Freelance Artist & Portrait Artist

Location:Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
2 Skills
Maxine Hwang Blomberg

203 Shelton Rd, Trumbull, Ct 06611 ph.-203-362-8165



Boston University College of Fine arts, Boston MA, May 2010
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Sculpture, minor in Art History

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Study Abroad, Venice, Italy, spring 2009
Dean’s List, Jack Kramer Memorial Scholarship, Academic Competitiveness Grant

Work Experience

Freelance Artist – August 2010 – Present (commission-based, $20/hr+cost of materials)

Manage producing, selling, and networking my visual art identity in my free time. Setting up contracts, managing deadlines and specifications of each client’s commission while also maintaining my style and vision.

Café Manager, Greenlight Café (The Aquitaine Group), August 2010-present (salaried:$32,000/yr)

Managing upkeep of a small grab and go café, Lifted 50lb cases of beverages and other product, Developed advertising, social media and sales, Supervised café attendants and employees, Trained new hires, Prepared work schedules, Maintained stock, food and beverage quality, as well as customer service quality, Updated the café menu on a regular basis, Monitored customer complaints, Cultivated relations with businesses in the area, received appointments for general managers of Gaslight brassiere du coin, Ensured a clean café, every day.
Outreach program co-Founder Match Charter School, Fall 2009- Spring 2010 (volunteer)

Worked closely with the Founder to construct lesson plans, spread awareness about the program at Boston University and within the Match Charter School. Volunteered to teach drawing for a school with no art program.

Jewelry Assembler, Museum Reproductions, September 2009-November 2009 ($9/hr)

Organized, assembled, and proofed miniature reproductions of museum pieces in jewelry form, Worked quickly with my hands, Met deadlines for required shifts.

Receptionist, New Haven Executive Center-Summers of 2008, 2007, 2006 ($12/hr)

Received clients, Received and transferred phone calls, Organized mail and faxes, Maintained a tidy desk/Bathroom, formed business relationships with the tenants of the executive center.
Personal Assistant , Attorney Andrew J. O’Neill – Summers of 2008, 2007, 2006 ($12/hr)

Digested depositions, Managed mail/faxes, Fielded phone calls, Received clients for meetings, Organized case files and file cabinets, Set up appointments, Ran errands.
Design Intern, Chronicle Books Publishing Company – summer 2007 (stipend, internship)

Produced various mock-ups of different product for the company, Fielded phone calls, Gained some knowledge about the adobe office programs, Broadened my perspective.
Art Counselor, Cub Scout Summer Camp- summer 2007 ($10/hr)

Managed waves of 10 boys ages 7-13 for daily art activities, maintained order and discipline over art supplies, and youngsters.

Media Work Experience
- Plaster Casting, Rubber molds.
- Arc and MIG Welding
- Glass lampworking
- Fiber arts: crocheting, knitting, sewing.
- Ceramics
- Printmaking: Woodcut, Monotype, acquainted with Intaglio method
- Strong skills in figure rendering: drawing, sculpture, and painting.
Skills (2) Rating
Portrait Art