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Garth Glazier

Graphic Artist

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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.
Experience
Troy, MI, USA
Apr 2003
Illustrator
Staff illustrator and artist
New York, NY, USA
Jun 1998
Freelance Illustrator
Illustrator represented for projects nationally and internationally.
MI, USA
 
Baker College
Adjunct Professor
I currently teach graphic design and imaging.
Warren, MI, USA
Aug 2004
Macomb Community College
Adjunct Instructor
Instructor of traditional illustration and digital arts.
Troy, MI, USA
Jan 1996
Freelance Illustrator
Freelance Illustrator.
Education
Alma, MI, USA
Sep 1976May 1980
Alma College
BFA
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Design.
Rochester, MI, USA
May 2005Jan 2011
Oakland University
Masters in Liberal Arts
Masters program in Liberal Studies.
Awards
2012
NISOD
NISOD Award
Jan 1990
Ann Arbor Press
Caddy Award, Newspaper Illustration
Skills
 
Acrylic Painting, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, College Course Curriculum Development, College Instruction, Corel Painter, Drawing, Editorial Art, Graphic Design, Medical Illustration, Product Illustration, Technical Rendering, Watercolor
Publications
I have published an illustration textbook called Rendering which has become the required text for rendering at Macomb Community College.