Don Kilpatrick III earned his M.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University in 2006. He began his career at the College for Creative Studies Detroit in 2007 as a faculty member in traditional and digital illustration, of which he has been the department chair since 2010.
A successful freelance illustrator, Kilpatrick’s work has been featured in publications such as Fortune, the L.A. Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He was involved in the design of the Olympic medal for the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. He has received numerous awards from organizations such as The Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts.
Additionally, he has exhibited his artwork in New York, Philadelphia, and Miami. The Butcher’s Daughter gallery in New York City hosted Kilpatrick’s most recent solo exhibition ‘Sing Down The Moon’ in January of 2015. Kilpatrick is a founding member of The Detroit Wood Type Co., and Signal Return where he serves as a board member.