MFA Yale UniversityGraphic Design
Ken Scaglia grew up in Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University with an Associate degree in Industrial Illustration and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications. After working as a draftsman, a production designer and freelance illustrator, Ken moved to Columbus, Ohio to work for Karlsberger Companies, a leading healthcare architecture and planning firm. In 1988, Ken left Columbus for New Haven to attend Yale University's School of Art graduate program in graphic design. After graduating in 1990, Ken free-lanced in book and publication design, working for publishers of art collections ranging from Yale University Art Gallery, Storm King Art Center, Colonial Williamsburg, and Rizzoli. He has also worked as a decorative painter creating murals, wall finishes, and floor cloths for private residences.
Ken's teaching career began in 1991 at Norwalk Community College where he co-wrote the curriculum for the graphic design program and taught foundation through upper level classes. Currently Ken is teaching graphic design history and typography classes at Norwalk and Western Connecticut. Ken also maintains an active exhibiting schedule of his photorealist automotive paintings in local galleries and galleries in Virginia, New Mexico, Florida, and California. Ken and his family live in Weston, CT.