Charles Akins' illustration and illustrative design spans a variety of approaches while retaining an overall underlying whimsy. His work could be described as kinetic and fun without being overtly "cutesy".
Having worked professionally for over twenty years, he understands the many needs of many markets from editorial and publishing, to design, packaging and advertising.
Mr. Akins' work has been widely published and featured in Step-By-Step digital, The Illustration Workbook, Picturebook, and in the Hayden book: "Adobe Illustrator-Creative Techniques".
He has partnered with many studios, art directors, creative directors, and designers creating work for companies like Kimberly - Clark, Time Digital, Mad magazine, Online Access Magazine, Coca-Cola, Hanes, American Express, U.S. Committee for the Olympic Games, Cox Cable, Turner Sports, Hewlett Packard, John H. Harland, WHM&G Advertising, J. Walter Thompson, Grey Worldwide, Agency South, Alere, CheckFree Corporation, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Scottish Rite, Lexington Medical Center, EdVenture Children's museum, Public Broadcasting Atlanta, Nortel, Kroger, BellSouth, Tower Records' Pulse! Magazine, Orange County Register, Boys and Girls Clubs, City of Atlanta Jazz Festival, Music Midtown Atlanta, Popular Science for Kids, Fox Kid's Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Inside Tennis, Computerworld, Redwood Custom Communications, Illinois Now!, Presentations Magazine, Step-By-Step Digital, Mighty Auto Parts, Scholastic, Six Continents, Holiday Inn, Home Depot, Arby's, Ford, Nike, and PetCo to name just a few. ; )
MetLife, PepsiCo, NFL, Turner Sports, Boys and Girls Clubs, Network Computing Magazine, Popular Science For Kids, Electronic Learning Magazine (Scholastic), Orange County Weekly, Business Startups Magazine, Audio Video Shopper Magazine, Pulse Magazine of Tower Records, OnLine Access Magazine,
American Cancer Society L.A., Denny's. 7Up International