- B.F.A., communication arts, School of Visual Arts
- M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
"To continue to educate, inspire and enlighten those individuals interested in applying their talents within the culture of the illustration marketplace and beyond."Kurt Vargo | Illustration professor
Awards, recognition and honors
Who's Who Among America's Teachers, U.S. Commerce Association Website Marketing Award, Platinum Video Award, Entertainment Weekly Magazine, "The Tiger and the Brahmin"
Lifetime member, Graphic Artists Guild; Founding member of The Illustrators Partnership of America
Professor, School of Visual Arts; freelance artist