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Crystal Mielcarek

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

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Location:Detroit, Michigan, United States
Website: http://www.smushbox.net
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/smushbox
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SUMMARY:

• 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.

EXHIBITIONS:

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

SKILLS:

•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.