I am currently a photographer for The Freemans' Journal/ Hometown Oneonta Newspaper. I also am a Coordinator at the Oneonta Teen Center where I teach art classes in various mediums including mask making, drawing, giant puppet making and more. I am frequently hired by Orpheus theatre to paint drops for their performances. I recently finished my first book cover for 'The Einstein Sisters Bag the Flying Monkeys" by Irving Wesley Hall. Attended two years at Sage college in Albany , three at The School of Visual Arts in NY under such great artists as Steve Brodner, and Ju Chung

Work Samples

  • Digital Color Work and Paintings

  • Traditional Paintings

Work History

QUALIFICATIONS I received my Associates Degree in illustration at Sage college in Albany, and received my Bachelors in Illustration The School of Visual Arts in New York City. In addition, I studied photography and graphic design. I also have experience in set painting, large scale puppet and costume building as well as mask and prop making. EDUCATION 2003-2006 Bachelors’ in Illustration, School of Visual Arts 2001-2003 Associates’ in Illustration, Sage College at Albany EMPLOYMENT March 2014: Hired as Scenic Painter/ Set Designer for Oneonta City School District. Jan. 2013: Director of Oneonta Teen Center under the YMCA April 2008: Designed logo for private business TUNING IN...TUNING UP Feb. 2008: Designed cover for "The Einstein Sisters Bag the Flying Monkeys" by Irving Wesley Hall 2006-Present: Scenic Artist for Orpheus Theatre. Sets include: Beauty and the Beast, The Producers, Cabaret, Bye, Bye, Birdie, and the creation of the four Audrey II plant puppets for Little Shop of Horrors. 2010-2011: Scenic Artist/ Prop maker for The Oneonta Stage Players. Worked on Always, Patsie Cline, A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, The Odd Couple (female version) and Frankenstein:1930 in black and white. 2010-Present: lead photographer for Hometown Oneonta/ Freeman's' Journal Newspaper. Sept. 2006- Dec 2012: Director of Youth Activities, The Oneonta Teen Center -Organized, supervised, and planned concerts, events, classes and fundraisers. -Taught creative classes in mask-making, sculpture and toy making. -Designed posters for events and other promotional items including logos and writing press releases. Oct ’04-Apr ‘05/Sept ’05-Apr-’06: Child Care Provider Asst.. Virginia Day Nursery - Assisted 2-4 yr. Old children prepare for meals, nap time, playtime, and activities such as reading and art. - Helped 2-4 yr. Old children develop reading and writing skills through reading books, object recognition, etc. - Assisted School Age children (7-12) with mathematics, English and art projects. June-Aug 2006: Camp Counselor/ Teacher, Camp Emerson - Managed and oversaw bunk activities and organization of 12 boys. - Taught two classes daily in Archery. - Taught Classes in cartooning and mask making. - Helped construct theatre sets, props, and large-scale puppets. REFERENCES Sarah Lynn Serafin - Raphael Sason - 607.432.1234 David Hayes - 607.353.9000

Education

School of Visual Arts 2003-2006 Sage College at Albany 2001-2003

Specialties

Awards

March 2014: Komainu mask earns Best in Show in at the CANO Members art show. Nov. 2013: Alien Costume featured in UGM annual conference during a demo skit as well as the executive address. March 2013: Created 8ft tall talking head of Oz was featured in Milford Central Schools' production of The...
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