The MAGGY Award for General Excellence in Publication Design (from WPA) ; AND FROM the (CRMA) and the U. of Kansas School of Journalism, the prestigious WHITE AWARD for Journalistic Excellence in Art & Design.
After being in Corporate Marketing for Maybeline Cosmetics and the Corporate Art Director for Holiday Inn's International plus Publication Art Director for leading Regional Magazines and Major Metropolitan Newspapers, Jack started exhibiting artworks in galleries. Currently he shows his art in New York City's Chelsea Arts District and in Denver, CO. For many years Jack Atkinson has been a leading champion for digital output art. He organized the first All Digital Output Art Exhibition in NYC Chelsea Arts District in 2007, titled (5 Digital Artist) Caelum Gallery NYC.
"Simplicity, Energy, Beauty
are the defining words for my life's work.
Today, I very much abide by the tests of "Simplicity" and "Beauty", but my preeminent goal is always for "Energy" to be evident in the end result. I want all of my work to exude emotional energy - that energy emoted during the moment of the creative act."
JACK is currently the founder/editor/publisher
of the online Arts and Culture Magazine:
JACK ATKINSON STUDIOS
SIMPLICITY • ENERGY • BEAUTY
Jack Adams Atkinson
Artist / Editor / Publisher
Born & Raised in Hot Springs. Arkansas
• Public School through grade 12
• BFA @ U. of Memphis (Art & Design
&Art History + 2nd Major in Business / Marketing)
• Professional Publishing @ Stanford University
• Masters Degree in Art @ Syracuse University
AWARDS: National Magazine Award for General Excellence awarded by the American Society of Magazine Editors & the Columbia University School of Journalism; (RMA)Regional Magazine of the Year ;(CRMA)City and Regional Magazine of the Year
; (SND)Excellence in Newspaper Design
; (AAF)ADDY for Best Newspaper Advertisement
; Merit Awards from The New York Art Director's Club & The New York Society of Illustrators
; Best of Show Awards from both The MemphisArt Director's Club& The Denver Art Director's Club,