David Tillinghast is Director of Special Projects, Illustration Design Track Leader, and an Associate Professor within the Illustration department. His work has appeared in major newspapers and magazines around the United States and within the marketing materials for corporations such as Visa, Freddie Mac, and Harvard University. He has worked extensively in most major markets within the Illustration industry, including Advertising, Editorial, Book Publishing, Design Collateral and Corporate Illustration. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including those for illustration, graphic design, self-promotion and art direction. His association with Designmatters, Art Center's social impact department, has taken him to the United Nations as lead delegate for a project supporting the Millennium Development Goals, and their most recent collaboration, Uncool: The Anti-Gun Violence project, produced a series of award-winning children's books that were adopted into local Public Libraries. In 2017, he completed training under former US Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project to serve as a volunteer Climate Reality Leader, joining over ten thousand other volunteer leaders from over 135 countries, dedicated to reaching out to their communities, and informing others about the global climate crisis and its very real and viable solutions.