Brad McConnell

Freelance Book Illustrator & Children's Book Illustrator

Location:Belleville, Michigan, United States
2 Skills
Bradley J. McConnell
I've been an illustrator for over ten years. My focus has normally been on whatever it takes to capture the image, thought, or idea. I work traditionally mostly with some digital work. My skills range from portraits to landscapes, city scapes to vehicle designs and concept work. I also enjoy childrens book ideas and story telling, as well as comic drawings from original pencil work to full ink and color. Whatever it takes to achieve the desired idea or concept from sketch to final piece.

Education August, 2003 – December, 2005, B.F.A., College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Major – Illustration
Courses include:
Illustration Techniques, taught by Pat Underdown.
Pictorial Problem Solving, taught by Casey Wise.
Figure Illustration, taught by Chuck Gillies.
Illustration Survey, taught by Mike Mikos.
Admitted to Deans List first year for attaining a 3.6 G.P.A.
Recipient of Michigan Pell Grant and College for Creative Studies Scholarship.
Attended Consistent Life Drawing classes, Ann Arbor, MI, Summers of 2002, 03’, 04’, and 05’.
Portraiture Concentration Portfolio for Advanced Placement Program, Howell MI. September 2002 to April 2003.
2D Design Portfolio Advanced Placement Program, Howell Mi September 2002 to April 2003.

Selected Illustration work used in promotional materials for College for Creative
Exhibitions Studies, 2004.
College for Creative Studies Student Exhibition, Detroit, MI, May 2004.
Student and Community Arts Fair, Howell High School, Howell, MI, April 2003.
LFAA Student Exhibition – Blue ribbon recipient, Howell Carnegie Library, April 2002.
Surrealist Student Show, Howell Chamber of Commerce, October 2001.

Selected Review Board for Architectural Firm for New High School, Howell, MI,
Group April, 2003.
Projects Mural project for Howell High School, March, 2003.

Influences The Works of Ralph Macquarie, Tommy Lee Edwards, Syd Mead, Ryan
Church, Iain McCaig, and Doug Chiang.