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Samantha Drexelius

Freelance Painter & Drawer

Location:Sarasota, Florida, United States
Phone: 716 949 6760
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1149 Whitehaven road, Grand Island, NY 14072
716 949 6760


Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL Grand Island High School, Grand Island, NY
BFA in Illustration, GPA 3.0/ 3.5 May 2011 Academic Diploma 2007
Business minor of Art and Design Graduated with two art AP’s above 3.5/4.0
Additional courses Graphic Design


Illest of ILL- (Illustration student show) One of the best of Illustration Major– 2010- present.
3rd Prize- category painting- Lewiston Art festival- 2009- present.
Best Grand Island High School Female Art Student 2007.

DESIGN EXPERIENCE¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬__________________________________________________________________________________

Design/ Festival, Art Vendor, NY 2009- present
Lewiston Art Festival, Lewiston, NY & Allentown Art Festival, Buffalo, NY
o Designed an environment and showcased work for the public.
o Communication with employee’s and potential clients/businesses.
o Sold and delivered prints/ paintings including shipping and handling, and dealt with taxes.

Graphic Designer, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL Spring 2009
As part of an introduction course in graphic design, performed a variety of critical art management tasks:
o Pitched promotional designs for magazines, art posters, and packaging.
o Created package designs, show posters, corporate identities, and magazine spreads.
o Utilized Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign; worked under strict dimensions and layouts.

Freelance Illustrator, Buffalo, NY 2006- present
o Painted several commissioned portraits for clients under strict deadlines; used traditional oil, pencil, charcoal, and digital Corel Painter ’11.
o Commissioned two large abstract size canvases for a strict deadline for a client in Houston, Texas.
o Created and designed poster designs for Allentown and Lewiston Art Festivals.


Vast experience with oils, acrylics, pastels, graphite, colored pencil, oil rubs, charcoal, and scratchboard. Extensive use with Corel Painter ’11, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign, and Microsoft Word. Basic skills in Spanish. Worked for a construction company for building houses and designing the interior & exterior.


Experienced Guitarist for 9 years and songwriter. Lifetime participant in soccer. Grand Island High School Soccer States Championships 2003-2007. Made a music video to possibly meet a celebrity. Accumulated over 200 hours of charity work and fundraisers for Meaghan’s Miracle.
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