Fashion illustrator and former online student Danny Roberts shares how he made a career from his passion
Since completing his courses at Academy of Art University in 2007, fashion illustrator Danny Roberts has racked up an impressive résumé, including designing a line of T-shirts for Forever 21, illustrating a mural for Tiffany & Co. and launching his own company, Igor + André. Perhaps one of Roberts’ best-known illustrations is his portrait of the late Alexander McQueen, which graced the window of the brand’s NYC store after the designer passed away and was later used for the cover of the London Sunday Times.
A former online student, Roberts’ burgeoning career as a fashion illustrator began during his school days. In September 2007, Roberts illustrated one look from each of the designers who presented at the Academy’s New York Fashion Week show that year, and his work was printed and distributed to guests at the show.
A vocal supporter of the School of Fashion, we were pleased to have Roberts join us as a special guest at the 2015 Graduation Fashion Show this past May.