by Karlo Ghokasian in New Illustration on Monday 4 March 2013

Hugh Langis is a Toronto-based illustrator and art director at Half Hunter. Over the years his work has been recognized by American Illustration, Creative Quarterly and published in The Globe and Mail, Condé Nast Traveler and L’actualité. His first big break, however, was having his work published on the cover of Seattle’s The Stranger newspaper. Commercial illustration can be a high stress job with tight deadlines that keep one up for hours and days.

Langis gets a kick out of this. He enjoys the challenge of thinking quickly, coming up with various concepts and collaborating with his clients. Colourful and loose oddball characters are his speciality, and with a solid style in hand, he creates wonderful illustrations inspired by ships, lighthouses and Japanese Baseball cards.