Robert Dacey

School of Art

Professor, Illustration

Robert Dacey

357 Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244-1210

Bob Dacey is an internationally renowned illustrator whose work has been commissioned by Sony, Air Japan, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, RCA, Mobil Oil, American Airlines, Rockefeller Center and the U.S. Post Office.

He has been awarded Gold and Silver medals, as well as three dozen Certificates of Merit, from the Society of Illustrators in New York City and is featured in Walt Reed’s history of illustration.

Bob and his wife, Debra Bandelin, have illustrated over two dozen Children’s Books for Scholastic, Smithsonian, Simon and Schuster, McMillan, Penguin, and Harper Collins. Their book, The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Adventure, is published by Quarto in English, Portuguese, Korean, and Chinese. They are currently producing storyboards for documentaries and feature-length films. 


  • B.F.A., Art Center College, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Advertising Design and Public Relations, Florida State University.


Storytelling, drawing, composition and color

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Illustration
  • History of Illustration
  • Storyboarding
  • Independent Study
  • Independent Study
  • Illustration Concepts: Visual Development Focus
  • Introduction to Illustration