I am a mixed media artist with a passion for creating unique and diverse artworks. I currently teach sculpture to the blind and visually impaired. In my studio, I develop ideas for collage, assemblage, 3-dimensional art, and printed media. My newest project is a series of ceramic marionettes and articulated figures. I am a passionate, creative thinker, and have a variety of artistic and design techniques in my toolbox of tricks. Please contact me with interest about my design work or skills.
Digital Portfolio: http://www.coroflot.com/cskonopinski
Allen's Lane Art Center
Non-Profit Organization Management Industry
September 2009 to Present - Philadelphia, PA
• Faculty - Class instructor for the Vision Thru Art: Sculpture Class for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
• Studio Manager - Manage the ceramic studio at the Allens Lane Art Center.
• Theatre Box Office - Manage the box office at the Allens Lane Theatre.
Carol Konopinski Design
Freelance graphics and textile design.
Principle Designer - January 2000 to Present - Glenside, PA
• Sustainability Brochure – Project to create a brochure promoting the sustainability of wool and the sustainable message for Hibernia Woolen Mills. The scope of the project included concepts, wool research, copy writing, image research, image editing, type selection, and design layouts. The result was a three panel brochure for use by the company to promote the sustainability of their fiber of choice, products, and the environmental commitment of the company.
• River Watch Brochure – Project to update the existing brochure for the River Watch Community in North Carolina. The scope of the project included concept layouts, image research, image editing, type selection, and final layouts packaged for printing. The result was a four panel brochure for use by the community to promote the facilities, properties, and local amenities of Windmill Pointe.
• Bio-Medical Textiles – Project to create textiles for use in the medical industry. The scope of this project included textile materials R&D, yarn twisting, and textile design for experimental structures.
Manufacturer of wool carpet and flooring for residential and commercial applications.
Designer: Marketing & Product Development – August 2007 to August 2008 – Cartersville, GA
• JMish Corporate Identity – Marketing project to update JMish brand identity, including the concept, and design of new corporate image, POP materials, product literature, environmental statement and literature, product tags, copywriting, company reference manual, and tradeshow graphics. The results were introduced at Surfaces 2008 tradeshow in Las Vegas, with excellent feedback to the new look, increased traffic within the booth space from the previous year, and a higher recognition of the JMish brand.
• Tussatex™ – Development of yarn system colorline and product qualities for Surfaces 2008 introductions. This project included color and trend research, colorline development, collaboration with dye house for color development, creation of sample textures, color matching of secondary yarn lots, product development, and generation of presentation materials. The results were production of the floor carpeting for the JMish Surfaces 2008 booth, generation of a colorline and new product introductions, and presentation materials used at the Surfaces 2008 show and for salesman training.
• Eco•Scene Booklet – Development of the JMish environmental statement. This project included research on the sustainable aspects of wool, logo development, copywriting, photography, image research, image editing, type selection, design layout, and production of the final booklet. The result was a twenty-four page booklet, which presents the JMish environmental viewpoint and practices.
Shaw Industries – Shaw Contract Group – Workplace
Manufacturer of flooring products for commercial and residential applications.
Textile Designer – March 2006 to August 2007 – Cartersville, GA
• Dressed to Kill 2 – Project collaboration with XLG for NeoCon 2007. This project included collaboration with the XLG designers and the entire group of Shaw Contract Group designers, pattern translation of chosen styles for multiple end-user markets, color development, space-dye yarn development, sample development, and product development for the NeoCon 2007 presentation. The result was a collection of four patterns and a coordinate between all the designers, with the collection winning a NeoCon Silver Award.
• Angela Adams Collection – Project collaboration with Angela Adams for NeoCon 2006. This project included collaboration with Angela Adams and the Shaw Contract Group Tile Division, creating a color palette for the finished products, organization and tracking of product color samples, development of broadloom patterns for the collection, and creation of presentation materials for internal presentations. The result was the introduction of the Angela Adams Collection, consisting of three broadloom patterns and four carpet tile pattern, at NeoCon 2006.
• Inspire 2006 – Marketing project for corporate color and trend conference for Shaw Industries. This project included the concept , development, and in-house production of the graphic materials for use at the Inspire 2006 Conference. The results were the creation of invitations, name badges, tabletop signs, and conference booklets for each conference attendee.
Philadelphia University – Engineering & Design Institute
Collaborative studio devoted to the development of sustainable textile design and architecture.
Research Associate – March 2004 to March 2006 – Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia University – School of Engineering & Textiles
Adjunct Professor – CAD for Fashion Design – January 2004 to June 2005 – Philadelphia, PA
Edison Brothers Stores – JRiggings Division
Graphic Artist/Illustrator – 1995 to 1998 – St. Louis, MO
• Technical Illustrations – Drawings for woven shirts, pants, knits, sweaters, outerwear, and accessories.
• Graphic Design – Creation of crests and logos hangtags, garment embroideries, and garment labels.
• Textile Design – The creation of textile repeats and colorations for woven and knit garments.
Assistant Designer – Spring 1995 – New York, NY
• Technical Illustrations – Technical drawings for childrenswear and young adult outerwear fashions.
• Graphic Design – Use of licensed characters, and creation of appliqué art, embroideries, and product logos.
• Textile Design – The creation of textile repeats and colorations for childrenswear garments.
Philadelphia University – MS in Textile Design – 2003 – Philadelphia, PA
University of Cincinnati – DAAP – BS in Design – 1998 – Cincinnati, OH
• Proficient in Adobe CS3 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
• Experience with NedGraphics (Texcelle and VisionTuft).
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Experience with Quark Express.
• Proficiency on Mac and PC platforms.
• Experience with four color process and spot color.
• Experience with pre-press production.
• Proficient with film and digital photography, scanning, image editing, digital output and large format printing.
• Excellent eye for color analysis and matching.
• Proficient in trend and color research.
• Proficiency in creating textile repeats.
• Excellent hand design skills for sketching, painting, collage, and bookmaking.
• Experience in Screen and Digital Print Methods and Production.
• Experience in Print Technology and Dye/Coloration Processes.