Daniel Zalkus is an artist-reporter with a primary focus on drawing. Born in Oak Park, Illinois his artistic journey lead him to New York City where he studied at the School of Visual Arts. The culture and energy of New York, as well as studying under Jack Potter and John Ruggeri, helped foster his passion for direct observation. In 2012 he was an artist in resident at the Glenfiddich Distillery, Scotland, where he created a series of on-the-spot drawings that document the whisky-making process and surrounding area.


Please contact him for more information or to work with him on a project. 



Clients Include:


The New Yorker/ Boston Globe/ Columbia University/ The New York Times/ Barron's/ Time, Inc./ The Wall Street Journal/ PC World/ Chicago Magazine/


ACM/ Security Management/ Time Out New York/ The Los Angeles Times/ HHMI/ Hanley Wood/ UCLA Magazine/ The Guardian/ Reader's Digest/ The


Village Voice/ Teaching Tolerance Magazine/ Grantland Quarterly/ Nautilus Magazine/ Bartle Bogle Hegarty/ Princeton Alumni Weekly/ New York Magazine


Awards Include: 

Society of Illustrators 57th Annual

Communication Arts 2014 Award of Excellence.

Glenfiddich 2012 Artist in Residence.