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Mallette Pagano Blum

Freelance Fantasy Artist & Children's Book Illustrator

Location:Stevensville, Michigan, United States
2 Skills
Mallette Pagano Blum is a Michigan based artist where she grew up spending her days playing video games, reading fantasy books, comics, and drawing lots of pictures. She graduated in 2007 with a BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design. Since then, she has developed her skills and talents working on many projects for companies and independent clients. When she’s not telling stories through her picture-making, or working on the latest ad design for her clients, she enjoys sipping Starbucks almond milk cappuccino, reading urban fantasy, and spending time with her librarian-tech husband.

Please feel free to check out Mallette's portfolio website at . If you have any questions about her work, would like to hire her for your projects, or questions about pricing you can email Mallette at .

Published Works

Cheer for Chlorine: Discovering Chlorine's Many Uses (The Chem Kids) - Blake Washington / Ferne Press / Nelson Publishing and Marketing
July 2015 to November 2015
•Digital page illustrations, character design and cover

Hooray for Helium!: Understanding the 2nd Most Common Element (The Chem Kids) - Blake Washington / Ferne Press / Nelson Publishing and Marketing
November 2013 to April 2014
•Digital page illustrations, character design and cover

Rocky Planet Kids - Sandra Frederick - April 2013 to June 2013
•Go to the Moon - April 2013 to June 2013
Digital page Illustrations, Character design, logo design

Cuddlenook LLC. - Shelly Lee Gossett - November 2011 to May 2013
For The Love of Pickle Juice
What's Up With Bonnie Beddle?
What Kind of Job Will They Give You in Heaven?
• Digital page illustrations, character design

The Unique Tales - Adam Withers and Comfort Love
• Comic illustrator

Graphic Design/Webpage design

Farahead Advertising - September 2014 to present
Part-Time Graphic Designer
• Creating Ad designs for local businesses in published news paper
• Using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop to create print ads

Competitive Edge - June 2012 to July 2014
Part-time Graphic Designer
• Creating artwork for t-shirts
• Designed an ad for the company
in a brochure.
• Retail Graphic Designer
• Photo retouching

Concept to Promotion May 2010 to November 2011
Graphic Designer
• Website designer
• Retail graphic designer
• Photo retouching
• Product Photography

Round 2 Corporation - September 2008 to April 2010
Graphic Design Intern
• Created package design mock-ups
• Toy designer
• Technical illustrations for model kit
decals and instruction sheets.

BFA - Graphic Design – 12/14/2007
Minor: Digital Media/Animation
Kendall College of Art and Design
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

AAS - Graphic Arts Technology – 12/17/2004
Southwestern Michigan College
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Design Highlights
•Passion for using graphic design and illustration to
communicate ideas
•Possess a fresh and trendy design style
•Excellent sketching, drawing and rendering skills
•Knowledgeable in the latest Adobe software
•Highly organized and understands the importance of deadlines
•Proven ability to communicate concepts through various media
•Designed own website portfolio using HTML

Design Software
Mac or Windows operating systems

•Adobe PhotoShop •InDesign
•Illustrator •Power Point
•Painter •Word