Jeffrey Decoster is a freelance illustrator currently living in Pasadena, CA. Although he enjoys working on all types of assignments, he is often called upon to make imagery that communicates the gravity of serious editorial subjects including war-related themes, mental illness, gun violence and social injustice. He is the current recipient of the Gold Medal in editorial illustration from the New York Society of Illustrators, his fourth, for a piece that appeared in "The New Yorker" on the subject of domestic homicide. In a career spanning 25 years, Jeffrey has created illustrations for "The New Yorker," "The New York Times," "Time Magazine," "Rolling Stone," "Esquire," "The Atlantic," and many other national publications. His work appears regularly in "Communication Arts" and in the Society of Illustrator's annual "American Illustration" publications. In addition to editorial assignments, he has produced artwork for CD packaging, theatre posters, annual reports, book covers and advertising campaigns. Decoster lectures at art colleges throughout the country, and has held faculty positions at ArtCenter College of Design and CCA in San Francisco. A survey of his work can be seen on his website at www.jeffreydecoster.com.