Brandon S. Kirkman

Freelance Book Illustrator & Graphic Designer

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Location:Elburn, Illinois, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/brandonskirkman
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14 Winthrop New Rd.
(630) 220-7113 (Day)
brandonskirkman@gmail.com
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
Highly proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and After Effects.
Skilled in any media of drawing and design, using traditional, digital or mixed media.
Also extremely proficient with most forms of print making including silk screen, intaglio and wood block printing.

EDUCATION
Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, May 2011 GPA 3.3/4.0

RELATED EXPERIENCE:
June ‘11- Sept. ‘11 Indiemade Evanston, IL
Contract Graphic Designer
Hired on as an intern in late April, after two months of solid work I was hired on for contract work as a graphic designer.
Helped build and construct intricate website templates in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Interacted with customers and clients on a daily basis for advice, feedback and helpful guidance in website construction and graphic design.

Sept. ‘08- May ‘11 Altgeld Art Museum Dekalb, IL
Gallery Assistant
In Jan ‘11, curated the Transcendental Objects Exhibit with 5 other Gallery assistants.
Worked and coordinated on projects using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Answered telephone and routed calls to appropriate recipients.
Assisted co-workers with a plethora of office tasks.
Assisted with various art installations and worked with many notable Artists including Jay Ryan, David Driesbach and Monte Beauchamp.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Sept. ‘05-April ‘11 Trader Joe’s Batavia, IL
Crew Member
Assisted with the inventory and stocking of various departments.
Gave excellent customer support and satisfaction.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:
President of Ars Nova, NIU’s student association Art Club, from Jan. ‘10 to May ‘11.

-Planned and managed all of the clubs meetings and events during my time of presidency
-Was in charge of a $5,000 budget while managing the club’s activities simultaneously.
Black Belt in To-Shin Do, Awarded after 5 years of training from ‘00 to ‘05 by Quest Center Martial Arts in Naperville, IL.

Art Portfolio Available at http://brandonkirkman.indiemade.com
Skills (2) Rating
Book Illustration
Graphic Design