Illustration Faculty Q&A: Lisa Perrin ’13 (Illustration Practice MFA)

A proud graduate of MICA's MFA Illustration Practice program, Lisa Perrin spent five years as an in-house illustrator at American Greetings card company before turning to academia. Her illustrations are often rich with exquisite detail exploring themes of nature, history, and femininity. 

Lisa Perrin

Her work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and Print Magazine, and her clients include Macy’s, Anthropologie, Penguin Random House, Harper Collins,, and The Saturday Evening Post

We recently asked Lisa to describe her experiences as a faculty member in MICA's Illustration Department.

 Tell us about your students. What inspires you about them?

“Often I am awed by my student's passion, tenacity, and drive. Seeing what they are working on inspires me when I return to my personal professional illustration practice. I am also impressed by my student's kindness, empathy, and enthusiasm for each other's work.”

What do you love about working at MICA?

“The thriving creative community at MICA makes it a joy to teach here. I am fortunate to work with talented and accomplished colleagues who have become dear friends and mentors.”

 What do you love about teaching at an art school?

“Art school can be a rigorous and challenging experience, but together we foster an environment of encouragement and support. Teaching the next generation of illustrators, designers, letterers, and artists is a privilege, and I am so excited to see what they will create!”

READ Lisa's full faculty bio.