Garth Glazier

Graphic Artist

Troy, MI, USA
Why be a graphic artist? As a long time professional illustrator, artist, and instructor, I still believe that the most powerful tool for image making is the simple pencil, pen, or brush. In an era of fantastic advances in digital arts with the power to create new worlds of amazing realism, the pencil drawing remains an exquisitely elegant tool for expressing thoughts and ideas. With this in mind, I view it as a personal mission as an instructor to encourage students to draw their ideas first, before developing concepts within a software program. As a studio artist at McNamara Associates in Detroit during the last days of traditional car illustration I was introduced to commercial illustration. I have been an Independent illustrator and graphic artist since 1996 and as an educator teaching illustration, and digital arts since 2004.

Work Experience

The Core Group


Staff illustrator and artist
April 2003 - Troy, Michigan, United States

Macomb Community College

Adjunct Instructor

Instructor of Advanced Traditional and Digital illustration.
August 2004 - Michigan, United States

Capitol Group

Graphic Artist

I created posters, signs, logos, infographics, for GM and FCA while translating data into instructional graphics for Ford
October 2015 - November 2017 Madison Heights, Michigan, United States


Imaging Artist

CGI Imaging and Photo Retouching for FCA Group (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat)
October 2012 - November 2013 Warren, Michigan, United States

American Artists

Freelance Illustrator

Illustrator represented for projects nationally and internationally.
June 1998 - New York, New York, United States

Oakland Community College

Instructor of Graphic Design

I was an instructor for the Design 100 course.
January 2013 - December 2015 Michigan, United States

Baker College

Instructor of Graphic Design and Advanced Photoshop

I currently teach graphic design and imaging.
Michigan, United States


Freelance Illustrator

Freelance Illustrator.
January 1996 - Troy, Michigan, United States


Alma College


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Design.
September 1976 - May 1980 Alma, Michigan, United States

Oakland University

Masters in Liberal Arts

Masters program in Liberal Studies.
May 2005 - January 2011 Rochester, Michigan, United States





Ann Arbor Press

Caddy Award, Newspaper Illustration



College Instruction, Editorial Art, Medical Illustration, Product Illustration, Watercolor, Acrylic Painting, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop, College Course Curriculum Development, Corel Painter , Drawing, Graphic Design, Technical Rendering,


I have published an illustration textbook called Rendering which has become the required text for rendering at Macomb Community College.