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Lauren Bagley

Freelance Children's Book Illustrator & Children's Book Writer

Location:Findlay, Ohio, United States
2 Skills
To write and illustrate children's books, which will in turn be published on a regional or national level.

The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH
Bachelor of Arts in Children's Book Illustration, May 2011
GPA 3.57

Mazza Museum: International Art from Picture Books, Findlay OH
Aug 2011-June 2012
o Internship through the Mazza Museum in conjunction with the University of Findlay, Designed and painted mural in the White Discovery Loft above the museum. Global Pokedex Plus
Volunteer Site Work
September 2010 - present
o Create illustrations for stories in game where people complete tasks and get rewarded with rare creatures by completing them.

Professional Practices in Art, The University of Findlay
Spring 2010
o Created a publishable book with storyboard, manuscript, dummy book and final illustration
o Presented work to Introductory painting class on how to go from an idea to the storyboard, to the final product of an illustrated book.

TAG: Technology and Gaming Club, 2007-2010
Vice President: Fall 2010-Spring 2011
President: Fall 2009-Spring 2010
o 2009 Student Organization Fair: Most Creative
o 2009 Deck the Trees: People's Choice Award
Secretary: Spring 2008-Spring 2009

Leadership Retreat: The University of Findlay, 2009

Awards and Honors
Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, Spring 2010
o 2nd Place in Poetry
The Envoy - Spring 2010
o Envoy is the student-organized, yearly booklet that circulates campus. It is for poetry, as well as short stories.
o Completed cover art for the Envoy, poem included in publication

Scholarships Awarded: UF Trustee's Scholarship, UF Competitor Award, UF Endowed Scholarship 2010

Adobe Suite CS3 Extended and Above - Good
o 4+ years of experience in painting, photo retouching, and illustrative work
o 2 years experience in pen tool and illustrative work
o Well versed in the way Photoshop and Illustrator works and handles on both MAC and Windows

Adobe Lightroom - Excellent
o 2.4 and above
o Extensive use in Photo retouching, filing and printing using Adobe Lightroom for both MAC and Windows

Windows XP, Vista, and 7 - Excellent

Corel Painter - Good

Toledo Area Artists Show Toledo, OH
Juried Show
Fall 2011

Dress Code Canton, OH
Juried Show
Summer 2010

Juried Student Art Show, The University of Findlay
Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011

Commissions and Private Collections
The University of Findlay
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Maggie Bradshaw
Jeff Salisbury
Valerie Escobedo
Marie Louden-Hanes

Valerie Escobedo
Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
The University of Findlay
1000 N. Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840

Jeff Salisbury
Instructor of Photography
The University of Findlay
1000 N. Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840

Dr. Jerry Mallett
Director of Mazza Museum; Professor of Education
The University of Findlay
1000 N. Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840