Adjunct Assistant Professor, Illustration

Pencil, Micron pen, and ballpoint pen on vintage textbook, 8 inches by 10 inches. 2018.

“My sketchbook process for creating political and conceptual illustrations involves scribbling notes while listening to news podcasts and conjuring up corresponding imagery in a semi-conscious manner. This spread was collaged and drawn over an old American history textbook for children.

“I take a two-hour train ride to teach my class at FIT and always carry a sketchbook. I encourage my students to do the same.”

Freda is an artist, educator, advocate and digital designer whose work has appeared in Time, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.