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Bethany Caskey

Freelance Illustrator, Animal Illustrator, & More

Location:Chariton, Iowa, United States
4 Skills
52000 215th Ave, Chariton IA 50049 | |
Professional Summary
Free-lance illustrator, designer and writer with the tools, techniques, time, imagination, attitude and knowledge to complete assignments on time and within budget. Creative, hands-on professional with expertise in graphic design, art direction and project management.
• Illustration
• Fine Art Paining and Drawing
• Proficient in Adobe CS6
• Print advertisement
• Superb eye for detail
• Graphic design
• Creative design layouts
• Digital media
• Editing and proofing
• Writing
• Flier and poster design
• Proficient in photograph restoration

Work History
Book Illustrator 1995 to Current
Storey Publications – North Adams, MA
• Collaborated with the art director to implement artistic vision.
• Developed artistic visual products while working within defined technical constraints.
• Delivered on multiple titles and platforms simultaneously.
• Illustration for various book titles.

Illustrator, Swift Publications 2013 to Current
• Illustration for various articles from chicken health, goat care, home canning, etc.

Artist, Contributing Writer 1991 to Current
Rural Heritage – Cedar Rapids, IA
• Illustrations, ad designs, proof reading and article writing.

Advertising Executive - Art Director 2006 to 2012
Rural Heritage Magazine – Cedar Rapids, IA
• Collaborated with vendors to ensure style consistency with other marketing materials.
• Worked with internal clients to determine strategy and design for annual marketing campaigns.
• Generated new ideas with limited direction and varied internal client needs.
• Generated computer graphics and page-layout software, graphic elements and photography.
• Designed advertisements, tradeshow banners and signage from concept through completion.
• Updated computer graphic files using graphics software programs.
• Created aesthetically-pleasing advertisements that complemented the products.

Managing Editor 2005 to 2006
Trail Blazer Magazine – Prescott Valley, AZ
• Managed writers, assigned article topics and assembled issue content.

Illustrator 1991 to 2006
Trail Blazer magazine
• Illustrated articles for publication

Owner/Operator 1997 to 2006
CKNET Internet Service Provider - Albia, IA
• Maintained and monitored the server room, the wireless network and other server infrastructure.
• Translated technical specifications into detailed product requirements.

Owner/Operator 1978 to Current
Caskey Studios Fine Art Studio, Advertising and Signage

Medical Illustrator 1974 to 1976
University of Iowa Hospital – Iowa City, IA
• Designed and illustrated medical techniques and anatomy.

Bachelor of Art: 1974 Graceland University - Lamoni, IA
• Advanced Graphic Design coursework
• Painting, Drawing and Art History
• Art Design coursework
Northwest Missouri State University – Maryville, MO
• Photography
• Sculpture