Zoe Hansen

Freelance Illustrator & Newspaper Illustrator

Location:Forked River, New Jersey, United States
Website: https://zoe-hansen.weebly.com
2 Skills
Bayville, NJ, zoenh09@gmail.com, www.zoe-hansen.weebly.com


Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL
Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 2021
Major: Illustration
President’s List, Spring 2020 and Spring 2021
Senior Thesis: a twenty-four page children’s book focusing on visual storytelling, and narrative illustration.


Editorial Illustrator, Dotdash-Meredith, New York City, NY, October 2021 - Present
Assigned and completed illustrations for publications such as, Parents, Verywell Health, Verywell Mind, Verywell Fit and Investopedia.
Designed and illustrated visual assets as a part of DotDash-Meredith's Visual Asset Team for many of their clients and verticals. Learned how to adapt styles for different jobs assigned such as medical illustrations and editorial illustrations for news articles. Performed research to properly medically illustrate human anatomy.
As an illustrator of the team, composed illustrations to fit the needs of the clients and verticals assigned. Successfully followed brand guidelines and formatted illustrations and type to look professional.
Created content that is appealing through composition, color, and typography. Has advanced knowledge in drawing, sketching, painting, and the organization of graphic design and art elements. Worked in a fast-paced environment while creating time sensitive illustration and design pieces.
Worked on and completed projects with proficiency under strict deadlines with excellent time management.

Children's Book Illustrator, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL, September 2019 - May 2021
Took part in rigorous courses with strict and quick deadlines designing and writing my own children’s books.
Properly formatted children’s books with illustrations and type in a professional and appealing way using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Procreate.
Used Adobe InDesign and Photoshop to format and design professional layouts for children’s books.
Created colorful and appealing Illustrations for a set audience and age range using the Pantone Color System.

Freelance Illustrator, Bayville, NJ, May 2019 - Present
Curated styles to match client’s requests, from realistic pet portraits to hand painting designs on furniture. Painted in oil paints, acrylic paints, and watercolors on an array of different surfaces for clients.
Hired for logo designs as well as brand design, creating identities for various types of small businesses. Gained and applied strong conceptual design skills while working on different design projects.
Presented and conveyed different ideas through a wide range of design and Illustration styles.


Van Der Plas Gallery NYC: Summer Salon Exhibition, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York City, NY, Aug 2021.
Best of Ringling, Ringling College of Art and Design, Crossley Gallery, Sarasota, FL, May 2021.
Seasons Magazine, Sarasota, FL, May 2021, featured artist.
Illest of Illustration, Ringling College of Art and Design, Crossley Gallery, Sarasota, FL, October, 2021.
Van Der Plas Gallery NYC: Art Fair Carnivalesque, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York City, NY, Jan 2020.


Advanced working knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite applications such as, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Procreate on IPad. Good working knowledge of the Pantone color system. Experienced with traditional media techniques: watercolor, oil paint, acrylics and gouache.