Department of Art Alumni
John Dye has temped as a graphics and presentation designer for numerous locations throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties, securing new business contacts for the agencies he represented. He has also worked as a freelance illustrator and painter.
He created numerous sketches of ferns and wildflowers for, respectively, the Fern Field Guide and Wildflower Field Guide, both written by Professor Frank J. Dye, in 1992. He also created dissection sketches for Professor Frank J. Dye that were published in the article "Obtaining Early Mammalian Embryos", published in 1993, and viewable online here. The Human Life Before Birth book, for which I created the stipple illustrations for my father, Professor Frank J. Dye, was published in 2000.
He dressed up and sang like Elvis to celebrate the release of the Elvis stamp by the U.S. Postal Service in 1993, getting recognition in the News-Times and Citizen News. He again dressed up and sang like Elvis to participate in Elvis’ Annual Birthday Bash, backed up by Billy Michael’s J&B 2000 Band from 1997 to 2000. I won First Place in 1997 and 1999 at the Redding Roadhouse, notably for best voice.
He won third place in Oils and Honorable Mention in Acrylics at Richter Art Association show in 1993. I also won Honorable Mention in Watercolors in 1994.
He was commissioned by the Special Olympics for a still life to be sold during the televised auction in 1995. The painting is now hanging in a home in Greenwich, CT.
He worked with the library in scanning, enlarging, organizing, printing and helping to set up the David Beardsley Historic Postcard Collection exhibit, depicting a Danbury from long ago, in 2002 and created maps of each floor for the Ruth A. Haas Library, representing its renovation. 6 maps were created in Adobe Illustrator. and can be seen in the Library Guide, printed in 2003.