We celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the Class of 2020. Each of these talented illustrators expresses a unique perspective with style and thoughtful content. They are telling exciting visual stories during an unprecedented global pandemic. They have faced this challenge with determination, compassion, humor, and optimism. This collection is meant to be an introduction.




In the Illustration program, you’ll learn the art of conceptual problem-solving and visual storytelling. We enliven narratives, explore personal histories, and contribute to discussions about larger societal issues through traditional and digital works. Our position within a top art and design school invites robust cross-disciplinary study and provides you access to cutting-edge software and digital tools, print and painting studios, shops, labs, and a community of thinkers and makers eager to collaborate. By approaching illustration from many perspectives, you’ll learn to bring unique ideas to life with originality and versatility.

Owen Smith, Program Chair

Michael Wertz, Assistant Chair