Illustration professor discussing designs with students

Learn from the pros

SCAD illustration faculty includes award-winning children's book authors, winners of the D&AD Yellow Pencil award, Random House book jacket illustrators, acclaimed medical illustrators, and professionals with a client list that includes Amazon, Apple, Houghton Mifflin, Pepsi, Target, and more. Despite these accolades, their greatest accomplishment is the success of the incredible SCAD students and alumni they have taught.

Program leadership

SCAD faculty portrait of Anthony Fisher

Anthony J. Fisher

Dean, School of Communication Arts

Dean Ballas

Associate dean, School of Communication Arts; associate dean, School of Fine Arts

George (Ron) Spears

Chair, illustration

Richard C. Lovell

Associate chair, illustration

Arden von Haeger

Associate chair, illustration

"I find joy in watching young people find themselves as artists and illustrators, and seeing them blossom into the visual chroniclers of their time in history."

Richard C. Lovell | Associate chair, illustration

Ask the voice of experience

Almost all SCAD faculty are full-time while still maintaining active careers in illustration. At SCAD, you will study under professionals from around the art world and get an inside view of the most prestigious outlets for your work.

Our illustration faculty have worked for some of the biggest names in the industry, including:

  • Disney
  • Hallmark
  • Random House

Immerse yourself in our creative culture

Not content to just offer a world-class education in the studio, we go the extra mile to foster an all-around educational experience.

Learn more about the SCAD student experience