Illustrator Sample Resume


Craig Nelson
1234 Post Oak Drive
Normal, AL 64000
Home: 404-555-5555
Cell: 404-555-5556
Email: Craig Nelson@frontfocus.com
  Objective: Seeking to find an Illustrator artist position in an artistic environment where I am allowed to apply my illustration, design, and computer software skills to projects that require visual problem solving, and complex design decisions.   Qualification Summary: More than five years of increasingly responsible experience in magazine illustration. Extremely marketable drawing, painting and designing skills. Ability to use creativity and the technical skills of painting and drawing to communicate ideas, sensations, facts, feelings and emotions. Capable of working to commercial briefs to inform, persuade or entertain a client's intended audience, adjusting the mood and style of images accordingly. Wide knowledge in computer illustration programs: Digital Background Painting, Photoshop, Character Design, Visual Development, Story Boarding, Story Development, Screenwriting, Story Pitching and Traditional Hand Drawn Art.   Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
Majoring in Computer Illustration,
Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL
August, 2000   Work Experience: Freelance Magazine Illustrator,
Independent, Normal, AL
June 2004? present

Liaised with clients, editors and authors in order to understand and interpret their business needs, Built appropriate styles and negotiated pricing and deadlines. Analyzed a brief's specification and the text to be illustrated and researching sources, thought creatively and used imagination to produce new ideas, created images and designs by using the traditional hand skills of drawing and painting, alongside other techniques, to meet design briefs. Used computer-aided design (CAD) packages to scan images and change size, colors and other elements, provided roughs for approval, redefined a brief through further consultation with the client to include new ideas or text as appropriate. Activity in approaching potential commissioners to seek new sources of work, working to a brief within a set timescale, often to tight deadlines and creating original pieces for self-promotion.   Illustrator,
Freelance, Normal, AL
May 2000 ? May 2004

Communicated with customers, brainstorming and mocking-up ideas, followed a schedule in order to meet deadlines, worked with printers or others to ensure the quality of the final product. Helped to create illustrations for various catalogs, printed materials and advertisements, as well as designing piece work with customer input. Used current graphic design technology to create and prepare illustration for use by various media. Took directions from the organizations' art directors to determine style, technique and medium best suited to produce desired effects and conform to reproduction requirements. Conceptualized, painted and drawn new images to be used in leaflets, flyers and brochures to support numerous campaigns and raise awareness about welfare related issues.   Work Samples: Please review my portfolio