Department of Visual Communication
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Interdisciplinary Graphic Designer, Motion Designer & Illustrator.
Head of the Visual Communication Department at Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
In his work, Erez integrates various practices such as illustration, graphic design, typography, animation, code, video, and post-production special effects.
Erez is the designer and art director of numerous television projects. Nowadays he designs the second season of the ‘Hebrews’ documentary series that portrays prominent hebrew poets and scholars, and creates research-driven personal motion design and design-art works.
Erez designs international animation television shows for children. His first show as partner and production designer, ‘Zack & Quack’, is broadcasted on Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr and other channels, in over 180 countries worldwide.
After graduating from Bezalel in 1997, Erez founded ‘Primus Design Group’, a broadcast design agency, where he branded and designed numerous television channels and programs for the larger part of Israeli television broadcasters, as well as cable and satellite networks, designed interactive television games, and designed the user interface of the world’s first instant-messaging app, ICQ.
Judith Asher is a designer illustrator artist and lecturer.
In her work she explores the tension between images form and content.
She is a graduate with honours from the Visual Communication Department, the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and has an M.A. in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art, London.
She won the Ministry of Culture, Science and Sport Award for 2002 and three awards from the American Friends of Israel Association, the Sandberg Illustration Award and the Felheim Typography Award.
She has lectured at various academic institutions including the University of Der Kunst Berlin, Germany; the High School of Design Kolding, Denmark; The School of Art and Design Otis, California, USA.
In 2011, she was elected as a research representative for "The Face of the Digital Age" at the Royal College of Art, London.
Her works have been exhibited widely and in 2020 she took up residency at the Hansen House in Jerusalem resulting in the exhibition "Living Life" .
She had a one woman show “fictional landscapes” in 2015 at the Beit Dror Gallery, Kibbutz Einat.
She has published several books, including ‘The Diary of an Infant’ published by Sifriyat Hapoalim and has worked with various clients from Israel, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom and is currently working on a graphic novel.
Illustrator and designer. Tteaches illustration in the Department of Visual Communication.
Graphic editor of the children's magazine 'Einayim'.
Worked as a journalist and illustrator for daily newspapers and magazines, such as ‘Hadashot’ and ‘Hair’. Worked as an Illustrator for the ‘Haaretz’ newspaper.
Illustrated children's books, such as: ‘The woman who loved omlets’, ‘Ilan And the Missing Thought’, ‘City Boy’, ‘Yomanishi’ etc.
Wrote the “The big book of illustrators” published by the Israel Museum and Am Oved.
Loves to read, write and draw portraits in pencil.
Artist and lecturer, a member in “Indie Photography Group Gallery”. Photography lecturer at the Department of Visual Communication.
Zaltz graduated from the photography department at “HaMidrasha school of art” and the interdisciplinary program in arts at Tel Aviv University.
Zaltz exhibited solo exhibitions at Ramat-Gan Museum and “Indie Photography Group Gallery” and her works exhibited in group shows in Israel and abroad.
Zohar Dvir is an award-winning animation director, multidisciplinary artist and lecturer, a graduate of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and the Royal College of Art in London.
A fascination with philosophy and psychoanalysis fuels Dvir, prompting her to explore the deeper questions around what makes us human, and what that means for the stories we tell. It’s mixed together with a sense of off-kilter humour, which adds a unique kind of playfulness to her work.
Illustrator and graphic designer. Graduated with excellence from the Department of Visual Communication in Bezalel and teaches there several illustration classes.
Eloa Illustrates children's books, graphic novels, editorial illustrations, and specializes in illustrated branding as well. His works won ‘the Israel Museum Award’ for Children's Book Illustration, a silver Medals from the American Society of Illustrators, The Israeli Design Award and more.
He has exhibited a variety of works in Israel and abroad, including the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2017), the Israeli Design Museum, Holon (2019), the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv (2016), Tel-Aviv Illustration Week (2015) and more.
Zeev Engelmayer is an artist, illustrator, comic book artist, performer, activist, and lecturer in the Department of Visual Communication at Bezalel.
Zeev's work is published in the national and alternative press over the years . He creates illustrated books, independent comic books and animated projects .
His Works feature in many exhibitions in galleries and museums in Israel and around the world, recently his retrospective exhibition at the City Hall Museum in Tel Aviv was selected for "Exhibition of the Year 2016".
A retrospective book of his illustrations and works was published by "Am Oved" publishing house And in 2016 the book "Journey to Vulgaria" was published, which brings together his alternative work.
He won many awards and participated in projects with international artists, as well as with fashion designers who created works inspired by his works. And also collaborates with actors, filmmakers and musicians.
Zeev served as a judge in design competitions and as a member of a recognition committee on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Museums and Plastic Arts.
Often appears in the character of "Shoshke", a comic book character he drew, through which he creates shows and activist actions to promote tolerance. Shoshke has received recognition and publicity, and articles have been written about her in the press and in academic journals in Israel and around the world.
In 2019, Engelmayer won the "Walking Man" award from the Tel Aviv Municipality for his activist acts against incitement and racism and entered the "100 Influencers of Israel" list for 2019 by "Der Marker" magazine.
Sharon Etgar (b. 1975) is an Israeli artist, whose practice includes painting and
Etgar is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (1997-2001)
as well as the Jerusalem Studio School for Painting and Drawing (2003-2007).
Etgar's work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in a wide range of public and private collections including the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers Univesity, New Jersey, and the Werner and Sarah-Ann Kramarsky Collection. Etgar lives and works in Tel Aviv and teaches at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.
graduated from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, in 2014. Two years later, he received a Master of Design in Type and Media from The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Specialising in the field of multilingual type design and typography, Daniel joined independent Tel Aviv-based foundry Fontef in 2017.
Since 2018, Daniel has been teaching Typography and Lettering at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. Among his typefaces is “Abraham אברהם إبراهيم”, released in 2017.
Studied in the Graphic Design Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem between 1986-1990. After graduation, began working at David Tartakover’s studio, designing the signage system at the Suzan Dallal Center in Tel Aviv and a relief at the arrivals hall in Ben Gurion Airport, Terminal 2 and more. Later accepted as a major designer at Phillipe Bulakia’s branding studio. Managed the design of branding and packaging design of prominent brands in Israel. In 1998 became a lecturer at Bezalel and opened his independent studio the same year. Among the studio’s clients: Yediot-Sfraim Publishing, The Israel Democracy Institute, Bez-Zvi Institute, Spielman Photography Center and more. As a freelance designed books, guides and informational signage system for six shared heritage sites in Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Israel, declared by UNESCO. Designed the book: “A Promise of Peace: The Jordan River Peace Park” that was granted to the king of Jordan, Hussain. Commissioned by Niv Kasher’s studio as a typographic counselor for the way-finding signage system in the renovated Culture-Hall in Tel Aviv. Designed catalogues for artist as: Roni Ben-Ari, Mosh Kashi, Yael Atzmoni, Faride Golbahar and more. Curated the graduate’s exhibition of the Graphic Design Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in 2008, and designed catalogue of works for the Glass and Ceramic design Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design For the academy’s centenary. From 2012 researches the well-established Hebrew letter designer Zvi Narkiss, expected to be publishes during 2021 as a book.
Gaston Zvi Ickowicz born in 1974, Buenos Aires, immigrated to Israel in 1980.
Through Video and Photography His works center on the interaction between people and landscape in a socio-political context.
Ickowicz graduated with honors Photography Studies at Musrara School of Photography (2000), and Advanced Arts Studies in the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2009).
He has had solo and group shows in Israel and abroad in Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (2008); The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv(2016); Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv (2015); Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2011); the MACRO, Rome (2013); the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2013); and more.
Ickowicz has received numerous awards and prizes, including the The Lauren & Mitchell Presser Contemporary Art Grant (2018), the Gerard Levi Young Photographer's Prize from the Israel Museum (2008) and the Young Artist Award from the Israeli Ministry of Culture (2010).
In 2018, Ickowicz participated in an artist residency program at Cite International des Arts in Paris, during which he presented a solo exhibition. Ickowicz is a lecturer in photography at the Bezalel Visual Communication department, Seminar Hakibutzim and the Maale film school.
Professor at Bezalel, Visual Communication Department
Bezalel graduate 1978, Sandberg Excellency Award
Teaches at Bezalel since 1983-84
Founder of comics class, 1992
Founder of cartoon class, 2008
Guest lecturer at the Yad Vashem School of Holocaust Studies
Member of Cartooning for Peace Organization
Dosh Political Cartoon Award, 2009
Decorated Commander of Arts and Letters, France 2011
Decorated Commander of Leopold Order, Belgium 2015
Arts and Letters Award, French Judaism ,2018
Chairman of israeli cartoonists, 2004-2010
Initiator of the Cartoon and Comics Museum in Holon, Israel, 2008
Solo and group exhibitions in Israel and all over the world
Has published two auto-biographical graphic novels:
Second Generation- Things I did not tell my father, Europe Comics 2012
Falafel with Hot Sauce, Europe Comics 2018
Three documentary movies on my work:
Kichka, draw me a cartoon 2015- Sari Raz (in hebrew)
Kichka, Life is a Cartoon 2018 - Delfina Jalowik, Jürgen Kaumkötter
Cartoonists, footsoldiers of Democracy 2014, - Stephanie Valloatto
An animated movie adapted from Second Generation will be screened in France in 2021
An independent Interaction Designer (UX/UI), specializing in Human-Machine Interaction Design, both digital and physical. With over a decade of experience, Ben led and managed design projects for various start-up companies around the world.
Ben holds a B.Des in Visual Communication and a M.Des in Industrial Design, Design and Technology track, both from Bezalel, Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.