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Christina Hess

Christina Hess is Chair of the Illustration Department. Hess is a current full-time faculty member and a practicing professional illustrator. She has a diverse skill set that moves between traditional and digital techniques, as well as cross-discipline experience that supports a growing shared curriculum stemming from the Communication as Currency initiative at the college. Hess has taught at PCA&D since 2005 and maintains her professional practice as an illustrator and designer in the publishing industry.

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Posted by Christina Hess on Nov 24, 2017 4:37:00 PM

On November 7th, the Illustration Department was proud to host Adam Gustavson as our guest speaker and demonstrator for the day. Adam began the day speaking about his life as a Children’s book illustrator (Simon and Schuster) and his gravitation to mural and gallery work. His publications vary from fictional tales to non fiction historical illustration. Some of his books illustrate the life of the Beatles before their fame as well as the rambunctious life of Alice Roosevelt. He also described his ability to bounce back and forth between oils and gouache and his love for creating fun small sketches that he features on social media under the hashtag #fereltown.

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Topics: Art Student, visiting artist, Illustration