(b.1963) A fourth generation Detroiter, illustrator, designer, educator, writer, and social zoologist, Stephen William Schudlich is the former Director of Exhibitions for the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design / University of Michigan .
He has provided work for clients such as The New York Times, The Utne Reader, Comedy Central, The Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, and Scholastic. He has also worked with WGBH (Boston), Heineken, and Nike. His illustrations have been an integral part of the global eBay brand and, he illustrated the book The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, which was published by Scholastic and co-authored by Cambria Gordon and Laurie David, the Oscar winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth.
His work has been included in The New York Art Directors Annual, Print, How, and the AIGA Design Annual. It has been exhibited in numerous galleries including Gallery Project, The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, DAM, The Scarab Club, Paint Creek Center for the Arts and, in The Old Federal Building as part of the inaugural ArtPrize event in Grand Rapids, MI. His work has found purchase within the collection of Valparaiso University as well as many private collections. It is also included in exhibition catalogues and anthologies including Black Eye, Black Eye 2, The Rotland Dreadfuls, and Morose Delectation published by Rotland Press/Detroit.
Stephen teaches graphic design/illustration in Detroit at the College for Creative Studies, as well as Wayne State University.
In 2015, he and his son, Finn purchased the art framing works from a long time, local family owned business. They opened it as FINNISHED. You can investigate here. itsfinnished.com