D.E. Uhlig 8

ohnson County Illustrator

D.E.Uhlig is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous publications including the Kansas City Star, Christian Science Monitor, University Daily Kansan, Editorial Humor Magazine and World Policy Journal. Commercial illustration and design clients over the years have included Samsung, Sprint and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, among others—and his Starbucks red cup illustrations have been featured on the company’s Pinterest and Facebook pages. 
In 1989, David Uhlig co-founded Uhlig LLC, a leading provider of cross-media publishing and communication services in industries ranging from residential housing to book publishing to cancer care. Uhlig is married with three children and resides in Overland Park. He is currently working on children’s books, e-books and apps, and enjoys playing guitar in his spare time.

How he got started

For as long as Uhlig can remember, he has loved to draw. Years ago, he gave his wife a hand-drawn card for their anniversary, and she loved it so much she made him promise to always hand-draw her cards. Shortly following, his three kids made him promise to do the same with their birthday cards. After posting some of his drawings online, people began asking how they could see more of his work—so he created a free, weekly email newsletter called “The Happiness of Art.” He sends one email per week on Friday. Typical issues include new artwork, prints for sale, interesting links and a weekly doodle. Subscribers are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a free, limited edition fine art print. Subscribe today at