My name is Amanda Maertz and I am a junior at SUNY Purchase. I will be receiving a Bachelor degree in Science and Visual Arts with a major in Design and a minor in Sociology in 2015. Illustrating is what I love to do and turning it into a long time career would be the dream of a lifetime. I am experienced in using all Adobe software with extensive knowledge in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. I am also skilled in drawing, painting and other hand done art forms that would be an asset when illustrating your book. I have always enjoyed illustrating and have actively been illustrating all my life; from drawing every cartoon character I’ve ever seen to painting murals on the walls of all 5 bedrooms in my house. Examples of things I’ve illustrated include painting the Bobby Jack monkey on my sister’s wall, drawing scenes from Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid, Monsters Inc. and other well-known animated films. I am also skilled at illustrating every day images such as flowers, landscapes, wildlife and various other objects.
Along with being an artist I am also an athlete at Purchase College, playing on the Women’s Soccer team since my enrollment and I have been captain of the team since November of 2011. I am also Vice President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). I believe being the captain of the team and Vice President of SAAC lends me a sense of leadership and organization that would also be essential to illustrating this book.