A visit from Jonathan Twingley

Sophomore students pose with nationally-recognized illustrator Jonathan Twingley

Sophomore students pose with nationally-recognized illustrator Jonathan Twingley

Jonathan Twingley graciously joined us today as guest lecturer for the freshmen and sophomore Graphic Design and Communications classes. Twingley, a Bismarck native, is a successful freelance artist and illustrator who currently resides in New York City. His work has been featured in several well-known publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic and Rolling Stone, to name a few. Twingley has also published an illustrated novel, The Badlands Saloon, a fictional account based loosely on his own life’s journey, featuring several of his prolific paintings. He graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a BFA and went on to gain his Master of Fine Arts in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Twingley’s presentation helped students gain some insight into the creative process of design from an illustrative perspective. Jonathan’s entertaining presentation style made it encouraging and comfortable for students to ask questions. Being able to see a number of Twingley’s pieces from conceptual sketch to finished publication proved that every great idea has a solid foundation. A special thank you goes out to Jane Schreck for bringing him to BSC.

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