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Erik Plude

Freelance Animal Illustrator & Book Illustrator

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Location:Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
Phone: (203) 449-9023
Website: http://erikplude.weebly.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/erikplude
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Erik J. Plude

-EDUCATION-
University of Hartford, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Illustration)
Minor: Visual Communications Design
Graduation Date: May 20, 2007
GPA: 3.42 / 4.00 *** laude

Gateway Community College, North Haven, CT
EMT-Basic Training Certification Course
June 2010 – August 2010

-HONORS AND AWARDS-
2003 - 2007 UH Alumni Grant
2007 University of Hartford Phone Book Cover Winner
2007 Juried Art Show Selected participant at the New Haven
Paint and Clay Club 106th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
2004 - 2006 Dean’s List
2006 University of Hartford Summer Term Cover Winner
2006 CADC Silver Award Winner
2006 CADC Award of Excellence

-RELEVANT ART COURSES-
• Illustration I
• Drawing for Illustration
• Digital Illustration
• Illustration Techniques (Watercolor)
• Illustration Techniques (Acrylics)
• Illustration Techniques (Oils)
• Editorial Illustration
• Advertising Illustration
• Intro. To Photography
• Type I & II
• Image Making & Meaning
• Experimental Typography
• Egg Tempera Painting
• Figure Illustration
• Design Systems
• Book Illustration

-INSTRUMENTATION EXPERIENCE-
• National & Connecticut EMT-B Certification
• CPR / BLS Certification
• Proficient in Adobe Photoshop
• Proficient in Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe InDesign
• Quark XPress
• Microsoft Office

-WORK EXPERIENCE-
2011 - Present Function Staff – Marlborough Country Club, Marlborough, Massachusetts
2010 - 2011 EMT Part-time Instructor – Gateway Community College, North Haven, Connecticut
2008 - 2009 Staff Artist – Federal Jeans Inc., New York, New York
2008 - 2009 Children’s Book Illustrator – GIA Publications, West Hartford, Connecticut
2004 - 2009 Laborer – AP Remodeling, Milford, Connecticut
2006 Freelance Artist – Milford, Connecticut
2006 Visual Communication Design Intern – Westchester Arts Council, Westchester, New York
1999 - 2004 Restaurant Employee – Jeffrey’s Restaurant, Milford, Connecticut