PCA&D Alumni

Jon di Venti

Class of 1998


• Instructor of Visual Development and Concept Development at Ringling College of Art and Design
• Freelance and commission work

“My education at PCA&D was a whirlwind of creative and technical growth, each course playing an integral part. The head of my department, Robert Hochgertel’s, passion for illustration was contagious. He loved everything about being an illustrator from thumbnail sketches, to paying his taxes. He was instrumental in my development as an artist. My education taught me to appreciate the heritage of American illustration and the defining principles of visual storytelling. It helped me to uncover and develop my own strengths and to improve my areas of weakness. As an educator, I only hope to have the same impact on even one of my students.”