived and painted in Tempe, Arizona since... well, a long time.

I remember there was art school a while back and ten years as a graphic designer and a few more years painting, so now I am a working and seasoned illustrator with a design background. So, when you need to magnify an original or unique idea, nothing can compare with a unique and original illustration.

I paint with acrylics on gessoed canvas with underpaint and textures. My work has been used to communicate concepts, illustrate stories and sell products for some really great clients. My goal is to develop powerful ideas for each assignment. And, I actually do enjoy meeting deadlines. Let’s talk. Let’s get started.

My work has received honors from the Society of Illustrators (New York), Communication Arts Illustration Annual, American Illustration Annual and 3 x 3 Magazine Annual Show.


Society of Illustrators Illustration Annuals – 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 (Silver Medal), 2012

Communication Arts Illustration Annuals – 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013

American Illustration Annual Selected – 2007, 2008, 2013
American Illustration Annual Chosen – 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011

3 x 3 Magazine Annual Show – 2012

Companies I've worked with

Panera Bread Random House
Barron’s Los Angeles Times
Leo Burnett Smithsonian
Harvard Business Review United Airlines
Washington Post T M Advertising
Hilton McCann–Erickson
Time magazine Barnes & Noble
New York Times Grey Advertising
Harcourt Brace S F Examiner
Deloitte Touche Knopf
KPMG U S Airways
Cramer Krasselt Landor
Road & Track The New Republic
Tampa Bay History Center Blue Cross / Blue Shield