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Anju Saran Arts

Freelance Portrait Painter & Graphic Designer

11238
Location:Morris Plains, New Jersey, United States
Website: http://www.anjusaran.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/anju_saran
80
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$30
Rate/Hr
SUMMARY

Design: Highly skilled and creative Graphic designer with extensive designing experience; Strong skills in graphic designs, page layouts, video covers, advertisements, scanning, logos, and illustrations, caricatures, cartoons; Expert-level knowledge of Photoshop; Knowledgeable with various aspects of FLASH animation; Demonstrated skill with proven ability to drive projects to completion on time and on budget.

Fine Art: Appeared in numerous exhibitions, brought recognition and awards. Cartoonist and illustration artist in Times of India, Indian Express, Lucknow City Magazine, specializes portrait artist using oil, watercolor, charcoal, and pastel paintings and portraits using oil colors and charcoal. Paintings using oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, and charcoal. Even though she specializes in portraits and figure paintings, her versatility helps her in working with landscapes, floral, and still life. Teaches adults and kids.

EDUCATION

MS in Fine Arts, Kanpur University, India
MS in Linguistics, Lucknow University, India
Diploma in Art Masters, Lucknow University, India
Certificate course in Multimedia & Graphics, New York University, NY
Certificate course in 2D animation, School of Visual Arts, NY
Certificate course in 3D animation, Mirage, NY

AWARDS

2012 Honorable Mention Award from Museum of Americas
1996 First place award for a portrait competition from Amitabh Bachchan Fans
Association, Lucknow, India
1990-1994 Participated and received awards in National and State level competitions organized
by Lalit Kala Academy and Lalit Kala Kendra in Lucknow, Delhi and Mumbai, India

PRESS

12-31-2010 Parsippany Patch, NJ
Full web article and photos

12-31-2010 Daily Record, NJ
Full cover article and photos, 4-color print
“Indian Expressions: Parsippany-based artist displays her figurative works in several exhibitions” by Jennifer Nelson, Correspondent

12-2010 Daily Record, NY
Full cover article and photos, 4-color print
“Indian Expressions: Parsippany-based artist displays her figurative works in several exhibitions” by staff reporter

12-2010 The Indian EXPRESS, NY
Full cover article and photos, 4-color print
“Exhibition of Anju Saran at Marunouchi gallery” by staff reporter

11-2010 Neighborhood News, NJ
Parsippany Life, NJ
Full cover article and photos, 4-color print
“Artist Anju Saran colors her world with silent poetry” by Lisa Kintish, Staff writer

11-10-2010 Parsippany Life, NJ
Full cover article and photos, 4-color print
“Artist Anju Saran colors her world with silent poetry” by Lisa Kintish, Staff writer

4-2010 TheIndian EXPRESS
Full cover article and photos, 4-color print
“Anju Saran celebrates the beauty of sensuous women on canvas” by Ashok Ojha, Staff writer

1993-1994 Times of India, Lucknow, India
Published Caricatures and Cartoons by Anju Saran weekly basis

EXHIBITIONS

• 2013, 15th – 31st August | ‘Son Immigrants’, group exhibition at ‘Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano Inc’, NY
• 2013, 17th May - 19th May | 5th Annual Hells Kitchen Art Festival, NY
• 2013, 27th April | Group Exhibition at J.A.D.E the MUF at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights, Morristown, NJ
• 2012, Dec - 2013 Feb | Solo exhibition at Star Bucks, 314 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ
• 2012, Oct | Solo exhibition at Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen, NJ
• 2012, Sept | Group show at Members of the International Artistic Advisors Committee (IAACMOA) of Museum of the Americas, Doral, FL
• 2012, Aug | Group show at Museum of the Americas, International Summer Arts festivals, Doral, FL
• 2012, June | 22nd Morristown Arts & Crafts Festival at Vail Mansion, Morristown, NJ
• 2012, May | Art walk, at Sweet Lucy's, Morristown, NJ
• 2011 | Instructor art show in Oct-Nov at Morris County Art Association, Morristown, NJ
• 2011 | 'Women in the Arts 2011', Group show, Museum of Americas, Doral, FL.
• 2011 | 'Art Expo New York 2011', NY, NY in Mar. 2011
• 2011, Jan | MCAA Member Art Exhibit and Sale - Winter Show, at Morris Township Municipal Building, Morristown, NJ
• 2010, Dec | 'Mini Masterpieces-MCAA Members Holiday Exhibit and Sale', MCAA, Morristown, NJ 07960
• 2010 Dec - 2011 Feb | Exhibited in group at Friendship Hall Gallery, Center for Spiritual Living', Morristown, NY 10019
• 2010 Nov-Dec | Group exhibition in 'A Jain Marunouchi Gallery', NY, NY 10019
• 2010 Nov -Dec, Solo | Morris County Library, Whippany, NJ 07981
• 2009, Group | Vail Mansion, Morristown, NJ in 2009
• 2009, Group | Neighborhood, Morristown, NJ'
• 2009, Group | Morris County Art Association (MCAA)
• 2008, Group |Morris County Art Association (MCAA)
• 2007, Group | Art in the Garden' - an open area exhibition at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown, NJ
• 2007, Group | Art Festival - Morristown, NJ
• 2007, Group | Morris County Art Association (MCAA)
• 2006, Group | Morris County Art Association (MCAA)
• 1998 and 1999 | Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Roseland, NJ
• 1997, Group | Le Bar Bat restaurant, NY

DESIGN WORK EXPERIENCE
Mar 2011 – Present Freelance Graphic artist
• Working as Freelance artist with different companies

Dec 2007 – Feb 2011 Graphic Artist, Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Parsippany, NJ
• Worked as a Graphic Designer for the Training & Performance System group. The responsibilities included creating and designing conceptual graphics, animations, certificates, icons, logos, buttons, menu pages, and images for different modules of training and tutorials
• Responsible for creation and modification of PowerPoint presentations including conceptual graphics and animations from Photoshop and Illustrator
• Responsible for optimizing, text and graphic format checking
• Responsible for producing PowerPoint design templates, and updating the presentations
• Responsible for updating the website.
The tools being used were Adobe Photoshop, Dream Weaver, Illustrator, Flash, PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Publisher, Captivate, and Capture Professional

May 2003 – Dec 2007 Freelance Artist
Some of the examples of my work are -
• Designed and developed my own website www.anjusaran.com
• Designed and developed the website of a company e*Comm International (www.ecomminternational.us)
• Designed and developed the website for a non-profit organization Samarpan www.samarpan.co.in
• Worked for a company SITACORP (www.sitacorp.com) and developed and maintained their website
• Developed the media package for Arya International Inc. (www.aryaintl.com)

Jan 2002 – Apr 2002 Graphic Designer, The Wiz, Bridgewater, NJ
• Worked as a Graphic Designer. The responsibility included creating and designing the layouts and creation of the advertisements using Adobe Photoshop

Nov 2000 – Nov 2001 Graphic Designer, Automatic Data Processing, Parsippany, NJ
• Worked as a Graphic Designer for the Training Organization. The responsibility included creating and designing certificates, icons, logos, buttons, menu pages, and images for different modules of training and tutorials using Adobe Photoshop and Image Styler. Also used Image Ready to compress file sizes while maintaining the quality of the images. The task also involved scanning and image enhancements using Adobe Photoshop.

Jan 1999 – Oct 2000 Freelance Artist
• Worked as Creative Designer for CineMaya Media, Inc. New York, NY. The task involved design and development of media campaign for CineMaya and their clients for newspapers and magazines (e.g. advertisements, banners, brochures, & posters)
• Designed and created black and white advertisement page layouts for the company The Wiz, Edison, NJ to be printed in the news paper The Daily News.
• Worked with style sheets and libraries for different Quark documents for a weekly newspaper The Earth Times, New York, NY
• Designed and created video covers, posters, logos, and brochures using Photoshop, QuarkXPress, and PageMaker for Manhattan Video Vision, New York, NY
• Scanned pictures, designed and created silhouette work using layers, color balance, brightness, contrast and filters in Photoshop on various models for Douglas Samual Advertising, Montville, NJ
• Worked on type setting of English and Spanish textbooks using style sheets, libraries, and special characters for Winsor Graphics, Montclair, NJ
• Designed and created three fold flyers, logos, and labels using QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Illustrator, and MS-Word. Scanned photographs and converted files from PC format to Macintosh for AlphaGraphics, Summit, NJ
• Designed posters in QuarkXpress for Communication Plus, New York, NY
• Designed and created advertisements using QuarkXpress and PageMaker for a weekly news paper Neighbor News, Denville, NJ
• Conceptualized, designed and developed the complete marketing package, including logo, cover page, course summary, and career path layout for CompQuest Inc., Parsippany, NJ

Typesetter, CableView Publications, Edgewater, NJ
Oct 1998 - Dec 1998 CableView Publications creates and maintains cable guides for numerous cable companies including graphic images and type setting.
• Responsibilities included the type setting of cable guides using QuarkXPress
• Editing, resizing, styling of the cable guides including proof reading
• Creating data flow and working with style sheets, and special characters

1993-1994 Times of India, Lucknow, India
Published Caricatures and Cartoons by Anju Saran weekly basis

COMPUTER SKILLS

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6, Flash CS6, Dream Weaver CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS6, QuarkXPress, Adobe PageMaker, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Publisher, Pages ’09, Adobe Image Ready, Captivate, Capture Professional, Adobe Acrobat, Corel Draw, HTML, Front Page, 3DStudioMax, Animator Studio, MacroMedia Director, Adobe Premier, QuickTime, SoundEdit16

Hardware: PC, Macintosh
Operating Systems: Windows 7/Vista/XP & Mac OS X
Skills (2) Rating
Portrait Painting
Graphic Design