Erica Paulson

Freelance Illustrator & Drawer

Location:Seattle, Washington, United States
2 Skills
Erica Paulson
Seattle, WA 98112

Objective: Seeking a position where my artistic skills, creativity and knowledge will be an asset.

• Illustrated in editorial, children’s literature, and advertising media
• Excellent fundamental illustration skills in drawing, painting, composition, perspective, light and shadow
• Creation of compelling concepts based on verbal or written direction
• Strong writing, editing, revision, and research skills
• Ability to work collaboratively, meeting critical deadlines
• Strong work ethic and time management
• Worked in mediums: acrylic, ink, oil, pen and ink, and pencil
• Proficient in PhotoShop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office

• Competed in book competition
• Conceptualized author’s text through illustrations
• Designed mock-up book with text blocking and layout sketches

Education: University of Hartford, Hartford Art School - Hartford, CT
Bachelor of Arts: Major in Illustration
Minor: Communication, Focus in Advertising G.P.A 3.92
International Studies: Summer workshop in Tuscany, Italy - July 2009
• Course: Watercolor

Artistic Recognition:
• Published in Aerie Magazine
• Juried Goldfarb Student Exhibition, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School
• Harford Art School Freshman Exhibition, Silpe Gallery, Award of Excellence for
2 dimensional design
• Commissioned by city of Eugene, Oregon, to create piece for auction

Work Experience
Administrative Assistant, MFA Illustration, University of Hartford
• Responsible for office duties such as photocopying, faxing, filing, mailing
• Managed program and event calendar for director, professors, and students
• Liaison between director, professors, and students concerning requests and questions regarding the program
Random: Manager - Sarasota, Fl, May 2009 – present
• Designed displays, created store advertisements (print & online), managed inventory
• Stylist and sales associate

Honors and Awards
• Graduated Summa *** Laude and University honors
• Mort and Erma Illustration Award
• Fred Wessel Scholarship for Artistic Excellence
• President’s Honor Roll, Dean’s list, President’s Scholarship, Athletic Scholarship

Selected Coursework
• History of Illustration with Murray Tinkelman
• Summer Magazinw Cover Competition with Bill Thomson
• Book Illustration Class with Dennis Nolan
• Dr. Feirerabend Book Competition

Additional Information
University of Hartford Women’s Volleyball, Division I - Aug 2006-May 2009
University of Hartford Women’s Cross Country, Division I - Aug 2009-Nov 2009
Volunteer Work: Hartford Starlings Volleyball Club, Kidsports coach, Food for Lane County, Toys for Tots
Traveled in Italy and Greece and extensively in United States
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