Cliff Leigh

Freelance Digital Artist, Illustrator, & More

6954
Location:St. James, New York, United States
Phone: 631-371-9870
Website: http://www.cliffleigh.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/cliffleigh
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Kudos
5.0
5 Skills
$25
Rate/Hr
Cliff Leigh

15 Hobson Ave
St. James, NY 11780
Day-(631) 862–0090
Cell-(631) 371-9870

Visit my portfolio at: www.cliffleigh.com
cliff@cliffleigh.com
ecliph@yahoo.com

SKILLS
Designer, digital artist, computer graphics, published author, illustrator, painter, project manager, CabinetVision Solid 8 designer, AutoCAD, Creative Suite, large-format printer,
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2010 - Present
Precision, Architectural Millwork Smithtown, NY
Designer/Project Manager
Designer and Project manager of custom millwork for large scale building projects, mostly notable for the Sony Corporation, Con Edison, NYU Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY Presbyterian Hospital using AutoCad 2011 and industry specific software.
1997 - 2010
Evergreene Architectural Arts, Inc. New York, NY
Designer
Developed never-before-used merging of digital and traditional techniques in architectural arts, most notably for the White House Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington DC and the Meridien Grand Opera House in Meridien, MS.
- Design Highlights: Head designer at EAA for the restoration of the St. James Theater, NY, and St. Peter’s Church, San Francisco winning the 2002 California Preservation Foundation Award. Head designer at EAA for the restoration of the Grey Towers National Historic site and US Forestry headquarters.
-Design work on other notable projects: New Amsterdam Theater, NY, Hard Rock Café, NY, Granada Theater, CA, Sands Venetian Casino, NV, Foxwoods Casino, CT , McDonald’s Corporation at Harrah’s Casino, NV, etc.
- Developed a computerized, repeat-use stencil cutting system eliminating the traditional hand-cut technique and greatly reducing production costs.
- Developed a silk screen production system for customized wall covering artwork.
- Designed and executed artwork for decorative restoration and large-scale art projects using computers in Macintosh and Windows platforms (i.e. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Corel Painter, Wasatch RIP, FlexiSign), as well as traditional methods.
- Operated large-format printers (HP DesignJet Z6100, 5500, Epson 10600).
- Directed work crews and developed production of artwork on numerous projects in a wide variety of media (i.e. small and large-scale computer design, traditional painting, silk screen, stenciling, etc.)
- Macromedia certification in Flash, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks
Network Administrator
- Network Administrator of a twenty-five workstation, seven printer Windows 2003 network server. Creation and maintenance of a Macintosh G4 network (four terminals, ethernet, on-line, Epson scanner and printers, Graphtec FC-3100 and Mita Ci7500 connections)
2007 - present
United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 New York, NY
Member - Computer Artist
1988 - present
Mark Kostabi, Inc. New York, N.Y.
Freelance Artist /Designer
- Designed and produced drawings as fine art pieces and for production as fine art paintings.
- Directed production of paintings
- Artwork in major art galleries and museums worldwide, as well as featured on Title This, a game show where art critics and celebrities compete to title Mark Kostabi's paintings for cash awards
1996-97
Studio E.I.S. New York, N.Y. Artist
- Painted hyper-realistic life-sized figures for the Mashentucket Pequot Indian Museum at Foxwoods Resorts.
- Worked with team of four painters and numerous sculptors to develop hyper-realistic painting techniques.
- Worked with designers and sociologists to recreate accurate portrayal of Native American culture.

1993-97
Tender Mercies Art Syosset, N.Y.
- Freelance Artist
- Freelance resume available upon request
1985-1992 Gallery Shows New York, N.Y.
- Fine Artist
- Artwork displayed in numerous art galleries in Soho, the East Village, etc. (Galleries and dates available upon request)
EDUCATION
SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y.
- B.A., Art History and Criticism
- Fine Art Painting
Parsons School of Design Huntington, N.Y.
- Studied painting, drawing and illustration
Dowling College Oakdale, N.Y.
- Master’s program in art Education
- Received N.Y.S Teacher’s Certification
Hendrick’s Institute Long Island, N.Y.
- Received certification in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Quark Express
SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y.
- Macromedia certification in Flash, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks
OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Author and Illustrator
- "The Wordsmith, the Kid, and the Electrolux" novel published by Oak Tara in 2008