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Crystal Mielcarek

Freelance Children's Book Illustrator, Comic Artist, & More

Location:Detroit, Michigan, United States
4 Skills

• Detroit Zoo Poster Competition winner – Best of Show

• Exhibition at 323 East Gallery Royal Oak and Cranky Yellow St Louis

• College for Creative Studies-BFA in illustration expected graduation 12/09

• Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, Windows XP and Macintosh formats

and the Internet.

• Sold work through contracted commissions

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, December 2009

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan

Courses taken include:

•Children’s Book Illustration Sequential Storytelling

•History of American Illustration Asian Art and History

•Graphic Design for Illustrators Illustration Studio

•Advertising & Cinematic Story Color and Light

EXPERIENCE: 2009 Detroit Zoo Poster Competition – Best of Show

The Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak Michigan

• Worked within tight deadline professionally and in a timely manner

• Developed poster design under the specifications of the project

• Poster was used as official the zoo poster, received scholarship amount and permanent

place in the Detroit zoo’s art collection.


June 2009 - 323 East Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan

• Five pieces submitted and accepted for show

August 2009- Cranky Yellow, St Louis Missouri

• Participated in show “Meth and Hot Dogs” with artists from around the world.

November 2011 - Starkweather Gallery – Romeo, MI

• 3 person show “Happy Serum” 36 pieces shown, hung and promoted show


•Ability to design unique characters, layouts, logos and websites.

•Profound ability to plan, organize and manage projects while meeting deadlines in a

timely manner

•Knowledge of digital and traditional art techniques:

•Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver

•Painting, sketching, concept, strong compositional and sequential skills.

•Strong interpersonal and communication skills.