Akiko White

Freelance Book Designer & Book Cover Designer

Location:Canyon Lake, Texas, United States
2 Skills
Akiko White

Computer skills:
Adobe Creative Suites 5.5 - Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and iWeb
Microsoft Programs - Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Fine art skills:
Pencil, Colored Pencils, Pen and Ink, Oils, Watercolor, Acrylics, and Pastels

Art Directors Club, Houston, Tx

Gallery invitations:
Huisach Grill Summer 2011 to present.
Bovine Festival Show, Oct 2011 - Jan 2012
Uptown Blanco Art Center, June- July 2011
Johnson City Wildflower Festival, March 2010
Kerrville Mardi Gras on Main, Feburary 2010
Texas Lavender Festival; Uptown Blanco Art Gallery, June 2009
VIva Books 2002

Gallery representation:
Cactus Jack's, Gruene, TX.
Felder Gallery Port, Aransas, TX.

Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators -Southwest Texas
Summer 2011 - Present
Uptown Blanco Art Center teaching summer art camp
Summers 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
2011 - Present - Akiko White Children’s book Illustrator and writer
Illustrating and writing for the children’s book market.
2010 -2011 - San Antonio Community College, San Antonio, Texas
Adjunct Professor teaching digital and traditional illustration.
2002 - 2010 - White Acres Farm, inc., Spring Branch, Texas
Designed, developed, and produced a variety of products from the ground up for a lavender and olive farm.
Designed corporate identity. Created all illustration and design for labels on all products. Successfully
achieved a professional look for our small farm company.
Fall 1996 – 2002 - Akiko White Design, San Antonio, Texas
Freelance graphic design working both as an illustrator and designer. Had various clients from real estate
brokers to t-shirt companies.
Spring 1994 – 1996 - PCI Publishing, San Antonio, Texas
Mainly worked as a desktop publisher under the direction of an art director. Worked with the designer under some tight deadlines for production of their catalog.

Fall 1992 – Spring 1993 - Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
Spring 1991 – Spring 1993 - McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
Graduated with a BFA in fine art 1993
Spring 1991 – Spring 1993 - Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Fall 1990 - University of Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Fall 1989 – Spring 1990 - Cisco Jr College, Cisco, Texas
Summer 1989 - University of New Orleans, Innsbrook, Austria
Skills (2) Rating
Book Design
Book Cover Design