Since moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 1987, Roland Dahlquist has enjoyed a successful and award winning career as a freelance Illustrator & Art Director.
Roland established Dahlquist Illustration in 1987. Since then he has freelanced for graphic design firms, advertising agencies, publishers, organizations and directly with corporations locally as well as in other regions of North America.
His illustration, design and art direction for clients such as; Intel, Motorola, Newsweek, AT&T, USWest, GMC, Volkswagen, Audi, Citibank, and Fujitsu have garnered Roland many national and international awards. Some of those awards include: Mobius – Packaging, Clio – Print, ADDY’s – Various print and corporate identity, Communication Arts Design, Communications Arts Illustration, Print – Award of Excellence, Art Direction Magazine – Award of Excellence, AIGA – Award of Excellence and Photo District News Self Promotion Award – Art Direction/Design.
Having a degree in Fine Art, Roland now concentrates on creating his own images whether painting in oil, pastels, pencil or generating them on his computer.
Dahlquist continues to study painting at Scottsdale Artists’ School and has also studied in Europe. Painting is one of the motivating factors in Dahlquist’s travels through The U.S. and Europe.
In 2003 Roland joined the faculty at The Art Institute of Phoenix to teach Drawing, Design, and Illustration.
In 2006 Roland was fortunate enough to be selected by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler to illustrate the pages of their novel, The Treasure of Khan. Dahlquist has continued his relationship with the Cusslers and illustrated the pages of The Chase in 2007. Most recently Roland illustrated the pages and created the cover art for Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler’s latest novel, Arctic Drift.