Lance Lekander

Lance Lekander

Adjunct Professor of Art
Graphic Design, Illustration, Foundations
(907) 786-1766


  • B.F.A., University of Oklahoma


Lance grew up In Anchorage, Alaska where he spent long hours looking at bugs in his backyard and reading comics under a blanket with a flashlight. Nowadays, if he isn’t creating some kind of art, he can usually be found in his workshop studying the plans of a giant robot he found in the wreckage of an alien spacecraft!

He likes to combine his interests in textures and patterns along with many of his usual subjects of ocean creatures, insect, robots, and skeletons. He is inspired by African and South American tribal/primitive art as well as Mexican Folk Art, retro design, old sci-fi movies and comics. Hopefully, the art he creates reflects these ideas and subjects in a new and unique way. Lance received his BFA from the University of Oklahoma. Besides teaching Graphic design and Illustration at UAA, Lance also does book and magazine illustration as well as other freelance art projects.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Beginning Graphic Design
  • Illustration I
  • Illustration II
  • 2D Design


2010-present    “Exhibiting Designer” Girdwood Forest Fair, Girdwood, Alaska
2013                 “The Big One”, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Anchorage , Alaska


  • Best in Show, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Anchorage , Alaska
  • Individual Artist Award, Rasmuson Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Third Place in Illustration, Society of Professional Journalists
  • First Place in Illustration, Alaska Press Club, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Two Awards of Excellence in Illustration, Society for News Design
  • Three Awards of Design Excellence, Print Magazines Regional Design Award
  • Silver Award for Design, Four Awards of Excellence for Illustration and Design, Society for News Design
  • Merit Award in Page Design, Society of Publication Designers
  • Creative writing Illustration-Indiana Jones
  • Giant Robot Illustration
  • Mid-Century High Rise illustration
  • Free Your Mind Poster
  • Mandala


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