Over the past 4.5 years, Gifted Creative Group has sponsored several events, groups, and establishments that matter to us. 

-NYU Syria Week
-Dogwood Alliance
-Sulfur Studios
-Savannah Bazaar
-SB Spring fashion show
-Earth Day
-Midsummer Night's Sueño fashion show
-Worker's Justice Project


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Narges has another Emmy nomination!

Narges Jafari (nargesart.com) was awarded Background Artist honors for her contributions to the Emmy Award-Winning Program for Outstanding Animated Program!

2016 Emmy Award

2016 Emmy Award

From Narges:

"I'm honored that I had the opportunity to be part of this! Big shout-out to all my friends at Floyd County Production, miss You all! Archer season 8 deserves another Emmy Award as well! :) #emmyawards "

(and then...)

2017 Emmy nomination •  facebook.com/nargesartcom

2017 Emmy nomination • facebook.com/nargesartcom

"Another EMMY nomination!!! I am so proud of Archer season 8, so glad I had the opportunity to work on this season along side some awesome artists."


Congrats to the cast and crew of Archer on their Outstanding Animated Program Emmy nomination!

New logo: Timothy Dark and the Indestructible Characters

Here's a new custom-lettered logo, for an awesome NYC band, Timothy Dark and the Indestructible Characters!

futuristic, inspiring, rebellious, dark, heroic, symbolic, spiritual, strong, metallic, dystopian, battle-damaged, indestructible

The "TD" evokes an Excalibur sword being pulled from stone, and the "IC" are hidden inside the highlights. 

By Leslie Walsh lesliewalsh.com




Camoflauge Doc / Red Dot

Congratulations to the whole team, including our Gifted Photographer & Videographer, Sean Thomas! seansullivanthomas.com

"@camoflaugedoc is a proud winner of a 2017 Reddot: Communication Design Award. The ceremony is in Berlin in October!" 

Camoflauge Doc - Red Dot Award

Happy clients :)

A few shout-outs from our clients
(click-through gallery)

Interns no more!

In the past 3 years, Leslie has mentored young artists (who happened to be SCAD students and graduates), helping them make the transition from their student to professional careers. This includes everything from developing their personal brands, to resumes, client relations, pricing and contracts, advertising, software, and more.

Once they've gone through the program, the creatives are promoted within the group. This week, we had 4 new promotions, which makes a grand total of 20 Gifted Interns who have graduated. We're so proud of all of their growth as artists, professionals, and people! 

Illustration by Megan Pelto |  meganpelto.com  |  @meganpelto    (our first intern!)

Illustration by Megan Pelto | meganpelto.com | @meganpelto 
(our first intern!)

Mackenzie Baker RESISTs!

Gifted Illustrator Mackenzie Baker has been published in the latest issue of RESIST! Volume 2: Grab Back! Get your free copy at your local comic or bookstore starting July 4th.

mackenziebakerillustration.com | @mackenziebakerillustration

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Muse Creative Awards

Leslie Walsh was selected as a judge for the 2017 Muse Creative Awards!

Muse Creative Awards Judge
International Awards Associate Inc. (IAA)

Leslie Walsh is a 2005 magma cum laude graduate in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Leslie has over 11 years of experience in Illustration, design, advertising, branding, and hand-lettering. She has worked an art director in small and worldwide agencies, as a freelancer, and in the creative group she founded 4 years ago. She has had several national ad campaign concepts come to fruition, and has been invited to speak with students at her alma mater (multiple times, on stage and in the classroom). Leslie was a portfolio reviewer at SCAD (in Admissions, and for scholarships), and she work with my interns to help them find their voices refine their styles. Leslie mentors and teaches, and provides creative direction and guidance to her interns (18 total). She has always enjoyed being involved in extracurricular activities and has held leadership positions, as well as founding and organizing groups and mobilizing volunteers throughout her life. Leslie has curated gallery shows for herself and groups of artists, produced fashion shows, and collaborated in a multitude of projects including fashion styling and painting, in her free time. Leslie is also a representative for illozoo.com, a visual communication agency with 150 creatives worldwide, founded by illustrator (and her former professor), Mohamed Danawi. Leslie loves all things creative and is excited about the opportunity to review the work of talented individuals and determine what stands out from the crowd. 

On behalf of the International Awards Associate Inc. (IAA), we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to you for acting as a judge in the 2017 Muse Creative Awards competition. Without your expertise and generosity, the competition would not have run so smoothly. Your dedication, time, and energy made it possible for us to reward the participants for their creative efforts.

See more: museaward.com/newjudge@museaward

Instagram Takeovers

Since March, our Gifted Creatives have done 10 Instagram takeovers!

See what we're up to, and visit and follow your favorite artists!


Illustration and hand-lettering by Whitney Williams |  wwillustration.com  |  @whitneyawilliams

Illustration and hand-lettering by Whitney Williams | wwillustration.com | @whitneyawilliams