6 pm – Reception
6:30 pm – Panel Discussion

Steven Heller moderates a panel discussion about the art and business of illustration with illustrators George Bates, Peter de Sève and Barbara Nessim. They will share insights about their work and shed light on the changing roles of illustrators in the current media.

American art director and critic, Steven Heller, is the co-founder and co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author & Entrepreneur program. He is also the author and co-author of works on the history of illustration, typography and graphic design.

George Bates
is known to work in every corner of Commercial Art, Illustration and Fine Art. He is a Part time professor of illustration at Parsons School of Design. He has also created two permanent public art installations for the NYC MTA Subway Arts for Transit program.

Peter de Sève’s
illustrations and character designs are known throughout the world. He is perhaps best recognized for his many New Yorker magazine covers and for the characters he designed for the popular Ice Age series of animated films.

Barbara Nessim
is an artist, illustrator, and educator who lives and works in New York City.