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Cottage Studios | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 26, 2013

Cottage Studios

Award-winning illustration, fine art and graphics
   United States
  |  7:14 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

I have illustrated many children's books, greeting cards and all venues of mass-market and narrative art. I work in many styles, techniques and media depending on the project.

I have won many awards for my work in my venues.

I prefer contact via e-mail. I have DropBox and Skype but I like to have information in writing if possible. I do not do Videos or YouTube at this time. I am currently learning Flash and other animation options but I am not proficient in this area now.

I have many books published by various authors and publishers...

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Jul 26, 2012|Illustration|$2,500|Pending Cancellation
Jun 7, 2012|Graphic Design|$142|Completed

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Skills (5)

Tested
Illustration for books
Fine art painting
children's book art and design
Vintage genre people and scenes
Adobe Photoshop

Service Description

Illustration, narrative artwork, graphics, book design, editorial art, greeting cards. All media used with computer enhancement from hand's on paintings, drawings and personal creativity.


Gold Medal winning (Society of Illustrators, NYC) illustrator and designer with the ability to interpret and develop effective concepts, designs and all artwork phases through to final output for publication including writing and editing. Background encompasses a variety of publishers and demonstrated skills using all art media. Specializing in children's art, figures, animals, and landscapes. Historical accuracy and authentic settings emphasized. Realistic, graphic or whimsical styles incorporated depending on the project needs. Functioned on staff or as a consultant in the following capacities: Art Director, Creative Coordinator, Graphic Designer, Costume Designer (personal label and theatre), Educator, Lecturer, Photographer and Traditional Artist.

Character development for children's books and licensed products.
Repeat pattern design and color ways for wallcoverings, fabrics and gift wraps
Children's book design and illustration
Editorial illustration for magazines
Greeting card artwork and design
Rubber stamp designs and coloring book art
Full color artwork; many techniques and styles
Black and white drawings
Costume design and Fashion Illustration
Work is created hand's-on using all types of art media with some computer enhancement using...

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Employment

Too numerous to define
illustrator, artist, art director
1968 - Present
All facets and phases of design and illustration. From beginning to end of every project in various capacities. Please see my resume.

Education

Cleveland Institute of Art
Associate
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Keywords

Vintage and historical art
children's book design/illustration
traditional art
animals
character development
children
Victorian scenes
portraits
landscapes
fantasy
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Crickett
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