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South Carolina native Dale Cochran has been professionally involved in the arts for more than 40 years as an award-winning artist, illustrator, creative director, designer and instructor. A graduate of Anderson University and Winthrop University, he received an associate of arts and bachelor of visual arts respectively. Cochran is known for his figurative, landscape and animal work in watercolor. In addition to watercolors, he works in pencil, color pencil as well as pen and ink.

Although Cochran’s primary focus has been drawing and painting, he brings a unique mix of skills to the table. Over the four decades of his professional career he has been an illustrator, designer, lead creative teams, been a member of numerous art organizations, served on advisory boards for art and design, juried art and design competitions and lead classes and workshops in watercolor, design, and design tools such as photoshop, Indesign and illustrator.

Cochran’s professional career started as a fine artist and illustrator. His artwork has been featured in exhibitions and is part of corporate, museum and private collections. His award wining illustrations has been featured in publications, editorials and marketing materials.

As a Creative Director with the proven ability to build and nurture diverse creative teams, Dale has lead teams in both corporate and higher-ed for Coats & Clark, Rockwell Automation and Clemson University. 

As an award winning designer, he has been the lead on variety of marketing projects as well as design and implementation teams for the rebranding of Coats & Clark, Rockwell Automation, Clemson University, Master Power Transmission and numerous other business.