Britt Spencer

John "Britt" Spencer

  • B.F.A., illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2005
  • M.F.A., painting, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2011

"Teaching, for me, is a mutually beneficial process. I find the one-on-one work with students especially satisfying, since I'm able to help them focus their intentions and better understand my methods, too. Learning is a constant state of flux, of figuring out what works and what doesn't. For each student, that's different, and helping each of them 'figure it out' is a challenge I look forward to meeting."

John "Britt" Spencer | Illustration professor

Awards, recognition and honors

  • Two pieces accepted into the Communication Arts 2015 Illustration Annual and selected for entry into New American Paintings Issue 118
  • Two pieces accepted into the Society of Illustrators New York Call for Entries 54
  • Three pieces accepted to the New American Paintings 99 M.F.A. Annual
  • Society of Illustrators Los Angeles Juried Call for Entries, six honorable mentions
  • Altpick.com Awards, honorable mention
  • Society of Illustrators (New York) Juried Call for Entries 48, honorable mention
  • Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Juried Call for Entries, honorable mention
  • Sidewalk Arts, Best in Show
  • Winner of the Thomas and King Mural Competition
  • SCADemy Award winner for Best Production Design
  • Graduated with honors, summa cum laude

Organizations

Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Society of Illustrators (New York)

Previous Positions

Owner of Britt Spencer Illustration, freelance illustrator; co-founder/designer at Dandy Dwarves, LLC production company, Savannah, Georgia; Los Angeles, California; teaching assistant, Serigraphy, SCAD, Savannah, Georgia; teaching assistant, Introduction to Illustration, SCAD, Savannah, Georgia; teaching assistant, Children's Book Illustration, SCAD, Savannah, Georgia; instructor, Adobe design software, Compumatics, Los Angeles, California

Publications and presentations

Altpick.com, Membership Spotlight, Interview, August 11, 2009; Illustrationweb.com, Britt Spencer's Scrapbook, Interview by Vicky Pearce, 2009; DPI, Interview with Artist Britt Spencer, vol. 103, 207; The South Magazine, Britt Spencer's Circus of the Surreal, April-May, 2007