Assistant Professor fashion design, School of Design, Syracuse University. Todd Conover has taught at Syracuse University since 1995. 2012-2016 Conover served as Program Coordinator of the fashion design program. From 1992-2008 Conover was co-designer/owner with Jeffrey Mayer of Conover Mayer, a high-end fashion line that was carried by boutique stores nationwide and retailers Bergdorf Goodman and Niemen Marcus. Conover, a trained metalsmith, now focuses on one of a kind art jewelry and vessels exhibiting and selling his work in gallery settings.
Board Member- Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York
Member- SNAG, Society of North American Goldsmiths
Member- Society of Illustrators
"Personally I usually donʼt set out to produce art about one subject or another and it is rarely a conscious decision to what will be my next exploration. I am never without a sketchbook and digital camera and I always try to see at the macro level for small shapes, patterns, and details that will fuel a creative spark. Often times these sketches and photos are abandoned for a more prevailing concept but it is this process of a conceptʼs birth, development, routine death, and eventual re-birth that keeps my creative energy flowing and the surprises of artistic output alive.
My work tends to focus on fashion, style, and the evolution of emotion towards form, color, pattern, and line."