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Alexis Castillo

Freelance Illustrator & Portrait Painter

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Location:Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/alexiscastillo
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Alexis Castillo
www.yeslex.com
lexietruelove@gmail.com

Education:
BFA, Design Communications
Department of Art, Belmont University
Nashville, TN
May 2004

Louisiana State University
Fine Art Department
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
August 1999-July 2000

Professional/ related experience:

Freelance graphic design, illustration & painting
2005-present
Primarily fine art-based work focused on expressionist-style portraits and commission illustrations. Graphic design work as necessary!

Photography Assistant: Fashion and Catologue Shoots
April 2004-September 2006
(on location in New Orleans as needed; May 2011)
Amy Dickerson Photography

Textile Design Finishing, LFN Textiles
November 2008-May 2009
Industrial sewing machine and hand finishing pieces for textile designer. Converting hand-drawn designs to vector-based program to send to manufacturer.

Faux Finishing Assistant, Pomone Studios
May 2002- August 2003
Residential and commercial interior faux finishing

Co-founder, Boulevard Gallery
August 2003-April 2004
Partner in designing, opening and running a consignment gallery and graphic design studio on Belmont’s campus, currently operational.

Letterpress & Design, Hatch Showprint
June 2003-December 2003
Handled sales and special orders. Typeset jobs and ran letterpress

Gallery Worker
Outside the Lines Gallery, Nashville, TN
October 2000-May 2001
Handled sales, deposits, closing shop. Receiving and logging artist work.

References:

Amy Dickerson
Photographer
Amy Dickerson Photography
Los Angeles, CA
a.dickerson@earthlink.net

Erica Rudy
Graphic Designer
Martha Stewart Industries
Brooklyn, NY
e.rudysimone@hotmail.com

John Tarver
Owner/ Director
ASG Productions, Inc.
Baton Rouge, LA
asgpro@cox.net

Rachel Briggs
Art Director
American Songwriter Magazine
Nashville, TN
rbriggs@americansongwriter.com

Laura Foster Nicholson
Textile Design
LFN Textiles
New Harmony, IN/ Chicago, IL
lfntextiles@sbcglobal.net

Technical Experience:

painting/ illustration
basic sewing & carpentry
knitting, sculpting, ... creative miscellany
Photoshop
InDesign
Illustrator
Microsoft Office
Skills (2) Rating
Illustration
Portrait Painting