Monday, December 1, 2014

Wednesday December 3rd. Jeffery Alan Love (Skype)

On Wednesday December 3rd, the Illustration Symposium's guest (via Skype) will be Jeffrey Alan Love.  Love's work has appeared in the pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker, to name a few.  Love apprenticed under Sterling Hundley for two years and has taught classes at Virginia Commonwealth University, and The Illustration Academy.  Recently, Love relocated to California.  The class will meet from 12:45 - 2:05 pm in Shemin Auditorium.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

November,12th Edward Kinsella

Our guest this Wednesday will be the illustrator/artist, Edward Kinsella.  Some of Kinsella's clients include, Rolling Stone, the United States Postal Service, and Playboy to name a few.  Kinsella's work appears in all of the trade annuals.  He won a gold medal in Spectrum 19 and a silver medal in The Society of Illustrators 54 and a gold medal this year.  Kinsella makes his home in St. Louis with his wife Eve, a professional photographer, and Luna the cat.

Kinsella, will be speaking from 12:45 to 2:00 pm in Shemin Auditorium.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

November 5th Roger DeMuth

On Wednesday November 5th the Illustration Symposium guest will be one of our own Roger DeMuth.  Roger is something of a Renaissance Man, he is an award winning Designer, Illustrator, Photographer, and Gardner.  For over forty years DeMuth has worked with companies such as the Cartoon Network, Disney, and Warner Brothers, to name a few.  He has illustrated several children's books including "Messy Bessie, Where's my Homework", "Please don't eat Me", and "Dinner for Eight".  His photograph of the Alahambra in Granada, Spain was awarded Best of Show/and the Fuji Award at the International Association of Panoramic Photographers Exhibition.

After thirty-six years of dedication and service to the students of Syracuse University Roger will be retiring at the end of the semester.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October, 29th, Barry Blitt

The Illustration Symposium guest this Wednesday will be cartoonist Barry Blitt.  At 16, Blitt's images were first published in the 1974 Philadelphia Flyers yearbook.  More recently, you will find his work gracing the pages and covers of publications such as Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic,and The New Yorker, to name a few.  Blitt also illustrates, Frank Rich's Sunday Op-Ed column for the New York Times.  Many of his covers have been finalists for Cover of the Year from The American Society of Magazine Editors.  One of Blitt's, New Yorker covers hangs in the White House.  He will be speaking in Shemin Auditorium from 12:45 - 2:00pm.

Friday, October 17, 2014

October 22nd Chris Silas Neal

On Wednesday, October 22nd the Illustration Symposium guest will be the illustrator / designer Chris Silas Neal.  Neal's work has appeared in several publications including The New York Times, and The New Yorker.  He illustrated the picture books Over and Under the Snow, and Lifetime.  He has directed short videos for Kate Spade, and Anthropologie and he was awarded a medal from the Society of Illustrators for his work in motion graphics.  Neal, also exhibits in galleries.  He teaches Illustration at Pratt Institute.  Chris' talk will be in Shemin Auditorium in the Shaffer Art Building from 12:45 - 2:00 pm.

Friday, October 10, 2014

October 15th Chris Sickels - Red Nose Studio

On Wednesday October 15th our guest will be Chris Sickels, proprietor of Red Nose Studio.  Sickels, quirky 3-D illustrations have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Maxim, and The Village Voice, to name a few.  His corporate and advertising clients run the gamut from Frito Lay to Spike TV.  His work has been featured in How, Print, and 3x3.  Sickels, has twice been honored with the Carol Anthony Grand Prize Award from the New York Society of Illustrators 3-D Salon.  Two of his short films, The Red Thread Project, and Innards were selected to screen at the 2005 and 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.

Friday, October 3, 2014

October 8th Bill Mayer

On October 8th our Symposium guest will be Bill Mayer.  Over the last thirty years Mayer's work has appeared nationally and internationally in publications such as Time Magazine, National Geographic, and Sports Illustrated to name a few.  He also includes Mattel, Dream Works, and Jose Cuervo among his clients.  Meyer has earned several gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles.  Bill will be giving a presentation in room 332 Shaffer from 12:45 to 2:00pm

Friday, September 26, 2014

October 1st Q. Cassetti G' 07 (Skype)

On Wednesday our Symposium guest via Skype will be the illustrator / designer Q. Cassetti.  Q.,  a graduate of Syracuse's Independent Study Degree Program has been a working artist for over thirty years with a diverse client list that includes The U.S Postal Service, Estee Lauder, Tiffany and Company, and T. Rowe Price, to name a few.

Cassetti's work has appeared in 3x3 Magazine, Computer Arts Magazine, Communication Arts, and Creative Quarterly.

Cassetti's work has been in several juried shows, winning awards in Creative Quarterly  28, 31, 34, and,35.

Friday, September 19, 2014

September 24th Chris Renaud '89 (Skype)

On Wednesday September 24th our guest speaker via Skype from France will be alumni Chris Renaud.  Chris, graduated from SU's Illustration program in 1989 and has gone on to direct several animated projects including DESPICABLE ME, DESPICABLE ME 2, and DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX.

Here is a link to the trailer of DESPICABLE ME:

Monday, September 15, 2014

9 / 17 14 Matt Dorfman '99

On Wednesday September 17th our guest will be the art director of The New York Times, Op-Ed page Matt Dorfman.

After earning a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University in 1999, Dorfman spent the next ten years working as a designer and illustrator in various creative departments within the music industry. In the interest of seeking out more idea driven, narrative based projects Matt began freelancing, producing work for Penguin books, Wired, and The New Yorker, to name a few.

Dorfman, joined The New York Times, in October 2011.  His work has been recognized by the AIGA, Print magazine, and The Society of Illustrators.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Robert Sabuda Wednesday September 10th

On Wednesday September 10th the Illustration Symposium guest speaker will be Robert Sabuda.  Originally from a small town in Michigan, Sabuda, attended Pratt Institute in New York, where his focus was on 3-D Paper Engineering.  After graduating from Pratt, Robert, supported himself as a package designer, while trying to make inroads in children's book illustration.  Since 1986, Sabuda, has illustrated over 40 children's books including, L.Frank Baum's, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Clement Moore's, The Night Before Christmas.  Sabuda, has been awarded the Meggendorfer Prize three times, an award instituted by the Moveable Book Society of America, in honor of German illustrator, Lothar Meggendorfer.

Mr. Sabuda will be doing a demo in room 332 on Wednesday September 10th from 12:45pm to 2:00 pm in room 332 Shaffer Art Building.  We are going to have fun!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sonia Chaghatzbanian 4/23

On Wednesday April 23rd our guest will be Sonia Chaghatzbanian.  Originally from Derby, CT., Chaghatzbanian earned a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design.  For the last 14 years she has been an Art Director for Simon and Schuster in New York.  Some of the books Sonia has worked on have include, The Secret of Ferrell Savage, Take me out of the Bathtub, Weaving the Rainbow, and Witchlanders, to name a few.

Simon and Schuster is a world leading publishing house in both fiction and non-fiction with divisions in Adult, Children, Audio, and Online.  Simon and Schuster has offices in New York, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Max Ginsburg '54 4/16/14

Our guest on Wednesday, April 16th will be the illustrator / painter Max Ginsburg.  The son of an artist, Max Ginsburg graduated with a BFA in 1954 from Syracuse's Illustration program.  Since then he has successfully led a dual life as a painter and an illustrator.  Some of his editorial clients have included The New York Times, Newsweek. and Playboy to name a few.  He also painted book jacket covers for many publishers including, Bantam, Harlequin Books, and Little, Brown & Co.

Ginsburg's gallery paintings have been exhibited in several museums, including the Heritage Foundation Museum of Norfolk, VA and the National Academy of Design.

The show, Max Ginsburg: The Realities of our Time, will be on display at the Art Rage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave. Syracuse, NY from April 12th through May 24th.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tara Hogan '99 4/ 9 /14

Our guest on Wednesday the 9th will be Tara Hogan.  Originally from Connecticut, Hogan, graduated from Syracuse University in '99 with a degree in illustration and design.  After graduation, Tara became a stylist for Exposures Catalog, as well as an in house print, and web designer.  That experience led her to forge her own brand, Ink+Wit.  Ink+Wit specializes in letterpress, print stationary, limited editions, identity / branding, print, and web designs.  Ink+Wit's designs have been featured on blogs such as Real Simple, Domino, and Apartment Therapy.  Her illustrations have appeared in the Society of Illustrators annuals, New York Magazine, and Yoga Journal.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Jeff Hardy '98 April 2nd

This Wednesday, April 2nd our guest will be Jeff Hardy.  Originally from Utica, NY, Jeff graduated from SU's, Illustration Program in 1998.  Two years later he started his company, Floor 84, a multi-media, advertising, and design studio.   In 2005 he incorporated into Floor 84 Studio LLC.  Some of their clients include, The Discovery Channel's, Deadliest Catch, Monster Garage, and Monster House, Well's Fargo Bank, and Russel Simmons to name a few.  In 2007, Jeff, along with his wife Lauren, expanded their company again with the addition of F84 Games, which makes multi-platform development for console, mobile, and online games.  Jeff and his family now make their home in LA.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Robert Shetterly 3/26

As part of the, "American Whistle Blowers Tour: Models of Courageous Citizenship", being hosted by S.U. this month, our guest this Wednesday will be the painter and print maker, Robert Shetterly.

Shetterly, who's paintings and prints are in collections throughout the United States and Europe, will be talking about his series, "American's Who Tell the Truth."  The collection includes portraits of Native American Faith Keeper, Oren Lyons, '58, (see image below), and Maria Sapon-Shevin, professor of inclusive education in S.U's School of Education.  The original artwork will be on display at 914 Works, 914 E. Genesee St., Syracuse through April 11th.

Oren Lyons Portrait by Robert Shetterly

Sunday, March 16, 2014

3/19/14 Rich Kelly '07 (via Skype)

Our guest speaker this Wednesday will be our own Rich Kelly.  Rich graduated from the Syracuse Illustration program Magna Cum Laude in 2007.  Upon graduation, Kelly moved to Chicago, IL. and began a career as a freelance illustrator in editorial, publishing, music industry, and advertising markets.  Kelly has created concert posters for the bands, Phish, The Black Keys, and Dave Mathews Band.  He has made movie posters for Mondo (Twelve Years a Slave, Wild at Heart, Django Unchained ), and for Sony (Breaking Bad).  Kelly now makes his home in Pittsburgh, PA.  It's going to be a fun day!

Monday, February 24, 2014

2 / 26 Dan Bejar

This week we will be doing something a little different.  Instead of meeting in Shemin Auditorium, the Illustration Symposium class will be meeting in room 332 in Shaffer because our guest, Dan Bejar, will be talking and doing a demo.

Bejar grew up on Florida's Gulf Coast, and studied Illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota.

Since 2000, Bejar has been working as a freelance illustrator.  Some of his clients include, The New York Times, Playboy, Rolling Stone and ESPN.  

His work has been recognized in annuals such as American Illustration, 3x3, Communication Arts and The Society of Illustrators.

Bejar, has won silver medals from The Society of Illustrators and The Society of Publication Designers.

Now Dan, calls Brooklyn, NY home.

It is going to be a fun day!


Monday, February 17, 2014

James Yang 2 / 19 / 14

Our Symposium guest this week will be the award winning illustrator James Yang.  Originally from Oklahoma, Yang graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Communication Design.

 He has worked in several different markets of illustration ranging from book, editorial and animation; to advertising, web and packaging.

James' client list includes Time, Entertainment Weekly, Apple, IBM, Simon and Shuster, and Harper Collins to name a few.  

Yang makes his home in Brooklyn with his wife Abby.

We are going to have a fun day!


Monday, February 10, 2014

2/12/14 Nicolas Delort

Our Symposium guest (via Skype) this
Wednesday from Paris, France will be Nicolas Delort.  We were lucky enough to have Nicolas come visit the Illustration Program at SU last October when he hitched a ride up from New York City with Sam Wolfe Connelly.  Sam and Nicolas spent two days in Syracuse sharing their talents with our students.

Although he is young, Nicolas has already developed a signature style with his scratch board technique.

Delort's client list includes Arkane Studios, Black Library, Solaris Books, and the image on the right the cover for Tor Books, A Rumor of Angels, by Dale Bailey.  Last Friday Nicolas picked up a Gold Medal in the Book category for A Rumor of Angels from The Society of Illustrators in New York City.  It was his first medal but I'm sure it won't be his last.  We are going to have fun!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Bob Dacey

This Wednesday 1 / 29th the Symposium guest will be our very own Bob Dacey.  Originally from Orlando, FL, after a brief stint in the Army, Bob earned a degree in Illustration from Art Center in California.  In the 70's and 80's Dacey was part of an international group of illustrators working out of Connecticut.  Some of Bob's clients were American Airlines, Kimberly Clark, Reader's Digest, and Boy's Life.  An illustrator of over 30 children's books, Dacey, merged his business with his wife Debra Bandelin, to form Bandelin-Dacey Studios.  Their first collaborative effort, Miriam's Cup, won a Silver Medal from the New York Society of Illustrators in 1998.  Bob also won a Gold Medal from the Society in Advertising. 

For over 30 years Dacey has been a part of the Illustration faculty at Syracuse University.  It is the mark of what a great teacher Bob is that I've seen his presentation often and each time I learn something.  I'm proud to call Bob Dacey a colleague, a mentor, and a friend.

We are going to have a fun day!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Dan Shefelman

This Wednesday 1/22 we will be entering a new realm.  We will be having some of our lectures visiting us via Skype.  Our first guest of the semester (and first Skype) is the illustrator Dan Shefelman.  Shefelman worked as a storyboard artist for animated films such as Epic, Ice Age (1&2), Robots, Beavis and Butthead Do America, and Joe's Apartment, to name a few.  Dan's editorial cartoons have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, and The Village Voice.  In 2008 he created an animated political series about the presidential campaign for CNN titled Red and Blue.

Shefelman also teaches Visual Story Development at FIT.