Celebrated Illustrator Tyler Jacobson Joins Visual Arts Passage

Tyler Jacobson is an award-winning fantasy artist, illustrator, and painter. He will share his craft and industry widsom with Visual Arts Passage art students next semester.

We’re thrilled to unveil that next semester, Visual Arts Passage will have the privilege of hosting Tyler Jacobson as a distinguished guest artist. Renowned for his captivating illustrations in the realms of fantasy and science fiction, Jacobson’s presence promises to inspire and elevate the artistic journey of our students.

With an illustrious career spanning over a decade, Jacobson has left an indelible mark on the world of illustration. His portfolio boasts an impressive array of projects, including iconic pieces for Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. Furthermore, his artwork has graced the pages of esteemed publications such as Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, and Scientific American, among many others.

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Illustration & Fine Arts students gain access to all guest artist events.


Noteworthy accolades adorn Jacobson’s career, including the prestigious Jack Gaughan Award for Best Emerging Artist in 2010 and the Spectrum Gold Award in 2012. A graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Jacobson earned his MFA in Illustration in 2009, solidifying his foundation in the craft.

In collaboration with Flesk Publications, Tyler recently unveiled his inaugural art book, “The Art of Tyler Jacobson,” showcasing the breadth and depth of his creative prowess.

Clientele Highlights:

  • Wizards of the Coast
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Magic the Gathering
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Toyota
  • And many more!

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Jack Gaughan Award for Best Emerging Artist 2010
  • Spectrum 19 Gold Award for Advertising
  • Communication Arts 2013 Award of Excellence
  • Society of Illustrators LA Illustration West 52 Silver Award for Book Cover
  • The Joseph Morgan Henninger Award for Best in Show

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