Objective
Self-motivated visual artist seeking projects that challenge my aesthetic and abilities. Experienced creative, innovative, and resourceful problem-solver with a diverse background and passion for exploring. In my studio, difficult doesn't exist and the impossible...well, that just takes a little longer.
TL;DR Have crayons, will travel.
Skills
» Adobe Illustrator
» Adobe Photoshop
» Biomedical Art
» Illustration
» Customization
» Creative Direction
» Drawing/Dry Media
» Editorial & Infographics

» Graphic Design
» Painting/Wet Media
» Pen & Ink/Markers
» Procreate
» Restoration & Upcycling
» Retail & Packaging Design
» Storyboarding
» Tattooing
Experience
ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR & TATTOOIST
Tami Jo Urban LLC » Miami, Florida
September 2007 - Present
» Work with medical professionals to produce patient and doctor education materials
»  Observe in the Operating Room to storyboard and illustrate surgery plates
» Create narrative and book illustrations through imagination and collaboration with authors
» Contribute to brainstorming and problem solving for creative direction and design solutions
» Design logos, products, packaging, collateral suites and digital art
» Fine art for private commissions and corporate installations
» Luxury accessory customization including sneakers, designer bags, clothing, etc
» Upcycling, hand-painting and restoration of furniture and decor
» Full understanding of digital and offset printing providing press-ready files
» Drop-ship deliverable printing of artwork on various substrates
CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL BRANDING
JGA » Southfield, Michigan
January 2005 - September 2007
» Head of the Retail Graphics Department managing the graphic projects and team
» Designed storefront, in-store, fixture and cash-wrap branding
» Created packaging designs and solutions for products as well as shopping boxes/bags
» Assisted Architects and Interior Designers with environmental aesthetics
» Produced decks, mock-ups, renderings and style guides
» Provided inspiration decks, infographics, mood boards, lookbooks and wayfinding signage
» Participated in corporate identity and marketing strategies
Web Developer
Campbell-Ewald » Warren, Michigan
February 2004 - January 2005
» Wrote, built and tested XHTML/CSS Strict W3C and Section 508 Users With Disabilities compliance validating code
» Optimized performance and cross-platform cross-browser integrity and usability
ART DIRECTOR & ILLUSTRATOR
General Motors » Detroit, Michigan
January 2000 - February 2004
» Assisted automotive teams with technical and aesthetic solutions
» Participated in brainstorming sessions with designers and engineers on concept cars
» Provided illustration and storyboard support
Education
Master of Fine Arts in Medical & Biological Illustration
University of Michigan » Ann Arbor, Michigan
September 1997 - June 1999
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing & Painting
Wayne State University » Detroit, Michigan
September 1992 - June 1996
Certifications
Motorcycle Rider Education & Endorsement
Florida Training of North Dade » Miami, Florida
Bloodborne Pathogens & Communicable Diseases
Biologix Solutions » Online
Credential ID 2014238
Adult/Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Association » Miami, Florida
Credential ID OVJE8R
Affiliations
Lifetime Member

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