Roger Huyssen is a commercial illustrator, long based out of New York, celebrated for his early use of the airbrush in advertising.
His work started in the record industry where he created close to a hundred album covers from Duke Ellington and James Brown to the classic iconic guitar spaceship for Boston. His unique style and expressive concepts have been seen on movie posters, national advertising campaigns, and magazines, including over 20 Time magazine covers, several of which are now part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
Commercial clients include most major corporations such as IBM, AT&T, Merck, Coca-Cola and all major TV networks and movie studios. Some of the movie poster work was created for Jim Henson's Muppet movies, several of Clint Eastwood's films and the original Star Trek movie. He has done creative character development and package designs for M&M / Mars, General Foods and the gaming software industry. Published entertainment and sports posters include Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Breeder's Cup, Society of Illustrators Golden Anniversary, Universal Studios' Island of Adventure, as well as the NFL theme art for two Super Bowls.