RESUME

SUMMARY

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.

SKILL SET

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.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Freelance Illustrator – Olinthekidd.com – 2006 - Present
Custom work for clients in advertising, children’s publishing, performing arts, magazines.

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.

EDUCATION

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.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

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
Gallery Show – “Animal Fight” Carte Blanche Studios Milwaukee, WI – 2012
Self-published comic book – “Todd the Planarian”

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