Guin Thompson

Guin Thompson


Assistant Professor
Illustration and Foundations

Assistant Department Chair
Academic and Faculty Support

Office: 1120 Alexander Calder Fine Arts Center
Phone: (616)331-8164
Email: [email protected]

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Professor Guin Thompson is an illustrator, cartoonist and designer. She received her MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford. She is currently Assistant Professor of Illustration at Grand Valley State University, and has previously taught at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Indiana University. Her academic focus is historical women in illustration. She works primarily with sequential narrative, decorative and dimensional illustration. Her client list includes DC Comics, Upper Deck, Image Comics, Archaia Comics, and a range of advertising and publication design and illustration.


MFA, Illustration, University of Hartford

BA, Fine Arts and Media Concentration, Indiana University in Indianapolis


  • ART 150 - Foundations: 2-D Design
  • ART 152 - Foundations: Color And Design
  • ART 212 - Graphic Design For Illustrators
  • ART 281 - Introduction To Illustration
  • ART 413 - Portfolio
  • ART 482 - Advanced Illustration I
  • ART 491 - Internship In Studio Art
  • ART 499 - Independent Study In Art


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