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​​​​F. Carlson Illustration & Design - Portfolio

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Corporate​​

Hand Lettering​​

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Frederick H. Carlson's illustration work has graced venues as small as CD covers and as large as room-length murals for countless national clients. A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University’s Design Department, he has exhibited work in the NY Society of Illustrators annual exhibitions and numerous solo and group shows.

His attention to knowledge of subject is particularly visible in the many music packaging commissions he has completed. Fred’s watercolor and graphite illustrations create evocative portraiture, illuminate understanding of the natural world, and make complex data understandable in the corporate world. His prowess with hand lettering is also exhibited on this site for the first time.

Fred has served the industry as National President of the Graph​ic Artists Guild and as President of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators. He taught senior illustrators as adjunct faculty at Carnegie-Mellon University for almost 15 years, and has written and given lectures about the illustration field in Pittsburgh, Albany, Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Chicago. 

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Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators

Creative Shake​


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