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Hello my name is Taylor Sterling. I am a recent Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate from New Jersey City University. I am currently freelancing as an Illustrator and looking for new opportunities. I have extensive experience in photoshop, illustrator, in design, acrobat, lightwave, sketchup, and microsoft office programs. Ultimately I am looking for career opportunities as an Illustrator or Graphic Designer.
Taylor Sterling Art
Taylor James Sterling
68 Clinton Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
To obtain a position within a professional environment that will allow me to utilize my experience and education while providing professional growth
New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ Bachelor of Fine Arts Illustration 2010
Submission of several different storyboard artworks to major comic book companies (DC, Marvel, Aspen, Dark Horse), which generated a great response.
Created large-scale paintings centered on still life, portrait, abstract, and commercial mediums.
Fine-tuned techniques in life drawing, perspective, anatomy, painting, illustrating, rendering and industrial design.
Created personal website by using Dreamweaver and Flash Programs. Website used to showcase most of my art.
Created independent comic book company Red Arcis Inc. by copyrighting artwork related to company comic series, obtained trademark on all company logos and names, and soliciting information on printing, advertising, marketing, and distributing of the companies own comics.
Gibbs College, Montclair, NJ Associates of Arts Visual Communications 2003
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
Proficient in Mac Apple and PC based Computers
4-9 years experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign
3-5 years experience with Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, QuarkxPress
1-6 years experience with Sketchup, Lightwave, Bryce, Wacom Cintiq and Intuos Tablets
Over 10 years experience with Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Training in the study of Anatomy of human form, Traditional training in 2d and 3d animation
Marvel Entertainment Inc. New York, NY Feb-Dec 2010
Bullpen Production Assistant Intern
Responsible for sizing and polishing sequential comic book pages for print and digital mediums
Assist in the preparation and restoration of sequential comic pages before print
Research of existing comics in production to further my knowledge of daily tasks
Creating PDF’s of Marvel’s Comics from Adobe InDesign files
Correcting color files as well as creating double page spreads in Adobe Photoshop
Used detailed knowledge of Adobe Photoshop to perform all tasks efficiently
Publishing Services Intern
Responsible filing and shipment of Comp’s and freelancer copies of comics
Organizing and Storing of comic books within Publishing area
Locate requested comics for various departments in the company
Assist in the preparation and distribution of comic bundles for editorial and others
The Comic Book Market Bloomfield, NJ 2009-Present Store Clerk and Cashier
Responsible for opening and closing cash register and generate an exact financial record
Picking up and receiving of Diamond Comics shipments every week.
Analysis of inventoried comics received and shipped.
Structuring eBay auctions for limited edition comics, trades, hardcovers.
Full Time Student and Freelance Illustrator/Graphic Designer Bloomfield, NJ 2008-Present
Created Flyers for local businesses
Created Logos and page layouts for New Jersey City University’s 80th birthday Celebration
Created album cover artwork for local and out of state musicians
Created Cover Illustration for Multiple New Jersey City University Publications
Created and Designed new tennis shoe line for Atlanta based company
Created cover illustration for Independent comic book Hunter Quaid
Omni Fitness/Amco Distribution Moonachie, NJ 2003 – 2009 East Coast Service and Dispatch Manager
Handle logistical scheduling for driver to reach clients on a timely manner
Assist customers with questions/inquiries regarding existing accounts and servicing of parts
File management and client follow up
AMC Clifton Commons Clifton, NJ 2002 – 2003
Processed hiring of new employees through careful selection
Managed employees’ schedule to provide an accurate distribution of employees
Responsible for closing cash register and generate an exact financial record
Tina S. Chung, D.M.D Clifton, NJ 2001 – 2002 Administrative file clerk
Maintained confidentiality by carefully filing patient’s records
Completed procedure follow-up, and consultation scheduling for patients
Prepared and organized all office paperwork
REFERENCES & PORTFOLIO Available Upon Request
Link to my online portfolio- http://dar-til.deviantart.com/
New Jersey City University
Black Belt in Karate.