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I do what I love. I Love what I do.

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A Pacific Northwest multidisciplinary artist living just south of Seattle, 

who is also a poet, a musician, a graphic designer, a runner,
an occasional mind reader,

a husband and a father of three wonderful people.

SUMMARY

A versatile and creative artist with 25 years of experience in graphic design.

Strengths include working in a variety of styles, speed of work, an ability to synthesize ideas into a cohesive presentation, as well as verbal and written communication skills.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Photoshop, Freehand/Illustrator, InDesign, Photography, old school HTML,

Some messing around in video, animation and 3D.

SPECIAL SKILLS

Illustration in a variety of styles, Works quickly on multiple tasks, Musician and

songwriter of 25 years, Sense of humor, Plays well with others, Occasional mind reading.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Matthew Cory Design/Magdabela

Auburn, WA

2000 - present

Graphic Design and Illustration

Freelance work - Posters, cd artwork, stickers, illustrations, logos and 3 children's books.

Clients include: Brooks Running, KEXP 90.3 FM, Play Visions, Toy Major, Chop Suey, Tin Hat Bar & Grill, One by One,
City Arts Magazine, , Bomond Vodka

Toysmith LLC

Sumner, WA

Aug, 2012 - 2020

Graphic Designer

Package design, brand development, ad layout, trade show graphics.

Ilium Associates LLC

Bellevue, WA

Jan, 2011 - July, 2012

Graphic Designer

Information design, ad layout, brochure design, poster design, environmental graphics.

Accoutrements/Archie McPhee & Co.

Mukilteo, WA

1998 - 2010

Graphic Design and Illustration

Duties consisted of a full design spectrum including product development (ideas and illustrative specs), package design, illustration, web site design & maintenance ( www.mcphee.com), catalog & calendar design (layout and concepts), t-shirts, photography,

copy writing.

EDUCATION

B.A., Graphic Design, Central Washington University

7 quarters of drawing, 4 quarters of painting, ceramics and minor in Philosophy.

PUBLICATIONS

"Rise" featured in Presence Magazine June 2020
Several Comics featured in CityArts Magazine in 2011 and 2012.

A Cat Named Egg - illustrated children’s book 2011

"The Maze" Featured in Perceptions Magazine of the Arts 2010

Do Narwhals Have Blowholes? - illustrated children’s book 2008

AWARDS & AKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • Farell Merit Scholarship Award for Art culminating in a showing of 20 pieces at the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery in Ellensburg, WA.

  • Best Halloween Catalog Cover 1998 (Archie McPhee), Catalog Age.

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