Hello, my name is Jade Pilgrom, and I'm a fashion illustrator and graphic artist.
I specialize in drawing figures, and have a BFA in Illustration.
JADE Q. PILGROM
Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL; BFA, May 2011, Major: Illustration, GPA: 3.44/4.0
Sandegren Scholarship, merit-based/financial award recipient
President's List, Fall 2010 and Spring 2011
Senior Thesis: Western-themed Fashion Design/Concept and Character Development
Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, AL; Academic Diploma, May 2007, Major: Visual Arts
EXHIBITS, AWARDS, & ART EXPERIENCE
33rd Annual Society for News Design Award, award of excellence; feature illustration (2012)
Completed 23-piece senior illustration thesis and organized corresponding gallery space; Ringling College (2011)
Completed a 13-piece fashion illustration series within two weeks; Ringling College (2010)
Illest of Ill, annually judged student art show, sketchbook; Ringling College (2010)
Best of Ringling, a juried student art show; acrylic/pencil painting, sketchbook, and digital (2009, 2010, 2011)
Cosmix Art Show, South Florida Museum; digital pieces (2009 and 2010)
Freelance Graphic Designer, How to Be a Redhead LLC, New York, NY
Completed five graphics over a two-week duration; Took orders from site creators to make web banners and photo retouches to help further their t-shirt brand. February 2012.
Creative Intern, Zaden Row LLC, New York, NY
Collaborated through email and phone with fellow designers to produce fashion-based illustrations for blog posts, map icons and revisions using Adobe Creative Suite. Other projects include moodboards, page layouts, and artwork for postcards, banners, etc. Created time sensitive art distributed by Zaden Row’s manager at NY Fashion Week. Full time unpaid virtual internship, January 2012 - Present
News Art Intern, Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, FL
Designed 30+ covers, spreads, and spot illustrations for various sections of newspaper. Capitalized on advanced computer graphics knowledge with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign in preparing final products in various styles. Learned how to use different methods of file sharing from Mac to PC using DTI and SCC. Other responsibilities include taking and transferring phone calls, making orders for tear sheets, and other office duties. Full time paid internship, January 2012 - Present
News Art Intern, The St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, FL
Was involved in map creation using MapStudio and Google Maps. Utilized Adobe Creative Suite to clean up images, make icons, color correction, and resolving issues to create print-ready files. Met regularly with coworkers from various sections to complete designs in a timely manner. Full time paid internship, June - December 2011
ART TECHNIQUES & COMPUTER SKILLS
Has over 7+ years of art training from acclaimed schools. Adept at representational figurative painting/drawing. Well versed in various techniques (ex: printmaking, pen and ink, gouache, oils, scratchboard, pencil, acrylic, and digital media). Self-taught in HTML. Proficient in both Mac and PC platforms.