Thursday, February 14, 2013

Meet the Instructor: Melanie Reim (New York City, USA)

Melanie Reim
New York City, USA

Melanie Reim is an award-winning illustrator with a sketchbook never far from her side. Since earning her MFA in Illustration from Syracuse University, she has illustrated for book publishers, advertising agencies, museums, magazines and major corporations.

Melanie has taught drawing and illustration on both graduate and undergraduate levels both in the US and abroad for over 15 years. She is the chairperson of the MFA in Illustration program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and Special Projects Coordinator, Interdisciplinary, for the Dean of the School of Art and Design, where she also teaches in the undergraduate illustration department. Her visual journals have been the subject of articles published out of London, UK, as well as Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, her documentary work is part of the US Air Force Art Collection in the Pentagon in Washington, DC and is also featured in several books about drawing and illustration. Her work has appeared in many solo and group exhibitions.

Melanie is a 2006 Fulbright Scholar and is the recipient of a 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service and 2012 FIT President’s award for Student Centeredness. Melanie is on the Board of Directors at The Society of Illustrators in New York City as Education Chair, has served on the Board of Directors for ICON: The Illustration Conference 6, 7, and soon to be ICON 8, where she advocates for the rich and well-rounded education of illustration students everywhere, as they are the future of the industry.

You can see her drawings at

Workshop D: Channeling Picasso

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