Larry Kresek

Professor Emeritus

Before RMCAD, Kresek was the first chair for the illustration department at the Ringling School of Art and Design. In addition to teaching, Kresek has worked as a freelance illustrator since 1970. From his early days in New York City, where he created paperback covers for Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Spider & Jeanne Robinson, and Ray Bradbury to working for such publishers as Dell, Fawcett, Ballentine, Warner, Doubleday, and DAW Books. Moreover, he has created movie posters, record albums, national ads, and pharmaceutical illustrations. His editorial illustrations have won local, regional, and national awards—most notably in Print Magazine’s New York Regional competition. Mr. Kresek has been a judge, speaker, exhibitor and adviser to the education committee at the New York Society of Illustrators. Recently he worked as a production artist on the award winning animated film, The Book of Life.

Untitled, 1970s // Larry Kresek

Recent Exhibitions, Significant Work, or Publications:

Currently, Kresek is developing a wide range of projects with his wife, and fellow professor, Joan Kresek for their business, Kresek Art Studio. His website is larrykresek.com .

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Art Education, Graphic Design

Alicia McKim

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Liberal Arts

Alison Leedy

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Fashion Design

Amanda Cooper

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Liberal Arts

Amanda Olson-McCoy

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Foundations + Fine Art

Amber Cobb

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Foundations + Fine Art

Ania Gola-Kumor

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Interior Design

Brandy von Kaenal

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Brizida Ahrnsbrak

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Liberal Arts

Bruce Mackh

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Foundations + Fine Art

Carin Rodenborn

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Interior Design

Dan Bohlen

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Liberal Arts

Dan James

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Fashion Design

Darlene Ritz

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David Collins

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Foundations + Fine Art

David Mesple

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Foundations + Fine Art

Irene McCray

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Fashion Design

Jade Johnson

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Foundations + Fine Art

Jaime Carrejo

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Graphic Design

Jay Hollick

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Art Education, Fine Arts

Jennifer Miller

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Jessica Elliott
Interior Design

Jessica Elliott

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Foundations + Fine Art

Joan Kresek

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Foundations + Fine Art

Joshua Field

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Foundations + Fine Art

Julie Puma

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Foundations + Fine Art

Justin M. Jensen

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Fashion Design

Krista Lippert

Krista Lippert is an industry professional with experience in sustainable fashion. She currently works as a Technical Designer for prAna Living, a lifestyle and active wear clothing company based...


Larry Kresek

Before RMCAD, Kresek was the first chair for the illustration department at the Ringling School of Art and Design. In addition to teaching, Kresek has worked as a freelance illustrator since...

Foundations + Fine Art

Matthew Harris

Matthew Harris received his MFA at the University of Colorado Boulder (2011) and is currently the Head of Fine Arts at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver, CO. His sculptural...

Fashion Design

Maureen Refvem

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Fashion Design

Melanie Pullman

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Randy Brown

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Liberal Arts

Samuel Helms

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Animation, Game Art

Sarah Gentry

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Scott Wakefield

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Animation, Game Art

Sean Brown

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3D Animation, Animation

Shari Fleming

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Graphic Design

Shelby Huckabay

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Animation, Game Art

Stig Plantell

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Art Education

Theresa Clowes

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Liberal Arts

Thomas Keefe

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