Freelance Album Designer & Book Cover Designer

Location:Toms River, New Jersey, United States
2 Skills
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
Resident Artist
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 Media5/2012 - 12/2012
Artist’s Assistant
Prepared the basic gruntwork 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
Intern/Analogue Printer
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
Workshop Assistant
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.

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
Teaching and Leadership in the USEF 2005

Gaier Excellence in Printmaking Scholarship 2012
University of Buffalo Excellence in Research 2012
Lewiston Arts Festival First place Sculpture 2011
Nominated for Yale summer Arts Fellowship 2011
Cober Drawing Scholarship 2011
Artists of Niagara County honorable notice 2009
Lewiston Arts Festival First place Multimedia 2009

Adele Henderson,
M.F.A. Program Director and Head for Print Media at the University of Buffalo (716)-871-9600

Jeffery Sherven,
Print Media Instructor for the University of Buffalo (716)-645-0556

Regis O’Connor,
Director of Consumer Insights Fischer-Price Brands (716)-816-8004

Nathaniel Hackett
Operations Manager at Chemico Mays (765)-210-5695
Skills (2) Rating
Album Design
Book Cover Design