Joan Mansfield, Associate Professor - Area Coordinator Illustration.
The illustration concentration has one full-time faculty person with support from qualified adjunct faculty and other permanent faculty in the areas of painting/drawing and graphic design. The program has also utilized visiting illustrators as faculty. Joan Mansfield earned a BFA in Communication Arts in 1976 and an MFA in Illustration in 1982 from East Carolina University and is currently an Associate Professor and the Area Coordinator of ECU School of Art and Design's Illustration program. Before returning to teach at ECU in 1989 she taught in the Art Department at Florida State University for four years teaching graphic design, illustration and coordinating the Visual Communications program there. In addition to teaching, Joan is a freelance illustrator and artist.