What`s my 9-5? Illustrator, Graphic and web design. I draw and design for a living. I have been living my childhood dream since 2005. I have been designing logos and sites for small businesses, creating illustrations for fashion and beauty companies and their events. I consult businesses on Search Engine Optimization, blogging, Social media branding (called Web 2.0 a long time ago) and the new technologies that support it, copyright/trademark research and contract writing. I have created my own line of fashionable stationery at ElaineB.com and my designs are licensed world wide.
Qualifications-Studied Commercial Art, the art or communicating with graphics, for 3 years. In 2006 I continued my education and studied search engine optimization, web design and the design applications that create them. I have studied Graphic Design at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the prestigious Parsons New School of Design.
Fun stuff about me- Own a extensive collection of paper, magazines and books from 1880s to the 1950s. Mom to 5 kids (4 boys and a girl). Married to Superman, caring for three doggies and a kitty. Design Studio owner est. 2005. Love video games. I am fluent in two languages (English and Spanish) and not so fluent in 3 other ones (French, Italian, Portuguese).
What`s my style? Retro Parisian chic and Chinoiserie-French styled Chinese art. If I could have chosen the place and time I would have lived in, I would have chosen 1940s-50s Paris.
What award did I win?- The Christian Dior Call to Artist Sponsored by Iqons on September of 2008 and She Takes on The World Woman of the Year Award 2008 (Image Link).
Been There, Done That-Textile designer, animator, fashion illustrator, lamp shade designer, bag designer, graphic designer, typographer, voice over reader, translator, writer, web designer, published author, PR agent, press release writer, producer, editor in chief, event illustrator, Letterpress type designer, letterpress operator, talent manager. All around over achiever.
Things I know how to do but prefer not to-Sew (with/without pattern), crochet, knit, cook, write, play the Cello (badly), use power tools (Jigsaws are my personal fave)...
Client List-New York and Company (Coco and Lolly), Dior (The Dior Magic Show), Le Cravatier Paris and the myriad of work at home moms and professionals.