Mitchell McKell

Freelance Illustrator & Portrait Artist

Location:Concord, North Carolina, United States
2 Skills
MITCHELL McKELL 980-622-2393

Overview - I have a strong background in information graphics, illustration and design from a news artist as well as art director, design director and editor perspective. I am accomplished in a broad range of mediums and styles in traditional and computer graphics.
Objective - To create art, design and illustration at the highest level and cultivate a well respected reputation as a talented and hardworking, can do artist that produces mutually rewarding results for all concerned.
Skills and tools -
Computer: Adobe CS (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy), Dimension, Streamline, QuarkXpress, Macromedia Freehand, Painter, Blender, MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Word)
Traditional: Pen and ink, charcoal pencil, watercolor, acrylics, oil, prismacolor pencils, claymation
Education -
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga. - B.F.A. in Illustration
Leadership school - Certificate for leadership training emphasizing public speaking and presentation
Engineer school - Certification for utility equipment technician
Qualifications - Researching and creating from conception to final production, promotional advertising, in-depth information graphics and spot graphics, varied levels of page, cover, special section designs, as well as editorial illustrations for sports, news, lifestyles, health, etc., ranging from editorial cartoons to hard news human interest stories and courtroom trial renderings using a broad spectrum of styles and displays. Experienced with copy editing, cutline writing, page layout and Web posting and redesign.
Book - Created the cover and illustrations for "High Stakes" A tale of intrigue set in the horse country of Central Florida.
Experience -
Gannett, Greenville News, Greenville, S.C.
McClatchy, Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, N.C.
New York Times, Ocala Star-Banner, Ocala, Fla.
New York Times, Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, S.C.
Other experience - United States Marine Corps, combat engineer, 7 decorations
Awards -
8 South Carolina Press Association awards for graphics, illustration and design
8 Florida Press Club awards for graphics, illustration and design
1 New York Times Chairman's award for graphics reporting
1 Gannett award for graphics reporting
1 Kentucky Wildlife art contest award
2 Savannah Sidewalk Art awards
Interest - Infographics, illustration, reading, painting, history, politics, current events, poetry, geography
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Skills (2) Rating
Portrait Art