New Yorker Steven Stipelman has been working as a fashion illustrator for some 40+ years. He got his feet wet creating newspaper adverts and catalogues illustration for the store, Henri Bendel. He moved steadily on to working Women’s Wear Daily, and has continued working with them.
Mr. Stipelman has steadied his freelance journey having worked with top fashion designers such as Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Bill Blass, and Oscar de la Renta. For over 30 years, alongside his successful freelance career, Mr. Stipelman shares his skills teaching at various collages and institutes. He is currently Associate Professor of Fashion Design-Art at the place where he once studied, the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Not short of achievement in 1996, Mr. Stipelman also published the book Illustrating Fashion: from Concept to Creation. A book which is close to a staple for all fashion illustration students.