"Daren Lin is a New York-based freelance illustrator represented by Richard Solomon Artists Representative. His work is targeted for editorial and advertising markets.
Daren studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and received degrees in Fashion Illustration and General Illustration - disciplines that translate to his work in elegant, and bold illustrative concepts.
Right before graduation, Daren landed his first freelance illustration job, working on a couple of medical illustrations for Merck Pharmaceutical. Following a successful first project, Daren was contacted by Merck again to illustrate a series of medical advertising posters. Shortly after this job Daren had the honor of beginning work on a storyboard campaign for AT&T’s TV commercial with Grey Advertising - these jobs kick-started Daren’s illustration career.
Clients: SpotCo., Broadway Musical, New York Times, ACC Docket Megazine, Bussolati, AT&T, Grey Advertising, Merck Pharmaceutical, Texas Monthly, Stain Ias International, Voice of Insiders.
2016 Society of Illustrators Student Competition - Honorable Mention
2017 3x3 Illustration Annual 14 - Silver Award, Honorable Mention
2018 Applied Art - Honorable Mention
2019 Illustration West 57 - Bronze Award
2019 Communication Arts Illustration Annual 60 - Award of Excellence
“I feel thankful that I knew from early on what I want to do with my life; making art is all I think about. I am constantly inspired by the world around me, and my aim is to share my discoveries, to tell visual stories, and convey messages and ideas through imagery in an interesting way.”