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Amy McDevitt

Freelance Illustrator & Children's Book Illustrator

Location:Maywood, New Jersey, United States
2 Skills

I honestly love a creative challenge... I don’t like to give up on anything.
My goal is to help clients reach their potential.
By providing the appropriate creative tools to communicate their ideas,
their stories, we can enhance their brand and create a lasting impact.
I want to help them succeed and I want them to look great

- Adobe Creative Suite
- InDesign • Illustrator • Photoshop
- Adobe Acrobat • Adobe Distiller
- Quark Express • Microsoft Office
- Word • Power Point • Excel

- Advertising • Marketing & Sales
- Production • Publishing
- Management • Retail Merchandising
- Art Education • Bridal Design

- Focused on designing creative, visually appealing graphics
- Solid visual communication and production skills
- Versatile, resourceful, results-driven professional
- Detail oriented with strong dedication to research
- Able to analyze projects and provide, effective, practical solutions
- Very flexible, adapts quickly, seamless transitions between projects
- Consistently meets deadline without sacrificing quality
- Adept at managing heavy workloads
- Understands the importance of great customer service and building strong clients relations

3D • Animals • Animation • Beauty • Business • Cartoon • Character • Children • Collage • Comic
Communication • Conceptual • Contemporary • Decorative • Educational • Fantasy • Fashion
Food / Drink • Graphic • Historical • Icon • Infographic • Lettering • Lifestyle • Maps • Medical
Nature • Painting • Paper Art • Pastiche • People • Photo-real • Portraits • Retouching
Retro • Satirical • Sport & Fitness • Storyboard • Technical • Transport • Vector

Layout • Logos • Typography • Branding • Image Development
Print Production • Editorial Presentation

Media Kits • Packaging Design • Point of Purchases Displays
Marketing Materials • Window & Store Displays
Event & Party Design • Academic Presentation

Photo Styling • Fashion Photography • Retouching
Photo Illustration • Image Manipulation • Editing

Accessory • Jewelry Design • Home Furnishings • Bridal

Babemartin Design – Jan. 1988 – present
Freelance Graphic Design, Illustration, Creative Consultant
- Work closely with clients to evaluate their business, communication and design needs
- Provide creative, interesting and relevant solutions to get the message across & enhance their image

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute
Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Department – Present - On call
- Provide original medical illustrations, graphic presentation, for print and digital presentation
- Provide image editing, corrections and technical support for presentation

Richner Communications
The Riverdale Press – September - October - 2015
- Editorial - Special Features Production for Breast Cancer Awareness issue
- Designed marketing materials for print and e-mail promotions
- Designed and sold advertisements to local sponsors
- Designed page layer for special feature and resource guide
- Researched and collected materials for resource guide to accompany editorial content feature story

Oyster Bay Guardian – March - September 2015
- Graphic Design - Pre-Press Production
- Editorial Production Department - Page layout design for weekly publication print production
- Pre-press production, creating and formatting digital files working in InDesign.


The Riverdale YM-YWHA / Kids’ Space – Jan. 2011 – June 2012
Art instructor | Bronx, NY
- Classes taught: Introduction to Cartoon, Comic & Animation Drawing &
- Environmental Art & Design, grades K-6th
- Explored technique, materials, story & character development,
- subject history, relevance & styles
- Provided technical instruction, class activities, lesson plans
- Designed print & digital tutorials plus a digital reference library
- Developed weekly lesson plans designed to build and reinforce the students’ skill
- Accommodated students with special needs through personalized modification of lesson plans and activities

The goal was to promote inclusion by providing each student with the same level of participation and positive experience.
Alternative techniques and strategies were designed to meet each child's specific challenges.
User-friendly tutorials and worksheets were designed to focus on building fine motor skill, sensory tolerance, attention and focus during activities.

The Riverdale Press – Sept. 2005 – June 2010
Advertising Art Director/Production Design Manager | Bronx, NY
- Oversaw operations and schedules for ad department, pre-press production and editorial layout
- Designed fresh, interesting ads, developing and building brands for local businesses
- Worked closely with marketing director, sales staff and clients on developing advertising campaign projects
- Created award-winning illustration for editorials, specialty supplements, editorial cartoons and in house promotions
- Provided direction and instruction to design interns and production staff
- Trained staff on new techniques & procedures in CS series, Adobe Acrobat & Acrobat Distiller
- Administered computer technical support for sales, production & editorial departments
- Contributed to story development & research for award winning special features

Gap Kids – May 1996 – October 1998
Display Coordinator | New York, NY
- Designed and executed window and floor displays for the downtown NYC district
- Trained new visual associates in merchandising, display, mannequin and
- fixture assembly, maintenance and repair

Warner Bros. Studio Stores – April 1996 – May 1996
Assistant Manager | New York, NY
- Planned and executed window and floor display, department layout and merchandising
- Performed daily store operations, payroll, gallery sales, administered and audited markdowns
- Departments Supervised: Jewelry, Accessories, Baby Acme and D.C. Comics
- Coordinated with buyers & distributors on new product lines, stock levels & quality control issues
- Conducted customer service training, developed and monitored employee contests

Moore College of Art & Design – Feb. 1990 – May 1991
Art Instructor | Young Artists Workshop | Phila., PA
- Taught traditional figure drawing, fashion figure drawing, layout design, typography, materials & techniques
- Reviewed student work, helped prepared student portfolios for college interviews

Langman Gallery Inc. – May 1998 – June 1991
Gallery Associate | Internship | Willow Grove, PA
- Sale of American decorative crafts, jewelry, wall art, and home accessories
- Provided home consultations for art installations
- Developed and constructed gallery merchandising displays
- Designed marketing materials for gallery events & shows
- Styling & photographing merchandise for marketing
- Overseeing inventory, shipping and receiving
- Maintaining gallery records for inventory & mailing list

New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest 2007 | 1st Place – Best Editorial/Graphic Illustration
“Thanksgiving Feature” Designer/Illustrator | Publisher, The Riverdale Press

New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest 2007 | 1st Place – Best Full Page House Advertisement
“Extra, Extra” Designer/Illustrator | Publisher, The Riverdale Press

New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest 2009 | 2nd Place – Best Large Space Group Ad/ Illustration
“Christmas Greetings” | Designer/Illustrator | Publisher, The Riverdale Press

New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest 2010 | 2nd Place – Best Multi-Advertiser Pages
“Easter Greetings” | Designer/Illustrator | Publisher, The Riverdale Press

New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest 2010 | 1st Place – Advertising Excellence Division 2
Contributing Designer | Publisher, The Riverdale Press

New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest 2010 | 1st Place – Historical, Anniversary, or Progress Edition
“60th Anniversary” | Contributing Designer | Publisher, The Riverdale Press

New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest 2010 | 1st Place – Best Color Ad Created By a Newspaper
“I Will Hear!” Contributing Designer | Publisher, The Riverdale Press

- Bronx Community College | Bronx, NY | Digital Arts/Graphic Design: 2004 – 2005
- Moore College of Art and Design | Philadelphia, PA - Graduated May 1991
- Bachelor Of Fine Arts in Fashion Illustration Advertising & Graphic Design