Always drawn to being creative, Paul began his award-winning career as early as high school when he decided to pursue a life in the arts. He began his studies at the County College of Morris in New Jersey, receiving an Associates Degree in graphic design. During Paul’s freshman year at CCM, Paul held an internship at Multi-Media Design a graphic design company, and from there Paul moved on to design for several advertising and design companies in both New Jersey and Philadelphia. By his junior year of college, Paul had at least 17 illustrations published in both national and international publications, including a magazine cover.
Paul went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Paul studied under the guidance of E.B. Lewis, Phil Singer, Mark Tochett, and Ralph Giguere. In his senior year of college, Paul became an Art Director for North American Publishing Company.
After graduating, Paul moved on to Manhattan, working in the role of Art Director for several companies. In an effort to express a pure passion for painting, Paul began his fine art series of oil landscapes.
Paul proceeded to work as Creative Lead, Art Director, Designer, and Illustrator for several design firms throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Paul has also been published over 100 times as an illustrator. After years of work for an impressive list of companies spanning all industries, Paul moved on to founding his own company and created Paul Kiesche Design, LLC.
Throughout his career Paul has received over two dozen awards. He received four American Graphic Design Awards, two awards from the Art Directors Club of NJ, seven Horizon Interactive Awards, the American Design Award, the Award of Excellence from NJ/IABC and many more.
In addition to his daily artwork, Paul is also actively involved in the teaching community. Paul began his teaching career in Manhattan when he volunteered at Art Start, teaching art to homeless children. Currently, Paul has the privilege of teaching at the County College of Morris as an adjunct instructor. He also speaks at several workshops a year .
Paul currently resides in Long Valley, NJ, where he continues to grow as an artist, teacher, and business owner. To see more about paul visit paulkiesche.com.