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Katherine Smith | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 14, 2015

Katherine Smith

Illustration, graphic design, scientific
   United States
  |   Los Gatos, CA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

Years of experience with graphic design and illustration, especially in the scientific community, including the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, I bring high scientific accuracy, clarity, and efficiency to my work. With a whimsical side, too, I have published four fantasy-adventure novels--self written, illustrated, edited, and designed. See my website for samples of my work. http://www.elucidationimages.com/kasab/kasab_home.html

I began my studies with an undergraduate degree in Zoology, followed by graduate certification from UC Santa Cruz in...

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Portfolio

Created a poster to educate lake-goers on how to avoid disturbing the colonies of...
Created for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, scientifically accurate representation of...
For the cover of a CD booklet, created while working closely with client to reflect the...
Using actual specimens, made a pen and ink drawing then added to in Illustrator of the...
For the trail guide of a nature preserve, created after a sketch in Illustrator,...
Created for my CafePress site, using Illustrator and Photoshop, this little kitty needs...
Created for a trail guide of a nature preserve, two dragonflies using a combination of...
Created to illustrate the mythology that the drool of Cerberus spawns the monkshood plant.
Photoshop and Illustrator after a pencil sketch to create this mystical illustration.
Painted in acrylic on the walls of a nursery, along with other sea creatures. Future...
Initially created for a magazine article, this piece was later seen by an author and it...
An information graphic designed to help explain the conflict between landmines and...
A part of the Pt. Cabrillo Preserve, the Lighthouse Inn needed a logo, for which I was...

Skills (8)

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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended Test (Mac Version)
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Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Indesign CS4 Test (Mac Version)
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Illustration
Graphic Design
Fiction Writing
scientific illustration
English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

Available especially for graphic design and illustration services, specializing in science and education related projects.

>> Graphic Design
--everything from flyers to posters to books hundreds of pages long
--provide dimensions, text files, and images (or assign me images to create)
--I'll do the rest, returning to you a packaged, preflighted, print-ready pdf

>>Illustration
--traditional mediums (pencil, ink, acrylic, etc)
--digital mediums (Photoshop, Illustrator)
--any style from cartoon to realism
--spot illustrations, editorial illustrations, charts, graphs, infographics
--emphasis on scientific accuracy
--also fantasy illustrations with realism based on biologic principles

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Employment

FIV Fact Finders, Big Ideas Publishing
Web and Graphic Designer
2013 - Present
As part-time initially, now freelance. Completing numerous projects related to website design and construction using WordPress for non-profit organization educating the public about FIV in cats....
Interac
Assistant Language Teacher/Native-speaker
2010 - 2013
Taught English as a second language in Japan, in Morioka and Yokosuka. Created flash cards and worksheets by the dozen, using InDesign, Photoshop, and traditional mediums. Also many hours of...
Krames-Staywell
Computer Graphic Artist
2007 - 2009
Full-time. Laid off due to recession, with many other employees. Handled production of patient education materials, including modifying and adjusting images in Photoshop, clean-up and quality...
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Illustrator, Graphic Designer
2006 - 2007
Full-time, temporary. Completed several projects including fully illustrated trail guides and dozens of textbook figures and illustrations relating to bird biology.
Mendocino Coalition for Ocean Safety
Designer, Illustrator
2003 - 2007
Freelance. For several years I worked on projects passed to me for public education about ocean safety. The largest project was a coloring book for children about ocean safety.
University of California at Davis
Education and Outreach
2006 - 2006
Temporary, part-time. Created resources for public education about Western and Clark's Grebes on Clear Lake, California. Resources included signs, brochures, and a powerpoint presentation....

Education

Cornell University
Certificate, Japanese
2009 - 2010
University of California at Santa Cruz
Graduate Certificate, Scientific Illustration
2005 - 2006
Humboldt State University
Bachelor of Science, Zoology
1998 - 2003
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science
biology
illustration
art
nature
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