Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jim Hatch

Born and raised in Northern New Jersey Jim Hatch's loves included drawing and riding motorcycles. These passions soon turned into a career. In 1991, Jim graduated from Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles with a degree in illustration and began an intense apprenticeship and job with his mentor and Leading Technical Illustrator, Kevin Hulsey.  Jim joined the team that conceptualized and built the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. He held the position of Founding Exhibit Designer and Art Director for over six years. In 1998 Jim moved to Santa Barbara California and opened the Hatch Illustration studio, which serves clients who require high quality renderings of mechanical and technological equipment. His clients include Infiniti, Dunlop Tires, Mercedes-Benz, Yamaha, Rockstar Games, and Giant Bicycles. His style is most often vector-based and heavily technical. Some of my more favorite pieces are simply skeletal frameworks of the equipment, illustrating the dimensions and proportions of a given object without the thin metal skin of the machine.

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