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Kelly Stribling Sutherland

Freelance Book Illustrator, Artist, & More

Location:Denton, Texas, United States
8 Skills
Kelly Stribling Sutherland
1208 San Gabriel Dr.
Denton, Texas 76205
(940) 391-2628


Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California- BFA with honors in Illustration
Texas Tech University
McLennan Community College

Illustration Experience

I have worked as a freelance illustrator for 18 years. I have developed a recognized style of illustration that has been used extensively by many national companies. I have worked with clients including Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Scholastic Books, Running Press, Dayton’s, Marshall Fields, Nordstrom’s, Presbyterian Hospital, Allen Public Library and many more. My work can be viewed by the above websites. I have experience working with designers and art directors in producing a high quality product.

High Profile Freelance Jobs:

Neiman-Marcus: Produced the Christmas catalog cover art for the 1987 and 1995 catalogs. The art work was used for various gift products including a snow globe, cookie tin, ornament, boxed cards and a wooden soldier.

Scholastic Books: Produced the cover art and inside illustrations for the book “Tales for the Seventh Day a Collection of Sabbath Stories” The book has received a Notable Book Honor by the Sydney Taylor Foundation.

White House: Produced the cover art and inside illustrations for the White House Tour Guide in 1996.

Dayton’s, Marshall Fields: Produced 12 paintings representing “The Twelve Days of Christmas Around the World.” The work served as inspiration for the Marshall Field’s State Street Chicago store window designs and also a three dimensional show for the Minneapolis Dayton’s store. Many products were produced from the images including a snow globe, children’s book, a Christopher Radko ornament, hand painted glass ornaments, shopping bags and other various paper products.

Nordstrom’s: Produced the drawings for the 2002 Christmas campaign. Worked with the creative staff to develop and design characters for the Gnome themed Christmas campaign.

Allen Library: Produced six 5x6 foot paintings for the newly built Allen Library. The painting hangs in the children’s section of the library. Worked extensively with the Library staff, architect and Art Patrons to develop a whimsical themed story line for the paintings.

Demdaco: Work has served as inspiration for a new gift product line called “Hearts Aglow.” Four illustrations have been used to create 16 products including Night Lights, Boxes, Frames and Votive candle holders. The product line is being introduced to the gift markets this summer of 2005.

Teaching Experience:

Rivera Elementary in Denton,TX- Special Ed aide, 2005
Chavez Elementary in Little Elm,TX- Elementary Art Teacher Kinder-4th, 2006-2009