I'm completing my second year as a full-time Professor of Illustration at WestConn and I’m enjoying my position there. For years the WestConn Department of Art has a visiting artists lecture series as part of the MFA Degree program in Painting and Illustration. But lecture series was not well promoted on campus, so I took the initiative to design posters to help promote the series and welcome all students interested to attend. I presented my poster designs to Terry Wells, our department Chair and he approved my idea and posters for printing and posting. Our lecture series are similar to the guest speakers we had at our MFA program in Hartford. The only difference is that our lecture series include fine artists (mostly painters) and art critics. The illustrators we've invited are some of our alumnus, teachers and also guest speakers from the UHart MFA program. This Fall (2013) we had Scott Bakal, Ed Tuttle and previously (Fall 2012 & Spring 2013), we had Nancy Stahl, Ross MacDonald and Mark Hess. I’m presently working on the next poster designs for our Spring 2014 line-up and one our speakers will be Zina Saunders!
I created another series of posters for one of my clients, the Greater Bridgeport Transit (GBT). The CEO of GBT contacted me to design a poster series using the GBT/Earth Day graphics that I created for them for the past five years. Mr. Holcomb wanted the posters to include some of the pencil sketches and final art as well as a short paragraph describing my creative process. The posters are 18” x 24” in size, framed and now hanging in their conference room. I'm now working on the 6th GBT/Earth Day graphic for 2014.