Lindsey Kate Meyer, an experienced fashion illustrator, works with clients of all degrees of experience. She has worked nationally and internationally with bloggers, stylists, personal shoppers, online retailers, catalogs, fashion trackers, corporate companies, fashion and accessory designers, and many individuals to create custom illustrations, designs, and logos.
Graduating as Valedictorian from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design and minor in Art History, Lindsey knows the ins and outs of the fashion community from concept to creation and sales. Lindsey has not only had many fashion creations on the runway, but has also created couture accessories for fashion and hair shows, and has done concept design, styling, and makeup for photo shoots. She very much values the relationships of the collected fashion and artistic world and loves finding inspiration within her contacts as well as in all aspects of her life.
Illustrating, often under strict deadlines, Lindsey seeks to create work that is captivating and fresh, constantly exploring new techniques and media. Her primary materials to work with are marker and watercolour, but she also often works with pencil, acrylic, gouache, colored pencil, ink, and other mixed media. Creating work that captures the elegance, beauty, and confidence of the female form is something she strives to convey in each piece. Lindsey enjoys working with new people and new ideas, with the opportunity to alter the mood and portray new ideas each time. However, she also finds inspiration in studying historic illustrators and their talents. With this knowledge, as well as a proficient understanding of color theory, textiles, construction, fit, and concept design allows her to successfully illustrate technically accurate designs.
Contact Lindsey to commission work in creative or concept design, to interpret your fashion ideas, self or business promotion, special occasion illustration, advertising, editorial, or logo design. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and would love to hear your idea for your unique fashion illustration need.
Illustrating brides is something Lindsey has always had an interest in. Drawn to the style and sentiment attached to a woman’s most extraordinary day is what Lindsey finds really appealing. Capturing this elegance and uniqueness that each bride possesses is the idea behind her one-of-a-kind illustrations. While working as an alterations specialist in a bridal gown store she gained a better understanding of a woman’s wedding day and the individuality that each bride strives to feel. This is what she attempts to exemplify through her work as a bridal illustrator.
Each piece can be customized to match the bride’s hair, makeup, accessories, and gown. With a choice of paper, media, and pose-these illustrations not only make a great piece for the wall alongside a wedding photo, but also make a wonderful gift for newlyweds and anniversaries. She typically works on an 11”x14” scale for these pieces, but can customize the work to match nearly any dimensions. To view her custom bridal illustration portfolio visit www.lindsey-kate.com/custom-bridal-illustration or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Not only is Lindsey Kate involved in the art of fashion illustration, but she has a strong passion for painting as well. Specializing in pure and partial abstraction, as well as Abstract Expressionism, Lindsey works primarily with acrylic on canvas. Many of her pieces are inspired by the natural world which she believes connects everyone both physically and spiritually.
Modern art and the theory behind it have always been Lindsey’s areas of interest and it continues to motivate her and her creations. It is the emotional involvement in the work that really intrigues her, not just in the creative process, but even more so in the viewing of the finished product. She hopes that the work she creates can evoke an emotional response for each and every person, allowing them to get lost in the expanses and interaction of color. No two people’s interaction with the piece will probably ever be the same, she believes. Even within one viewer, as their mood changes so can the aura of the piece, making abstract art endlessly exciting.
Lindsey Kate creates custom original work, but her pieces can also be printed on canvas and purchased as enlargements. To view her acrylic painting portfolio visit www.lindsey-kate.com/paintings. To contact her about work or purchasing a print, email her at email@example.com.
I am looking for a position as a fashion illustrator-including beauty, design, or fabric illustration. I am able to change the style of my illustrations to appeal to the mood and emotion of the clothing and clientele. I am interested in illustrating others’ designs for purposes of description, editorial, or advertising; communicating ideas, or personalized special occasion illustrations. I also design new garment concepts and work with designers ideas to create exactly what they are looking for.
Sept. 2008-May 2012: Columbia College Chicago. 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
4-year Private College: BFA. Major-Fashion Design; Minor-Art History
Aug. 2004-May 2008: Forreston High School. 601 E. Main St., Forreston, IL 61030
4-year Public High School
May 2012-Present: Lindsey Kate Fashion Illustration & Design. International
-Fashion Illustration and Design, Logo Design, Painting, and Couture Accessory Design.
Work with clients of all degrees of experience and fashion background. Work nationally and internationally with bloggers, stylists, online retailers, catalogs, fashion trackers, fashion and accessory designers, corporate companies and many individuals to create custom illustrations, designs, and logos. Work in illustration may include creative design, concept work, interpretation of designers' ideas, historic recreation, costume themes, editorial and advertising purposes, beauty work or for any other purpose where fashion illustration may be utilized. Provide personalized Bridal Illustrations. Create acrylic paintings for sale or commission. Create couture accessories and custom designs for fashion shows, hair shows, weddings, and photoshoots. Makeup artistry for plays, musicals, and professional photoshoots. Website design from templates, logo design, and graphics for companies, businesses, and churches.
Aug. 2012-Dec. 2012; Aug. 2013-Dec. 2013: Highland Community College. 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, IL 61032
-Life Drawing and Drawing I Model
I was instructed, given ideas, and came up with poses on my own for students to illustrate. I was **** for most classes and had to hold poses anywhere from a few seconds for gesture drawing to an hour and a half for in depth complete figure illustrations. Poses included difficult yoga poses to elegant fashion stances and standing still was of utter importance for the artists. Contrapposto was emphasized and I was able to create new ideas for poses and developing form within my own illustrations. In addition, confidence in my body was strengthened and the importance of modeling posture was accentuated.
May 2010-Sept. 2010; May 2011-Sept. 2011: David's Bridal. 713 S. Perryville Rd., Rockford, IL 61108
- Alterations Specialist
Fitted Bridesmaids, Brides, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, and Special Occasion Clients. Managed timed appointments. Creatively created bustles. Sewed alterations by hand and using Industrial machines. Beaded by hand. Steamed and spot cleaned dresses and prepared for pristine use. Customer service and reception: answered phones, made appointments, called to remind of appointments, organized the appointment book, satisfied questions, worked the register. Sales: sold alteration services, accessories, jewelry, veils, undergarments, shoes, store credit cards, and preservation kits. Received Excellence in Job Performance. Learned to take charge if any problems arose in order to make sure the client remained calm, confident, and happy.
Aug. 2006-Aug. 2009: Jimmy John’s. 1737 S. West Ave., Freeport, IL 61032
-Sales Clerk, Sandwich Maker
Ran register: Dealt with customers, cash, checks, gift cards, and credit cards. Ran drive-thru. Answered phones: took delivery orders and answered questions. Created sandwiches, prepared ingredients. Cleaned entire store multiple times throughout each shift. Learned how to deal with customers and work in a very fast paced environment as a team. Took initiative to help make the store run efficiently.
-EXTRACURRICULAR AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE-
Track and Field: 2002-2006. Church Youth Group: 2002-2008, Secretary 2006. Fund-raising: 2006, Youth Group Trip to San Antonio, TX. Band: 2002-2008, Concert, Pep, Marching, Jazz, IHSA State Champions. Student Council: 2007-2008. Class Officer: 2004-2008, Vice President. Anti-Drug Mentor: 2004-2008. Play and Musical Hair/Makeup Artist and Set Design: 2004-2008. Member of AIBI: 2012-2013. Photoshoot Fashion Designs for Julio Knapp of Knapp Photography, Seth for One Sixtieth of a Second, Allison Kortokrax of Korto Photography, Stephan Tricoci Hair Design, Rena Naltsas Hilton Penthouse shoot, Stephanie Garcia at Wakiva Springs Orlando, and Styling for Thomas Slack of Slack Photography: 2013. Model Call for Mario Ink Superhero body-painting Fashion Show: 2013. Couture Accessory Design for Beach Babes Fashion Show at the MID: 2013. Gallery Shows at Hokin Gallery Chicago, Vintage Market, and Personal Show at East Coast Pantry, Chicago: 2013, One Chic Fete, RAWartist Showcase, and CityArts Factory, Orlando: 2014. Vigore Magazine: 2013, Article Writing and Illustrations. Bridal Illustrations for Michelle McMurray's Book of Wedding Story Writer: 2014. Creating logo and banner for the Worldwide Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's Vortex Project: 2014.
History of Art: Stone Age-Modern. 20th Century Art Theory. Fashion Design: Concepts; Theory & Practice. Advanced Patternmaking: Flat; Draping. Advanced Garment Construction & Tailoring. Couture & Advanced Finishing Techniques. Textiles. Contemporary Fashion. Advanced Fashion Illustration. CAD: Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop. Color Strategies. 2-D & 3-D Design. Contemporary Issues in Painting & Drawing. Digital Photography. Computer Skills: Microsoft Office [Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Moviemaker]. Front Page. Microsoft Picture It. Lightroom. Adobe CS5.5 Design Premium [Proficient in: Photoshop, Bridge, Illustrator].
-QUALITIES AND STRENGTHS-
-People Person: Eased personal worries, self-consciousness issues, and satisfied design requests of all clients as an Alterations Specialist.
-Creative: Able to manifest ideas through visual inspiration and concept research. Think quickly when it comes to problem solving and ideas.
-Intelligent: Graduated high school as Valedictorian in 2008 and college Valedictorian in 2012. Honored as speaker for both ceremonies.
-Organized: Keep records of all finances, expenses and jobs as freelance illustrator. Deliver pristine product to clients often before deadline.
-Successful Time Manager: Work with multiple deadlines, keeping different clients and companies happy, while maintaining personal hobbies.
-Leader: Enjoy leading others by volunteering for passions of mine, such as the Sea Shepherd's, with the hope of spreading positive action.
-RECOGNITION AND AWARDS-
-High School: Track Varsity Letter. Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Superior Honors Award. Northwest Up-State Illini Conference. Illinois State Scholar. Principal’s Art Award. 4 Year Attendance Award. Academic Letter. National Honor Society. Prairie State Achievement Award [Science and Math]. Geometry Award. Channel 13 Top of Your Class 2008. Valedictorian.
-College: Dean’s List [all semesters]. CCC Retention Award. Esther Parriott Scholarship [all semesters]. Alterations Team at David’s Bridal-Excellence in Job Performance. 2 Garments in the top 10 of the Charles James Competition for the Chicago History Museum-placed in S. Michigan Ave. windows. Finalist for Eveningwear in the Chicago Fashion Group International (FGI) competition. Chosen to represent the college in the Fashion Columbia Fashion Show. Valedictorian.
-Career: Photo of Design chosen to be on Vogue Italia online. Eight page spread in The Alchemist Magazine, September Issue. One of Senior Thesis designs used in print and online ad for 2013 Fashion Columbia show. Illustration chosen to be part of mural for Columbia College around Chicago and throughout the school. Presented with Lock & Loaded as the custom accessory designer for Hairstylist of the Year at NAHA, Las Vegas. Published in a two page spread in Vigore Magazine: Summer 2013 as an Emerging Talent and Rising Star, highlighting bridal illustration and acrylic paintings. Article and illustrations in Vigore Magazine: Winter 2013. Individual Art Show with Wine Tasting at East Coast Pantry, Chicago. Featured in Alumni Hokin Gallery Show, Columbia College Chicago. Featured on Blogs such as Le Chateau's Chit Chat, Made of Jewelry, The Stylish Amateur, Mirror Fanatic, and Pink Balloons for Lunch. Pencil Sketch and Marker Illustrations chosen by Mary Katrantzou to be highlighted on her Facebook page and Instagram of her S/S '14 Collection. FADDN Spotlight as a Service Provider. Illustration created as Etsy Advertisement Image. Beauty Illustration Painting juried into CityArts Factory Gallery Show. Chosen to enter Visual Art category of RAWartists Showcase, and One Chic Fete in Orlando, FL. 15' x 25' Photo of Gown Design displayed on the Chicago Hilton for 2014/2015 year. Covers created for Holiday 2014 Olive and Cocoa Catalogs as well as illustrations throughout.
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