Above photos: 2014 Thom Carroll Photography

The Illustration major is dedicated to the ideal that an illustrator is first and foremost a knowledgeable and skilled artist/designer. To encourage the development of a creative imagination and a personal point of view, the curriculum promotes exploration in historic and contemporary illustration processes and practices. This approach prepares students for the challenging world of illustrative art and design. Professional business practices and presentation skills are emphasized to prepare students to enter professional careers. Read more about the major...

  • News & Highlights



  • Heather Knopf, adjuct faculty of Graphic Design, was featured on WHYY's television segment, Friday Arts, for a collective publishing project through Philadelphia Stories. Her monotype, "Young Margaret Mead," was highlighted in the segment.
  • Congratulations to Illustration alumna and published author Amy Ignatow '02, whose work was recently celebrated in The New Yorker's The Best Books of 2014. Read a profile on Amy here
  • Congratulations to Illustration alumni Linus Cursi '14 and Marilyn Foehrenbach '13, and Skye Bolluyt '15, who won honors in the 2014 3x3 International Student Show hosted by 3X3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration. Cursi won Best in Show, Foehrenbach took the bronze medal and Bolluyt, who is doing her required internship at the company, received a merit award in the Sci-fi category. All medal, merit and distinguished merit winners will appear in the Annual to be released in both a print and iPad edition.
  • Moore College of Art & Design  Student Michelle Lockamy Wins International L. Ron Hubbard's Illustrators of the Future Contest  She was one of three students to have her artwork selected for a large banner hanging on the front of Moore’s building


  • Fashion Illustration alumna Renee Reeser Zelnick '89 designed a custom car for Carson Daly on NBC's the VOICE and designed a print comp that was used for the ad campaign for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
  • Moore faculty member Stephen Layne  Designs Joe Frazier Statue in Philadelphia on This Week's Story.
  • Kristen Birdsey '12 has recently completed a project for the Hopewell Valley Arts Council to create a life size fiberglass oxen for their township-wide Stampede project. Her ox entitled "Iron Oxide" won one of four Hopewell Valley Arts Council awards and was selected to be auctioned off at the Grounds for Sculpture Stampede Gala in January.
Maria Sweeney
I chose Moore for several reasons, one being the small student-to-teacher ratio.  I like that the classes are small and each student and their work is treated individually.  Moore's location in Center City Philadelphia...
Sara Lenton Cornelius
Sara Lenton '11 prefers “cake over steak.”   That’s the name of the illustrated food blog the Moore alum has created reflecting her (mostly) sweet tooth and foodie philosophy. Lenton, a 2011 graduate with an...
Renee Zelnick
Renee Reeser Zelnick ’89 considers herself to be a “modern Renaissance woman.” On any given week as a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist in Southern California, she works on a variety of projects, from...