RMCAD Faculty


Scott Wakefield, MFA

Scott Wakefield has worked as a freelance illustrator in children’s book illustration, serving national publishers such as Harper Collins, Sterling Publishing, Scholastic, and McGraw Hill. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Utah State University. Scott is currently represented at the national level by Shannon & Associates. Although versatile with nearly any medium, much of Scott’s work is done in traditional media such as oil paint, ink, pastels, and acrylic, bringing richness and nostalgia to his unique style. Scott’s work demonstrates engaging characters, effective storytelling, and a strong sense of life and light. At home, Scott and his wife, Kori, enjoy the unique personalities of their five children, serving in their church, and family activities such as sidewalk chalk art and rock climbing.

Recent Exhibitions, Significant Work, or Publications:

  • Graham, B. (2015). God’s Good News Storybook . Thomas Nelson Publishing: Nashville, TN.
  • McFadden, D. (2013). Little Red Riding Hood . Sterling Children’s Books: New York, NY.

Course Credentialing
IL 1000 – Freshman Drawing Portfolio for Illustrators, IL 1200 – Freshman Drawing Portfolio Review for Illustrators, IL 1225 – Fundamentals of Illustration, IL 1510 – Perspective, IL 2550 – Life Drawing III: Human Anatomy, IL 2575 – Illustration I, IL 2750 – Life Drawing IV, IL 3000 – Illustration Junior Portfolio Review, IL 3105 Figure Painting I (formerly IL 3100 – Life Painting I), IL 3255 – Figure Painting II (formerly IL 3250 – Life Painting II), IL 3580 – Landscape Painting, IL 3601 – Illustration Internship Part I, IL 3602 – Illustration Internship Part II, IL 3650 – Children’s Book Illustration I, IL 3895 – Illustration III, IL 4650 – Children’s Book Illustration II, IL 4900 – Illustration Graduation Portfolio I, IL 4995 – Illustration Graduation Portfolio II, FD 1120 – Topics in Color, FD 1235 – Observational Drawing, FD 1370 – Life Drawing I, FD 1380 – Life Drawing II, FD 2510 – Special Topics.

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