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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.

See Roland Dahlquist’s work at www.vjbooks.com!

Cusslercon 2008 Convention

If it’s the first weekend in October . . . this must be Cusslercon! The Clive Cussler Collector’s Society brought its 2008 annual get together back to Denver, where it all began back in 2005.

Old friends and new, nearly 150 in all, gathered once again to celebrate all things Cussler. Early arrivers had a reunion dinner Thursday evening at Cinzetti’s Italian restaurant not far from the Ramada Plaza Hotel, site of the convention. Friday found Debbie and Bruce Kenfield greeting arriving attendees in the society registration room. It’s the place to be on Friday as returning “Cussler Crazies” renew old friendships as they watch for arriving luminaries.

The afternoon passed as Paul and Kristy Kemprecos, and Jack Du Brul sat around chatting with those waiting for the evening festivities to begin. Just as at previous conventions nothing officially starts until the arrival of the grand master himself, Clive Cussler. As the seven o’clock hour approached eager fans gathered near the entrance of the hotel to await Clive’s grand entrance. Not to be disappointed a classic car came into view, the 1932 Auburn V-12, featured in the 20th Dirk Pitt adventure, Arctic Drift. Driven by Dirk Cussler the Auburn came to a stop in the breezeway greeted by cheers of excitement from the gathered throng. Just as Dirk and his sister Teri stepped from the car, another classic – this one a miniature – pulled in behind. Folded into the driver’s seat was none other (more…)

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