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Karen Lilja Stiles
Designer & Illustrator
Always ready for my next challenge, my lifelong love of the arts has found personal and professional satisfaction for over ten years in the field of graphic design, primarily with packaging design. I'm skilled in a variety of artistic disciplines including hand drawing skills and can take a project from concept to final press check. My passion and my forté is in turning a client's ideas into reality.
P R O F I C I E N C I E S
Computer Skills - Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver (Mac); PowerPoint and other MS Office programs (Mac and PC)
Artistic Skills - familiar with a variety of drawing and painting media including watercolor, colored pencil and calligraphy
W O R K E X P E R I E N C E
Freelance Designer and Illustrator - 4C Graphics
CBI Laboratories, Inc.
Creative Director - 4 years
Graphic Designer - 2 years: manager of custom projects, prepare email blasts and website elements, create marketing collateral materials in addition to duties listed below.
2 years: Designer for manufacturer of custom and private label bath and body products. Prepared customer provided artwork for print as well as contributing original concepts, designs, layouts and illustrations.
Creative Director - Naterra International, Inc.
4 years: Responsible for all design projects and processes from concept to final output for manufacturer of specialty bath and body products sold in mass retail and drug stores. Duties include packaging design, displays, mock ups, ads for national magazines, and directing photo shoots. Also assist marketing in creating new product concepts and provide marketing collateral materials.
Watercolor Portrait and Caricature Artist - Six Flags Over Texas
E D U C A T I O N
University of North Texas, BFA program
Dallas Baptist University, BAAS - Fine Arts 1998
Brookhaven Community College, continuing ed visual communications courses
PDF samples, complete work history and references available upon request
University of North Texas