Freelance Concept Artist and Illustrator 6/2012 - Present
Designs concepts and illustrates for clients within the role playing game and video game industry.
Both working with the client to help figure out what is best for the project and illustrating what the
client most needs for the project they are hiring for.
University of Buffalo 11/2012 - 1/2013
Made new large scale multimedia drawings for the Noncommittal show at the University within
record time. Show was one of the most attended of the night, despite other more popular artists
showing in the same building and around Buffalo.
Adele Henderson, Professor of Print Media 5/2012 - 12/2012
Prepared the basic grunt work of all fine art projects Adele made and showed, including hand carving
a large scale relief-print block for a local steamroller printing event.
University of Buffalo Print Media Lab 1/2012 - 5/2012
Large Format Digital Printer
Helped run the “BAP” print ship which provides small and large format digital print solutions for
the fine art students and college clubs. Worked through a variety of file formats and problems using
both Adobe Acrobat Pro and Photoshop to preflight, soft-proof, and print.
Western New York Book Arts Collaborative 6/2011 - 9/2011
Along with basic janitorial duties, other responsibilities included upkeep of library records, recording
and mailing product orders, printing for clients, sorting type drawers, keeping the paper supply
in order, cleaning up printer aquisitions, and assisting in workshops for the public.
Niagara County Community College 2/2011
During the combat papermakers’ block printing workshop offered to the fine arts students of
NCCC, assisted artist Hyoung Shin with teaching college students how to carve linolium and use
the etching press for printing.
Education and Training
Bachelors of Fine Arts
University of Buffalo, Amherst, NY
Website Portfolio: www.Daragildner.com
Training and Development Workshops
Creating Concept Art at GenCon Indy 2013
Self Publishing at GenCon Indy 2013
Chris Oatley Artcast 2013
Noah Bradley Artcast 2013
Building Communities at the SGC International Conference 2012