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Freelance Children's Book Illustrator, Stationery Designer, & More

Location:san francisco, California, United States
Phone: 415 290-4547
8 Skills
My office is half a block from a 24/7 coffee shop.

Maggie Shinnick

I am a graphic designer/illustrator/product designer/educator/writer

20011- present free-lance graphic designer

2008-2011 esl teacher

2005-2008 free-lance product designer
Designed paper products (stationery, gift bags, cards, gift notebooks) using ephemera

2004-2005 product designer, and graphic designer
Built brand by developing, signage and packaging for a specialty store. Designed merchandise appropriate for it’s trendy market (teenage girls) and worked with marketing to create a buzz about crafts clubs and birthday parties.

1998-2003 graphic designer—creative services dept.
Created signs, window banners and organized photoshoots. Created and adapted packaging. Worked with the marketing department in developing brand identity for 2 new concept stores. Worked with the public relations department to produce media kits introducing new clothing lines to publications. Also revised in-house communications to reflect brand and mission.

1994-1998 graphic designer, free-lance; children's book illustrator; logo designer
Made ads for a child exercise franchise, designed the logos and created new packaging. Illustrated 12 cds of children’s music and designed and illustrated 3 books.

1983-1998 Free-lance graphic designer/illustrator
Created book ads and worked on book catalogs. Modified packaging. Illustrated for book publishers, textbook companies, newspapers and a toy company. Also created ads, calendars and media guides for a sports union.

I use Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark, InDesign, Power Point, Office & Flash
I have a BA in Art from CSU and a teaching credential from UCB.
I have written for The Shield, Grey's Anatomy, *** and the City, Six Feet Under, Gone Girl, All the Way with LBJ, The Artist, Madmen, SNL, Dexter and more.