J. J. Lendl
J.J. Lendl is an artist, illustrator, and designer originally from Pittsburgh and now based in Cleveland. His unique artwork injects vintage sensibilities into contemporary pop-culture subjects, pulling from numerous artistic styles and creative influences.
J.J. works with such clients as 20th Century Fox, IDW Comics, and Acme Archives and is excited to now be working on Star Trek with Bye Bye, Robot and CBS. J.J. is perhaps best known for creating The X-Files Poster Project, an officially-licensed series of over 200 theatrical-style posters, each dedicated to an episode of the cult sci-fi television series. His work has been featured by numerous media outlets and exhibited in museums and art houses. Along with his design work, J.J. is also a writer, filmmaker and musician, though his work as an illustrator usually takes up most of his time.
Along with his work in the arts, J.J. has served as the Teen Specialist and Creative Technology Mentor for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Beechview, coordinating creative technology programs focused on teaching teenagers introductory skills in photography, graphic design, film making, programming, music mixing, audio recording, and 3D printing. He currently assists the Youth Services department of Cleveland Public Library, where he once again is focusing on offering guidance and better access to creative technology to an urban teen population.
Through his work in the professional art world and his focus on youth mentorship, J.J. aims to use his creativity as a tool for self-expression, advocacy, addressing social issues, and the pursuit of life-long learning.