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Roland Dahlquist – An Introduction

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.

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Clive Cussler – Arctic Drift

(Publisher’s Weekly, Dec. 8 )
clive-mitchell-evan.jpgFirst Clive Cussler named his hero Dirk Pitt after his son Dirk.  Then he began collaborating with Dirk on writing thrillers; Arctic Drift is their third co-venture, PW’s review said, “Thriller fans in search of a quick, exciting read should be satisfied.”  Putnam printed more than 625,000 copies, with “large and enthusiastic” crowds at the events. is the Cussler connection – with many signed and limited edition titles.

Clive Cussler – The Chase

(Publisher’s Weekly, Nov. 10)

Berkley reports 820,600 inprint of The Chase, a stand-alone title.  Clive Cussler, along with his son Dirk, have a new hardcover coming out later this month:  Arctic Drift, the lastest in the Dirk Pitt series.  Their tour is posted on their web site,

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Introducing Dirk Cussler

Dirk Cussler holds an MBA from Berkeley.  For many years he worked in the financial arena, and now devotes himself full-time to writing. For the last several years, he has been an active participant and partner in his father’s NUMA expeditions and served as president of the NUMA advisory board of trustees.  He has co-authored books with Clive Cussler, Black Wind, The Treasure of Khan and Arctic Drift, as well as the namesake of his father’s famous protagonist, Dirk Pitt.  He is currently writing the next Dirk Pitt adventure.  He lives in Arizona with his family.

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