Anthony Accardo’s Profile

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Anthony Accardo
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Communication Design
Office Location
300 Jay Street
Bio

Anthony Accardo was born in New York City, and spent his youth in Southern Italy where he studied art and design. He holds an AAS in Art & Advertising Design, a B.Tech. in Communication Design, and an MFA in Illustration. His drawings and paintings have been shown in several art galleries and group exhibitions both locally and internationally.

Accardo has worked as an Art Director at Salamander Books and Magnolia Publications, he has also worked as a freelance illustrator, and designer specializing in Children’s Trade and Educational Books. He is currently an adjunct Professor at New York City College of Technology teaching Advanced Illustration, and Senior Project.

A member of the Society of Illustrators since 1981 Accardo has won numerous national and regional awards. He has worked on several major advertising campaigns and has illustrated more than 90 books worldwide. And is perhaps best known for his illustrations for the Nancy Drew Notebooks series.

My Courses

COMD 3633 Advanced Strategies in Illustration Fall 2020 (Picture Book Development)

COMD 3633 Advanced Strategies in Illustration Fall 2020 (Picture Book Development)

Strategies for creating professional illustrations based on a rotating series of topics relevant to contemporary professional illustration. Topics and strategies include: digital concept art (production art, card art, genre, etc.), Children’s Picture Book Illustration (research, pitch, marketing, layout, etc.), editorial. Students use both digital and traditional media. Class Notes: Fully Online Meets Online Synchronously. Enrollment Requirements: ENG 1121 and COMD 2400 or department permission.

COMD 3633 Advanced Strategies in Illustration Fall 2021

COMD 3633 Advanced Strategies in Illustration Fall 2021

Strategies for creating professional illustrations based on a rotating series of topics relevant to contemporary professional illustration. Topics and strategies include: digital concept art (production art, card art, genre, etc.), Children’s Picture Book Illustration (research, pitch, marketing, layout, etc.), editorial. Students use both digital and traditional media. Class Notes: Fully Online Meets Online Synchronously. Enrollment Requirements: ENG 1121 and COMD 2400 or department permission.

COMD3313 Model Course

COMD3313 Model Course

This openly available model course contains course information, learning outcomes, suggested weekly topics and projects, video resources, quizzes, and more. It may be cloned and adapted by any faculty member teaching this course.

COMD 3613 Advanced Illustration (Developing an Illustration Brand)

COMD 3613 Advanced Illustration (Developing an Illustration Brand)

This course is designed to prepare students for entry into the professional world of illustration. We will exam methodologies for assembling a “targeted” portfolio for specific markets, by developing a personal illustration style. Students will learn how to brand and market that style. Writing professional proposals and creating self-generated projects will also be stressed. Business procedures, artist resources, creating a client list, and job-hunting skills will be discussed.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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The COMD Pedagogy Project

The COMD Pedagogy Project

The COMD Pedagogy Project (IN DEVELOPMENT) presents the department’s pedagogical standards and provides support for faculty teaching online and in the classroom. COMD faculty will find recommended pedagogical approaches, model courses, and course materials for a unified COMD approach to teaching at a distance and in-person.

The BFA Show 2021

The BFA Show 2021

City Tech’s Communication Design department presents the second annual BFA Student Show! This online exhibition showcases the excellent work of current COMD students in eight categories: Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Motion, and Web / Interactive. Visit The BFA Show 2021 project site to view the full exhibition.

The BFA Show 2020

The BFA Show 2020

City Tech’s Communication Design department presents the inaugural BFA Student Show! This online exhibition showcases the excellent work of current COMD students in eight categories: Advertising, Animation / Game Graphics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Video, Visual Art, and Web / Interactive. Visit The BFA Show 2020 project site to view the full exhibition.

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