A native New Yorker, I grew up in an environment where artistic talents were able to develope from a very early age. Received artistic training at the prestigious Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts. Began working professionally at "Andrew Kolb & Son" an art gallery located at 30th Street and Madison Avenue where I reproduced famous paintings. During this time, most of this work was done by brush in oils or acrylics on canvas in the traditional manner. After this tenure with the gallery, I went on to work at the trendy, "Unique's Clothing Warehouse" then located on Broadway and Waverly in the Village with four other artists. While there I mastered the use of the airbrush and made a transition in style and technique from fine art to illustration. I continued airbrushing thereafter and in 1993 I moved to Puerto Rico where I opened my own airbrushing business. Five years later I returned to New York with the goal of working as a freelance illustrator. In order to keep up with with the evolution of the business, I again matriculated at the School of Visual Arts computer arts program. Afterwards, in 2001, I found a job in the animation industry working as a background artist for a popular cartoon series with Cartoon Network with a one year contract and then continued freelancing. I also held a position as a Graphic Designer/Illustrator with a prominent heat transfer manufacturing company as well as persuing a freelance career. I now live and work in Flushing Queens, New York.
Customized, quality illustration at competitive prices on demand, As an experienced creative professional, I aim to employ my skills for the needs of any client who would require creative visual impact for the purpose of promotion, communication and novelty.
Book covers (publishing companies)
CD & DVD sleeves (record labels)
Movie posters (film industry)
Background stills (animation industry)
Logos and design
Jeffrey Martinez E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
147-43 38th Avenue, E23 Website: www.jmillustration.com
Flushing, NY 11354 Cell phone: (646) 595-9639
Creative professional illustrator seeking a challenging and full-time position with a progressively established company or organization. Experienced and dedicated to customer service and proud to have developed a professional demeanor at all my positions, including associations with coworkers and supervisors. Bilingual (English, Spanish), with excellent written and verbal communication skills. My objective is to find a permanent and rewarding position with a business organization where I can use my extensive training and experience in the art field.
•2002-2006 (and more recently, March 2010-July 2010): Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Love Unlimited Transfers, College Pt., NY (Layoff due to slowness in business season). Responsibilities: Produced and conceived a wide variety of original illustrations for a high profile heat transfer manufacturing company.
•2005-2006: Illustrator/Stock Management, Pecks Office and Art Supplies, New York.
Responsibilities: Designed Catalog artwork and signage for store, attracting further retail sales as well as customer service. Introduced new inventory for Art Department and organized floor layout.
•April 2002-September 2002: Background Designer, Noodle Soup Productions, New York.
Responsibilities: Conceptualized background environments and color for animated flash sequences for the Warner Bros. Internet cartoon production of Gotham Girls (www.gothamgirls.com).
•January 2001-April 2002: Background Designer, Stretch Films, New York. Responsibilities: Produce renderings for background stills from story boards to actual computer assets for environment art. Though stylized, the stills had to have a photo real quality achieved by applying texture and color manipulation in Photoshop. This work was produced for the Cartoon Network production of Courage the Cowardly Dog.
•1993-1997: Owner of business, Aerografico, an airbrush shop specializing in custom designed T-shirt themes, portraits, car tags, motorcycle helmets, gasoline tanks, and signs. Responsible for own customer service and sales.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Macromedia Flash, Autodesk Maya, MS Word, Internet savvy
•Bryant High School, Astoria, NY, General Diploma, 1984.
•Pratt Institute, NY, Autodesk Certification in Maya, 2007.
•Career Center, NY, Certification in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Quark, 1998-1999.
•School of Visual Arts, NY, Illustration, 1986-1990.
•Art Students League, NY, Life Drawing, Painting, Composition, 1984-1986.