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  • Kate Garchinsky

    Illustrator, Art Director

    Denver, CO

Independent visual arts professional with 11 years hands-on experience. Specialties include imagery for children, music and extreme sports. Possess both digital and traditional illustration and design skills. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. Member SCBWI.

Work Samples

  • Graphic Design

  • Childrens Illustration

  • General Illustration

Work History

EXPERIENCE 2005–Present Kate Garchinsky Creative Denver, CO Sole proprietorship offering creative services on a freelance basis. Capabilities include: art direction, graphic design, copywriting and editing, production and product development. Active clients include: American Laundromat Records, Childcraft Education Corp., Intrawest, Penguin Brands, RealTravel.com, SCBWI, Winter Park Resort. 2003–2005 FDG Design Group, LLC Gladwyne, PA Responsible for the management and production of all marketing and sales collateral. Assisted in the company's redirection from home and garden product manufacturing to property licensing. Secured and maintained new licensing relationships with specialty manufacturers such as CounterArt, Demdaco and Keller Charles. Managed product development and brand identities for three sub-brands. Outsourced and directed freelance artists. 1999–2003 FAO, Inc. 2520 Renaissance Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406 Senior Designer Provided graphic design and illustration for the product development and marketing departments of FAO Schwarz, Zany Brainy, and The Right Start brands. Responsible for ideation, design and production of toys and packaging for proprietary sub-brands. 1997–1999 GA Communications 490 Lapp Rd, Malvern, PA 19355 Graphic Designer and Illustrator Executed graphic design, illustration, photo direction and catalog production for retail and manufacturing clients, including: Acme Markets, GA Publishing, Penny-Wise, Philadelphia Eagles, Safeway Stores and Zany Brainy. EXHIBITIONS - 2008 Memory Portraits Vietnam Exhibition, Brasil’s Club, Philadelphia, PA - 2008 Grand Gala Annual Exhibit and Auction, The Grand Foundation, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, CO - 2007 Memory Portraits Exhibition, (no name) Art Group Studio, Philadelphia, PA - 2003 Peace Exhibition, (no name) Art Group, Race Street Café, Philadelphia, PA - 2003 Bookmark Exhibitions, (no name) Art Group, B Square Gallery, Philadelphia - 2003 Bookmark Exhibitions, (no name) Art Group, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA EDUCATION University of the Arts , Philadelphia, PA - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, 1997 - Recipient of Award for Excellence in Illustration, 1997 - Talent Scholarship recipient, 1994-1997 RELATED SKILLS Graphic Design - Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress and Microsoft Office Suite - Working knowledge of HTML and Dreamweaver Illustration - Professional drawing and rendering skills, specializing in: watercolor, pen and ink. Fine Art - Traditional landscape and wildlife painting in watercolor and oils. Fine Art Instruction - Drawing teacher, Streamside Art Gallery, Granby, CO, 2008 MEMBERSHIPS - Art Director's Club of Denver - (no name) Art Group - SCBWI: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators REFERENCES http://linkedIn.com/in/kategarchinsky


The University of the Arts Multimedia Department University of the Arts





SCBWI - Received a certificate of merit for the 2009 Barbara Karlin Grant competition. University of the Arts - Recipient of Award for Excellence in Illustration, 1997