Gary Powell Young Illustrator Award

We’re pleased to announce the first recipient of the Gary Powell Young Illustrator Award, Yen-Chen Liu.

Our 3x3 Student Show Winners were eligible for this special award honoring illustrator/educator Gary Powell. This year’s judging was completed by his esteemed colleagues Roderick Mills, Dr. Ed D’Souza, Dave Williams and Andrew (Foz) Foster. We’re pleased to add that Yen-Chen was the unanimous choice of the group.

The Gary Powell Award Winner will receive a distinctive embossed certificate from 3x3 and a one-year mentorship with these four leading illustrators in the United Kingdom.

Gary Powell (1962–2017), a graduate of Central St. Martin’s School of Art & Design, established a significant international reputation as a graphic designer and award-winning illustrator working on projects that spanned editorial, design, advertising, multimedia. Noted as one of the country’s influential educators he was affiliated with a number of universities, including University of Brighton and University of Arts, London, for more than 25 years. This special award is given in his memory.

Congratulations to Yen-Chen Liu for this special honor.