Assistant Adjunct Professor, Fashion Design (2005). BFA, Painting and Printmaking—1973, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions: SAIC Fellowship Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago (1972); The Art Institute of Chicago 74th Exhibition by Artist of Chicago & Vicinity, The Art Institute of Chicago (1973); WAVM—Western Association of Visual Merchandisers, San Francisco, “Best of Show” (1988). Awards: The Art Institute of Chicago 74th Exhibition by Artist of Chicago & Vicinity (1972); George D. and Isabella Brown Award. Columbia College Chicago: Adjunct; Art+Design: Applied Drawing, Drawing I, Figure Drawing and Fashion Illustration.
Don Yoshida has had a variety of opportunities to work with artist, designers, architects, photographers, art directors, marketing companies, sculptors, dancers and a variety of musicians. His skill-set includes: Drawing, painting, lithography, screen printing, photography, sculpture, magazine illustration, fashion illustration, promotional graphics programs, art direction, store design, retail shop concept design, furniture design, store fixture design, window displays, corporate artwork programs, Exhibit Design, and Fashion Show Production. Don currently teaches Fashion Illustration, Computer Imaging for Fashion Design, Multi-Level Fashion/Costume Design, and Fashion Photography.
Don began taking figure drawing courses every Saturday at SAIC's "Junior School" when he was a sophomore in high school. He was lucky enough to have the legendary Manny Jacobson as his teacher. Mr. Jacobson laid the foundation for his career in the art world and inspired Don to enter and win a scholarship to attend SAIC and get his BFA. Don has been teaching Fashion Illustration since 1984, Computer Imaging for Fashion Design since 2006, and Fashion Photography since 2012. Don has been photo editor for the award winning Annual Fashion Department Magazine and is a contributor/curator to the Fashion Department Sage Window Exhibits.
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