James Steven Cost has been an award winning freelance artist and designer since 1970, and the owner of Steven Cost Art Gallery in Amarillo, Texas since 2008.
AMARILLO, TX, January 09, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present James Steven Cost with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Cost celebrates many years of experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With nearly 50 years of professional experience, Mr. Cost has been a reward winning freelance artist and designer since 1970, and the owner of Steven Cost Art Gallery in Amarillo, Texas since 2008. Steven was art director for Commercial Impressions Advertising Agency, and Creative Consultants Advertising. He was also a graphic designer for Saint Regis Paper Company from 1975 to 1979 in Pensacola, Florida. Steven was art director of the Amarillo Observer Magazine from 1991 through 1993 in Amarillo, Texas. In addition to his work in the field he served as a instructor of graphic design at Texas State Technical College in Amarillo, Texas from 1979 to 1989, followed by teaching art and graphic design at Southwestern Oklahoma State University from 1989 to 1991. He returned to Texas State Technical College as its graphic design department head. Mr. Cost is currently an associate professor of art at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas since 1995.
Mr. Cost began his art career as a student at Southwestern Oklahoma State University obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in commercial art, cum laude, in 1971. He then joined the United States Navy serving as a Personnelman Second Class until 1995. Steven returned to his studies at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida completing a Master of Arts in communication arts in 1978. In 1983 he earned his Master of Arts in painting from West Texas A&M University, later earning a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design from the same university in 1986.
A leading voice in his industry, Mr. Cost has been active with a number of organizations. He has been a member of the SIGGRAPH organization, a past member of the Computer Graphics Pioneers society, and a past board member of the Amarillo chapter of the American Advertising Federation, and the Texas Association of Schools of Art. Mr. Cost is frequently called upon to give community art lectures, exhibit his art, and serve as an art competition judge.
Throughout his career, Mr. Cost has been recognized for his achievements. He was twice awarded teacher of the year at Texas State Technical College, he received the Grumbacher Excellence in Art award. Mr. Cost was awarded the prestigious NISOD medal for outstanding community college educators. He also was awarded the Navy Achievement Award, and has been featured in numerous honors publications, including Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Education.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, James Steven Cost has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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