Richard Krepel

Richard Krepel

Richard Krepel

  • B.F.A., University of Arizona
  • B.F.A., Art Center College of Design
  • M.F.A., SCAD
First year at SCAD:

"The students with whom I work."


Cover image for the Society of Illustrators 43rd annual

Awards, recognition and honors

Silver Medal, Society of Illustrators annual competition; Applied Arts magazine; STEP Inside Design; Step-By-Step magazine; RSVP competition; Blue Cube competition; Spectrum Annual competition; Communication Arts annual competition

Previous Positions

Richard Krepel has worked as an artist and illustrator on a national level for the past 30 years and as a SCAD professor for the past 20 years. He has enjoyed a wide range of assignments, including cover commissions for Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report, poster and program art for the New York City Ballet and corporate imagery for countless Fortune 500 companies. In 2005, Krepel completed 25 illustrations for "Hallelujah," a collaborative book project featuring the poetry of selected hymns. Krepel's work has won awards in many of the nation's top industry shows, magazines and annuals including: Applied Arts, Digital Design, Step Inside Design, Step By Step, RSVP, Spectrum (the best of fantasy art), American Illustration, Communication Arts and the New York Society of Illustrators. His work was selected for the cover of the NY Society of Illustrators in 2004 - a singular honor. Krepel earned Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from Art Center College of Design and the University of Arizona, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from SCAD.

Courses Taught

  • ILLU 200 Drawing and Design for Illustrators
  • ILLU 213 Introduction to Illustration
  • ILLU 217 Editorial Illustration I
  • ILLU 306 Book Illustration I
  • ILLU 339 Illustration for Retail Markets
  • ILLU 409 Illustration Self-promotion
  • ILLU 760 Poster Illustration
  • ILLU 774 Professional Practices in Illustration
  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DSGN 299 Special Topics in Design