welcome to davidcainillustration.com

While we may all be descended from Adam and Eve, I like to think my name gives me special claim. If you'll pardon the pun, this Cain is able to do unusually good illustration for you.

I say "unusually" good because having experience in graphic design and production, I know the importance of developing strong visuals and am ready, willing, and able to help.

Whether the purpose of the art is to complement an article or sell a product or service, a diverse clientele counts on me for a variety of problem solving techniques and approaches.

Look through my website and you'll see my style has a light-hearted and unintimidating quality yet works hard for you.

In today's world, you really need an illustrator with my attitude and aptitude, because it's no Garden of Eden out there.

For over 25 years David Cain has worked with the very finest book publishers, advertising agencies, corporations and cultural institutions including:
AA Knopf, American Heritage Magazine, Burger King, Cigar Aficionado, Estee Lauder, New York University, Penguin/Random House, Pentagram, Related Companies, The New York Botanical Garden, The New York Public Library, The New York Times

He has won awards from the following professional organizations:
International Brand Packaging Awards, Print Magazine's Regional Annuals, Strathmore Paper Company, The Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington, The Art Director's Club of New York and The New York Bookbinders Guild

His work is in the collections of:
Historical Society of Western Virginia; Poster House, New York City; The LuEsther T. Mertz Library, The New York Botanical Garden; The New York Public Library; The American Institute of Architects Archives, Washington, D.C.; Wildlife Conservation Society

David is a member of The Society of Illustrators and The New York Public Library’s Bigelow Society.

His creative passions take him to the streets of his New York neighborhood which provide him with a constant source of inspiration for filling his sketchbooks and also to his home-based studio where he creates hand-painted maps and illustrations.

His hobbies include: reading (history, current affairs & arts), skiing (meet you at Brighton, Belleayre or Alta), and is a "bootcamp" fitness enthusiast.

David Cain self-portrait (knight skier)