Biography, Awards & Clientele

"Playing with pixels are great but it cant eclipse the magic of drawing." It this juxtaposition of pencil and sketch lines to highly rendered form that is hallmark to Hofkins style. Bonnie Hofkin received her bachelor of arts from the University of California at Berkeley and continued her study of illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. With a passion for human anatomy she went on to obtain her Masters of Arts in medical illustration from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. After decades freelancing out of New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area she continues to freelance in both medical and commercial illustration and is also a painter of Celtic art.


  • Institute of Italian Culture San Francisco, "Art of the Mediterranean; A Celebration of Olympic Games" Best of Show 2004
  • Artisan's Gallery Mill Valley, California Bon-Appetite Juried show, 2 Certificates of Merit Awards, 2003
  • Prints Regiona l Design Annual, Certificate fo Design Excellence, 1996, 1997
  • Society of Illustrators/ Museum of Illustration New York City ,The Art of Medicine Exhibition, Certificate of Merit, 1986
  • Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Illustrators West, Certificate of Merit Award 1988, 1990
  • Art Directors Club of New Jersey, Certificate of Excellence, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
  • International Graphics Inc. 10th Annual Certificate of Design Excellence, 1983


  • ESPN
  • Hershey's
  • Quizno's
  • The New York Times
  • Kentucky Derby Museum 
  • Sea World 
  • Business Week Magazine 
  • Yoga Journal 
  • Mc Graw Hill 
  • Hill's Pet Nutrition 
  • 3M 
  • American Heart Association 
  • Colgate Palmolive 
  • Parke-Davis 
  • Smith Kline 
  • Mead 
  • Johnson
  • Reader's Digest