Scott Bakal is a nationally recognized artist and illustrator first doing his undergrad at School of Visual Arts in NYC then a decade later earning an MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford.
Bakal has won over one hundred recognitions for his work from American Illustration, 3x3, HOW, Alt Weekly Awards, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Communication Arts, Spectrum and is included in Luerzer’s 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide. He has also received a Silver Medal from the prestigious Society of Illustrators. In 2010, he received the Dean Cornwell Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators for “conceiving and implementing a customized website portal for the Society, changing the method in which all competitions are judged.”
Clients have included the HarperOne, John Wiley & Sons, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Yoga Journal, Businessweek, PlanSponsor, Discover Magazine, The New Republic, Runner’s World, Oprah, Natural Solutions and Penthouse Magazine and many others.
Bakal is on the Board of Directors at the Society of Illustrators in New York City and chairs the Student Scholarship Competition and Zankel Scholarship which are the largest illustration student competitions in the world. He was also elected to the Sanford B.D. Low Illustration Collection as a Committee Member at the New Britain Museum of American Art.