Kevin Mayes

Freelance Illustrator & Fantasy Artist

Location:Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
2 Skills

To create paintings and illustrations for publication.

Summary of Qualifications

Ability to work with little direction and to complete work within time and budget limitations.

Computer literate in programs such as Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Premier Pro CS4, Adobe InDesign, Painter and Dreamweaver CS4.

Relevant Skills

Client Relations

Worked closely with clients and account executives to meet the expectations of the client as well as those of the agency. Although this was seldom done as a designer, as art director and freelance illustrator, client relations was a crucial function. Held press conferences and gave talks to various clients and organizations.


Developed, produced and over-saw the production of a variety of advertising and public relations projects. These projects included annual reports, pop advertising, colateral materials for financial institutions and other businesses, identity for both business and individual clients, photo and art for print and video production and in-house colateral materials.

Art Director

As art director and associate art director I led teams of four to seven designers/artists and worked closely with copy-writers and account executives. Developed and executed print and electronic media for a large client base. Worked closely with photographers, videographers, post production editors and printers.

Career Highlights


Kevin Mayes Illustration and Design

Associate Art Director/Designer

Quillen, Elsea and Associates

Art Director

The Boston Store

Illustrator/Art Director

Henry's Inc.
(Fashion Illustrator / Art Director for 10 years)


Society of Illustrators

Airbrush Action Magazine

Advertising Federation of Wichita

Advertising Federation, 9th District

Sedgewick County District Attorney, KS

Boy Scouts of America, Quivera Council


Murray's Big and Tall

Buffalo Creek Designs

FLY 97 Radio

In & Out Burger

Harlequin Books

Plan and Print Magazine

State of Kansas, State of Kansas Board of Tourism

Platypus Protected Feline Rescue Shelter, Inc.

Amarillo Grill

Sedgewick County District Attorney

Crestview Country Club

various design studios, radio and TV stations,

advertising agencies, companies and individuals.
Skills (2) Rating
Fantasy Art