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Dean Williams

Freelance Graphic Novel Artist & Book Illustrator

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Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Phone: 323-270-8759
Website: Http://philiphowe.com/deanwilliamsillustration/
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OBJECTIVE
My objective is to convey ideas, theory and philosophy of line, form and color, through the vehicle of figure drawing, illustration and fine art. The agenda is simple; to exceed the clients’ expectation and mine.
Most of the pieces that I have won awards for is the result of the client giving me full autonomy, trusting my ability to suspend the audiences’ reality and inviting them into ours.

QUALIFICATIONS

RELATED EXPERIENCE
San Diego Natural History Museum San Diego, CA
Lead Artist for Exhibition Creation was Bill Monteleone May 2008
Developed the concept for, fabricated and installed four permanent exhibits
• Prehistoric Sea Cow
• Bay Sea Cow
• Brontothere
• Baby Brontothere
o See web site portfolio

School of Visual Concepts Seattle, Wa.
Associate Professor 1987 –1991
• Taught courses in Art History, Design and Techniques

Cornish School of the Arts Seattle, Wa.
Associate Professor 1987
• Taught courses in Art History, Design and Techniques

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS

Annual Washington DC Designer Award 1982- 1984

Graphis Annual Artist Award Washington DC
For Science Magazine 82 1983

Society of Illustration of New York
Gold Medal Award for most original Illustration of L. A. 1996

EDUCATION
West Virginia University Charleston, WV
Bachelor of Science - Social Sciences and Art Education May 1978

Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY
Visual Communications Master’s Program 1980 - 1982
• Society of Illustrators Award for most original design and use of colors in public spaces

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Long Beach Art Museum Long Beach, CA
• Conduct art classes to Foster children 2005 - present

Seattle Photographers Club Seattle, WA
• Lead gang prevention workshop with at-risk youth 2007
• Organized a photography exhibition for local youth photographers
o Subject: Scenes of Daily Life in Seattle

CLIENTS AND REFERENCES
Bantam Books; cover art for Tarzan the lost adventures, Xena warrior princess, Leviathan, Man in the Iron Mask

BBDO

Brooklyn Children’s Museum; completed 15 penguin paintings

Danton Burroughs

Dark Horse Comics; cover art for Predator, Star Wars Soldier for the Empire the graphic novel

George Lucas Bought two Star Wars paintings

Gold’s Gym Corporation

Hasbro

Mattel

National Geographic Society ; illustration for1982 The changing of the Amazon Rain forest, Meteors and Asteroids

Needham Harpers Steers World Wide

New Orleans’ World Fair 1982

Newport Aquarium

Nintendo

San Diego Natural History Museum; Four permanent installations in the prehistoric section of the museum

Science Magazine; cover art and inside articles for 82,83, and 84

Smithsonian

Tor Books

United States Armed Forces – Army

Walt Disney Company; four paintings for the show Gargoyles. Cover art for the video game for 101 Dalmatians

Weider Publishing; Mr. Olympia poster, Ms. Olympia poster, illustrations for several articles for Muscle and Fitness magazine and Flex Magazine. A Commissioned portrait of Ben And Joe Weider.

Affordable Los Angeles Housing – The Sammy Davis Jr. Apts. 1991 Mural of Sammy Davis jr.