About David Terrill
David Terrill has been creating compelling illustration and design for over 25 years. Having studied illustration at Miami University of Ohio and impressionist painting in Giverny, France.
His illustrations and paintings can evoke—sometimes simultaneously—the 19th century British Victorian era of painting and posters, the illustrations of English poet and artist William Blake, 1920s print advertisements, and 1960s psychedelic concert posters and handbills. Terrill’s latest work, “What the Gardener Saw,” is a series of oil paintings and bronze sculptures inspired by a Victorian-era means of communication, “The Language of Flowers.” Always exploring new ways to create, Terrill is adapting this body of work for the digital space, as an interactive, immersive novella.
David currently serves as a full-time Assistant Professor in Illustration at the Kansas City Art Institute, is a working Illustrator/Designer and an active Creative Director. Terrill is Managing Member of Sublime Apparatus, LLC, a creative and collaborative incubator for discovering new ways to communicate visually.
Terrill has been the recipient of numerous honors, which include HOW International Design Competition– Outstanding Achievement Winner, Print Magazine Regional Design Annuals, as well as National and Regional ADDY awards from the American Advertising Federation, AAF, and recognition from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA.
David is committed to the supporting the artistic treasures of Kansas City. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Paul Mesner Puppets, Inc., a non-profit puppet theatre company and premier interpreter of children’s literature. Additionally, David donates his time and talents to the American Jazz Museum’s annual 18th & Vine Jazz Festival (formally Rhythm & Ribs) since its inception in 2005.
Terrill lives in Kansas City with his wife and two children.
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