SCAD presents an exhibition of sketches, designs and illustrations by San Francisco Bay area artist Craig Frazier, showcasing the evolution of his well-known works, from initial sketch through finished product.
Over the course of his 36-year career as a designer and illustrator, Frazier has developed one of the most recognized illustration styles in the world. His works are known for their graphic simplicity and sharp wit. Frazier embeds a story in every piece, inviting the audience to step inside.
In a time when technology is rapidly reshaping design, Frazier continues to work with paper and pen. His lifelong love of drawing inspires him to make work that is both beautiful and rich with content. For each of his published illustrations, there lies a trove of thumbnail sketches describing a search for the clearest message. Frazier claims that the DNA of a good illustration lies in the sketches — that the hardest work to be done is always at the very beginning.
Frazier is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Time, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. His corporate clients include Adobe, American Express, Boeing, Chevrolet, Deloitte, MasterCard, Navigant, United Airlines and the United States Postal Service. Frazier has created seven postage stamps including the 2006 “Love” stamp and the 2010-11 commemorative “Scouting” stamps. He is also the author and illustrator of several children’s books.
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8: 30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.