AUDIO INTERVIEW: Von Glitschka of Glitschka Studios

Von has worked in the communication arts industry for 21 years. He now refers to himself as an "Illustrative Designer." In 2002, he started Glitschka Studios, a multi-disciplinary creative firm. His work reflects the symbiotic relationship between design and illustration, thus his modus operandi is that of a hired gun for both in-house art departments and medium to large creative agencies working on projects for such clients as Microsoft, Adobe, Pepsi, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball, Hasbro, Bandai Toys, Merck, Allstate Insurance, Disney, Lifetime Television and HGTV.

His exuberant graphics have garnered numerous design and illustration awards and have appeared in such publications as Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, Graphis, American Illustration, and Logo Lounge II, III and IV.

He has authored a book on textures called "Crumble.Crackle.Burn" and is currently working on his second design book. Glitschka also teaches advanced digital illustration at Chemeketa College and operates the web site where visitors can download free tutorials documenting his illustrative design creative process on a variety of diverse project types.

He is often asked to speak and judge at design events nationwide and currently sits on the National Illustration Conference board (ICON5) as well as others.


  • How this one skill can immensely help your design business profitability
  • The right way to leave a company (and how this can help your design future)
  • How to find your own design "personality" and why this is important
  • Why you need to develop a refined design process and excellent work habits

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