Students will explore the field of illustration as a means of visual communication. Through both digital and traditional media students will examine and investigate contemporary usage of illustration, including editorial, book, character development and advertising. Students will receive realistic projects reflecting real world implementation of visual imagery that they will develop from concept through completion.
Through the course we seek to expand the student's capacity for solving visual problems with varied, creative solutions. Additionally, students will explore the inherently collaborative nature of illustration mirroring the client/art director/illustrator dynamic.
Requirements & Availability
14 - 18
Tyler Parker is an illustrator/ukulele enthusiast currently residing in and around Seattle Washington. Having spent the greater part of his developmental years in a small town in the Adirondacks he departed in search of fame, fortune and old paperbacks.
He received his BFA in illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007 before escaping to sail the usually figurative high seas. He completed his MA in Sequential Design and Illustration from the University of Brighton in October 2009. His favorite food combination is pretzels and ginger ale. Tyler’s work has been featured in Illustration West Go West 46, GR2, Giant Robot SF, Drawn.ca, Beautiful Decay, Sweet Station, Project Rooftop and Artist A Day. Clients include Giant Robot, Draft Magazine, The Texas Observer, Isthmus Magazine, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Metro Times Detroit, Motif Magazine, and The Maryland Transit Association.