Mark Tocchet

Mark Tocchet is an award-winning illustrator, designer and Dean for the School of Design in the College of Art, Media & Design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He additionally served as Interim Dean of the School of Art from 2022 through January 2023. Mark is currently principal of Tocchet Studio, a design and illustration studio specializing in creative visual problem solving for the book publishing and package design markets. His work has been recognized by Communication Arts, Print and the Museum of American Illustration. He is a member of both the Society of Illustrators and the Illustrators’ Partnership of America.

Mark is a recipient of the University of the Arts two most prestigious faculty awards: the Richard C. von Hess Faculty Prize for Outstanding Commitment as a Teacher and Mentor (2001); and the Cynthia Iliff Koehler Distinguished Teaching Award (2017).

Mark's clients include: American Museum of Natural History; Barcardi; BBDO; Campbell’s Soup Co.; CBS; Citibank; Dell; DDB Worldwide; Godiva; Harlequin Enterprises; Holt, Rinehart & Winston; Johnson & Johnson; Kraft General Foods; MacMillan; The Meadowlands; New York; The New York Times; Ogilvy & Mather; Penguin Books; Random House; Reebok; Resorts International; Rodale Press; Joseph E. Seagram’s & Sons; Sierra Club; and Simon & Schuster.