Rhonda Jones

Freelance Illustrator & Fantasy Artist

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Location:Vista, California, United States
Website: http://www.rjones-art.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/rhondajones
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$40
Rate/Hr
14+ Years Creating original art work for print and sale; large wall Murals, holiday cards, t-shirt designs, website design and maintenance, textile creations, Lapidary stone work, Jewelry, Pottery and digital art. Special skills include: Adobe CS 4, MS Office Suite, Acrylic, Oil, Pen and Ink, Colored pencils, Pastels, Ceramics, Lapidary (gem cutting), and Silversmith (metal working).

Professional Experience

Freelance Illustrator – Artist - 11/97 – present
Create original art work for print and sale; large wall Murals, holiday cards, t-shirt designs, website design and maintenance, textile creations, Lapidary stone work, Jewelry, Pottery and digital art.

Freelance Projects: 11/’03 – present
• Organic Imagery – part time webmaster – 7/1/’12 – present
• Private commission – Painting 16”x20” – Acrylic on canvas 6/’12
• Sun and Sand Bag© - Designer – Illustrator 1/’07 – 1/’09
• Developing original designs from concept to completion. Hand rendered and converted to vector print ready art.
• Handline© - Designer – Illustrator 6/‘06 – 5/’10
• Developed original designs from concept to completion, including logo, label, and t-shirt art. Hand rendered and evolved sketches to suit the client’s requests. Continuing to create new designs and art that express and support company philosophy. Designs created by hand and then converted to digital, ‘print ready’ media.
• Galerie D’Art International - Designer – Illustrator 5/‘06 – 12/’06
• Create ongoing monthly print media including layouts, copy, press releases, invitations, posters, and email promotions while meeting deadlines and maintaining high quality, detail oriented pieces.
• Smiles you can feel© - Illustrator 2/’06-5/‘06
• Developed “Ugly Dog” Card Project from concept to completion. Hand and digitally rendered.
• Catcher Inc. – Designer 5/’06-5/‘06
• Reproduced business media and created digital files for printing.
• Tierra Pacifica - Artist – Muralist 6/’05-7/‘05
• Commissioned to create, design and paint 2 large scale murals (9’ x 18’ and 9’ x 30’), Guanacaste, CR.
• Private Commission – Artist – Muralist 11/‘03-2/‘04
• Commissioned to repair and add new creative designs to existing mural (8 ‘x 35’), Hermosa Beach, CA

Organic Imagery - Office Manager - San Diego, CA - 1/07 - 10/07, 7/12- present
Maintain and facilitate marketing growth, book keeping, data base organization and other general office duties. Use creative talents to manipulate photography in Adobe Photoshop. Resize, reformat, filter and edit raw images for future prints.

Galerie D’Art International - Office Manager - Designer - Illustrator 5/06 - 12/06, Encinitas CA
Create monthly print media including layouts, copy, press releases, invitations, posters, and email promotions while meeting deadlines..

Education

• Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University ‘88-‘94: 11 hours short of Bachelor of Fine Art
(B.F.A)
• Wilderness First Responder (W.F.R.). ‘98 , ‘01
• PADI Dive Master ’98, PADI OWSI ’00, PADI OWSI Specialty Instructor ‘02
• SCUBAPRO repair technician ’01, Aqualung repair technician 08’
• Lapidary Apprenticeship under Master Gem cutter 03-04’: 1000+ hours study of the fine art of gem
cutting, identification, design, silver work, import-export sales and marketing.
• Advanced Silversmith and Lapidary 05’
• Advanced Illustration techniques and design for print and electronic media 05’-present
• Excellent computer skills including but not limited to MS Office Suite 2007 / 2010, SIPS, WAWF,
eMod, eOffer, Microsoft Navision, Sharepoint, CRM, Adobe CS4/5, Lightroom, StockBox.
Skills (2) Rating
Illustration
Fantasy Art