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MARA KESTERSON

fine artist + illustrator + designer


mekesterson@gmail.com 859.396.2569

marakesterson.com

EXPERIENCE
Freelance Graphic Designer, AD-SUCCESS Marketing January 2014 to present Part-time contract employee for advertising agency that concentrates on tourism industry marketing. Job duties include creating logos, retouching photos, stock photo selection, extracting images, copywriting, and creating advertisements under supervision of the art director. Also responsible for all prepress proofreading and approval. Office Manager, Dynamix Productions 2007 to present Recording studio that specializes in sound for picture, corporate communications, advertisements and voice-overs. Responsible for administrative duties including processing accounts payable and receivable, answering phones, data entry, and filing. Designed company products and documents, including DVD cover, insert, and disc design for documentary, The Beat of a Different Drummer. Visitor Services Specialist, Explorium of Lexington May to December 2013 Non-profit childrens museum that focuses on interactive and play-to-learn exhibits. Customer service tasks include providing admission, processing memberships, and scheduling events. Responsible for museum floor supervision and chaperoning children during special events such as Parents Night Out. Art coordinating duties involve instructing guided crafts at birthday parties and implementing lesson plans in the Open Art Studio.

EDUCATION
School of Art & Visual Studies, University of Kentucky 2007 to 2012 Bachelor of Arts in art studio, minor in art history. School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA), Lafayette 2003 to 2007 Focus in visual arts.

Scholarships & Awards


Molony Scholarship, University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts Aug 2007 to Dec 2009 Portfolio-based scholarship awarded until department funds were no longer available.

SKILLS
Art & Design Graphic Design creating documents and advertisements for print and web, logo design, web design New Media sound design, video production, storyboard design Printmaking etching, silkscreen, woodcut, linocut, lithography, experimental techniques Drawing figure drawing, still life, illustration Painting oil, acrylic, watercolor Photography film and digital, experimental darkroom processes, digital photo retouching Software & Hardware Mac OSX and Windows XP/Vista/7 Adobe Creative Suite Final Cut Pro Soundtrack Pro Microsoft Office and iWork Quickbooks Wacom Tablet interface Other Creative writing Copywriting Accounting