Robert Dale was a long time faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

Prior to this, he was a graphic designer for Esquire, New York Magazine and served as Associate Art Director at Newsday. Robert’s combination of pop art with the salient issues of the day has produced award winning illustrations that have appeared in magazines, on book covers, TV and websites.


  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb
  • CBS
  • CNN
  • Esquire
  • Forbes
  • Fox Broadcasting
  • Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
  • Mad Magazine
  • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
  • Microsoft
  • NBC
  • New York Magazine
  • Newsday
  • Playboy
  • Publisher
  • Random House
  • Scholastic Publishing
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • The New York Times
  • Time
  • Walt Disney

Q & A

What do you regard as the highest point of creative fulfillment?
Working at New York Magazine with undoubtedly two of the greatest Graphic Designers of our time, Milton Glazer, Design Director and Walter Bernard, Art Director. I was given all the information to use as a roadmap for the rest of my career. It was the blessing of a lifetime.

What is your favorite music to listen to while working?
There is too much noise in my head as it is, so music adds nothing to the mix.

Other than Illustration, what is your other favorite job?
The greatest job for me has been being a Dad. Absolutely nothing compares to the joy and anguish that comes with being a father.

Through what creative process do you get your best ideas?
The best ideas for me come through collaboration with the Art Director, the objectives of the project and some thinking.

What was your favorite assignment?
Racing the clock, I produced an animated television commercial for CBS. I had to laugh because it was simply impossible to do in 5 days, but I did it.