Please visit my new illustration website at www.jensheckels.com!
I have over 15 years of experience in graphic design and publishing where I've enjoyed promoting communication through balanced design. Whether creating designs for myself, clients, or as part of a dynamic creative team, I'm always working to find a new angle in the hopes of inspiring an out-of-the-box approach to the creative problem at hand. I recently completed my M.F.A in Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design. Merging my love of design and illustration will ultimately aid in the development of more engaging materials for the advertising and publishing markets.
Specialties: Illustration - pastels, paint, pencil, and digital vector drawing.
Layout and design graphics program efficiency: QuarkXPress 10, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, and Adobe InDesign CC, as well as a working knowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver CC, HTML and CSS, and ToonBoom's Storyboard Pro.
Word Processing: Microsoft Word 2011, Microsoft Excel 2011, Microsoft Power Point
• Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Gold Key Award (1998) for Printmaking
• Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Pinnacle Award (1998) for Printmaking
• Vollmer Art Scholarship Recipient (1998-2001)
• Messiah College Scholar Intern Grant recipient (2000-2001)
• Best In Show, Muddy Creek Artists Guild (Harvest of Artists Show, September 2014)
• American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
• Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
• Muddy Creek Artists Guild (MCAG)
• Pyramid Atlantic Art Center (PAAC)