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Josh Bergesen

Freelance Nature Animal Illustrator & Landscape Painter

Location:Jacksonville, Florida, United States
2 Skills
About me:
I am enthralled with the creative process and look for any and all endeavors to stretch my skills as an artist. I welcome any and all inquires into acquiring my skills to benefit your personalized projects. My career has always been client driven and I believe my major strength is that I strive to give the client what they are looking for within their specific parameters. Please feel free to contact me with any projects that you feel need to be looked at with my direct attention to what YOU want.

My Portfolio images show the wide range of 2D subject matter I enjoy. Most were completed recently at my job where I do art requests for my client/patients at Wolfson Children's Hospital and Nemours Children's Clinic who are hospitalized and undergoing treatment for a variety of cancers. Other work is in borosilicate glass representing my skills as a glass artist in the 3rd dimension.

Thank You for you consideration.

Josh Bergesen

E d u c a t i o n:
Classic Oil Painting - 1987 -1988
Leona Ritter School of Art - Bellevue, Wa

Sammamish High School - 1992 - 1994 - Bellevue, Wa
Graphic Design, Logo Design, T-shirt Design and Screen Printing for Bellevue School District.

Art Institute of Seattle 1996 - 1999 - Seattle, Wa
Graphic Design and Computer Animation

W o r k H i s t o r y:
Art with a Heart in Healthcare - Jacksonville, FL July 2010 - Present
Artist, Graphic Artist, and Web Promotions.
Create on site paintings and host collaborative art sessions for child patients at Wolfson Children's Hospital and Nemours Children's Clinic. Create web and print promotions for the non-profit to further fund raising and awareness of their cause.

Lucid Visions Glass Art - Jacksonville Beach, FL August 2001 - July 2010
Co-Owner, Artist, Product Development, Web and Print Promotions, and Graphic Design.
Created original glass art designs sold in 120 American Craft Galleries in the United States.
Designed and produced yearly product catalog. Designed and updated company website.
Trade show booth designer and company representative at twice yearly wholesale trade shows.

Freelance - Seattle, Wa and Jacksonville FL 1992 - Present
Painter, Graphic Design, Website Design and logo design.
Created specific designs geared towards small business promotions and custom art for single clients.

Corporate Clients
2002 – Otis Smith Foundation, Jacksonville, FL.
2003 – Bailey, Banks and Biddle, Dallas TX.
2005 – Jacksonville Children’s Commission, Jacksonville, FL.
2005 – Art with a Heart for Children, Jacksonville, FL.
2006 – ESI Inc., St. Augustine, FL
2006 – Women’s Golf Center, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
2007 – Twisted Martini Bar and Grill, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
2007 – City of Atlantic Beach, Atlantic Beach, FL
2007 – Red Bull, Orlando, FL
2009 – Red Bull, Southeast Division

Awards, Press and Events
2007 - Niche Award. Philadelphia, PA. Nominee in Glass Flameworking catagory.
2009 – International Hot Glass Invitational. Las Vegas, NV. Participating Competitor.
2009 – Book, “Glass Wonders”. Featured Artist.
2009 – Trade Magazine, “The Flow.” Featured article and “Emerging Artist” Award.
2009 – Trade Magazine, “The Flow.” Article of participation in the Las Vegas IHGI competition.

Paintings of any subject matter with a focus on realism and detail.
Glass Sculpture with a focus on nature, florals and animal life.
Graphic Design geared towards business promotion with a clean and concise manner.