Pet Portraits by Bethany
Oct 2011 - Present (12 years 2 months)
So, you want to show off your beloved pet, but you also want a piece of contemporary, stylish, art décor to distinguish your walls? Look no further! As a professional illustrator and graphic designer, I bring the character of your pet to life in a way that compliments your home and will be a conversation piece for years to come!
Your custom pet portrait will be painted in acrylic on a gallery style wrapped canvas. I paint around the edges so your piece can hang as is. You choose the color and the amount of texture or flatness of the background. I want your piece to fit right in with your style! Any type of pet is game, be it dog, cat, horse, ferret, rabbit, etc. Don’t forget pet portraits make the perfect gift for your friend or family member pet lover.
Graphic Designer and Marketing Assistant
Oct 2009 - May 2012 (2 years 7 months)
-Responsible for coordination and creation of over 50 yearly print and web ads, from copywriting to production.
-Designs and produces quarterly product brochures demonstrating company’s custom frame product line.
-Increased manual order accuracy by designing new streamlined forms for ordering custom frame products.
-Reduced number of calls about installation by increasing ease of instructions with technical illustrations.
-Managed multiple photo shoots, including the re-shooting of all company products in a new way that increased sales by giving customers confidence as they could better see product detailing and textures.
-Unified look of company and better represented its brand by redesigning logo, developing new tagline, and creating a graphic standards guide.
-Maintains company communications with resellers by designing and writing copy for monthly sales letters.
Junior Designer/ Illustrator
May 2008 - Dec 2008 (7 months)
-Filled multiple design, illustration, and production roles as full-time junior designer at one of the Carolina’s leading advertising agencies.
-Participated in all steps of rebranding process of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, from the first logo concept sketches to stationary systems, web information architecture, and graphic standards development.
-Illustrated storyboards to viral videos for World Cat boat company, visualizing edgy message into humorous visuals.
The East Carolinian
Jan 2008 - May 2008 (4 months)
-Met tight deadlines, effectively formatting ads from multiple vendors to fit into available advertisement spaces.
-Interpreted client input to create personalized, creative, and communicative newspaper ads with limited time.
2006 - 2007 (1 year)
Data entry, desktop publishing, office organization.