Don Yoshida teaches Fashion Illustration I & II, and Workshop in Fashion Advanced Illustration in the Fashion Studies Department. He has also taught Applied Drawing, Figure Drawing, and Drawing I in the Art & Design Department.
Don started his career working for Niedermaier Design in Chicago for 18 years as a designer, art director and Vice-President of Design. He worked with every major retailer in the US, Canada and Europe. Don worked designing Visual Merchandising programs including store design, shop concepts, artwork programs, illustration, graphic design, seasonal decoratives, window and main floor displays and photography programs including intergrated retail marketing programs. He created his own design company Yoshida Design, Inc., later took the position at Met Merchandising Concepts as Director of Product Development, and later created Alberts/Yoshida Design.
Don graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking.
B.F.A., Painting & Printmaking The School of The Art Institute of Chicago 1973