I was born in Banja Luka, Bosnia—part of the former Yugoslavia—in . At age nine, shortly after the civil war outbreak, my family moved to Münster, Germany, where we lived for seven years before settling in the United States in . I finished my BFA in Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in .
I currently live in Richmond, Virginia, where I create commercial illustrations for national and international clients, including: The CFA Institute, Die Zeit, ESPN Magazine, General Mills, Men's Health, Military Officer Magazine, Mountain Dew, Oakley, Playboy Magazine, Port Authority, Runner's World, Scholastic, The Washington Post and many more. I have established relationships with clients in each area of the art industry, from editorial illustrations for magazines and comic books to concept art and advertising.
I taught at Virginia Commonwealth University for over four years, instructing: Concept Art, Figure Drawing, Digital Drawing, Type & Image, Sequential Imaging, Senior Project/Studio, Visual Studies: Design and Comics & Graphic Novels. I continue to serve as an educator for rising illustrators through lectures and my blog where I provide advice and show step–by–step processes. My work has received several awards from organizations like: 3×3 Magazine, Creative Quarterly, American Illustration, Richmond Illustrator's Club, Society of Illustrators of NY, Society of Illustrators of LA and Evangelical Press Association.
Tin is a gifted artist and a great guy. I had the pleasure of working side by side with Tin at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts for several years. Tin’s experience and personable manner made him a natural as an instructor in the classroom. I cannot recommend Tin highly enough or any projects he may pursue in the future.Matt Wallin
Filmmaker (King Kong, The Matrix, Hellboy), Writer, Professor (www.mattwallin.com)
Tin happens to be one of the most talented illustrators in the business today. He has a very unique, one of a kind style. He is able to get across so much information with the minimal amount of pen strokes. His color technique is like no one else. Tin is fast, reliable and highly inventive. He is a member of the famed Urban Sketchers and his work stands out above his peers. His ability to capture people is so great that I can’t stop looking at his finished drawings. He also happens to be a terrific designer too. Give Tin a chance, you won’t regret it. He’s the best.Tommy Kane Creative Director, The Barbarian Group (www.barbariangroup.com)
Tin contributed to my latest book, Drawing Inspiration: Visual Artists At Work. In no particular order: he’s a helluva nice guy; he’s a sublimely talented illustrator; he was astute, articulate, responsive, and just plain fun to work with. I heartily and happily recommend him!Michael Fleishman
All images are © Tin Salamunic
Tin is an unstoppable creative force and any company would be happy to have someone like him on board.Kan Muftic
Concept Artist, Batman Arkham City