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RAWTOASTDESIGN is the commercial and non-commercial illustration and graphic design work of Jesse Kuhn.


ADVERTISING: McDonalds · Bayer · Pepcid · Bonnaroo Music Festival · Juice Generation · American Realty Capital

EDITORIAL: The Wall Street Journal · Boston Globe · American Way · Time Out New York · Time Out New York Kids · Time Out Chicago · Oakland Magazine · Utne Reader · Rhode Island Monthly · Eating Well Magazine · Library Journal Magazine · St. Louis Magazine · Tennis Magazine · Baltimore Magazine · Johns Hopkins Magazine · Nashville Scene · Indianapolis Monthly · Cincinnati Magazine · University of New Hampshire

CHILDRENS BOOK: Creative3 Publishing (The Quirkles)

“Jesse delivered great work that needed a fast turn-around. He gave me plenty of choices and I would not hesitate to call on him again.”

- John W Taylor, The Wall Street Journal

“Jesse was a great illustrator to work with. Aside from his work being simply beautiful, he was enthusiastic and reliable throughout the entire process. He also worked within some tricky technical specs, providing us with perfect files to use. I'm looking forward to finding more reasons to work with Jesse in the future.”

- Matt Raoul, The Barbarian Group

“Jesse has a very unique illustration style that lends itself well to a variety of subjects and topics. He comes up with great concepts and expresses them well in the sketch stage, so what you see is what you get with final art. He is easy to work with and always on time. I definitely recommend Jesse for your next conceptual illustration project.”

- Stephanie Glaros, Utne Reader Magazine

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children's book series: http://www.quirkles.com
Buy the book series that's full of fun and easy science experiments for kids and help further the education of children and ensure a better tomorrow for all... and most importantly, buy my love. ;)

Jesse Kuhn was born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri. He studied animation at Parsons School of Design for a short period of time and then received his BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration with a minor in Marketing and Advertising from Missouri State.


His current location is usually TBA due to his obsession with the mobility and transparency that current technologies have allowed for with todays professions. One week you may find him back in his hometown putting the final touches on an editorial commission in a coffee shop, and then the next week in his studio in NYC. If it's been cold out for an extended period of time then you'd better look south, more than likely he's soakin' up some of that vitamin D on a Florida beach and completing jobs there for the month. Oh, and if you ever come across a human with a laptop, sketchbook, and scanner strewn out on the floor in the middle of an airport there's a good probability that it's RTD concocting something for your viewing pleasure in the not to distant future.

Jesse also helped develop and publish the educational children's book series, The Quirkles, and is partner at Creative 3, LLC, The Quirkles start-up publisher based out of Springfield, MO. He still spends many hours traveling to educational conferences, contributing to the visual aspects of the brand, and the day to day operations of the business. All to help get this great little science and literacy series in front of more kids and into more classrooms.

Jesse has been recognized and honored through several appearances in illustration and design annuals including Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, 3x3, Creative Quarterly, Applied Arts, and CMYK magazine. He is constantly studying visual culture, and draws inspiration from books, magazines, galleries, films, humans, and travel. He is also fascinated by all things odd, strange and peculiar, tries to dream on a regular basis and hopes that his work provokes a thought and perhaps a smile from it's viewer.