October 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Artist Talk – Barian Ajhar, illustrator and character designer
Thursday, October 25, 10:30 a.m. Atrium
Brian Ajhar’s career as an artist has spanned three decades. His extensive and diverse client list includes numerous magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, corporate clients, and book publishers. His illustrated children’s books have been published worldwide in a multitude of languages and have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list. Ajhar’s work is widely recognized for it’s distinctive and humorous point of view.
Ajhar’s work has been featured in many articles and books written about the field of illustration. “The Illustrator in America” written by Walt Reed profiled Brian as a major influence in the 1990s. Ajhar has been a guest lecturer at many schools and Universities and has been teaching illustration concept classes and character development at Syracuse University since 1996. He has also taught at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and The University of Hartford, CT where he received the distinguished “Koopman Chair Award for the Visual Arts”.
Ajhar’s current projects has been illustrating children’s books, magazines, advertising and character development for animation. He will be appearing at CTN ANIMATION EXPO in Burbank California during the November 2017 Expo.