DI Award Shortlist

Meet the illustrators shortlisted for the WIA2022 DI Cross Category Award.

This shortlist was selected by: Sara Jaqua, Director of Business Development and Sr. Marketing Consultant, Directory of Illustration; Marika Carradine, Social Media & Marketing Manager, Serbin Creative, Inc; and Tamra Dempsey, President, Serbin Creative, Inc.

The DI Award winner, selected from all the Professional projects shortlisted for WIA2022 will receive a single-page marketing package in the Directory of Illustration, valued at $2,695 US Dollars. The program includes a 100-image professional portfolio on directoryofillustration.com plus a one-on-one consultation with a professional Directory of Illustration marketing consultant on how to best present your work to the American market.

The winner will be announced at the WIA Awards Ceremony on 1 November.

Ana Yael: Lifeline

Now the boy goes underwater for the first time. And discovers a world he never knew existed. This is the surprise page full of magic. Text reads:

Dorien Brouwers: SAIL

Barilla pasta poster_ Joey Guidone illustrator

Joey Guidone: Intensely Italian Campaign

Stephan Schmitz: Fatigue

Brian Britigan: Chain of Lakes

Einar Turkowski: The secrets of Pinewood Hill


Miriam Martincic: Pool


Vali Mintzi: Nour’s Secret Library

Chencorn: The Lighthouse Keeper

Graham Carter: Secrets of Lost Meteorites

Rachael Saunders: Patterned Panoramic of Krka National Park, Croatia

Chiara Vercesi: The Price of Extinction

Three women sit around a table. One woman has her hand against her head, frustrated. The other is glitching like she has a bad connection. The third is out of focus with a loading wheel in front of her face.

Jess Suttner: Unnatural Conversation in the Zoom Era

Soyung Lee: When Winter Comes