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Shimra Starr

Freelance Billboard Designer, Logo Designer, & More

Location:Brooklyn, New York, United States
12 Skills
I am a highly skilled illustrator and designer. Adept at both digital and traditional media, I am your one stop shop for all of your art needs. With me, you get two professionals in one, an adept designer and a creative artist. I work quickly and for reasonable prices.



OBJECTIVE: Freelance illustration and design work, digital or traditional.


2015 - Present -Finished 39 oil paintings for Pink, a book by Dr. Paul Rhodes. Paintings to be exhibited in the Roosevelt Island Museum in New York. Date TBD.

Designed 2 book covers for two books published by the Karaite Jews of America.

2014 - Present: Graphic designer for Kern Services, a printing company located in Woodland Park, New Jersey Designed many posters, flyers and business cards for synagogues, private businesses and more.

Started illustration work on Pink, a children's book written by Dr. Paul Rhodes,

2013 - present

Currently working with Shawn Lichaa on a book featuring my comic strips, which will be
about the Karaite movement and how it differs from Rabbincal Judaism.

2012 -Worked with the Ken Canion Group/Affirmation Apparel on a number of projects.

Designed brochure, logo and corporate identity for The Midnight Sun, a convention center in North Carolina

Designed T shirts, totes, and pens for Winston State University Interdisciplinary Studies

Designed company mascot for FP Mailing solutions

Designed logo for Varna Band, formerly known as Living Eulogy.

Illustrated Yogurt Girl, a children's book by Benjamin Strub

Redesigned logo for Pro Football's Ultimate Fan Association (PFUFA)

Worked with Custom Flag Suppliers

2011: Created logo for T-shirt company, JusTees for All

Exhibited 8 paintings in the Village Lines Gallery, in Lincoln, Kansas.

2010: Designed postcard for Rosh Hashana services at Aish HaTorah, a Jewish outreach organization. I also designed their letterhead for their monthly program for teen girls, It's a Girl Thing.

2009-2010: Designed and did the layout for Yeshiva Beth Yehudah school calendar. This was a 6 page fold-up, brochure-style calendar, printed on both sides. Due to budget constraints, I was limited to two Pantone colors, which I carefully selected. I also picked the photos which I retouched, all fonts, and used Microsoft Excel to lay out the calendar grid. I created a logo for the Yeshiva’s Lunch and Learn program as well.

2008: Created billboard and trademarked cartoon character for Meadowbrook Urgent Care. The character was used on the billboard and for corporate identity purposes. The billboard was located in a main thoroughfare in Royal Oak, Michigan. I also did the retouching for their brochure.

2007-2008: Illustrated 17 page book, My Twin Brother, written by Deanna Kleiman. I painted 16 oil paintings, including the cover. I designed the layout for the book as well.

2007: Designed logo for a project of the Recreation Empowerment Committee. The REC is dedicated to providing safe and fun recreation for the mentally and physically handicapped. For fundraising purposes, the president of the company designed a purse made out of recycled automotive materials and called it the Forever Bag. I created a logo to be used on tags and on promotional materials.

2004-2006: Designed and provided original artwork for CD jacket of two blues albums, by Detroit artist, Paul Miles. The first album was Bluesality, and I painted an oil portrait of Paul Miles for the cover. The second album was Reach Out and I painted the cover in gouache. Reach Out was a fundraising effort on the behalf of the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

2003: Published illustration for Footlocker advertisement, called The Art of The Game. This advertisement appeared in two basketball magazines, Slam Magazine and InsideStuff.

Designed logo for Recreation Empowerment Committee.

2002-2003: Worked as an intern at Vis Vitae, a retouching and photo studio in New York City. Vis Vitae counts Elle Magazine and Armani Exchange among its clients. Duties included answering phones, greeting clients, light bookkeeping, setting up for the photo shoots and messengering.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology, CumLaude.

SKILLS: Proficient in all Adobe Creative Suite programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign as well as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel. Am highly skilled as a traditional and digital illustrator, as well as a graphic designer.