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Kim Wilson Brandt - Freelance Children's Book Illustration, Book Illustration, Greeting Card Illustration, Animal Illustration, & Nature Illustration
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Kim Wilson Brandt's illustrations have appeared on animated TV spots, billboards, LP and CD covers, books, newspapers, magazines of all genres, posters, cards, an entire children’s story website, and for design, advertising, corporate, institutional, & nonprofit clients. Her artwork and “Kwirky” fabric creations have exhibited in galleries in NYC, SF, and Santa Cruz ...
Santa Cruz, California, United States

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NICOLE PIKE Calgary, Alberta T3K 0K4 daisy_73@hotmail.com (main e-mail) nicolepike@imaginationonlocation.com (secondary e-mail) EDUCATION Bachelor of Education, Masters of Teaching Program (Fall 2007- Winter2009) University of Calgary, Alberta • Developed a strong understanding for how to create effective lesson plans based on learning objectives, scaffolding and planned outcomes. • Facilitated six seminars regarding and multiple-level classrooms, stereotyping, motivation, self-harm, racism, as well as art integration into core subjects. • Developed and incorporated lesson plans that encompass inquiry based learning and promoted intrinsic motivation for learning. • Completed over 540 hours in both traditional and non-traditional teaching environments including junior high, secondary school and an art centre with focus on personal growth and interest. 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