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Jay Montgomery
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Hello, I'm Jay Montgomery, Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Artist working and playing in Atlanta, GA. I create a variety of illustrations and designs for publishing, editorial or advertising. I also exceed at technical illustrations, photo retouching, animation backgrounds, logos, website design, WordPress design, package design, production and social media management. Contact me today!
Hello, I'm Jay Montgomery, Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Artist working and playing in Atlanta, GA. I create a variety of illustrations and designs for publishing, editorial or advertising. I also exceed at technical illustrations, photo retouching, animation backgrounds, logos, website design, WordPress design, package design, production and social media management. Contact me today!

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I have illustrated 3 full children’s books and countless book covers over the years. These are the 3 children’s books I’ve had the honor of illustrating. Left to right – “The Night After Christmas” by Jim Chapman, “Victor’s Dream” by Deborah Polston and “Crispin and the Great Tree” by P.S. Naumann.

Over the years and more and more recently first-time authors contact me to illustrate their book. Most have no idea what goes into illustrating a 10-32 page children’s book or the cost. It takes a ton of time and time is money. When most find out that the minimum small black and white illustration costs $250 each and goes up from there I feel I crush their dreams of getting a book published (usually not for any profit, but for fulfilling a goal of being published and other sentimental worthy reasons.) One of the many joys I have in illustrating for others is making their dreams come true. I hate crushing their dreams, but I just can’t work for next to nothing. This is my livelihood and career. Now with a full-time job at Home Depot HQ as an Illustrator and Designer I can be pickier about what I take on. I hope they can find some art student to do it, but you get what you pay for.


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About a year ago right after Christmas, I had the honor working on these proposal illustrations for an Atlanta fabrication company that specializes in entertainment, environments and interactive experiences on a grand scale. These were concept designs that would actually be built for a mall Santa photo area and decorations throughout the mall. See the sketched people in each scene to get a sense of scale - MASSIVE!. It was a fantastical, creative, interactive Christmas music box theme experience for kids of all ages as they get their Santa photos taken. Created using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Utilized some 3D tools within Photoshop as well. I initially provided black and white sketches and then over 35 final elements and variations.  I'd love to do more work like this! As an Atlanta Illustrator of over 20 years, I can't get enough of this.

See more of my work here:
http://jaymontgomery.com


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Jay Montgomery is an Atlanta Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Artist working and playing in Atlanta, GA. I create a variety of illustrations and designs like book covers, magazine illustrations or any sort of advertising. I also exceed at technical illustrations, animation backgrounds, logos, website design, WordPress design, package design, production and social media management. Contact me today for a free quote!

http://jaymontgomery.com
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3 animation illustrations I did for an ad that was not used in the final video. The client wanted some storyboard sketches for approval, then go to final art. I mainly used vector shapes and nested layers in Photoshop to build the scenes. That way the animator could zoom into the scene and things would stay sharp and movable. Bummed that I can’t show the final animations for my portfolio due to the client being old fashioned that way. I’d really like to do more illustrations for animation.

I’m available for contract work so keep me in mind.
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#photoshop #animation #videoedits #postproduction #advertising #adlife #animator #roadtrip #process #videoads #motiongraphics #atlantadesigner #atlantaillustrator #storyboard #hotel #resort #foodillustration #junkfood #illustratorforhire #artistsoninstagram #artdirector #creativedirector #projectmanager #marketing #marketingdigital #marketingvideo
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New book cover illustration challenged me with several figures. The author, Peter Kucenski, of "Learning the Bible with Martin Luther" wanted to show two eras in one. Martin Luther writing the Small Catechism at Wartburg Castle published in 1529 with a modern diverse group anxiously waiting for him to finish. Enjoy some process images of my Photoshop painting.

Learning more about the book at http://learningthebiblewithmartinluther.com/ and buy it on Amazon here: http://a.co/e0CxqyF

Available for commissions. #bookcover #coverdesign #martinluther #catechism #bible #christian #christianity #workbook #learning #realism #publishing #selfpublish #createspace #amazon #books #newbook #photoshop #painting #followme @jaymontgomeryart
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9/19/17
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New children’s book cover: The Dunk'N Divaz. Really fun doing a different style and creating this new super hero like character Jazmin Skylyn Gillette. J.M. Guy, the author, was thrilled with the results. #bookcoverillustration #illustrator #illustration #atlantadesigner #graphicdesigner #yabooks #childrensbooks #childrensbook #thedunkndivaz #basketball #girlsbasketball #availableonamazon #ebook #paperback #kindle #tween #tweengirl #basketballplayer #availableforcommissions #freelancer #graphicartist #bookcover #bookcoverdesigner #bookcoverillustration
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A friend of mine is selling her house herself and today from 2-5 she is having an open house. It's a beautiful house in Sandy Springs, GA. Stop by and say hello. https://frenchcountrydream.wixsite.com/frenchcountrydream #forsalebyowner #houseforsale #openhouse #sandysprings #eastcobb #georgia #homeforsale
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With all the hate being broadcast and talked about. Let's do something about it and support the positive, unifying and good times of this Inner City Kids VS the Atlanta Police Dept. FREE baseball game THIS SATURDAY at 11 A.M. This is the 3rd Annual Safe At Home Game in Atlanta. Proud to be apart of this event for the 3rd year in a row designing the logo, posters, and flyers. Learn more at http://www.safeathomegame.com and https://www.facebook.com/SafeAtHomeGame
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#Conceptual #illustration that was a personal piece that has many different variations. Oil/digital. #ideaman #lightbulb #smart #Atlanta
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I design lots of logos! These are some of my favorites. To see more and learn about my process and costs visit my BRAND NEW portfolio of logos and icons.

http://www.jaymontgomery.com/logo-design/

#logodesign #logodesigner #atlantaillustrator #atlantadesigner #atlanta #graphicdesigner #GraphicDesign #design #brand #branding #vectorart #vectorlogo #followme #contactforprices @jaymontgomeryart
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