Christy Hess named to full-time PCA&D faculty

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Friday, January 15th, 2016

Christina_HessPennsylvania College of Art & Design is pleased to announce that Christina Hess has been named as full-time Illustration faculty member effective January 1, 2016.

According to Robert Hochgertel, Chair of PCA&D’s Illustration and Digital Media Departments, Hess, a graduate of University of the Arts, “has a diverse skill set that moves between traditional and digital techniques as well as cross-discipline experience that supports a growing shared curriculum stemming from the Communication as Currency initiative at the college.”

Hess has taught part-time at PCA&D since 2005 in addition to her professional practice as an illustrator and designer in the publishing industry.  She has won awards and admittance into annuals and competitions including: Imagine FX Magazine Artist of the Month; Phillustration 4 Best of Show; Spectrum 18,19 & 20; Exotique 7; Silver Award for Self Promo category in the Society of Illustrators 50 LA; Expose 10 & 11; 3×3 Magazine’s Children’s Book Annual and 3×3 Magazine’s Pro Show.  In addition, Hess’s “Animals From History” series was funded by 123 backers on kickstarter.com and was featured on CBScom, Juxtapose Magazine, io9.com, ModernMet.com and Jezebel Magazine. In addition she recently was published in Women of Wonder as one of several award winning women artists in illustration. She will be the guest of honor at Armadillocon, an annual literary conference in Austin, TX, featuring science fiction and fantasy, this summer.

Her work can be viewed on her website http://www.christinahess.com/.