Kelsey Short

Freelance Illustrator & Book Illustrator

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
2 Skills

Young professional in illustration and graphic design. Comfortable and competent with fast-paced work environments. Highly responsible with deadlines and experienced with publications and online marketing.

• Positive and personable attitude in the workplace
• Pre Press production knowledge including color separation for Silk screening
• Highly proficient in PC and MAC platform
• Highly proficient in Adobe Suite Programs CS – CS5, especially Illustrator and InDesign
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Office and Quickbooks
• Strong drawing skills

Currently available Monday through Friday. Ready to start as soon as possible


2011 December ECCOLA IMPORTS – FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER – Create monthly email advertisements. Ongoing position done outside of full-time commitments at another position
Contact: Kathleen

2011 October ALTERNATIVE PRESS EXPO – EXHIBITOR – Participated in the annual event Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco, California, a convention featuring small press publications, as an exhibitor with self-published comics and silk screened prints

2010 September – Present
VOILA! GALLERY – GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ASSISTANT MANAGER – Full-time contracted employee. Oversaw updating and maintaining a growing and thriving web site, providing graphics and careful descriptions for sold items Knowledge of custom framing, furniture making, and lighting, in both a residential and commercial sphere. Created email advertisements that featured new items created for the gallery. Heavily involved as the business changed from a simple retail store to full–scale commercial production house, creating custom frames and furniture for clients like Wildfox Couture Clothing wholesale store location and the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Maintained a high quality standard for products leaving the gallery as well as a kept a strong ongoing relationship with vendors as well as clients.
Experience with high end art handling that includes custom framing and professional installation
Contact: Monique (626) 353-5663

2010 April – May OPEN 4 BUSINESS PRODUCTIONS LLC #3 – Freelance prop designer/illustrator for the television show Parks and Recreation, season 3 on NBC
Contact: Gay Perello (626) 375 -3715

2010 March ALIVE THEATRE – GRAPHIC DESIGNER – In charge of the design for advertisements for the production of A Hell of a Mess by Eugene Ionesco
Contact: Jasper Oliver (530) 301-1307

2009 October ALIVE THEATRE – GRAPHIC DESIGNER In charge Advertising Campaign for the production of Frozen by Byrony Lavery. Included Posters, postcards and tattoo design
Contact: Jasper Oliver (530) 301-1307


2009 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH – Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration Minor in Japanese Language

2007-2008 WASEDA UNIVERSITY, TOKYO, JAPAN – Year abroad program, extensive study in Japanese language, culture and history


EARTH DAY SHOW GALLERY – Assisted with set up and tear down of gallery show. Submitted piece entitled “Fish People”
PROGRESS SHOW GALLERY – Showcased silk screen piece entitled “Girl With Bees”
Skills (2) Rating
Book Illustration