The Fifth Order is the NYC based design studio of Multidisciplinary Art Director & Digital Artist, Jeff Huang. We specialize in creating compelling illustrations and visuals for renowned brands and agencies. We have been creating digital art professionally for a decade now and have produced work for many brands and publications worldwide. Specialties include: Photo Illustration / Creative Retouching / CGI / Book Cover Art.
We firmly believe in the term “You get what you pay for.” There is always someone willing to do it for less, but will the end-result be of the same caliber? Our promise is that quality and aesthetics always come first when it comes to the work produced by us.
Our clients choose us because they trust our ability to interpret their visions into skillfully conceptualized and visually stunning work. We recognize the importance of creating narratives that speak to the emotional depths of an audience, and so it is our goal to not only make powerful images, but invitations to cinematic experiences that leave you with a lasting impression.
Features & Publications
● 115 Digital Art Gallery ● AOI: Images 34 ● Adobe Design Center ● Advanced Photoshop Magazine ● Computer Arts Magazine ● Computer History Museum ● Depthcore Exhibition NYC 2011 ● Digital Arts Magazine ● DigitalPHOTO Photoshop Magazine ● Photoshop Creative Magazine ● PBS Off-Book ● PSDTUTS.com ● UUTheory
Art Director, Lucid Dreamer, Pug Lover.
Since he was young, Jeff Huang had a huge passion for fine arts. He spent countless hours drawing Dragon Ball Z characters and creating new superheroes in his composition notebook. In elementary school, he was recognized for his talent and would draw for his teacher so that he could avoid partaking in class activities. When he was asked what he wanted to be when he grows up, Jeff knew without hesitation that he wanted to be an artist. He continued to pursue fine arts in high school, where he got his first glimpse at 3D abstract art. It changed his life forever, and it was then, that he picked up a copy of Photoshop and began to be submerge himself in the digital art world.
Currently, Jeff is a multidisciplinary Art Director & Digital Artist working under his studio name, The Fifth Order. He has over a decade of experience in digital art & illustration and have produced work for many renowned companies worldwide. Jeff has also been interviewed and featured in many international art related publications and media.
When he is not busy with work, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and his son, Peanut, who happens to be a Pug. His other hobbies include gaming, shopping and watching food-related TV shows.
Studio Manager, Jokester, Destroyer of Plants.
A key player at the design studio, Peanut’s role is to keep operations at The Fifth Order running smooth. He provides excellent customer service through cozying up with our guests, and basically being the best pick-me-up you can have if you are having a bad day. When Peanut is not busy taking naps, shedding tremendous amounts of fawn hair everywhere, he enjoys taking long walks and marking every plant along the way. His other interests include playing fetch, napping, having his daily Greenie, and napping. Oh, did we mention he enjoys napping?
I hired Jeff to create several illustrations for an advertising campaign for a B2B client. We initially showed several potential illustrators to the client, and Jeff was clearly the standout. He accommodated us to meet a rigorous schedule. Though we ended up going several rounds, Jeff stayed positive. What I value most about Jeff is his creative viewpoint. He makes the complicated seem so effortless.Chris Cacci / Creative Director / Studio North
If you would like to work with a true illustration artist without the attitude; Jeff is the man. We were/are pleased with the outcome and the process of our ad campaign illustrations. The illustrations are like no other: unique,sophisticated, engaging, and on target. Deadlines were tight, direction sometimes a little iffy.. Jeff’s ability to transform is incredible!Elizabeth Geldhof / Accounts Manager / StudioNorth
Jeff was amazing to work with. He worked 110% and his goal was to make sure we were happy with the final artwork. He had a great attitude and showed so much enthusiasm for the project. I highly recommend working with him.Sabrina Bajaj / Senior Art Producer / TBWA/Chiat/Day
Jeff is an extremely talented visual artist who can work quickly and effectively to brief and deliver creative, dynamic results. Jeff designed the artwork for an album of cinematic production music, and the resulting artwork was exceptional, perfectly on brief, and showed an attention to detail that marks his true professionalism. I would highly recommend Jeff’s work.Heather Willensky / Junior Producer / EMI Production Music
Jeff is one of the most interesting people I have worked with to date. He is a whirlwind of creative energy. He has an uncanny eye for detail and is incredibly patient and precise in his technique. I think he has a natural ability to develop a good rapport with other creative persons as well as clients. He gets very involved in the creative process and always seems to have a clear idea of what he is trying to achieve.Nadia Huggins / President, Creative Director / Spark
Jeff is a talented illustrator and I highly recommend working with him. He has a tremendous ability for creating conceptual art with exception detail that often mixes 3D with digitally painted elements. He has a strong hand with the craft of digital image making and is professional to work with. He has a gifted imagination that combines realism with a surreal structure.Sean Hodge / Owner / Connection Cube
Jeff is a very talented digital artist with great ideas on how to improve and optimize a project. He was patient and accommodating, and delivered excellent results.Mike Schonberger / Art Director / Extreme Group
Jeff handed in great work, on time, very easy to work with. Highly recommend him!Nancy Butkus / Design Director / The New York Observer
Very nice Photoshop and 3D artwork. Well-described to our readers, delivered on time. Would always hire him again.Wibke Pfeiffer / Editor / Falkemedia