Frederick Sneed

Freelance Comic Artist & Book Illustrator

Location:Trinidad, Colorado, United States
2 Skills
F. Dean Sneed ——————————————— 500 State St. Apt #47
Trinidad, CO 81087
(719) 680-4721

ARTIST -- GRAPHIC DESIGNER -- ANIMATOR -- AUTHOR _________________________________________________________________________

Creative and experienced Artist with a passion for a variety of artistic styles. Requires minimal direction to bring unique concepts to life. Delivers high quality designs in a timely manner. Demonstrated strengths include an exceptional work ethic, experience in a variety of mediums, an ability to conceptualize finished designs, and a professional, yet personable, persona. Notable accomplishments include:

? International film festival winner
? Artistic contributor to music videos appearing on MTV, CMT, VH1 web channels
? Author and illustrator/photographer of seven published books
? Formally trained with over 25 years experience in the graphic arts field
? Co-owner/Operator, “Haunted Corazon Ghost Tours”

Employment History

Haunted Corazon Ghost Tours (Trinidad, Colorado) -------------------------------------------- 2012-present
(Co-owner/developer/tour guide) Nightly walking tour featuring history and folklore/legends of Trinidad.

Trinidad Times Independent (Trinidad, Colorado) / Raton Range (Raton, NM) ------------- 2011-2014
Graphics Designer, Editorial Cartoonist – Designed advertisements and contributed a popular (and sometimes controversial) weekly cartoon feature focusing on local politics and events for two newspapers.

White Mountain/Karol Western (Los Angeles, California) --------------------------------------- 1995-2008
Graphics Designer - (Freelance /contract employee) Design quality renderings for a variety of purposes, including souvenir merchandise, logos, sportswear, signs, etc. Develop three dimensional prototypes or image design for the souvenir industry, including Las Vegas resorts, Cayman Islands, New Orleans, and Universal Studios.

Trinidad State Junior College (Trinidad, Colorado) -------------------------------------------------------- 1998
Instructor – Taught Cartooning class emphasizing basic skills needed to create cartoon strips, graphic novels, and caricatures.

Allen-Lewis Manufacturing (Denver, Colorado) ----------------------------------------------------- 1991-1995
Graphics Designer – Involved in all stages of product development for a souvenir and sportswear manufacturing company. Designed and created prototypes for one and three dimensional souvenir products.


Experience with a variety of software environmental 3-D software (Bryce), Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop Elements 11. Freelance work focuses on short animations, logo design, cartooning, book /magazine illustration, sculpting and painting, Tour Guide/Researcher, Author

Awards and Accomplishments

o Art Director - animated commercial contest entries - Heinz Ketchup, Mr. Clean-2007
o Art Director - animated music videos appearing on numerous stations and internet sites for Pirates of the Mississippi - Fish Bait, Kickin’ Up Dust - 2006
o Art Director - animated short film (“The Nightmare Stumbles Past”) – 2004 - Film festival awards:
o Festival Der Nationen Ebenese, Austria (Viewer’s Choice)
o 2004 Conestoga (1st place - Horror Film)
o 2004 UCCS Student Short Film Festival (Festival Prize and 1st Animation)
o 2003 New York City Horror Film Festival (Official Selection)
o 2005 Ozark Foothills Film Fest
o 20,000 Leagues Under the Industry Festival
o 2004 New Hampshire Film Expo
o Editor/Illustrator – historic ghost stories – “Strange Tales of Sea and Shore” 2013
o Co-Author/Illustrator- historic ghost stories of Trinidad, Colorado – “Haunted Corazon” 2013
o Author/Illustrator- children’s/young adult’s book – “The Crown of Alabaster” 2012
o Editor/Illustrator - historic Arkansas ghost stories – “Strange Tales Of Arkansas” 2012
o Illustrator- children’s book – “Spilled Alphabet Soup - 2010
o Author/Illustrator- collection of local folklore -“Ghosts of Trinidad and Las Animas County” 2002
o Author/Illustrator - historical guide - “Las Animas County Ghost Towns and Mining Camps” 2000
o Editor/Illustrator - historic Colorado ghost stories - “The Phantom Train” - 1992
o Sculptor (one artist show) – Phillip J. Steele Gallery in Denver, Colorado – 1990
o Sculptor (one artist show) – Phillip J. Steele Gallery in Denver, Colorado – 1988
o Artist – cover design – Credits Magazine in New York City, New York - 1986


Associates degree in Graphic Arts from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado.


Connie Risoli - Former Employer – (303) 426-7003
Paula Murphy – Former Employer – (719) 846-2281
Steve Steele –President (ret.), Rocky Mtn. College of Art & Design - (303) 717-1977 or (303) 351-6815
Esther Cass – Former Teacher - (719) 846-0344
Skills (2) Rating
Comic Art
Book Illustration