Classically trained in fine art, illustration, and graphic design. Adept at a wide variety of artistic styles including sequential art, children’s books, gritty realism, and trendy design. Brings a compelling enthusiasm for idea generation and creative problem solving. Driven to produce consistently outstanding work.
Illustration, graphic, logo, and packaging design, typography, photo manipulation, art direction, copywriting, print preparation, mock-up assembly.
Program knowledge – Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Word, Excel. Mac and PC Platforms.
Freelance Illustrator – Olinthekidd.com – 2006 - Present
Custom work for clients in advertising, children’s publishing, performing arts, magazines.
Designer – Shop4Ties.com – JUN 2017 - Present
Custom pattern design for ties and apparel.
Designer – Rico Industries Chicago, IL – DEC 2013 - JUL 2016
Retail products for clients including Disney, Seaworld, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Cedar Fair Amusement Parks, Landry’s Restaurants, zoos, museums, and aquariums.
Nanny – Chicago, IL – NOV 2012 - DEC 2013
Personal childcare provider.
Designer – Publications International Chicago, IL – MAY 2011 - NOV 2012
Book design for children’s educational and young adult market.
Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah, GA – Graduated 2010
BFA Advertising Design Minor in Sequential Art.
The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art – Dover, NJ – 2001-2002
Cartoon Graphic Art including comic books and animation.
Improv comedy performance – “Zip-Up Monster Suit” Chicago, IL – 2014 - Present
Improvisational comedy training – The Second City Chicago, IL – 2012 - Present
Sketch comedy – Writing and performing original revues – 2015 - Present