Alexandra Panetta

Freelance Illustrator & Children's Book Illustrator

Location:Manhasset, New York, United States
2 Skills
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration with a minor in Art History: May 2012
GPA: 3.2/4.0
Dean’s List: Fall 2011, Spring 2012
Thesis: Focus on Matisse’s “Still Life with Magnolia”

Relevant Outside Fine Arts’ Education
Took numerous classes developing and expanding upon different styles and art techniques at: North Shore Art Academy, Fashion Institute of Technology, The Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts, The Arts Student League (Vytlacil Campus), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art

The Beatles, Manhasset High School, Fall 2009 Manhasset, NY
Gridded large-scale collaborative painting with more than 50 participants
A Worn Path & Dancers, Manhasset Public Library, May 2008 Manhasset, NY
Gained experience about gallery preparation
Abraham Lincoln, Manhasset High School, May 2008 Manhasset, NY
Senior High School Project
Gridded large-scale collaborative painting
Various Graphite Drawings, Huntington Gallery, Spring 2008 Huntington, NY
Figure studies

Makeup By Marie-Therese, Freelance Photographer/Photo retoucher, Manhasset, NY, February 2013-Present
• Took photographs for the business’s website displaying various hair styles and makeup: including wedding trials, formal, and casual
• Retouched photos in order to correct and enhance certain qualities desired for the photographs
The University of the Arts, Continuing Studies Office, Philadelphia, PA, Fall 2010-Spring 2012
• Consulted with parents on various programs offered within the University
• Organized resumes and portfolios for potential teacher candidates
• Helped coordinate the Pre-College program by checking in students and readying them for daily activities
• Monitored progress of various students requiring extra supervision
Internship with Edgar Jerins, Manhasset, NY, Summer 2011
• Created a themed group of 8 psychological portraits based on personal relationships
• Explored the use of materials, application of charcoal, mark making, and the use of value and composition to enhance the narratives
• Studied relative old masters and contemporary artists
Post-Katrina house restoration, Volunteer, New Orleans, LA, 2005-2009
• Restored stained glass and assisted in new window construction with lead came type
• Worked on redevelopment of historic properties in New Orleans
Shelter Rock Elementary School, Volunteer TA, Manhasset, NY, Spring 2005
• Aided children in creating various art projects for the school’s Saturday Series Workshop
• Assisted teacher in preparing classroom activities
• Helped children learn various art techniques

• Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Keynote, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Flash