Illustration Faculty

  • Steve Mayse, professor and chair of illustration

    An alumnus of Central Missouri State University, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in art education (functional with...Read More
  • Maura Cluthe, assistant professor

    An impressive collection of stripey socks, funky watches, bottlecaps and vintage robots are just a few things that make up the world of...Read More
  • John Ferry, assistant professor

    John Ferry received his B.F.A. degree in illustration from KCAI and his M.F.A. in illustration form School of Visual Arts, New York. He...Read More
  • David Terrill, assistant professor

    David Terrill has been creating compelling illustration and design for over 20 years. Terrill studied illustration at Miami University...Read More
  • Héctor Casanova, visiting instructor

    A native of Mexico City, Héctor Casanova graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1998 with a double major in illustration and...Read More
  • Stan Fernald, lecturer

    Stan Fernald graduated from KCAI in 1994 with a B.F.A. degree in industrial design. He also holds a master's degree from Domus Academy...Read More
  • Laura Huliska Beith, lecturer

      Laura Huliska Beith is a free-lance illustrator living in Kansas City, Mo.She is a graduate of the Kansas City Art...Read More
  • Bob Kolar, lecturer

    Bob Kolar grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a B.F.A. degree in illustration from the...Read More
  • Wes Benson, lecturer

    Wes Benson is an illustrator and painter currently teaching in the Kansas City Art Institute’s illustration department. Benson also...Read More

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