Kevin Christensen

Freelance Ad Designer & Banner Designer

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Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/kevinchristensen
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Kevin Christensen

EDUCATION

Savannah College of Art and Design University of Illinois at Chicago
BFA in Sequential Art BFA in Secondary level Art Education
Graduated May, 2004 Graduated May, 2011
Type 09 Secondary (9-12) Certification

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2011 Graphic Designer and Sign Builder for Signarama-Grayslake
Student Art Teacher at Benito Juarez High School
Assistant Inker on Arcana Publishing’s Solaria, 80,000 AD
Workshop Instructor at Northern Illinois Big 12 Art Festival
Drawing Instructor at Right Brained Art Studio
Substitute Concept Illustration teacher at Rumble Arts Community Center
Logo and Sign Designer for Honest Abe’s Bar and Grill, Morris, Il


2006- 2010 Student Art Instructor at Global Citizenship Experience High School
Student Art Instructor at University of Illinois at Chicago's Spiral Art Camp
Volunteer/ Concept Illustration Teacher at Rumble Arts Community Art Center
Drawing Instructor at Right Brained Art Studio
Substitute Art Teacher for Morris Community High School
Penciler on Alterna Comics graphic novel, The Chair
Logo and Sign Designer for Bottomz Up Bar and Grill, Morris, Illinois

2005-2007 Freelance muralist in Morris, Yorkville and St. Charles, Il
Full time Laborer for Service Gas Inc. in Morris, Il

2003-2005 Baker and Stocker at Parker’s Market in Savannah, Ga.
Busser, Dishwasher, Expediter and Host at Chapin’s Restaurant in Morris, Il.

2001-2002 Dishwasher at The Charthouse, in Savannah, Ga

1999-2000 Part time assistant at Midwest Signworks, Morris, Illinois

FIELD EXPERIENCE Student Observer, Argo High School, Chicago, Illinois, 30 Observation hours, Grades 9-12, 2/10- 4/10
Student Observer/ Instructor, Global Citizenship Experience High School, Chicago, Illinois, 60 Observation hours, Grades 9-12, 9/10-12/10
Student Teacher, Juarez Community Academy, Chicago, Illinois, 90 Observation hours, Grades 9-12, 1/11-4/11

AWARDS/ VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Awarded the 2010 Art Education Faculty Prize
Illustration Teacher, Rumble Arts Community Center, Chicago, Illinois, 1/2010- 8/10

SKILLS Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, Adobe Photoshop CS2+ , Adobe Indesign CS3+, Adobe Illustrator CS2+. I am also skilled with pencil, inks, watercolors, gouache, layout markers, acrylics, and oil mediums. I am also trained as a graphic artist in the mediums of comic book illustration, advertisement, children’s book illustration, storyboard illustration, and conceptual design and illustration.

REFERENCES
Prof. Olivia Gude Director of UIC Art Education Spiral Workshop 773 718 8916 gude@uic.edu
Kelly Pelka Founder/Owner/ Operator/ Head Instructor of Right Brained Studios, Oak Park, Illinois 773 301 5424 info@right-brainedstudio.com
Stacy DeVoney Art Teacher at Juarez Community Academy, Chicago, Illinois 847 602 3278 SJDevoney@cps.edu
Eric Davis Founder of Global Citizenship Experience High School, Chicago, Illinois 773 883 1295 eric@gcechicago.com
Brook Woolf Founder/ Owner/ Operator of Rumble Arts Community Center , Chicago, Illinois 847 863 6060 rumblearts@gmail.com
Ray Grossi Founder/ Owner/ Operator of Midwest Signworks, Morris, Illinois 815 942 3517 midwestsignworks@sbcglobal.net
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Ad Design
Banner Design