Syd Mead is one of the most celebrated concept designers, artists, futurists and illustrators of our time, having been responsible for many memorable designs from feature films to interiors and even toys. Over the last 50 years, Syd Mead has created startling pictures for clients all over the world. His technique infuses finished scenarios with a vivid reality, allowing the viewer to gain a look into many visions of future worlds. He has designed and illustrated for corporations, motion pictures, themed entertainment, and a wide range of transportation projects. His most well-known works include production designs for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Blade Runner, TRON, Aliens and 2010, the pivotal science fiction movies that got many budding visual effects artists inspired to enter professional careers in this field. Off screen, Syd has designed a 747 interior, a yacht and the Spaceship 2056 pavilion in Japan. Numerous magazines have featured his art and he has published several books of his work including Sentinel, Sentury, Kronolog, Kronoteko, KronovectaandOblagon.

Mr. Mead was a Visiting Artist in the Department of Communication Arts in 2007.