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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

Illustrator

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

American Artists

Freelance Illustrator

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

Baker College

Adjunct Professor

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

Macomb Community College

Adjunct Instructor

Instructor of traditional illustration and digital arts.
August 2004 Warren, Michigan, United States

Illustrator

Freelance Illustrator

Freelance Illustrator.
January 1996 Troy, Michigan, United States

Education

Alma College

BFA

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

Awards

NISOD

NISOD Award

2012

Ann Arbor Press

Caddy Award, Newspaper Illustration

199001

Skills

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,

Publications

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