creative Resume

EXPERIENCE:
PAPER CRAFTS INDUSTRY: I’ve been stamping since about 1993. My style has evolved over the years, and can best be described as clean and artistic, detailed, and technique-oriented. I am experienced with a variety of coloring media, including wax and oil based pencils, watercolors in a variety of forms, acrylic paint, and alcohol markers. My stamped work is characterized by realistic coloring and attention to detail. I love mixed media work as well. My projects have been published in the Rubber Stamper, Paper Crafts, Somerset's Take Ten, Vamp Stamp News, and Card Creations, in addition to catalog supplements for Impression Obsession, which are distributed to retailers and consumers worldwide several times a year. I found my niche in doing design and concept work, and my cards and other projects can be found in several manufacturers' galleries, ranging from rubber stamps and stencils to coloring media. In addition to creating, I enjoy creating tutorials and teaching. I joined the administrative team of Splitcoaststampers.com as Tutorial Coordinator and Artist in Residence in January 2014.
FINE ART:From the stamping industry, my work has evolved to include painting and mixed media art. I have enjoyed exploring and pushing my skills with watercolor, acrylic paint, and colored pencils. I have received ribbons in several regional and statewide art shows, and hold Juried Member status in the Best of Missouri Hands art association. My present joy is in doing commissioned portrait work, specializing in dogs.
GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION: I am a self-taught graphic designer. In 2008 in response to a dream and a need for inspirational collage stamp art, I began designing artwork to license to rubber stamp companies. My work is a combination of vintage images, photos, and my own hand-drawn artwork. In 2015 I consolidated my brand and am currently only licensing my artwork to Impression Obsession. In the past, I designed stamps for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Biblical Impressions, Our Daily Bread designs, Heart and Soul Rubber Stamp Co. and Flourishes LLC.
PRESENT CREATIVE WORK:Splitcoaststampers Tutorial Coordinator and Artist in Residence: Dec. 2013 to present Mix-Ability Weekly Challenge Hostess: Feb. 2013 to present Dirty Dozen Design Team Theme Consultant: Sept. 2011 to present Dare to Get Dirty Fan Club challenge hostess: annually, July 2011-2021 Hope You Can Cling To challenge hostess and volunteer: annually, Oct. 2011-2015 Falliday Fest tutorial coordinator, challenge hostess and volunteer: annually, Oct. 2016-2021Impression Obsession Stamp illustrator: June 2012 to present Senior design team: Oct. 2008 to presentSpellbinders Social media team (occasional new releases, monthly club kits): June 2018 to present
PAST CREATIVE WORK:A Colorful Life Designs design team member: Oct. 2018 to Dec. 2021Inchie Arts design team member: Jan. 2012 to April 2017Power Poppy blog contributor: April 2014 to June 2015ShinHan Art Materials Artisan and Product Education Specialist: Sept. 2011 - Sept. 2014Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Stamp illustrator: July. 2011 to Dec. 2013Daily Window Bags affiliate: Jan. 2012 to Dec. 2013; Freelance designerFlourishes Sentiment stamp designer: Feb. - Dec. 2013; Beautiful World team member: Aug. 2012 to Jan. 2013; Create With Me Monday hostess: April - Dec. 2013 Designed to Color Magazine Challenge Crew member: October 2012 to April 2013Flower Soft Senior design team: Sept. 2010 to Nov. 2011Splitcoaststampers.com Dirty Dozen Design Team: April - Sept. 2011smARTworks Design team coordinator: July 2007-April 2010; smARTword Challenge design team: Oct. 2009-April 2010; Rubber Stamp IllustratorHeartfelt Creations Senior design team: Aug. 2009-Feb. 2010Our Daily Bread designs Senior design team: Feb. 2008-July 2009; Rubber Stamp Illustrator Heart and Soul Rubber Stamp Co. Freelance designer, Rubber Stamp IllustratorBiblical Impressions Demonstrator/affiliate: 2001-2009; Rubber stamp Illustrator Digisig Diner Designed digital watermarks and blog banners: 2007-2013
GUEST DESIGNER: Sugar Pea Designs - June 2021Kindred Stamps - Oct. 2019Maker's Movement: 2019Whimsy Stamps: May-July, October 2017, Jan/Feb. 2018Inky Antics: May 2013Really Reasonable Ribbon: April 2012 Clear Dollar Stamps: March 2012Flourishes, LLC Limelight Designer: July 2011 Skipping Stones Design: July - August 2010, June 2011, April 2012Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps: March 2011Hambo Stamps: March 2011Firecracker Designs by Pamela: Oct. 2008
CROSS PROMOTION:Bugaboo Digital StampsCardMaker MagazineChameleon Art ProductsCheery Lynn DesignsClearSnapCopic MarkersCrafter's CompanionEasy Canvas Prints Elizabeth Craft Designs Flower SoftFun Stampers JourneyGina K DesignsHeather's Hobbie HavenHigh Hopes Rubber Stamps Inchie ArtsInky Antics Joy Clair Clear Stamps Ken Oliver Crafts MarkerPOP! Market Street Stamps My Sweet PetuniaPenny Black Really Reasonable Ribbon Reverse ConfettiShimmerzSpectrum NoirSpellbindersStencil Girl The Crafter's Workshop/ Balzer Designs The Stamps of LifeThe TwineryThere She Goes Rubber Stamps Unity Stamp Co.Visible Image
DISCLOSURE:I am or have been compensated for my work as a freelance designer and/or affiliate by a number of the companies above. Affiliate programs give me a small cash commission when readers click through to purchase products. Links in blog posts are to products that I use and love, from companies whose services I trust. Should you have any questions regarding my freelance work, please feel free to contact me via email.
RUBBER STAMP PUBLICATIONS:The Rubber Stamper, Dec. 2003Papercrafts Magazine, March 2004Papercrafts Card Creations 2Papercrafts Magazine, March 2005The Rubber Stamper March 2005The Rubber Stamper ______ 2005Stamper's Sampler Take Ten, Winter 2008Scrap & Stamp Arts, March 2009Stamper's Sampler Take Ten, Summer 2009Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Fall/Winter 2009Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2010, Fall/Winter 2010Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Valentine 2011, Spring 2011, Fall/Winter 2011Vamp Stamp News, May 2011Paper Crafts Magazine, July/August 2011Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2012, Fall/Winter 2012Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2013, Fall/Winter 2013Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2014, Fall/Winter 2014Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2015, Fall/Winter 2015Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2016, Fall/Winter 2016Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2017, Fall/Winter 2017Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2018, Fall/Winter 2018Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2019, Fall/Winter 2019
TRADE SHOW WORK:Winter CHA MegaShow 2009 - booth samples for Impression ObsessionSummer CHA MegaShow 2009 - booth samples for Impression ObsessionWinter CHA MegaShow 2010 - booth samples for Impression ObsessionSummer CHA MegaShow 2010 - booth samples for Impression ObsessionWinter CHA MegaShow 2011 - booth samples for Impression Obsession and Flower SoftSummer CHA MegaShow 2011 - booth samples for Impression ObsessionWinter CHA MegaShow 2012 - booth samples for Impression ObsessionWinter CHA MegaShow 2012 - booth demos for Impression Obsession and ShinHan Art MaterialsSummer CHA MegaShow 2012 - booth samples for Impression ObsessionWinter CHA MegaShow 2013 - booth samples for Impression Obsession Summer CHA MegaShow 2013 - booth samples for Impression ObsessionWinter CHA MegaShow 2014 - booth samples for Impression ObsessionSummer CHA MegaShow 2014 - booth samples for Impression ObsessionWinter CHA MegaShow 2015 - booth samples for Impression ObsessionWinter CHA MegaShow 2016 - booth samples for Impression ObsessionWinter CHA Creativation 2017 - booth samples for Impression ObsessionSummer AFCI (formerly CHA) Mixed Media Show 2017 - booth samples for Impression ObsessionWinter AFCI Creativation 2018 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
INSTRUCTION:Guest instructor at The Great Yosemite Stamp Escape, May 1-2, 2015Colored Pencil Workshops taught twice monthly at Hobby Lobby, Sedalia MO, September 2018 to March 2020Online colored pencil class: Colored Pencil Basics, published Sept. 2013
WORK FEATURED IN ADS FOR:Biblical ImpressionsImpression ObsessionMy Heart Stamps for YouOur Daily Bread DesignsSweet 'n Sassy StampsDaily Window Products - product infomercial
MEMBER:Mid Missouri Artists, Inc. - Jan. 2018 to presentBest of Missouri Hands - Juried Member (Drawing) - Feb. 2019 to present
ART AWARDS:Mid Missouri Artists Spring 2017 Fine Art Show: "United" - Professional Artistic Merit awardMid Missouri Artists Spring 2017 Fine Art Show: "Potter" - Professional Artistic Merit awardIke Parker Memorial Fine Arts Show 2017: "In the Garden" - 3rd Place Professional Mixed MediaMid Missouri Artists Spring 2018 Fine Art Show: "Pure Joy" - Professional Artistic Excellence award, People's Choice AwardMid Missouri Artists Spring 2018 Fine Art Show: "Where You're Planted" - Professional Artistic Merit awardMissouri State Fair 2018 Open Art Division: "Country Wonder" - Honorable MentionIke Parker Memorial Fine Arts Show 2019: "Wildcat Pride" - 1st Place Professional Drawing, People's Choice Award; "Masked" - 1st Place Professional Mixed MediaMissouri State Fair 2019 Open Art Division: "Wildcat Pride" - Honorable MentionBenton County Virtual Art Walk 2020: “Wildcat Pride” – Best of Show, People’s ChoiceBenton County Art Walk 2021: “Where You’re Planted” – Honorable MentionMid Missouri Artists 2021 Fine Art Show: "Aww, Mom!" - Professional Artistic Excellence award, People's Choice Award; "Spring Fever": Professional Artistic Excellence award; "Bel Air Reflections" - Photography Best of Show Benton County Art Walk 2022: "Gabby" - Best of Category, Dry Media; "Spring Fever" - Artistic ExcellenceIke Parker Memorial Fine Arts Show 2022: "Spring Fever" - 2nd Place Professional Drawing
JURIED ACCEPTANCE (SHOWS):Oct. 2018 - Brewer Science Pure Enjoyment exhibit, Springfield, MO - "Where You're Planted"Missouri State Fair 2021 MO Top 50 gallery: "Bel Air Reflections"
ART PUBLICATIONS:Color Magazine, Showcase March 2019 - "Wildcat Pride" Colored Pencil Treasures Vol. 6 (April 2019) - Wildcat Pride" ISBN-13 : ‎ 978-1091679672COLOR 2019: Entire Year Of Issues - COLOR Magazine Collection Book - Wildcat Pride" - cover art, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1709397622Ann Kullberg blog, April 2020Color Magazine, Pencil Box, August 2020 - "Bel Air Reflections"CP Hidden Treasures – Volume VI Aug. 2020– “Bel Air Reflections” ISBN-13: ‏ 979-8679943643DRAW Seasons: The Ultimate Guide to Drawing Seasons in Colored Pencil - published Nov. 2021, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8764854670 - "Spring Fever"Colored Pencil Treasures Vol. 8 (April 2022) - "Spring Fever" ISBN-13 : ‎ 979-8447232665