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Steven Brower

Associate Professor


sbrower@marywood.edu

Art

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Courses taught:

Communication & Conceptual Design I ART-416A
Comm & Conceptual Design II ART-416B
General Illustration I ART-422A
Advanced Portfolio Development Illustrat Communication ART-427B
Internship ART-449
History of Visual Communications ART-491
History of Graphic Design ART-500W
Contemporary Art History ART-507W
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Steven Brower is Director for the MFA Program for Working Professionals and the Illustration Area Head.
Education
National University, San Diego, CA, MFA
California State University, Fullerton, BA/Graphic Design
Professional Experience
2000-2004: Creative Director for Print Magazine
1995–Present: Principal, Steven Brower Design
1996–2017: Freelance Art Director for the Nation Magazine
1995–2000: Associate, The Push Pin Group
Freelance Art Director for the New York Times
1989-1995: Art Director, Vice-President for Carol Publishing / Citadel Press
1987-1989: Art Director, Lyle Stuart Inc.
1986-1987: Senior Designer, New American Library
Solo Exhibitions
2011 – “Eye, Brower”-Art Institute of California –Inland Empire
2012– Monmouth University, NJ
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Generations of Genius, County College of Morris, NJ

“How Posters Work” exhibit, Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, 2016.

2014– Denver Museum, Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives exhibit.
The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong - In the Cause of Happiness, Flushing Town Hall, NY
2013– Marywood Faculty Biennial, Mahadi Gallery, Scranton, PA
Living With Our Peers Art, Suraci Gallery, Scranton, PA
2012– Kirby Enthusiasm art exhibit, Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
2011– Marywood Faculty Biennial, Mahadi Gallery, Scranton, PA
2010–The Design Studio Exhibit, Kean University, NJ
2009–The Wilde Years: Four Decades of Shaping Visual Culture, New York City, NY
2004–Punc’t Poster exhibition, The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City
Society of Publication Designers Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
2003–Society of Publication Designers Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
Type Directors Club Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
2002–Society of Publication Designers Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
2001–Society of Publication Designers Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
2000–Brno Biennale, the Czech Republic
1999–3rd Biennale of Book Art Martin, the Slovac Republic
1997–Mixing Messages, The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, New York, NY
1996–Art Directors Club, NY
Brno Biennale, the Czech Republic
Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
1995-Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show
Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
Society of Illustrators Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
1994–American Center for Design 100 Show, Chicago, IL
Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show
Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
1993-AIGA Annual Awards Show
Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show
Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
New York Book Show Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
1992–Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show
Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
1991–Art Directors Club, NY Annual Awards Show
Creativity Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
Society of Illustrators Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
1989–DESI Annual Awards Show, New York, NY
Awards
A.I.G.A.
American Center for Design • The 100 Show
Art Directors Club
Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington, Design Leadership Award, Print
Art Directors Club of New Jersey
Brno Bienále, Czech Republic
Communication Arts
Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
Graphis
How International

Indie Foreword Awards
Literary Market Place

Lux Magazine: Best Graphic Design Studio – Pennsylvania
Martin Biennale, Slovak Republic
National Magazine Award
New York Book Show
Print Regional
Society of Illustrators
Society of Publication Designers
Tri-County Red Cross, Partnership Award
Type Directors Club


Selected Collections
The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, New York, NY
Les Silo, Maison du Livre et de l’Affi che
The Merrill C. Berman Collection
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
Teaching
Present – Marywood University:
Director of the “Get Your Masters With the Masters” MFA program for working professionals
Associate Professor of Art, - Teaching all levels of graduate and undergraduate graphic design and illustration courses.
2011–Adjunct professor, Monmouth University
Adjunct professor, Rutgers-Newark
2004 to 2010–Professor, Director of the Design Studio, The Robert Busch School of Design, Kean University
1995 to 2011- Adjunct professor, Marywood University Masters of Fine Arts Program
1992 to 2010–Adjunct professor, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Lectures

Art Center of Design, Pasadena, CA

Art Institute of California, Inland Empire
Central Pennsylvania Creative Professionals


Eastern New Mexico University, NM
Kean University, NJ
Kutztown University, PA
Millersville University, PA
Monmouth University, NJ

Morris Museum, NJ
Moselle, France

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Penn College of Technology

Towson University, MD

University of Southern Indiana
Writing

Authored books:

Crime Comics Confidential, by Steven Brower, IDW/Yoe Books, 2021

Comics Ad Men, by Steven Brower, Fantagraphics, 2020

The Mighty Elvis: A Graphic Biography, by Steven Brower (text) and Seymour Chwast (Illustration), IDW, 2020

Inside Art Direction: Interviews and Case Studies, by Steven Brower, Bloomsbury, 2016

Duke Ellington: An American Composer and Icon, by Steven Brower and Mercedes Ellington, Rizzoli, 2016

Woody Guthrie's Wardy Forty: Greystone Park State Hospital Revisited by Phillip Buehler and Nora Guthrie,
edited and designed by Steven Brower, Woody Guthrie Publications, 2013

Astounding, Mysterious, Weird and True: The Pulp Art of Comic Book Artists, by Steven Brower and Jim Simon,
SB Studio Books, 2013

Out of the Shadows, edited by Steven Brower, Fantagraphics, 2012

Golden Age Western Comics, edited by Steven Brower, PowerHouse Books, 2012

Breathless Homicidal Slime Mutants: The Art of the Paperback, by Steven Brower, Universe/Rizzoli, Fall 2010

From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin by Steven Brower, Fantagraphics, Fall 2010

Satchmo: The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong, by Steven Brower, Harry N. Abrams, Spring 2009

2D: Visual Basics for Designers, by Steven Brower, Rose Gonnella and Robin Landa, Delmar 2006

Woody Guthrie Artwork, by Steven Brower and Nora Guthrie, Rizzoli, 2005

Books by others

2021 Wilde Years: School of Visual Arts by B. Martin Pedersen , Richard Wilde, Graphis,
Featuring the work of my SVA students

2015 The Education of a Graphic Designer, “Teaching with Glasses On” by Steven Brower,
Edited by Steven Heller, Allworth

2010 Planet Wedding: A Nuptialpedia Paperback, “Wedding Fonts” by Steven Brower,
edited by Sandra Choron and Harry Choron, Mariner Books

2004 Advertising by Design, Landa, Wiley.

The Designer’s Guide to Astounding Photoshop Effects, Heller & Anderson, How Design Books.

The Education of a Typographer, “Type Casting” by Steven Brower, Edited by Steven Heller, Allworth.

Hand Written, Heller & Ilic, Thames & Hudson. Print, January/February, 2004,“Tattoo Who?”
by Steven Brower.

2003 Print,, LVII:I, 2003 “I Know It’s Only Rock’N’ Roll” by Steven Brower.

2002 Powerful Page Design, Finke and Warmke, How Design Books. Visual Workout Creativity Workbook,
Landa & Gonnella, OnWorld Press, Thomson Learning.

2001 ADG, Brazil,“Steven Brower”, Revista Da Associacao Dos Designers Gra?cos, Brasil.

Graphic Design History, Edited By Heller & Balance,“ Massin Ahead of Time: By Steven Brower & John Gall, Allworth Press.

Graphic Design Solutions, Second Edition, Landa, OnWord Press,Thomson Learning.

2000 Creative Jolt, Landa & Gonnella, North Light Books. Creative Jolt Inspirations, Landa & Gonnella, North Light Books.

Letterforms, Heller & Thompson,Watson, Guptill.

1999 How, June 1999,“Unlocking Your Creativity” by Robin Landa. Less is More, Heller & Fink, North Light Books.

1998 ADG, Boletim 16, Brazil,“O Olhar de Steven Brower”. Thinking Creatively, Landa, North Light Books.

1997 Communication Arts, January/February, 1997,“Great Ideas on Limited Budgets.” Critique, Summer, 1997,
“Do the Twist” by Robin Landa, Graphic Design Inspirations & Innovations, Martin & Haller, North Light Books.

1996

Fresh Ideas For Designing With Black & White and Gray, Finke, North Light Books.

Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture, Lupton, National Design Museum & Princeton
Architectural Review.

Print, July/August 1996, Massin Ahead of Time: By Steven Brower & John Gall. Street Smart Design,
Martin & Haller, North Light Books.

1995 Print’s Best Typography 2, Silver, RC Publications One,Two & Three Color Graphics, Nippan, PIE Books.

1994 Compact Disc, Packaging & graphics, MacDowell, Rockport International Typographic Design, Brier, Madison Square Press.

More Great Design Using 1, 2 & 3 Colors, Supon Design Group, Madison Square Press.

Print Casebooks 10:The Best in Jackets & Covers, Lasky & Lippy, RC Publications. Print, November/December 1994,“Now Design is For Everyone” by Steven Brower.

1993 Covers & Jackets, Heller & Fink, PBC.

Print, March/April 1993,“Grove Press at the Vanguard” by Steven Brower & John Gall.

1992 Great Design Using 1, 2 & 3 Colors, Supon Design Group, Madison Square Press. Print’s Best Logos & Symbols 3, Silver, RC Publications Typographic Design, Brier, Madison Square Press.

1989 Kodak Magazine, Reader Showcase, Eastman Kodak.


1994–present: Articles for various professional and trade magazines and journals
Steven Brower is the current director of Marywood’s MFA Program for Working Professionals. He has his BA in Graphic Design from California State University and his MFA from The National University in San Diego, California. Professor Brower has received distinction from over 15 artistic organizations; has maintained collections in three museums, including the Smithsonian and the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum. His work has been featured in over 30 exhibitions and he has written 8 notable pieces on topics ranging from the artwork of Woody Guthrie and the Golden Age of Western Comics to industry related topics for trade magazines and designer education.