Amber Heaton

Freelance Book Cover Designer & Children's Book Illustrator

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Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Website: http://amberheatoncandycast.wix.com/candy
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/amberheaton
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Hello!
I am currently studying illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI. I will be graduating with a Bachelor's degree Spring of 2015. I am very interested in children's book illustration and product licensing. I have an incredible passion for sweet narratives and love intricate details. While I have just a few illustrations shown here, please feel free to see my online portfolio! Thank you so much for your time!
amberheatoncandycast.wix.com/candy

Education
2011-2015 BFA Illustration Major - Kendall College of Art and Design - Grand Rapids, MI
2010-2011 General Studies - Southwestern Michigan College - Dowagiac, MI

Scholarships and Awards
2011-2014 Scholarship of Merit - Kendall College of Art and Design - Grand Rapids, MI
2013-2014 Howard, Irene, & Michael Price - Ferris State University - Big Rapids, MI
2011 Best Drawing Student - Southwestern Michigan College - Dowagiac, MI
2010 Portfolio Review Scholarship - Southwestern Michigan College - Dowagiac, MI
2010 Lion’s Club Scholarship - Bridgman’s Lion Club - Bridgman, MI
2010 Most Creative, Class of 2010 - Bridgman High School - Bridgman, MI
2007-2010 Art Student of the Year - Bridgman High School - Bridgman, MI
2008 Silver Key - Scholastic Art and Writing Award - South Bend, IN
2008 Best in Show - Box Factory Student Show - St. Joseph, MI

Work Experience
2013 Winter Wonderland Window Display - City of Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids, MI
2011 Artist’s Assistant - Tabula Rasa Mosaic - Baroda, MI
2010 Set Designer/Producer “Cinderella” - Bridgman High School - Bridgman, MI
2010 Set Designer/Producer Drama Club - Bridgman High School - Bridgman, MI

Freelance Works
2012 6ftx10ft Mural - Benton Harbor Moose Lodge - Benton Harbor, MI
2011 2ftx4ft Mosaic Design - Tabula Rasa Mosaic - Baroda, MI
2011 4ftx10ft Mural - Baroda Harvest Feast - Baroda, MI
2010 Two 6ftx10ft Murals - Bridgman Public Library - Bridgman, MI

Artistic Activities
2013 Christmas Show - Fountain Street Church - Grand Rapids, MI
2012-2013 Student Show - Kendall College of Art and Design - Grand Rapids, MI
2011 Exchange Student Collaboration - Southwestern Michigan College -Dowagiac, MI
2007-2010 Art on the Bluff Student Booth - Krasl Art Center - St.Joseph, MI
2009-2010 Artist’s in Action - Bridgman High School - Bridgman, MI
2009-2010 Art Workshops and Exhibition - Lakeland Fine Arts Conference - MI
2008 Drama Day, Theatrical Workshops - Lake Michigan College - Benton Harbor, MI

Skills
Watercolor
Digital Painting
Prisma Color Pencil
Acrylic
Macintosh and PC Computers
Digital Drawing Tablet
Adobe Creative Suites