School of Design
Associate Professor, Fashion Design
7th floor, The Nancy Cantor Warehouse
350 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Currently his teaching focus is towards creative thinking and problem solving, design inspiration research and portfolio presentation skills for fashion design. His classes survey advanced digital techniques using such software as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
Fashion, illustration, graphics and fine art have always been a part of Conover’s visual vocabulary, and he likes to work in a variety of traditional mediums in conjunction with digital technology. “My work tends to focus on fashion, style, and the evolution of emotion towards form, color, pattern, and line,” he says.
Additionally, Conover is a nationally recognized art jeweler and metalsmith, designing and producing one-of-a-kind art jewelry pieces that reside in private collections world-wide. 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, Conover provides a realistic foundation to guide students though the subjective design process and to enter into a successful career in the fashion industry.
Conover’s fashion industry experience is extensive and he, along with co-designer Jeffrey Mayer, created Conover Mayer, a high-end women’s fashion company. Conover Mayer designed and produced two collections a year, selling nationwide at retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, and many smaller boutiques (1995-2006).
- M.F.A., Syracuse University
- B.S., Syracuse University
- A.A.S., Onondaga Community College