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Arnold - Freelance Graphic Design & Website Programming
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5.0
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HELLO! MY NAME IS ARNOLD AND I'M A PROFESSIONAL WEB AND INTERACTIVE DESIGNER. I LIVE IN NYC AND I'M 24 YEARS OLD. I POSSESS 5 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN WEB DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN. I HAVE EXPERT SKILLS IN THE WORLD'S LEADING WEB DEVELOPMENT TOOLS AND A STYLISH EYE FOR MODERN WEB DESIGNS THAT WILL BLOW YOU OFF YOUR SEAT. Design and create websites from conception to production (PSD to...
Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Anthony Satter - Freelance Storyboarding & Animal Illustration
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I am a colorblind Film and Television Concept / Storyboard Artist. I have been working in freelance for almost 2 years now in the Los Angeles area, providing previsuals for UCLA / USC / AFI students, commercial directors, as well as various producers and writers. Visual storytelling has been a lifetime achievement of mine. I am making myself known in hopes my fast, ultra-realistic style can be of service to your production company. My website, http://www.anthonysatterart.com/, displays some samples of some of my recent work. A personal meeting can open up more samples since I am prevented by confidentiality agreements to publicly display that material. I am highly motivated, driven, and passionate about what I do.
Glendale, California, United States
Ash Waller - Freelance Drawing & Comic Writing
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3.5
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$10
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I have been drawing since I was very small (about 4 or 5) and got into manga-style art when I hit junior high. I like to sketch characters in advent garde fashion or Gothic Lolita styles. I've made a few commissions of elephants, various cat breeds (my favorite was the sphinx because of all the wrinkles!), and fanarts of anime/Homestuck characters, using several different manga styles. I'm a pencil-and-paper person, I find it easier and it keeps my fingers much busier than if I were to use a computer (but I may occasionally use photoshop on my sketches to make the colors more vibrant). Warning: I am a little socially awkward, if one has not yet noticed by now.
Roy, Utah, United States
Kurth Rasmussen - Freelance Graphic Design & Fantasy Art
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Calm independent welcoming Creative Quiet Have won competitions on the Internet from the U.S. and J-popcon for drawing Have experience with the Adobe package which includes Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Hava worked with to edit pictures and drawing in Photoshop. Have made ??vector-based images in Illustator and create simple web pages in Dreamweaver. Have experience with animation programs Plastic Animation Paper, Toon Boom. Have been sitting on an advertising firm in inturnship.
Slagelse, Zealand, Denmark
Ron Miller - Freelance 3D Animation & Graphic Design
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I graduated from Kansas State University in Graphic Design and computer graphics programming (1980's). More recently I have been taking advanced online classes from FXPHD (visual effects, animation and compositing). I worked as a computer graphics programmer and image analyst for over 25 years. I can provide services in many areas such as 3D animation and dynamic simulation, web design, programming, video production and computer aided design.
Littleton, Colorado, United States
Jodie Rae Lindley - Freelance Illustration & Art
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3.5
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$30
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I'm an artist / art teacher, and mum to little girl, inspired by reading stories to daughter I have wrote and illustrated my own children's books but yet to chase for publication as it is more of a hobby at this present time. I can work in photoshop, traditional printing methods such as Lino, collagraph and wood cuts etching. I can turn y hand to mot mediums to suit style and specification of job, recently produced a wood burned illustrations for commission . I'm an all round mix media worker who enjoys being creative and experimenting. I'm excited as an adult to flick the pages of a book a fulfils the imaginations of the reader. I have worked on digital publications for print including postcards, flyer and magazines for schools! Follow Jodieraelindley (twitter)
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Godwin Ugwuoke - Freelance Document Design & Banner Design
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CURRICULUM VITAE PERSONAL DATA NAME: UGWUOKE, GODWIN EBERE ***: Male DATE OF BIRTH: 20th September 1970 PLACE OF BIRTH Enugu MARITAL STATUS: Married STATE OF ORIGIN: Enugu State CONTACT ADRESS: United Bank for Africa Plc University of Nigeria Nsukka Enugu Enugu State, 042-770277 EMAIL: fountaindon@yahoo.com Mobile No.: 08037065545, 07034137595 JOB OBJECTIVE: To establish and maintain positive customer relationships, plan and deliver an effective marketing strategy and monitor the progress of new and existing products; as well as provide operational management support on a day-to-day basis. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND QUALIFICATION 2011 Enugu State University of Science MBA in view and Technology, Enugu. 1992 -1997 Enugu State University of Science Bsc.(Hons) Accountancy and Technology, Enugu. 1982 – 1988 National Grammer School Nike S.S.C.E Enugu. 1977- 1982 Ekulu Primary School, G.R.A. F.L.S.C Enugu. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Economist of Nigeria (ICEN). WORK EXPERIENCE JUNE 2008 – DATE UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA POSITION: BUSINESS MANAGER JOB FUNCTIONS: (a) Own responsibility for the Business Office Market Facing & Customer Service functions (b) Keep up to date with business environment information with the objective of identifying business opportunities and maximizing them. (c) Entrench growth by market dominance and market share multiplication. (d) Ensure that the overall budget of the Business Office is met and surpassed. (e) Ensure effective Customer Service Delivery. (f) Network with all potential clients in all relevant categories of own locality. (g) Ensure optimal utilization of resources (material, human) made available in business operations. (h) Ensure that the Bank’s/ Regulatory Authorities’ policies and guidelines are complied with at all times. (i) Responsible for brand/product and ambience management. JULY 2006 – MAY 2008 UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC 53 OKPARA AVENUE ENUGU. UNIT: COMMERCIAL BANKING GROUP POSITION: PROFIT CENTRE MANAGER JOB FUNCTIONS: (a) Deposit Mobilization. (b) Relationship Management. (c) Management of High Network Individuals and their businesses. (d) Marketing of Electronic Banking Products and Services. (e) Management of Investment Portfolios. (f) Quality risk assets creation. APRIL 2003 – JUNE 2006 HALLMARK BANK PLC ENUGU PUBLIC SECTOR/MARKETING ? Relationship Management ? Managing of PPMC Remittance Account ? Sourcing and Remittance of Weekly Tax Collections ? Handling of International Cash Transfers ? Deals Management ? Credit Administration and Control ? Loan Recovery ? Marketing of Products and Services FEB. 2001 – MARCH 2003 HALLMARK BANK PLC PORT HARCOURT 1. CUSTOMER SERVICE UNIT ? Account Opening/Closing ? Issuance of Cheque Books/Cheque Book Requisition ? General Customer Enquiries/Complaints ? Account Administration (Dormant, Reactivation, Mandate Change etc). ? 2.FUNDS TRANSFER UNIT ? Interbranch Transfers ? Issuance of Bank Cheques/Drafts ? Reconciliation of General Ledger Accounts ? Handling of Foreign Exchange Transfers ? Processing of Companies Salaries Accounts. 3. PUBLIC SECTOR UNIT ? Sourcing and Collecting of all forms of payment as applicable. ? Remittance of Custom duties payment ? Remittance of other taxes such as Withholding tax, Education tax and VAT ? Managing of Government Related Accounts. 4. CREDIT & MARKETING UNIT ? Credit Appraisals/Documentation ? Handling of Term Placements ? Preparation of CRMS Report ? Money Laundering Reports ? Monitoring of Risk Assets Portfolio ? Handling of Letters Transactions and other Foreign Exchange Transaction ? Management /monitoring of NDDC projects FEB.1998 – JAN.2001 PIVOT LEASING COMPANY LIMITED Former Equity Bank Building Trans-Amadi Industrial Layout, Port Harcourt. JOB FUNCTIONS: (a) Clientelle Services (b) Sourcing of leasing jobs and services. (c) Relationship Management. HOBBIES: Travelling, Watching Football and Swimming. REFEREES: Upon Request.
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Bonnie Lorenzen - Freelance Banner Design & Photo Editing
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$20
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Bonnie Lorenzen 8501 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick, Md. 21704, 301-662-3034; bonnie-gail-lorenzen@comcast.net Objective: Administrative Assistant Overview: Seasoned professional with proven leadership skills able to motivate diverse groups working together for established office goals. An energetic self starter with an established record of accomplishments in numerous areas of customer service, scheduling, problem solving and general office operations. Excellent interpersonal communication skills combined with strong organizational abilities allow easy interaction with a diverse customer base and office staff. Acknowledged by senior executive staff as a hard worker driven to produce superior results. Experience: Administrative Assistant/Secretary 1993-2012 Hughes Network Systems Germantown, Md. Skills: • Excellent Organization skills • Phone support • Strong Customer Relations • Filing • Computer proficiency • Web Design • Data Entry • Accounting • Software: Windows 97 – Windows 8, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Lotus Notes, Excel, Power Point, WordPress, Visio, HTML Duties: • Provide all encompassing range of support for executive staff in operations department • Review Vice Presidents’ calendar(s), prepare weekly shipping reports for program managers • Maintain office supply stock; coordinate conference calls, schedule meetings, telecommunication support for executive and office staff. • Data acquisition and interpretation, record keeping, report generation and completion, special project assignments implemented by management team. • Coordinate travel itineraries, Visa/passport processing. • Collection of production orders and warranty yield from managers for bi-weekly report to executive staff. • Process factory sales orders, material release orders for equipment release to vendors. • Coordinate and manage facility tours for clients. • Prepare detailed forecasts for SMT and attrition cost reports. Bonnie Lorenzen 8501 Reichs Ford Road, Frederick, Md. 21704, 301-662-3034; justtherighthorse@comcast.net Education/Training • H.S. Diploma - Loudoun Valley High School • Lotus Notes – Hughes Network Systems • A+ Technical Training – Digital Corp. • Excel Fundamentals - Hughes Network Systems • Web Page HTML – Information Technology Institute, Montgomery College • PowerPoint Presentations- Hughes Network Systems • Visio Basics - Hughes Network Systems Additional skills and accomplishments: • Custom Web Design/Horse Designs By Bonnie • Dollars and Sense Store References upon request
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Emma - Freelance Art & Sculpting
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Emma Moore is an artist who explores both functional and conceptual ceramics. Her conceptual work consist of narrative pieces, which address issues such as the cycle of life, war, and politics. As well as ceramics this diverse artist also enjoys delving into the world of glass design, which she studied in Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. She also worked at the design department of Waterford Crystal, creating numerous one-off pieces and commissioned glass pieces. As a product designer she made it her goal to be trained in all mediums. Having worked in plaster, silicone, latex, fiberglass, polystyrene, concrete, ceramics, glass, metal and textiles, through studies in Ireland, the University of Design in Budapest and additional courses. Emma has completed a four year BA in product design, in the Limerick School of Art and Design, where she was rewarded a first class honors, 1.1 degree. She also studied at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, in Budapest, in 2011. Here she studied textile design, glass design,jewellery and concrete design. She was awarded the Ceramics Ireland Award of Excellence. Emma is currently continuing her career in product design; while placing most of her attention pursuing a career in large scale commercial sculptures, scenic art work and visual merchandising.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Gretchen Kunberger - Freelance Mural Painting & Painting
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CURRICULUM VITAE GRETCHEN KUNBERGER 260-478-4095 gkunberger@aol.com kunbergg@ipfw.edu EDUCATION MLS 2010 Indiana University-Purdue University Master in Liberal Arts Fort Wayne, Indiana Concentration in Fine Art/Painting -Studying under Dr. Audrey Ushenko BFA 1999 Indiana University-Purdue University Bachelor of Fine Art Fort Wayne, Indiana -Painting -Studying under Dr. Audrey Ushenko ACA 1986 Indiana University-Purdue University Associates in Commercial Art Fort Wayne, Indiana -Graphic Design PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE • 2010-Present Associate Faculty Brown Mackie College, Fort Wayne, IN • 2000-Present Associate Faculty Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN Courses Taught • Craft and Design Introduce students to the formal elements of two and three dimensional design and how these apply to contemporary crafts. Aesthetic judgment and personal creativity is emphasized. Fundamental drawing and painting skills are introduced. Intro to painting methods and media and the further application of basic principles of composition through varied pictorial problems from still life, landscape, memory and imagination. This course required for elementary education majors. • Drawing Fundamental 1 Teaching the fundamentals of representational drawing through the drawing of simple objects, forms, volumes in line, tone, texture using simple tools and free-hand drawing skills with a variety of techniques and media; emphasis on sound understanding of design, values, proportion and perspective. • Drawing Fundamentals /non-art majors Introduce students to the basic elements of drawing, line, shape, value, and perspective before moving on to more complex use of color. Landscape and still life are the source of subject matter. • Art History Introduce students to a clear understanding of the concepts, styles, techniques and knowledge of artists working from prehistoric through the modern periods of art. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of design that can be used in a work of art. Students learn to discuss elements of design; balance, contrast, movement, rhythm, pattern and unity in their own analysis of art. Apply art history concepts, styles, and motifs to appropriate classroom exercises and projects. Analyze and discuss the major trends and themes across art history and be able to describe critical attributes of pieces of art that symbolize a particular period of time. Instruction in: • Content/narrative • Foreshortening/proportion • Designing and painting a color chart • Working in nature in watercolor, acrylics, pencil, charcoal • Rendering architecture in pencil, charcoal, watercolor • Responding to art; criticism, identifying, describing • Developing a thesis for your body of artwork • Developing preparatory and thumbnail sketches • Fostering enthusiasm and a desire to succeed • Fostering inventiveness and creativity 1999-Present Freelance Artist Artistic Skills, Knowledge and Techniques • Representational Painting in watercolor, oil and acrylic • Painting on canvas, linen, wood panel, drywall, laminate • Drawing and painting portraits, landscapes, seascapes, nature, figurative, architecture • Volunteer drawing lessons for adolescent boys at Park Center Behavior, Fort Wayne • Private lessons in drawing and painting for children and adults • Online facilitator training/ January 2011 COMMISSIONED MURALS • 2009 o Rinard Texas Tree/ 4’ x 4’ enamel paint on glass/ Austin, Texas o Canterbury Living Center/ 8’ x 8’ landscape/ Fort Wayne, IN o Canterbury Living Center/ 8’ x 8’ apple tree/ Fort Wayne, IN o Canterbury Living Center/ 4’ x 8’ waterfall/ Fort Wayne, IN • 2007 o Aldersgate Church / 8’ circle, acrylic on laminate/ Fort Wayne, IN • 2006 o Springer Farmscape/ 13” x 21” enamel paint on ceramic tile/ Fort Wayne, IN • 2004 o Durum Seascape / 38’ x 8’ acrylic paint on stucco/ Jacksonville, Florida o Stones Landscape / 12’ x 8’ acrylic on drywall/ Austin, Texas • 2003 o Shambaugh Elementary, acrylic on cinderblock/ Fort Wayne, IN Day at the Park / 38’ x 8’ Enchanted Forest / 12’ x 8’ Last Day of School / 4 ea 12’ x 4’ murals Climbing the Net / 15’ x 8’ 15 Gym Life-size Figures / 15’ x 6’ Memorial of 3 girls / 8’ x 8’ COMMISSIONED OIL PAINTINGS • 2010 o Rinard Tree / 24” x 36” / San Antonio, Texas o Wendall Sunset / 12” x 24” / Fort Wayne, IN • 2009 o Tribute to Robert Knight / 14” x 16” / Angola, IN o Stamets Cemetery / 36” x 36” / Fort Wayne, IN o Korean Rendition / 38” x 48” / Grabill, IN o Tucker Landscape / 26” x 34”/ Bluffton, IN • 2008 o Foster Park / 26” x 36”/ Fort Wayne, IN o Nesalarious Portrait/ 24” x 24”/ Fort Wayne, IN o Troyer Sailboat / 14” x 17”/ Venice, Florida o Meekin Fountain / 24” x 24”/ Raleigh, North Carolina o North Carolina Oak / 16” x 20” / Clayton, North Carolina o Meekin Birch Tree / 14” x 18” / Raleigh, North Carolina • 2007 o Perago House / 14” x 17”/ Milan, Italy o Stouder Porch / 16” x 20”/ Columbia City, IN o Templeton Woods / 14” x 18”/ Fort Wayne, IN o Butler Portrait / 12” x 16”/ St. Louis, Missouri o Troyer Hibiscus / 16” x 20”/ Nokomis, Florida o Vosmeier Garden / 24” x 36”/ Fort Wayne, IN • 2006 o Stouder Porch / 16” x 20” o Nokomis Sunset / 12” x 24”/ Nokomis, Florida o Troyer Gulfscape / 12’ x 24”/ Nokomis, Florida o Wilkenson Portrait / 16” x 20”/ Fort Wayne, IN o Rinard Bluebonnets / 36” x 36” San Antonio, Texas o Kibiger Riverscape / 9” x 12”Fort Wayne, IN • 2005 o Huntington Woods / 16” x 20”/ Huntington, IN o McCullough Historical House / 22” x 28”/ Fort Wayne, IN o Nelson Portrait / 14” x 18”/ Fort Wayne, IN o Hadaway Blackeyed Susans / 24” x 36”/ Fort Wayne, IN o Passoni Still-life / 16” x 20”/ Fort Wayne, IN o Murphy Portrait / 14” x 17” / Cape Canaveral, Florida • 2004 o Templeton Deer Path / 14” x 18”/Fort Wayne, IN o Templeton Fallen Tree / 14” x 18”/ Fort Wayne, IN o Springer Autumn Tree / 24”x 30”/ Fort Wayne, IN o Ushenko Pineapples / 16” x 20”/ Chicago, Illinois • 2003 o Knight Sunset 12” x 24”/ Angola, IN o North Jetty /14” x 18”/ Venice, Florida o Troyer Sailboat / 18” x 24”/ Nokomis, Florida o Grimmer Riverscape / 18” x 24”/ Ossian, IN • 2002 o Knight Roses / 18” x 24”/ Angola, IN o McAfee Tree / 12” x 14”/ Ossian, IN o Peterson Garden / 14” x 18”/ Fort Wayne, IN o Jack Kunberger Lakescape / 14”x 18”/ Albion, Indiana o Murphy landscape / 24” x 24”/ Cape Canaveral, Florida o Stones Landscape / 18” x 24” Austin, Texas COMMISSIONED DRAWINGS • 2010 o Cassleman House Portrait Series / 4 ea 18” x 24”/ pencil on bristol / Fort Wayne, IN o Faust Church and Cemetery / 16” x 24”/ pencil on bristol / Fort Wayne, IN o Fort Wayne Metals Research Series / 2 ea 18” x 24”/ pencil on bristol/ Fort Wayne, IN • 2009 o Fort Wayne Metals Research Series / 7ea 20” x 22”/ pencil on paper / Fort Wayne, IN o Gary Knight House Portrait / 11” x 14” /pencil on paper / Angola, Indiana • 2008 o Stamets Richardville Homestead / 18” x 24” charcoal on charcoal paper / Fort Wayne, IN o Knitters Scruffy Portrait / 18” x 24”/ pencil on bristol / Grabill, IN o Reddin Baby Portrait / 2 ea 14” x 17”/ pencil on paper / Kendalville, IN o Paxton House Portrait / 14” x 17”/ pencil on bristol / Fort Wayne, IN • 2007 • Bruckner Jesus in Temple / 16” x 20”/ mixed media; watercolor and ink / Fort Wayne, IN o Warrick House Portrait / 11” x 14”/ pencil on bristol / New Bruenfels, Texas o Clemm House Portrait / 14” x 17”/ pencil on bristol / Clearwater, Florida o Stones Baby Portrait / 14” x 18” / pencil on paper/ Austin, Texas • 2006 o James Kunberger **** Figure / 18” x 24” charcoal on paper/ Jacksonville, Florida o Haft Landscape / 16” x 20”/ pastel on paper/ Fort Wayne, IN o Troyer Tree / 14” x 17”/ pastel on paper/ Sarasota, Florida o Motz McCullough House/ 16” x 20”/ pencil on paper/ Fort Wayne, IN o Stones Building Portrait / 4ea 14” x 17”/ pencil on paper/ Austin, Texas • 2005 through 1999 o 800 ea 14” x 17” architectural renderings of courthouses, universities and churches around the US / pencil on bristol o Pickett House Portrait / 14” x 17” pencil on paper/ Nashville, Tennessee • 2004 o Albert Christ Portrait / 11”x 14”/ pencil on paper/ Indianapolis, Indiana o Tucker Christ Portrait / 18” x 24”/ pencil on paper/ Fort Wayne, IN • 2003 o Stouder Portrait / 16” x 20” / mixed media; watercolor and color pencils o Petty House Portrait / 18” x 24”/ pencil on bristol/ Denver, Colorado o Petty Gords / 18” x 24”/ charcoal on paper/ Denver, Colorado EXHIBITIONS • 2009 o Indiana University Remnant Trust Show • 2010 o Aboite Restaurant / Fort Wayne, Indiana o Artlink Regional Faculty Group Show, Fort Wayne, Indiana • 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002 • Faculty Show, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne • 2003 o Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana PRIVATE COLLECTORS • Ms. Chris Petty/ Denver, Colorado • Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Tucker/ Fort Wayne, Indiana • Dr. Audrey Ushenko/Chicago, Illinois • Mr. Jeff Rinard / Austin, Texas • Mr. Roberson Troyer/ Sarasota, Florida • Mr. and Mrs. James Kunberger/ Jacksonville, Florida • Ms. Kay Stouder/ Fort Wayne, IN • Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson/ Fort Wayne, IN • Mr. and Mrs. Gary Knight/ Angola, IN • Ms. Rebecca Stones/ Austin, Texas • Mr. And Mrs. Ronald Meekin/ North Carolina • Fort Wayne Metals Research/ Fort Wayne, Indiana • Ms. Diana Murphy/ Cape Canaveral, Florida PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS • Member of Fort Wayne Museum of Fine Art/ Fort Wayne, Indiana • Member of Artlink Gallery/ Fort Wayne, Indiana • Article in Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, April 17, 2006 • Article in The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana/ August 19, 2005 • Judge for the Fort Wayne Artist Guild (Aldersgate) Show, 2004 thru 2009 • Joseph Albers Color Theory Workshop, IPFW, Fort Wayne, IN 2008 ARTIST STATEMENT The idea of art is a primal way for me to express my emotional existence. I hope that my viewers can experience emotions when they view my work. The metaphysical realm offers the preliminary idea through which my brainstorming process begins. A simple idea can start my creative thinking but even before that something in my brain triggers a memory or a concept. My ideas come from many things and one thought can give birth to many sub-thoughts. These ideas form into mental images which can and will be a start for a painting or a drawing. Some believe that for art to be legitimate it requires honesty. My truth is portrayed as an idea of an image. As I begin the mental process many of the elements of art are considered and put into motion. I ask the viewer to rejoice with me in my story with all its complexities of life. TEACHING PHILOSOPHY I believe in the power of an enthusiastic teacher. One learns in order to teach and then teaches to learn. My method of teaching begins with building the creative confidence level of my students first and foremost. My ultimate goal is to create a learning environment that is interesting and stimulating. If the process is successful, each student will be able to explore their own distinctive creativeness. They will become comfortable with the process of creative thinking thus using this thinking in all endeavors in life. When the confidence level returns then I assist them in acquiring the artistic skills that are necessary to become an image maker. I believe in the emphasis on art as an essential element for learning. I think that an education in the arts stimulates and develops self-esteem and encourages openness towards the criticism and opinions of others. A student that is aware of the full range of possibilities in art and has fun exploring it, will learn and grow in intellectually powerful ways. I strive to teach students to be engaged in the exploration of drawing what they observe, introducing them to solutions and options in the fundamental skills of drawing and painting. I hope to empower my students with the discipline necessary for a clear understanding in the practice of the arts. Through specific assignments and projects I hope to sharpen creative skills and encourage practice and patience. It is important to me that my students approach the activities of my courses with a focused and open mind. Each assignment is geared for the next assignment so improvement is a certainty. I foster critical thinking and encourage my students to use their own personal story and experience to draw from and develop a theme in their work. The artwork that I make is about my own life experience and personal story. I encourage and urge my students to consider new ways of making art and to explore the many possibilities of expressing themselves. I guide them to take what they think they know about a subject, person or theme, turn it around, manipulate, change perspective and embrace the end product that comes out of it. I compliment my teaching with examples of my most recent work and research. I expose students to art museums and other relevant collections in the surrounding community. I strive to encourage students to produce complex works of art and to give them exposure to the practical and technical problems that artists are faced with. Teaching and learning art should be fun and I strive to provide a relaxed but challenging atmosphere that is conducive for creative learning. I urge students to step out of their safe boundaries and experiment with the possibilities that art can offer. I in return, am fulfilled and excited with the opportunity of teaching my passion and livelihood. Teaching fundamental drawing and painting gives me great personal satisfaction. The rewards of teaching are vast and the experience and genuine interaction that I have with my students is priceless.
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States