Freelance Illustrator & Drawer

Location:San Ramon, California, United States
2 Skills

Objective: To work in an Artistic environment where I can apply my illustration and design skills to projects requiring complex design decisions, visual problem solving and creative story telling.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration - Academy of Art College, San Francisco, Ca. 2003

• Traditional Media:
Graphite, Charcoal, Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil, Water Color, Gouache, Acrylic, Oil paints and more.
• Digital
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter, PC and Mac platforms, MS Office, Outlook, Word, Excel
• In depth understanding of color theory
• Ability to render surfaces and textures in detail with all media
• Proven ability to deliver high quality work within tight deadlines
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Quick learning capability and retention
• Can foresee and evaluate potential problems, and deal with the unexpected in a calm and efficient manner

Work Experience
Illustrator 1998–Present
• Professional website
• Private Commissions
Portrait, Landscape, Wildlife
• Automotive
Renderings and Concept Art
• Children’s Book
Tigers Tail (IP)
• Marketing/Design Collateral
Logos, Business Cards, Brochures, Trade-show Displays, Sidewalk Signs
• Public Murals
IFly S.F. Bay, Wells High School Gym, Kate O’brians Pub, Mr. Smiths Night Club
• Reproduction painter
Art for set decoration on the film Haiku Tunnel, art department

Concept Artist - Westland Giftware, Union City, Ca. 2009-2010
• Create concept art of listed product items for licensed gift products and collectibles for review, revision, and approval
• Assemble each approved design as a “model packet” to guide development of clay models
(Packet includes sketches, final color drawings, numbered pantone swatch list)
• Clarify elements of the model packet to sculptors for model development

Photographers Assistant - Rick Mariani Photography, Vallejo, Ca 2000-2003
• Prepare studio sets
• Lighting and accessory arrangement
• Large formate film management
• Catalogue and optimize digital files
• Photoshop post production

• The Magnificent Seven - 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, Ca Dec. 2011
• Hot Summer Nights - Juried Exhibition - Ryan Fine Art Gallery, Livermore, Ca June 2011
• RAW Artists Group Show - 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, Ca May 2011
• Livermore Art Walk and Wine Festival. 2010-2011
• Automotive venues 2009-2011
"Hot August Nights" classic car show, Reno, Nv
"Sturgis" motorcycle Rally, Sturgis, SD
• Solo exhibitions - Element lounge, San Francisco 2008-2009
• Annual Spring Show - Academy of Art College (Ill) - San Francisco, Ca 2002-2003

References available upon request
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