As a child I can remember holding a pinecone in the center of my two hands which were pinky finger to pinky finger, resembling an open book. I had picked it up because it was the perfect pinecone. All of its limbs were in place with no evidence of falling or weathering. It was not too big, it was not too small. The edges were not sharp but were defined which engaged my senses and somehow soothed them. Alone in my hand, the pinecone was so special. Let’s make the little things count. -McKynzi

Work Samples

  • Bouncimal for Kids

  • Re-used Wine Sling

  • Packaging

Work History

  • Illustrator, Designer, Sales

    • Quality Lapel Pins
    • Sep 2012 - Present (2 years)

    Assisting customers in creating custom products (Grill Badges, Lanyards, T-Shirts, Pins, etc.). Illustration, Graphic Design, Sales.

  • Self Employed

    • Freelance Design and Artwork
    • Jan 1997 - Present (17 years 8 months)

    Paintings & Customized Paintings, Product Design, Illustrations, Graphic Design & Clay Figures

  • Deans Assistant

    • Art Institute of Colorado
    • Feb 2011 - Mar 2012 (1 year 1 month)

    Responsibilities: Helped to organize graduation ceremony with Excel, Word,
    Illustrator & InDesign
    Graphic design as was needed

  • Set Designer

    • LaFond FX
    • Aug 2010 - Oct 2010 (2 months)

    Helped to design and build a haunted set.
    Later was asked to do makeup for actors who performed in the haunted house.

Education

  • Art Institute of Colorado

    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Industrial and Product Design
    • 2008 - 2012

Specialties

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