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Cherif Fortin is a Chicago-based photographer, illustrator, and graphic designer.
As a photographer, Cherif specializes in advertising, editorial, and portrait work, and his client list includes such notables as NBC Television, UPN Television, Nielsen Media Research, Abelson-Taylor Inc, Accenture, Arthur Anderson LLP, BASF Corporation, Delnor Hospital, Duff & Phelps, HUB International, and RSM Mcgladrey.
As an illustrator, Cherif’s digital and traditional artwork has been commissioned by publishers the world over, including Random House, Genesis Press, Harlequin Books, Kensington Books, Dorchester Publishing, Penguin Group (Putnam), and Medallion Press. His work can be seen on the covers of millions of books in North America, South America, Europe and Japan.
Cherif is also one half of the creative team known as Fortin & Sanders (along with mentor and famed photographer/artist Lynn Sanders), writing and illustrating romance fiction. Their credits include Passion’s Blood, Medallion Press, 1998 & 2008, Ellie and the Elven King (with Helen Rosburg), Medallion Press, 2002, and There be Dragons (with Heather Graham), Medallion Press, 2009. Fortin & Sanders’ work has been featured in the pages of Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, the National Enquirer, Art & Business News, Publisher’s Weekly, London Times, Chicago Sun Times and in the Passion’s Flame (2002) and Men of Romance (2005) calendars.
Cherif sums up his creative philosophy with the conviction that, “all art is artifice; created to enhance a desired effect. Whether the tool at hand is a camera, a paint brush, or a computer, what matters ultimately is the final image and how well it communicates the intended effect.”
Cherif is available for photography, illustration, and graphic design work. To inquire, click here, or click contact in the menu at left. International assignments are welcome.