Department of Art

BFA of Art + Design

Illustration Concentration (BFA)


Illustrators work as staff artists or free-lance artists for advertising studios, books, magazines, newspapers, greeting card companies, animation, film and television, game design, comics, storyboarding, scenic design and mural painting, fashion and figure illustration, as well as technical, architectural, medical and scientific illustration.

Kelly Blair

Baltimore native and Towson ART graduate, Kelly Blair was recently commissioned by Melville House to redesign a series of Heinrich Böll novels. (Heinrich Böll, Nobel Prize for Literature recipient, was considered one of Germany's foremost post-World War II writers until his death in 1985.)

Blair is a successful New York based illustrator and designer who began her career as an AIGA intern. She landed a job at Picador Publishing and then became an art director at Little, Brown Publishing before opening an independent studio in 2005. Her elegant graphic illustrations have been published in the New York Times over the years.

Read more about it on the New York Times blog: Under Cover: Kelly Blair and Heinrich Böll, by Monica Racic.

View her other book designs on her website.



Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
Center for the Arts, Room 3103 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2808
Fax: 410-704-2810


by Dennis Oakes
Illustration Alumnus

Since graduating in winter 2001, Dennis has worked for two publishing companies, had his illustrations printed in news magazines and greeting cards, and worked with local authors on their children's book series.




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