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Illustration Program
Parsons School of Design

2 W. 13th, Room 806

New York, NY 10011


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Ben Katchor is an Associate Professor and Director of the Illustration program. His books include: Hand Drying in America and other stories, The Cardboard Valise, The Jew of New York, The Beauty Supply District and Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer. He’s done picture-stories and illustration for Metropolis magazine, the New Yorker and other periodicals. He was the recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1995), a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2000), was a fellow at The American Academy in Berlin (2002) and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library (2007). He collaborated with musician Mark Mulcahy on six music-theater productions using live singers and projected drawings and animation: The Imaginary War Crimes Tribunal, Memorial City, Up From the Stacks, A Checkroom Romance, The Rosenbach Company and The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (2008 Obie Award winner for Scenic Design).  The Carbon Copy Building, a collaboration with Bang on a Can and Ridge Theater premiered in 1999.

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Room 806A, 2 W. 13th Street
212.229.8944 [ext. 3897]


Steven Guarnaccia is an Associate Professor of Illustration. He is an internationally renowned illustrator and designer. He is a former art director of The New York Times Op-Ed page. His drawings appear regularly in The New York Times, Abitare and other publications. He has illustrated two collections of palindromes, Madam I’m Adam and If I Had A HI-FI, and the children’s books, Naming the Animals and Busy Busy City Street. His pop-up book, Skeleton Closet, was published by Hyperion in October, 1996, and his picture book, The Three Bears: A Tale Moderne, was awarded a prize at the 2000 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. He has designed a series of murals for Disney Cruise Lines, as well as products, including Box-O-Clox, a cardboard clock, and Roboboy and Lucky Pig, two watches for Swatch.

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Room 806A, 2 W. 13th Street
212.229.8944 [ext. 4125]


Nora Krug is an Associate Professor in the Illustration Program at Parsons The New School For Design.  Her illustrations have been commissioned by clients including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, and Comedy Central. Nora’s work has been recognized by the NY Art Director’s Club and American Illustration, among others. Her visual narratives have appeared in publications including Le Monde Diplomatique and A Public Space, and have received two gold medals from the Society of Illustrators. Her animations have been featured at the Ars Electronica and the Sundance Film Festival. Nora recently illustrated ‘My Cold Went on Vaction’ for Putnam/Penguin, and her graphic novel ‘Red Riding Hood Redux’ was published by Bries.

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Room 807A, 2 W. 13th Street
212.229.8944 [ext. 2891]


Lauren Redniss is an Associate Professor of Illustration at Parsons the New School for Design.  She graduated from Brown University and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She is a frequent contributor to the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, which nominated her work for the Pulitzer Prize.  She is the author of Century Girl: 100 Years in the Life of Doris Eaton, Last Living Star of the Ziegfeld Follies, Radioactive and Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present and Future.

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on leave spring 2017 & fall 2017
Room 810A, 2 W. 13th Street
212.229.8944 [ext. 2969]