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Susan Tait Porcaro

Freelance Fashion Illustrator & Still Life Painter

Location:Windsor, Connecticut, United States
2 Skills
Award-winning artist with expertise in fashion illustration, seeking to be part of a fashion team where I can offer my creative talent, style and passionate enthusiasm for fashion to bring the designer’s vision to life.

ILLUSTRATOR - 2 Lips Art & Design - Windsor, CT 2008-present
Creating black line and full color illustrations for educational publishing, fashion, international magazines, religious candles and web publications. Specialize in realistic illustration.
¦ Saved account by inventing a new style for client right before a crucial presentation

ART BUYER – New England Typographic - Bloomfield, CT 2006 - 2008
Created concept sketches from client specifications and commissioned black line & full color illustrations for educational publishing. Chose artists for each job; built
important relationships with artists and their representatives.
¦ Concept sketches for full color posters won constant praise from
major client

DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR - Channing Bete Company - Deerfield, MA 1994 - 2000
Designed and illustrated instructional booklets for schools, medical facilities, businesses & government agencies.
¦ One of top illustrators in company – clients would request my work.

SENIOR LAYOUT ARTIST/DESIGNER - Albert Steiger Co. - Springfield, MA 1993 - 1994
Designed newspaper advertising for all departments, campaign logos and in-store signage.
Supervised photo shoots, assisted as stylist and traffic manager.
¦ Designed ad campaigns for fashion & house wares generating
large revenues

ART DIRECTOR - G.Fox - Hartford, CT (May Company Stores) 1991 – 1993
Created newspaper advertising for men’s, children’s, juniors’ and home divisions. Trained designers, supervised fashion photo shoots.
¦ Chosen to represent GFox at Retail Adweek conference in Chicago,
Jan. 1991 to demonstrate the Camex computer system
LAYOUT ARTIST - G.Fox - Hartford, CT (May Company Stores) 1988 -1991
Newspaper advertising layout and photo shoot supervision. As technology advanced, complete design & production of newspaper advertisements.
¦ Designed rush ad campaign in 6 hours which generated
enormous revenue

ILLUSTRATOR/DESIGNER – Admanagement Services, Andover, MA 1987 - 1988
lllustrated fashion, jewelry, household goods and furniture for advertising.
¦ Quality of illustration saved a major jewelry account

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Commercial Illustration
University of Lowell, Lowell, MA
Associate in Applied Science: Fashion Illustration
Chamberlayne Junior College, Boston, MA

Computer Skills - Photoshop & Illustrator, Microsoft Office Suite


AIMEE RANSOM—Senior Vice President,
New England Typographic
260 West Newberry Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002 860-242-2251

kHyal—President & Creative Director,
Fizz Agency
89 Ellsworth Street, Black Rock, CT 06605 203-362-5544

MICHELE BECKTA—Creative Director, Channing Bete Company
One Community Place, South Deerfield, MA 01373 1-800-477-4776

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