Don Oehl | Artist, Creative Director | New York City | Art Jobs
Country: United States
City: New York City
Industry: Digital Art
Professional Title: Artist, Creative Director

- About -

Don Oehl’s fascination with fine art began early in life. He grew up in Chicago, and studied dance at the Chicago Academy for the Performing Arts. Drawn to visual art, he went on to study drawing and painting in Paris. Wanderlust and a desire for fresh creative energy led him to move to New York, where the vibrant mix of downtown street fashion and graffiti greatly influenced his sense of style. After studying Fashion Illustration at NYC’s FIT, Don worked with design companies on point of sale and window displays for clients like Aveda and Bergdorf Goodman. Subsequently, he moved to publishing, working as a Design Director at Condé Nast. However, he soon discovered that fashion illustration was his primary language and ultimate way of self-expression. Don developed his art through fashion, movement, shapes, and color—all with a wink. His work is an homage to classical fashion illustration and incredibly on-trend. Don effortlessly blends digital process with classical illustration. He gains inspiration from his surroundings as well as from artists like Rene Gruau, Patrick Nagel, Kenneth Paul Block, Dondi White and John Luke Eastman.