Resume & Credits

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In-House: Fashion/Apparel

K. Bell | Inglewood, CA – socks manufacturer
2011– | Designer/Illustrator

Illustration, design, and production of elements and patterns for mass-market knits. Duties include concepting, sketching, manually and digitally illustrating, creating repeating patterns, developing lines, and producing presentations and sales support materials. My fashion designs can be seen in Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Spencer’s, Hot Topic, and Dillard’s… and will soon be seen in Sperry (Spring and Fall 2013) and Bloomingdale’s.

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Teaching/Instruction

Art Rebel | Sherman Oaks, CA – art studio and gallery
2009–2011 | Class and Private Lesson Instructor

Instruction and guidance of group classes and private lessons for kids and adults, including drawing, cartooning, and sculpture. On-site demonstrations and step-by-step teaching for corporate events and community groups, including children’s summer programs at the Sherman Oaks Public Library.

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Freelance: Publishing

Illustration of over 50 educational storybooks with different styles and subjects. Magazine and mass-market book editorial illustration. Publishers include:

Augsberg Fortress | Minneapolis, MN
Cemetery Dance | Forest Hill, MD
Gotham Books | New York City, NY
Harcourt Brace | Orlando, FL
McGraw-Hill | Burr Ridge, IL
Pearson Education | Upper Saddle River, NJ
Publications International | Lincolnwood, IL
Scott Foresman | Glenview, IL
Sundance Publishing | Chicago, IL
West Side Publishing | Lincolnwood, IL
AuthorHouse | Bloomington, IN

Want to see or buy some of my published books?

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Freelance: Entertainment/News

Logo enhancement. Animation for web. Movie poster design and recreations for translation. Art

direction, including review of camera-ready ads and image selection. Design of print ads. Execution of monthly banner art for print. Typography, layout, and production. Editorial illustration. Clients include:

Happy Together Film & TV | Santa Monica, CA – film producer/distributor
Adam Glasser | Sherman Oaks, CA – author
Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago, IL – newspaper
Daily Southtown/SouthtownStar – Chicago, IL – newspaper

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Freelance: Design/Printing

Concepts, design, and execution of posters, postcards, brochures, advertisements, business cards, signs, banners, booklets, and other printed materials. Logo design. Typography and layout. Selection and retouching of images.

Golden Pacific Arts Center | West Hills, CA – theatre group
Art Rebel | Sherman Oaks, CA – art studio and instruction
Simi Valley Unified School District | Simi Valley, CA
Vessel Design | Miami, FL – design group
EDG/Elements Design Group | Hollywood, FL
Luxury Cruise Center | Miramar, FL – seller of travel

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Freelance: Fashion/Apparel & Gifts

Concepts, sketching, and execution of graphic elements, lettering, and apparel art. Manual illustration with digital finishing. Repeating fabric pattern development. Character and mascot development. Package design. Clients include:

Letterpress Dogs | New York, NY – dog themed cards and gifts
Men First | Los Angeles, CA – men’s apparel and gifts
Troy Kingdom | Los Angeles, CA – fashion designer
Junior Drake | Los Angeles, CA – handbag and accessories designer
Lady In Training | Los Angeles, CA – fashion designer
Deese Nuts | Los Angeles, CA – novelty gifts and apparel producer

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In-House: Design, Illustration, Art Direction

Scott Foresman/Pearson Education | Glenview, IL – educational publisher
Feb 2001–Aug 2003 | Graphic Designer

Art direction: Review of manuscripts, image selection, art buying with schedule and budget constraints. Photo manipulation, color correction, retouching, outlining, colorization, montage creation, compositing. Manual and digital illustration: Logos, icons, titles, boilerplate elements, diagrams, stylized illustrations. Page layout, design, typography. Prop and model creation for photo shoots. Photo shoot art direction.

Wilkinson Studios | Chicago, IL – artist representative
Sep 1996–Jan 2001 | Project Manager

Review of manuscripts, artist selection and assignment. Acquisition of estimates and artwork from artists, making presentations to clients, overseeing project schedules. Manuscript verification (ensuring art matches editorial), management of original art, digital archiving.

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Education

American Academy of Art | Chicago, IL
December 2000 | BFA in Commercial Illustration

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