Altpick Member Focus :: This Week in Review

In today’s Altpick blog post we are highlighting work from this past week’s Member Focus artists.  We are very excited to showcase a mini sample of  Photographer Bob Stevens and Illustrators John Sledd and Barbara Dekeyser Please visit to see more. Enjoy!

Photographer Bob Stevens grew up at the beach and started surfing at 12, lucky kid.
Spoke a dialect peppered with terms like ‘stoked’, ‘bitchin’ and ‘dude’. Still uses dude a lot. He thought he wanted to be a writer, an ad copywriter no less. Things got in the way, like surfing and beach volleyball. The latter led him to photography classes, long story.
“I jumped into my own business and haven’t looked back”, says Stevens.

Photographer ©Bob Stevens

Photographer ©Bob Stevens

Illustrator John Sledd – Sledd Studio has been working in the graphics industry for 20 years now,  spent the first five of those years in print shops, advertising agencies, and corporate graphics departments. The rest have been spent running Sledd Studios, where John’s clients have ranged from design studios to video game developers and everyone in-between.

Illustrator ©John Sledd – Sledd Studio

Illustrator ©John Sledd-Sledd Studio

Barbara Dekeyser, conceptual illustrator, enjoys representing ideas, stories, and concepts in a visual way. Her subjects of choice include current affairs, the human spirit, our digital world, business topics, and the environment. Basically all the things.

Illustrator ©Barbara Dekeyser

Illustrator ©Barbara Dekeyser

To more of the artists’ work, please visit


About altpick connects

Established in 1992, The Alternative Pick commenced with a clear mission, providing creative buyers with a vehicle to source the best brightest and most exciting illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and animators in the business. The Alternative Pick sourcebook (1992-2005) became the outlet for cutting-edge commercial talent, offering a unique platform for artists to showcase their work. The Alternative Pick Deck (2009-2012) offered a fun and engaging format for locating leading commercial artists. In addition, The Altpick Awards (2003-2011) introduced yet another way to provide a platform for talents to shine. To meet the demands of an ever-changing industry, was launched in 1996 and presently provides a vehicle for talent to utilize the web to connect more effectively with buyers. As we mark our 30th anniversary in 2021, remains a premier source for creative professionals and we plan to continue to push the envelope providing the best vehicle for buyers to connect with creative talent.
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