1800 Margarita Labels, Allen’s Liqueurs, AM/PM Arco, Arbor Mist, Avon Books, Azar Nut Company, Bacardi, Balance Bar, Bank of America, Beech Nut, Betty Crocker, Best Foods, Borden, Budget Gourmet, California Iceberg Lettuce Commission, Carnation, Celestial Seasonings, Chevron, Chiquita, Conroy’s Flowers, Crowley Foods, Crystal Geyser, Darigold Yogurt, Del Monte, Diamond Nuts, Dole, Dubouchett, Frito-Lay, General Foods, General Mills, Hallmark, Heinz, Karen’s Naturals, Keebler, Kirkland (Costco) brand, Kraft, Laura Scudder’s, Lindsay Olives, Little Debbie’s Snacks, McDonald’s, M&M Mars, Mountain Sun, Nabisco, Northland Cranberries, Orange Julius, Oscar Mayer, Parmalat, People Magazine, Pharmavite, Publix Supermarkets, Quaker, Ragu, Ready Pac, Seven Eleven, Shasta, Sparklett’s McKesson, Spice Islands, Super Soil, Tillamook Dairy Company, Visa, Wallably Yogurt, Wegman’s Markets and Well Pict.
Judy Unger has been an illustrator for over 40 years. She developed her distinctive photorealistic technique through use of watercolor dyes and colored pencil. Her inviting imagery explores the use of vibrant colors and textures. Brilliant washes of colors combine to create rich tones.
Food and botanicals have frequently been her favorite subjects and water droplets are often featured in the images. She refers to the work as being “idealistic,” never wanting her food illustrations to be so perfect that they are no longer appetizing. Her paintings have been commissioned by virtually every major food company in the United States. The distinctive work is seen on ads, websites, labels, magazines, billboards, greeting cards, and fine-art prints and posters.
Judy published her first art book at age 14, and has since sold images through Getty Images and iStock (a Getty partner). Her fine art images have sold through Brentwood Publishing Company.
Judy is also a musician and inspirational speaker. Her original healing acoustic guitar compositions and speaking series may be heard on the free meditation app Insight Timer. Her inspirational story named “Beside Me Always” guides readers on her journey through grief and healing and is available as a paperback and audio book on Amazon and iTunes.
Judy was an instructor at California State University, Los Angeles, UCLA Extension, California State University, Northridge, and Otis-Parsons Art Institute. Her instructional blog "Illustrating My Life" is filled with anecdotes and inspiration from her illustration career.