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Illustrator, Art Director
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.
Kate Garchinsky Creative
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.
FDG Design Group, LLC
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.
2520 Renaissance Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
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.
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.
- 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
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
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress and Microsoft Office Suite
- Working knowledge of HTML and Dreamweaver
- Professional drawing and rendering skills, specializing in: watercolor, pen and ink.
- Traditional landscape and wildlife painting in watercolor and oils.
Fine Art Instruction
- Drawing teacher, Streamside Art Gallery, Granby, CO, 2008
- Art Director's Club of Denver
- (no name) Art Group
- SCBWI: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
The University of the Arts Multimedia Department
University of the Arts