Experience

Ashtabula Arts Center / Administrative Assistant and Instructor
MAY 2016 - JUNE 2018, ASHTABULA, OH

  • Provide office support to executives, managers, and other professionals by managing and distributing information

    • Answer telephones, take memos, maintain files

  • Greet visitors, ascertain nature of business and ensure they are directed to the right departments

  • Show students how to use materials and techniques, encourage students to create artwork, evaluate class activity


WONGFACE / Intern
JANUARY 2018 - MAY 2018, CLEVELAND, OH

  • Learn how to market myself as an artist under the direction of illustrator and graphic designer, Jordan Wong

  • Accompany Jordan Wong at meetings with clients, gallery owners, and other artist leaders of Cleveland in order to get in contact with who he believes I should know in order to succeed

  • Take notes and write blog entries based on the meetings I attend

  • Help with studio upkeep

  • Gain knowledge in a number of different computer software programs that focus on illustration and branding through graphic design

 

Education

The Cleveland Institute of Art / Attended
AUGUST 2013 - MAY 2014, CLEVELAND, OH
Attended as a first year student on scholarship. Transferred.

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania / Bachelor of Fine Arts
JANUARY 2015 - MAY 2018, EDINBORO, PA
Major: Fine Arts-Studio Arts
Concentration: Illustration
Minor: Drawing and Painting

 

Exhibitions/Presentations

2019
28th RRCAA Annual Juried Art Show - Won 1st in Adult Drawing Category
APRIL 3RD-MAY 1ST, 2019
Madison Public Library - Madison, OH
Juried by Ralph Bacon and Diane Fleisch Hughes

RAW Cleveland presents IMPACT
JUNE 17TH, 2019
House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Showcase hosted by RAW Natural Born Artists

2018
Women's Work
MARCH 1ST-31ST, 2018
Ashtabula Arts Center - Ashtabula, OH
Women's History Month display juried by Linda Merchant

Art In the Alley - Won 2nd in Show
SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2018
Main Street - Ashtabula, OH
Mixed media event hosted by the Ashtabula Downtown Development Association

2017
Illustration Department Showcase
MARCH 12TH-18TH, 2017
Bates Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Juried by Michelle Vitali

Invited Guest Speaker and Exhibitor
APRIL 4TH, 2017
Kent State University - Ashtabula, OH
Solo college experience presentation for local junior high and high school students

Solo Exhibition
DECEMBER 1ST-31ST, 2017
Ashtabula County District Library - Ashtabula, OH

Skills

Specialties

  • Traditional Drawing Mediums

  • Prismacolor Pencils

  • Direct and Indirect Oil Painting

  • Illustration and Design

  • Ability to conceptualize and transform ideas into reality

  • Strong observational and analytical skills

  • Creative problem solving

Knowledge

  • Typography

  • Color theory

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Videography

 

Summary Statement

Creative and skilled Illustrator with in-depth knowledge of diverse mediums, techniques, and equipment, Highly detail-oriented, organized, and customer-focused. Possesses willingness to improve techniques and processes through continued training and education.