LAURA ANNE PASSARELLO
DESIGNER • ILLUSTRATOR • PAINTER
Trained in traditional as well as digital painting. Skilled in the use of colour and composition. Exemplary time management, quick thinking, problem-solving, multi-tasking skills. Enjoys either working alone or as part of a team.
ILLUSTRATOR/DESIGNER, FREELANCE 2003 - CURRENT
Freelance illustrator, Designer & Painter; Design & Illustration for posters and brochures, illustrative logos, web graphics, book illustrations, product packaging, storyboarding, as well as painting theatre flats on volunteer basis. Hand painting restaurant chalk boards, wall murals, automotive graphics, hand painted signage, seasonal promotional window painting.
DRAWING INSTRUCTOR 2014
Teaching art instruction classes for both adult and youth for Williams Lake Community Recreation Centre. Classes included realistic sketching and “Zen doodling”.
AIRBRUSH ARTIST, HAWG WILD AIRBRUSH 2000 - 2003
Airbrushed graphics on automotive, signage, helmets, t-shirts, clothing and furniture. Application of paint using spray gun, touch-up gun, airbrush and paint brush as required for each job.
PRODUCTION SIGN ARTIST, SICON GROUP 1999-2000
Filled in on a temp basis for large sign company in BC. Designed and produced vinyl cut and neon signage. Extensive use of computer; digitizing logos, sending to plotter, Zünd vinyl cutter.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER, FLIP SIDE DESIGN 1997-2000
Designed corporate ID systems, signage, brochures, catalogues, etc. Extensive use of computer for aspects design and illustration.Traditional drawing/sketching skills used for project concept stages. Extensive use of computer to produce camera-ready artwork, as well as traditional paste-up.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER, ILLUSTRATOR, ADWISE CONSULTANTS 1993-1997 Designed and illustrated Dominion Directory display ads for independent consultant for use in Yellow Pages. Proofing, typesetting and tight turnaround times. Managed all stages and aspects of production. Use of PMT camera, counted and specified type as well as produced camera-ready mechanicals or output files for linotronic and/or film output. Responsible for the implementation of computer for creating display ads within the company.
SEASONAL WINDOW PAINTER 1986-1990
Painted seasonal illustrations on retail store windows. Door-to-door recruitment for clients. Season from October 1st - March 1st. Quick-thinking and problem- solving were imperative as most jobs were done on the spot. Paintings done on a large scale. Occasionally employed helpers when busy.
VIU; NANAIMO, BC - ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE, APPLIED ARTS (GRAPHICS OPTION)
MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY ORIENTATION; INFOCUS - CERTIFICATE WHIMIS 2015 - CERTIFICATE
FALL PROTECTION; KAMLOOPS, BC - CERTIFICATE
ELEVATED WORK PLATFORM TRAINING BOOM/SCISSOR LIFT; KAMLOOPS, BC - CERTIFICATE
ACTSAFE MOTION PICTURE SAFETY 101 - CERTIFICATE
Traditional drawing, painting, and hand lettering. Advanced/expert level computer skills. Software used most often; Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Daz 3D, Corel Painter. Currently learning Zbrush, Unreal Engine and SketchUp, and a list of Apps yet to be explored. I am currently working on illustrating a children’s book that I have written, as well as a screenplay. I hope to become more involved in the theatre and film industry
Faculty Award,VIU, 1993
First place award in Inter-collegiate, provincial poster competition for Enviro Expo ’92, sponsored by BC Hydro. 2000 limited edition prints were made and given to corporate delegates from around the world who attended Enviro Expo at Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.