Pacific Northwest College of Art
Chair, Illustration Department

Martin French lives and works in Oregon, splitting time between Portland and the high desert plateau of the Cascade Mountains. A native of California, French graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has been illustrating full-time since 1996. His diverse body of work ranges from outdoor murals on the campus of a home for street kids in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to signage and graphics for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, along with theater posters for the Fiddler on the Roof and portraits of Green Day for the Grammy Awards. French's clients are among the top institutions, magazines and publishers throughout North America and Europe. He has received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators, New York and a Bronze Medal from the Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles, along with numerous awards of excellence from premier juried shows in the United States. Several publications have profiled Martin's work including: Communication Arts (2003), Illustrator Illuminated (2003) and Step by Step Magazine (2000). French has lectured at colleges and universities nationwide and is currently an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Illustration Department at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.