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I love illustration, fine art, and fabrication. I have a wide variety of skills and experiences. I have illustrated posters, CD's, books, apps, storyboards, games and more.
I am located in Portland, Oregon, where I plan to grow and prosper in my freelance business. I spend much of time making things, hanging out with my dog, and exploring my environment. I am confident in my abilities to meet any clients needs, in a timely professional manner, so please feel free to contact me, Thanks!
E R I N K O E H L E R
307 NE 136th Ave, Portland OR, 97230
2D Media 3D Media
Illustration, drawing, painting, graphic design, print making
Jewelry, metalsmithing, ceramics, mold making, wood carving, and
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Paintshop Pro, Coral,
Dreamweaver, and Microsoft Office Suite
Imaginism Studio's In-House Workshop
Toronto, Canada, September 2013 - October 2013
Grand Valley State University (NASAD) Allendale, MI
Bachelor of Fine Art, Illustration 2001 - 2006 GPA: 3.78
Kingston University London, England
Summer Study Abroad, Arts and British Culture 2003
Ox-Bow Summer School of Art (Affiliated with the Art Institute of
Chicago) Sagutuck, MI
Children's Book Illustration 2005
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI
Attended two KAFI (Kalamazoo Animation Festival International) summer
classes. Character Development and Introduction to Stop-Motion
DoJo Agency, Portland, OR
Pre-production and Concept Artist August 2013 (currently)
Creating storyboards, concept art, and other art assets to be used in a variety of animated commercials.
Attended Imaginsim Studios In-House Workshop, Toronto, Canada.
Spent a month of intensive learning and art-making at Imaginism Studio, which specializes in movie pre-production
and children's books. Learned about structure, digital painting, lighting, and acrylic painting.
Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, Portland, OR
Artist and Designer 2012
Producing limited edition fine art prints that commemorates 3 steam engine trains located in
Portland, OR. I first in the series, the Daylight, is a famous 1940's art deco streamline train.
4 Gen Games, Cambridge, MA
Illustrator & Designer July 2012
Creating concept designs, final artwork, assets, and logo for a board game called Castles of
Caragaba. This game includes a collection of 75 tiles, broken up into 3 differently themed
castles. Designing the tiles is a unique challenge because the artwork featured has to be
created for multiple orientations. In later stages, I will be collaborating with the package
designer and web designer.
Kids Play Books LLC. Austin, TX
Art Director & Illustrator for “Chug the Bug” an interactive storybook app
August 2011 - June 2012
Conceptualized the world of Chug the Bug. Produced several designs for 6 characters,
storyboard,13 colored interior spreads, cover art, animation filler art, and several design
elements for layout,website and promotional materials. Directed and collaborated with
layout designer, website/video designer, and an animation company (MoBad Media), to
produce a children’s adventure book for print and digital media (iPad, iPhone, and Kindle
Bernard Games - Portland, OR
August 2011 - 2012
Illustrator for “Blurble” a card game
Generating numerous concepts quickly to create a cohesive collection of 500 cards
featuring a wide variety of animals, people, and objects. Also, creating logos, Tee-shirt
designs, poster, and puzzle. Blurble also launched a successful kickstarter and was 126%
funded in May 2012.
Interact Books - Austin, TX
August - December 2011
Illustrator for “Bogwert” an interactive children’s book series. I worked with the author and
project director to refine concept designs for 8 characters, and a promotional poster.
Bogwert, an adventure story that explores an alternate universe, is an interactive
children’s chapter book series for iPad, iPhone, and the Kindle Fire.
Rainmaker Entertainment, Vancouver, BC
Concept Artist 2010
Worked for the Early visual Dev elopement Department. Made two digital
colored renderings for a new movie project
Andrew Lynch, San Francisco, CA
Creating 15 Bl/Wht illustrations, plus cover for a children's chapter book called "The Adventures of Darwin and Dr. Watson"
Leon Spreyer, Lake Oswego, OR
Creating 30 interior Bl/Wht illustrations, plus cover for a Pre-teen chapter
book called "Number Bugs: A Battle for Numeria"
Towering Days, Ellington, CT
Illustrator and Graphic Designer 2009
Created album cover art, album layout, poster, text logo, and
illustrated brand logo, and other merchandise materials.
Cricket Club Battle Creek, MI
Illustrator and Graphic Designer 2009
Created Logo art, type faces, and merchandise materials for an English
Green Street Advertising & Marketing Battle Creek, MI
Illustrator 2008 - present
Created storyboards for a short commercial, designed character
and backgrounds for commercial, worked in conjunction with an
animator to create animated portions of advertisement using Flash
L&W Creations Lansing, MI
Sculptor 2008 - present
Created sculptural tops for walking sticks. Collaborated with
vendor to determine customer preferences.
Koehler Kreations Battle Creek, MI
Partner 2002 - present
Created product materials and tested durability in outdoor settings
Designed and created original outdoor sculptures and created
Designed and maintained company web site
(www.treespiritsart.com) and company catalog
Sold products at vendor-based art shows and festivals
Marketed products to wholesale retailers, and created current and
potential costumer databases
Invited to speak to an arts league about reproduction art and mold
Forefront Marshall MI
Faux Finish Artistan 2007
Created luxurious faux finishes for interior living spaces using a
variety of traditional painting techniques
Battle Creek Public Schools Battle Creek, MI
Artist in Residence 2006
Created a proposal and lesson plans for a class of sixth and eighth
grades where I taught them marionette building
Third Biennial Dimensional Salon, Society of Illustrators, national
juried exhibition, New York, NY 2006
Metal Works, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI 2006
Recounts, featured artist, Studio 617, Kalamazoo, MI 2004
Michigan Artist Competition, juried exhibition, Battle Creek Art
Center, Battle Creek, MI 2004
Womens Exhibit, juried show, Womens Center, Grand Rapids, MI 2002
West Michigan Area Show, juried exhibition, Kalamazoo Institute of
Art, Kalamazoo, MI, 2001
Grand Valley State Universtiy
January 2012 - re-elected January 2013
Winner of Hinge Digital’s inaugural “Bring Your World To Life” character design contest,
which was sponsored by Wacom Technology Corp., Luxology and Animation Magazine.
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