Alexi Natchev was the Area Coordinator of Illustration at DCAD until 2018. Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, he works in printmaking, drawing and children’s book illustration. His work has been shown in solo, invitational, and international exhibits. Since moving to the U.S. in 1990, Alexi has published more than 15 children’s books with major American publishers, including Random House and Simon and Schuster. His work is on display at the National Art Gallery in Sofia, and The Rare Book Collection at the Princeton Library. His latest book is Urso Brunov and The White Emperor, collaboration with acclaimed writer Brian Jacques, world-renowned for The Red Wall series. Alexi has taught at Savannah College of Art and Design, the University of the Arts and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Longtime DCAD instructor Lynn Pauley is both an artist and illustrator. She holds a BFA from Syracuse University and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She won the 2016 Northeastern Biennial painting prize and successfully exhibits her illustration, collage, and paintings in a variety of locations both here and abroad. As an illustrator her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Yankee Magazine and Sports Illustrated to list a few. Corporate commissions include 4 original murals for the award-winning Robin Hood Foundation Library Initiative art directed by Pentagram Design. Her work illustrated the campaigns for the ‘new look and feel’ of the NY Jets, Dean and Deluca cafes in New York City, and the Broadway poster campaign for Superior Donuts. Trained as a visual reporter, her words and pictures have chronicled the events of 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Pauley has taught art and illustration on the college level since 1989. She holds an Art Education degree from Parsons School of Design. Her innovative methods and materials classes as well as drawing, business of design, and figurative painting classes have students for 17 years at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Of recent note are her cross-disciplinary development and implementation of illustration programs at New Hampshire Institute of Art, Pratt Munson-Williams-Proctor and Marywood University. She currently teaches Drawing I and II, 2DI and Media and Methods in the undergraduate illustration and foundation programs at Delaware College of Art & Design.
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