Curriculum Vitae

 
 

SUMMARY:
Artist, photographer, illustrator, blogger, and culinary enthusiast
Formal education in Digital Photography, Fine Art, Traditional Illustration, Traditional Painting, & Fashion Design/Illustration
Self-taught in Mandala Meditation Illustration, Watercolour, Acrylic, Photography


SKILLS:
Digital Fine Art Photography, Product Photography, Food Photography/Styling, Traditional Illustration, Watercolor Painting, Acrylic Painting, Colored Pencil Drawings, Mixed Media Artwork, Jewelry & Accessories Design, Mandala Art Meditation, Social Media & Blogging, Mac/Windows platforms for Photoshop Editing, Vendor Events & Pop-Up Shops, Event/Show Talent Curator


EDUCATION:
Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
Digital Photography, Fine Art and Fashion Design, 2007-2010
3.475 GPA, President's Honor List


PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Imaginarium Creative Studios // 2009 to Present,  Artist & Owner/Manager
Professional artist offering a wide array of artistic services. Specialties include Digital Fine Art Photography, Mandala Painting and Illustration, Food Photography, Jewelry Design. Multiple gallery showings, published in print, published online. Experienced in vendor table sales as well as private commission work, Ebay and Etsy selling platforms. Maintains Blog, Twitter, Facebook Pages, Instagram.  Event/Talent Curator for Pop-Up Shops & Art Shows.

Previous Employment in Corporate Environment as Commercial Product Photography Assistant
Assist in production of photos from set up/staging, shooting, processing and finished image. Compose and shoot white background product imagery and enviro/lifestyle images. Editing images including: Masking, clipping, cropping, dodge/burn, cloning, layering, textures etc. File management, resizing, and renaming images according to catalogued vendor standards. Upload images to company website and vendor websites. Shoot images, design layout/concept,and print product presentation board for sales team and buyers. Responsible for maintaining inventory and storage of photo props as well as creating new backdrops/props as needed. Assist other areas of art department as needed for packaging and print, etc. Equip/Programs: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop CS5, WACOM Intuos Pen/Tablet, Canon 5D Mk III, studio lighting. Faux painting, backdrop design and other decorative painting elements for prop usage.
 


GALLERY EXHIBITS,PUBLICATIONS, ONLINE FEATURES:

2017
Mixed Media Art Piece featured in ArtHustle's "Warrior Woman" show at The Hive Gallery in Chester, NJ
Watercolor & Acrylic Paintings, Mandala Illustrations,Mixed Media pieces & Jewelry together with works from DEVILSBRUSH ART featured at JERKS Productions FusedUnderground August @ Tattooed Mom in Philadelphia, PA
Traditional Mixed Media Illustration "Galactawhale" featured in ArtHustle's "Beware the Beasts Below" show, at Atlantic Highlands Arts Council in Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Watercolor & Acrylic Paintings, Mandala Illustrations ,Mixed Media pieces & a Live Painting component featured in JERKS Productions Fused Underground June Show at Tattooed Mom in Philadelphia, PA
Traditional Hand Drawn Mandala Illustrations featured in ArtHustle's "Keepin' Asbury Park Weird" show at Bond Street Complex in Asbury Park,NJ

2016
Product Photography & Jewelry Design featured on "Craft-Curate" Social Media accounts
2015
Product Photography used in Advertisement published in Antique Toy World Magazine
2014
Food Photography published online and print advertisements for "Cakes by Tanya Dawn"
Product Photography used in Advertisement published in Antique Toy World Magazine
Mandalas, Food Photography and Recipe published in INDEFINITELY LIFE Magazine

2013
Conceptual Fine Art Photography chosen as Daily Feature Photo for VOGUE Italia's Photo Vogue online art photography features: vogue.it/en/photovogue
Fine Art Photography published in BELOW MAGAZINE's online "art zine"
Winter Artists Display - Fine Art Photography featured at Mara's Cafe in Denville, NJ
Autumn Artists Display Fine Art Photography featured at Mara's Cafe in Denville, NJ

Product Photography used in Advertisement published in Antique Toy World Magazine
Food Photography and Portraiture used in print publication, website imagery, etc by EssieSpice
2012
Product Photography used in Advertisement published in Antique Toy World Magazine
Food Photography and Portraiture used in print publication, website imagery, etc by EssieSpice
Product Photography and Fine Art Photography published in Golden Age Magazine, Issue 3
Food Photography won Voter's Choice award in Blog Competition held by "Christina Deare and the Photography Of"

2011
Concert Photography published in Brochure for Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown NJ
Concert Photography used on Social Media for Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, NJ

2010
Pet Portrait Photography used on Petfinder.com and Social Media to promote Adoptable Dogs
for Eleventh Hour Rescue in Rockaway/Randloph/Mount Olive, NJ
Product Photography used in several Knitting Pattern sample photos published on Ravelry.com

2009
Product Photography used in several Knitting Pattern sample photos published on Ravelry.com

VENDOR EVENTS AND POP-UP SHOPS:
2017
Vendor at "The 2017 Jersey City LGBTQ Pride Festival" coordinated by Gayborhood Jersey City & Humanity Pride Productions in Jersey City, NJ
Vendor & Exhibiting Artist alongside Arianne Petersen Artist and Evermore Photography/Evermore Treasures in the "Creative Women Tent" at the "Canal Day Music and Craft Festival" in Wharton, NJ
Vendor, Exhibiting Artist for "Vendor Pop-Up Shop and Indoor Flea" at Creative Life Labs in Kearny,NJ
Vendor, Exhibiting Artist, and Talent Curator Affiliate at "GRINDFEST 2017 Presented by ArtistVibes Crew" by ArtistVibes in Montclair,NJ
Vendor and Live Artist at "Bring Back the 90s Art Party" by ArtistVibes in Jersey City, NJ
Vendor, Event Organizer and Talent Curator at "Creative Caravan Pop-Up Shop" in Rockaway, NJ
Vendor, Event Organizer and Talent Curator at "Bitchin Bazaar Pop-Up Shop" in Roselle, NJ
Vendor at April 2017 Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market in Trenton, NJ

2016
Vendor & Exhibiting Artist at "An Evening of Art and Wine" presented by White Meadow Lake Country Club Events in Rockaway,NJ
Vendor, Live Painting Artist and Activities Coordinator for RSR location at "Celebrate Rockaway Borough 2016" Fall Festival, Vendor Pop-Up Booth with Live Interactive Sand Mandala Display at Rest Stop Rejuvenate in Rockaway, NJ

2015
Vendor and Live Painting Artist at "Celebrate Rockaway Borough 2015" Fall Festival, Vendor Pop-Up Booth at Rest Stop Rejuvenate in Rockaway, NJ
2014
Vendor and Live Painting artist at "First Fridays: Artists on Main in August" by Artists on Main in Boonton, NJ