Artist Profile: Lael Henderson
When Lael entered college, he planned on becoming a graphic designer. After several design assignments were finished using his own illustrations and very little type, his teachers suggested he transfer to the illustration department. Lael thinks this was some of the best advice he was ever given.
Lael graduated with a BFA in illustration in 1993. After graduation, he got a job working as an in-house illustrator for a publishing company doing book cover illustrations. In a few years and after finishing more than 100 book covers, he left the small publisher and started freelancing full time.
Lael has illustrated for Abcomm, AG Edwards, Boston Business Journal, Computer Shopper Magazine, Consumer's Report, Dow Jones, Kemper Funds, New York Law Journal, The Wall Street Journal and Welchol to name just a few.
Lael loves working with art directors, and says there is nothing better than a new illustration assignment.