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Karen Goode

Freelance Children's Book Illustrator, Animal Illustrator, & More

Location:Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: 021 0307581
12 Skills
Freelance Illustrator and Artist - I work in Pastel, colored charcoal, pencil, watercolor and acrylic. My favourite subject is animals, horses are my passion, however I can draw any animal. Still life subjects, scenery, static objects, imaginery and conceptual subjects.

Karen Goode - Employment History-Graphic Art and Advertising

Graphic Art and Advertising

My Graphic Art career started as a paste-up artist for UBD in Sydney. I worked up to finished art standard on newspapers and magazines, including finished artist for Rugby Press working on the publications Rugby News, Boating New Zealand and Blood horse and a number of other sporting magazines and books.

Then I went on to work predominantly on retail accounts as art director and visualiser for Food town, Deka and K Mart. This included work on 4 colour catalogues, Direct Marketing, Point of Sale and general advertising material, from concept, design through to overseeing production.

In 1998 I re-trained and gained computer graphic skills at New Horizons. I have experience with all the Adobe graphic software programs and a fully set-up computer graphics system at home.

I undertook a number of freelance contracts including work for Jetset type and design studio to assist in the production of the in flight magazine Freedom Air and some design work on company logos and promotional material.

I have done a lot of work for the Waikato Branch of the Thoroughbred Breeders Assoc. in the past including the complete re-design and production of their monthly magazine Bloodline in 2000. Further work involved concept/design/Illustration and finished artwork for the printed material for the Waikato branches of the NZTBA’S G1 Awards Dinner, a prestigious industry event held annually at Le Grand Hotel. This included Dinner tickets, programmes, placemats and advertising.

I also produced all my own Menus, brochures, advertisements and signage for my catering and café businesses.

More recently I have used Microsoft Publisher to produce various flyers, brochures and advertising material for family and friends and myself.

I have a good knowledge of pre-press print requirements, sound design skills including good use of colour and creative flair. I have considerable experience dealing with clients and meeting deadlines. I have a portfolio and samples of all my work I can show you.

Footbridge Lodge January 2006
- Graphic design of brochures and signage for the equine research side of the Business for the Karaka sales trade stand. - Website design and Content Management system training.

Jetset Type and Design Studio - Hamilton
August 1997 - September1997
- Computer Graphics

Tutcor Advertising - Auckland - Division of George Patterson Bates Australia
April 1995 - April 1996
Freelance Graphic Artist/Visualiser on K-Mart account

Deka NZ Ltd
March 1990 - February 1991
Art Director

Foodtown Supermarkets (Advertising Department)
Oct. 1988 - July 1989
Senior Artist / Art Director

Rugby Press (Media Line Publications)
March 1987 - July 1988
Artist / Designer

The Robt. Dawe Agency Ltd.
June 1985 - March 1987
Sole charge of Advertising Dept. Specialising in Thoroughbred advertising.

Braynart Group Ltd. (Publishers)
January 1985 - June 1985

Trade Publications Ltd. Auckland
November 1983 - February 1984

Nautical News (Auckland)
March 1983 - November 1983
Freelance Artist

Thompsons Publications Ltd. (Sydney)
August 1982 - March 1983

Ad Services Ltd. (Auckland)
January - August 1982

UBD Ltd. (Sydney)
July - January 1982

Viko Holdings (Auckland)
January - July 1981
Photographic Printer