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!