Todd Conover

Assistant Professor; Program Coordinator

Art, Design, and Transmedia
Department of Design
Fashion design

709A The Warehouse


B.S., Syracuse University

A.A.S., Onondaga Community College

Todd is an Assistant Professor and program coordinator in the College of Visual and Performing Arts fashion design program, a position that he has held since 1995. His teaching specialty is digital fashion illustration and presentation using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Fashion, illustration, graphics and fine art have always been a part of Todd’s visual vocabulary and he likes to work in a variety of traditional mediums in conjunction with digital technology. Todd says: “My work tends to focus on fashion, style, and the evolution of emotion towards form, color, pattern, and line. Additionally Todd works in metal, designing and producing one of a kind jewelry, vessels and lighting. His works are shown nationally in museum and gallery shows.

Drawing on his experience in the fashion industry along with his varied background in art and computer graphics Todd provides a realistic foundation to guide students though the subjective design process and to enter into a successful career in the fashion industry.


Member Society of Illustrators

Member SNAG, Society of North American Goldsmiths

Board Member Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York



Industry experience

_Menswear design and tailoring apprenticeship with Frank Barbuto, master tailor and Production Manager of Pietrafesa, menswear, 1986-1989
_With co-designer Jeffrey Mayer created Conover Mayer, a high-end women's fashion company. Conover Mayer designed two collections a year, selling nationwide at stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, and many smaller boutiques, 1995-2006.



Teaching responsibilities

During his career at Syracuse University Todd has been responsible to teach many of the design and technical classes in the fashion design program. Currently his teaching focus is in portfolio presentation skills for fashion design. His classes survey advanced digital techniques using software such as Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator.