Australian illustrator Craig Phillips has a crisp, clear style that ranges from the simplicity of line and color fill to slightly more rendered, but always has a strong sense of design and negative space.
Phillips uses limited color ranges to great effect, often creating dynamic composition is what amounts to duotone. Not only do his compositions feature strong design elements, but the drawings themselves often incorporate flourishes of stylized patterns.
Unfortunately, his website hasn’t been updated with news recently and he no longer seems to be maintaining a separate blog, but there are still plenty of examples of his work in several sections. The images on the Shannon Associates site are a bit larger.
His clients include Simon & Schuster, Scholastic; Penguin USA; Penguin Puffin UK; Wizards Of The Coast; Random House, Microsoft; Rolling Stone magazine; SPIN magazine and numerous others. He has also done poster art for rock groups like Queens Of The Stone Age, The Hives, DJ Shadow, Foo Fighters, and Turbonegro.
There is an interview with Phillips on RedBubble.