Jonathan Bouw

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Jonathan Bouw

Art Department

 

     
     

Department Co-Chair & Professor of Art

Office Location: Metcalf 107
Phone: (765) 998-4624
Email: jnbouw@taylor.edu

Specialties: Illustration, Graphic Design, Typography, Editorial Illustration and Design, Acrylic and Digital Painting

 

Education:

MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
BA, Nyack College


Why I Love Teaching At Taylor:

I work at Taylor because it is a place where genuine faith mixes passionately with professional art practice. I get to work with fantastic artists, teachers and future rock stars of the graphic arts industry. I get to play a small part in the transformation of art student into professional working artists for the glory of God. Wow.


Advice to Incoming Students:

The best graphic artists are “hungry”. Hungry to make work, to experiment, solve visual problems, try new things, and break the rules. Being hungry means courting failure at times. When we make mistakes as artists we learn. As Chuck Jones said, “All of you have 100,000 bad drawings in you, the sooner you get rid of them, the better it will be for everyone!”


Hobbies:

Indie & World Music, Monster Movies, Woodworking, Hiking, Camping, Swimming, Rollercoasters, Scripture, and Climbing Trees.