Kurt Vargo

Kurt Vargo

Kurt Vargo

  • B.F.A., communication arts, School of Visual Arts
  • M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
First year at SCAD:

"To continue to educate, inspire and enlighten those individuals interested in applying their talents within the culture of the illustration marketplace and beyond."


"Receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree from SCAD. Maintaining a high visibility in the illustration marketplace, and the continued respect from my peers as an artist, illustrator and educator."

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

Previous Positions

Professor, School of Visual Arts; freelance artist

Courses Taught

  • ILLU 200 Drawing and Design for the Illustrator
  • ILLU 205 Material and Techniques I
  • ILLU 215 Material and Techniques II
  • ILLU 217 Editorial Illustration
  • ILLU 304 Advertising Illustration
  • ILLU 324 Pastel Techniques
  • ILLU 409 Illustration Self-promotion
  • ILLU 735 Illustration Markets