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Experience

Summary   •   Experience   •   Employment History   •   Education   •   Workshops and Training   •   Activities and Exhibits

 
S u m m a r y

Experience as graphic illustrator in corporate graphics department, caricature artist, freelance illustrator and caricature teacher.


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E x p e r i e n c e

Caricature artist at public, private and corporate events. Consistently one of the top caricaturists in sales at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Display projects for Joanna’s Exotic Roses & Gifts in Bethel Park, PA, including stand-up caricature figure and caricature painting on van window.

Illustration and cartooning for publications.

Fashion illustration pieces for career-training classes.

Mask making.

Pieces in consignment shops and private collections.

Projects for corporate graphics department including murals, displays, caricatures, cartooning, fliers, posters, signs and banners.

Familiar with graphics software for the Macintosh and PC and with Gerber vinyl machine.

Direct customer contact.

Designed playing cards, games and coloring book for corporate training department.

Drew preliminary sketches and assisted with catalog layout for Innovations, The Mother Nuture Project.


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E m p l o y m e n t     H i s t o r y

1983-present
Freelance Artist

1998, 2000
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Children’s caricature teacher

1991-1995
Bell Atlantic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Graphic Illustrator, Graphics Department

1987-1991
Bell Atlantic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Clerk, Financial Department

1984-1987
Liken and Manpower Temporary Agencies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1984
Innovations, The Mother Nuture Project (internship), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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E d u c a t i o n

1984
Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Associate Degree in Specialized Technology: Majored in Fashion Illustration, minored in Visual Communications. Graduated on Dean’s list. Financed education through employment.


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W o r k s h o p s     a n d     T r a i n i n g


QuarkXPress

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Animation Pro

CorelDraw

PowerPoint

Canvas

FrontPage

HTML

PageMaker

3D Studio

Windows 95

Macintosh OS

MacDraw II

Netscape Navigator

Publishing, Printing and PostScript

Special Bell Atlantic classes including
Bell Atlantic Way, Diversity Management
and Quality Management

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A c t i v i t i e s     a n d     E x h i b i t s

1998-present
Member, Greater Pittsburgh Visitors & Convention Bureau

1999-present
Member, Mt. Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce

1996-present
Member, National Caricaturist Network

1987-present
Member, Pittsburgh Society of Artists

2000
Designed cartoons for Keystone Oaks High School Class of 1974 reunion.

Displayed acrylic paintings in Pittsburgh Progressive Artists Exhibit.

1999
Volunteer caricature artist for Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital.

Collage received honorable mention in McKesson Automated Health Care-sponsored show at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Caricature/collage portrait displayed in the “Historical Figures and Modern Icons of the Millenium” exhibit at The Hunger Artist Gallery in Albuquerque, NM.

Displayed caricature/collages in Pittsburgh Progressive Artists Exhibit.

1998-2000
Watercolor courses, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

1998
Photography published in Globus tour book and in Pennsylvania Magazine’s covered bridge issue.

Entered prize-winning photographs in the Presque Isle Partnership photo contest.

1987
Honorable Mention, North Hills Arts Festival

1985
Second Place, Easter Seal Society of Allegheny County Poster Contest

1984
Two posters judged semi-finalists in Symphony Fashion Gala poster contest. Posters displayed in Horne’s Department Store window.

In charge of the ten-year class reunion Art Committee for the Keystone Oaks High School Class of 1974. Designed cover and cartoons for booklet.

1983
Works selected for Annual Student Show at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Work displayed at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh


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