An alumnus of Central Missouri State University, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in art education (functional with...Read More
An alumnus of Central Missouri State University, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in art education (functional with commercial art), and the University of Kansas, where he earned a master's of fine arts degree in design, Steve Mayse brings 30 years of practical experience as the owner of his own business and as a free-lance illustrator and designer. His client list included Sports Illustrated, Arthur Anderson, Chevron, McDonald's, Boys' Town, Employers Reinsurance Corp., American Airlines, Cessna Corp., Sprint Corp., The Los Angeles Times, Cerner Corp., Cable in the Classroom, Physician, Ingram's, Vision, Emerge and many others.
His work has received awards for excellence three dozen times from the three-dimensional Art Directors and Illustration Awards show in New York, the Society of Illustrators in New York, the Society of Illustrators in Los Angeles, the Kansas City Art Directors' Award Show and the Addy Awards. In addition, Central Missouri State University awarded Steve the Distinguished Alumni Award for his work as a practicing visual artist and as an educator.
He has served as a visiting artist/guest lecturer at the State University of New York, the University of Kansas, Central Missouri State University, William Jewell College, Graceland College, Northwest Missouri State University, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and at the International School in Prague, the Czech Republic. His work has been included many times in juried fine art exhibitions, nationally as a contributing artist and regionally as a solo artist.
John Ferry received his B.F.A. degree in illustration from KCAI and his M.F.A. in illustration form School of Visual Arts, New York. He...Read More
John Ferry received his B.F.A. degree in illustration from KCAI and his M.F.A. in illustration form School of Visual Arts, New York. He has taught illustration, drawing and painting at KCAI and the Maryland Institute, College of Art. He also has had his work featured in national publications such as The New York Times and American Illustration.
John lives and paints in Prairie Village, Kan., with his wife Amy and two daughters Katherine and Paige. He is represented locally by the Dolphin Gallery. His work can also be seen at the C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore. “Ferry’s works reveal the aesthetic beauty of the overlooked and forgotten urban environment and brilliantly portrays the cycle of change in our cities,” said Will Hipps, art museum and gallery director at Kennesaw State University.
David Terrill has been creating compelling illustration and design for over 20 years. Terrill studied illustration at Miami University...Read More
David Terrill has been creating compelling illustration and design for over 20 years. Terrill studied illustration at Miami University in Ohio and impressionist painting in Giverny, France and has held positions at Kansas City-based marketing and design companies Blacktop Creative, Barkley, Hallmark Cards and most recently, C3. Terrill has been the recipient of numerous honors, including being named an Outstanding Achievement winner in HOW International Design Competition, being recognized in Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annuals as well as receiving national and regional ADDY awards from the American Advertising Federation and recognition from the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
Terrill’s work evokes influence from 19th century British Victorian painting and posters, illustrations of English poet and artist William Blake, 1920s print advertisements and 1960s psychedelic concert posters and handbills. Terrill’s latest work, “What the Gardener Saw,” is a series of oil paintings and bronze sculptures inspired by a Victorian-era means of communication, “The Language of Flowers.” Always exploring new ways to create, Terrill is adapting this body of work for the digital space, as an interactive, immersive novella.
In addition to being a member of the illustration faculty at KCAI, Terrill continues his role as creative director at C3, a leading family and kids marketing and design agency. Terrill enjoys sharing knowledge of his craft through the lens of his professional experience, while mentoring students for a career in the creative industry.
Terrill lives in Kansas City with his wife and two children.
An impressive collection of stripey socks, funky watches, bottlecaps and vintage robots are just a few things that make up the world of...Read More
An impressive collection of stripey socks, funky watches, bottlecaps and vintage robots are just a few things that make up the world of Maura Cluthe. This silly world was first discovered by Hallmark in 1991. Still a student in Illustration, Maura first interned at Hallmark at age 19 and has continued to work there since.
Blurring the lines between fine art, illustration and design, Maura has spent much of her career as a collaborator, combining all three disciplines. Hallmark career highlights include helping to launch the "Fresh Ink" alternative card line, the redesign of Kaleidoscope (a creative fun place for kids), being the art director for Shoebox Cards and a member of the Blink Studio. Maura currently works as an Illustrator in the Kids Studio at Hallmark.
In addition, Maura has shown her personal mixed media work in various cities including Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Calgary, London and Atlanta. These mixed media pieces integrate text, drawing, photography, painting, and other “stuff” she has collected into her art. These collected fragments take on new meaning and live on within her work.
When she isn't hanging out with her husband, she might be doting on her two dogs and cat, digging in the garden, spending time with family and friends or making stuff in her studio.