Cynthia Frenette

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Mission, BC, Canada

Illustrator, hand-letter-er, and designer! Colour is my middle name and fun and funky style is my game. <3

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Overview

I'm an illustrator, designer, handletter-er, and jellybean aficionado. I've worked with authors and online publishers, writers and bloggers to create unique illustrations for their book covers and book interiors. As well, I've worked with some larger publishing houses on covers and interior illustrations for craft and specialty books for teens and tweens, and adults, including Wiley & Sons, Watson Guptill, and Interweave Press.

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
DIY & Crafts
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books

Certifications

  • Certificate of Visual Art and Design

Work experience

Illustrator & designer

Self-employed
September, 2006 – Present (over 12 years)

I work with clients all over the world, creating unique illustrations, design, and branding/logos for use in print and online. I work both by hand and digitally, and often both together, so my clients get a very unique and interesting style for their finished projects. I'm also a licensed artist and have licensed my work to many retail and wholesale companies, including Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Target and Trader Joe's.

Designer/illustrator

Design firm, now closed
September, 2001 – August, 2006 (almost 5 years)

In house designer and illustrator, working with clients from local universities, tshirt printers, health, and childrens art companies.

Designer

Dish Jeans
September, 2001 – September, 2002 (about 1 year)

Designer and illustrator for juniors fashion line.

Designer

MCG Communications
May, 1999 – August, 2001 (over 2 years)

Inhouse designer & illustrator, specializing in food packaging and POS.

Designer

Team Sales
July, 1994 – October, 1996 (over 2 years)

Tshirt graphics designer.

Freelance designer & illustrator

Flying Wedge Pizza Co.
May, 1994 – December, 2004 (over 10 years)

Creative director/designer/illustrator for local pizza franchise.

Designer

Radical Shirt Co.
June, 1992 – July, 1993 (about 1 year)

Tshirt graphics designer.

Production Artist

Total Graphics
August, 1991 – February, 1992 (6 months)

Pasteup artist.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Teen Girl's Gotta-Have-It Guide to Social Survival: How to Have Fun and Feel Confident in More than 50 Situations!

Jessica Blatt

Parties, proms, pimples...and the power to overcome them!Girls everywhere recognize the most challenging social situations: being the one loser sitting alone at lunch. Attending family picnics only to be the one person younger than ancient. Having hairy legs. Or no bra. Or too big a bra. Or too small a bra. OMG, nooooo! The teen years are invariably fraught with happiness-hampering problems la... read more

Parties, proms, pimples...and the power to overcome them!Girls everywhere recognize the most challenging social situations: being the one loser sitting alone at lunch. Attending family picnics only to be the one person younger than ancient. Having hairy legs. Or no bra. Or too big a bra. Or too small a bra. OMG, nooooo! The teen years are invariably fraught with happiness-hampering problems la... read more

The Teen Girl's Gotta-Have-It Guide to Money: "Getting Smart About Making It, Saving It, and Spending It!"

Jessica Blatt, Variny Paladino

A guide about personal finance for teenage girls provides tips and advice for how to make, save, invest, and spend money wisely.

A guide about personal finance for teenage girls provides tips and advice for how to make, save, invest, and spend money wisely.

The Teen Girl's Gotta-Have-It Guide to Boys: From Getting Them to Getting Over Them

Jessica Blatt

Does he like me or does he like me? A beginner’s guide to boys.How can you tell if he likes you likes you? How do you flirt? Is it ever okay to date a friend's ex? Are you a good kisser? Ah, it's an old story... and one that's eternally new. Boys and relationships are endlessly fascinating to tween girls. Whether they're stumbling through awkward crushes or falling in love for the first time, ... read more

Does he like me or does he like me? A beginner’s guide to boys.How can you tell if he likes you likes you? How do you flirt? Is it ever okay to date a friend's ex? Are you a good kisser? Ah, it's an old story... and one that's eternally new. Boys and relationships are endlessly fascinating to tween girls. Whether they're stumbling through awkward crushes or falling in love for the first time, ... read more

The Teen Girl's Gotta-Have-It Guide to Embarrassing Moments: How to Survive Life's Cringe-Worthy Situations!

Jessica Blatt

Girls love embarrassing stories—and now they can learn to overcome them!Oh, we've all had those moments. The boy you like walks in... just when you're telling your BFF how cute he is! You're presenting a report to the class...then you realize you're trailing tp on your shoe! You dive into a pool...'and come up without your bikini top! Instead of wishing the earth would open up and swallow you ... read more

Girls love embarrassing stories—and now they can learn to overcome them!Oh, we've all had those moments. The boy you like walks in... just when you're telling your BFF how cute he is! You're presenting a report to the class...then you realize you're trailing tp on your shoe! You dive into a pool...'and come up without your bikini top! Instead of wishing the earth would open up and swallow you ... read more

Get Hooked: Simple Steps to Crochet Cool Stuff

Kim Werker

Get hooked. In a good way.Hey, hipster. Forget glumpy afghans. Get hooked on Friendship Wrist Cuffs, a Sushi Roll Pillow, Fingerless Gloves (punk version), Fingerless Gloves (prom version), or a Pleated Miniskirt. These ain’t your granny’s crocheting. Specifically designed for tweens and teens, the trendy, simple projects in Get Hooked will entice even the most too-cool-for-school young person... read more

Get hooked. In a good way.Hey, hipster. Forget glumpy afghans. Get hooked on Friendship Wrist Cuffs, a Sushi Roll Pillow, Fingerless Gloves (punk version), Fingerless Gloves (prom version), or a Pleated Miniskirt. These ain’t your granny’s crocheting. Specifically designed for tweens and teens, the trendy, simple projects in Get Hooked will entice even the most too-cool-for-school young person... read more

Get Hooked Again: Simple Steps to Crochet More Cool Stuff

Kim Werker

It's Get Hooked all over again—with even more fun patterns to make and give!Everyone got hooked on Get Hooked, the first book from the coolest craft instructor ever, Kim Werker. Now even more girls can join the crochet crowd with Get Hooked Again. Simple, step-by-step instructions show exactly how to get started. Then new crafters are ready for the patterns—but these aren’t just any patterns. ... read more

It's Get Hooked all over again—with even more fun patterns to make and give!Everyone got hooked on Get Hooked, the first book from the coolest craft instructor ever, Kim Werker. Now even more girls can join the crochet crowd with Get Hooked Again. Simple, step-by-step instructions show exactly how to get started. Then new crafters are ready for the patterns—but these aren’t just any patterns. ... read more

Crochet Me

Kim Werker

Featuring 18 fashionable patterns that take crochet into new territory, this beginner-friendly book of projects dispels the "unhip" reputation of crochet with designs that are edgy and stylish. Projects include jewelry, thigh-high stockings, retro bags, scarves, sweaters, shrugs, camis, and home decor objects, exploring color, texture, design, embellishment, and how to customize patterns to fi... read more

Featuring 18 fashionable patterns that take crochet into new territory, this beginner-friendly book of projects dispels the "unhip" reputation of crochet with designs that are edgy and stylish. Projects include jewelry, thigh-high stockings, retro bags, scarves, sweaters, shrugs, camis, and home decor objects, exploring color, texture, design, embellishment, and how to customize patterns to fi... read more

Beverley Green: Sasquatch Hunter: Book One of the Beverley Green Chronicles

Andrea C. Neil

What do you do when you’ve had enough of the big city and want to simplify your life?You move back home to Oklahoma and head straight for small-town life in charming Guthrie.That’s just what Beverley Green does. Only it doesn’t uncomplicate her life – it just complicates it in a whole new way.Beverley finds herself struggling with some of life’s larger issues, such as:- How do you resist a pai... read more

What do you do when you’ve had enough of the big city and want to simplify your life?You move back home to Oklahoma and head straight for small-town life in charming Guthrie.That’s just what Beverley Green does. Only it doesn’t uncomplicate her life – it just complicates it in a whole new way.Beverley finds herself struggling with some of life’s larger issues, such as:- How do you resist a pai... read more

The Immigrant Princess

Variny Yim

Sophea Lim is living the American dream as an aspiring executive producer at her local television station. But at the home she shares with her Cambodian mother and grandmother, her success is measured by how soon she can find a husband and how well she prepares a spring roll. While Sophea embraces her new life in America, her elders cling to memories of their old life in the Cambodian royal fa... read more

Sophea Lim is living the American dream as an aspiring executive producer at her local television station. But at the home she shares with her Cambodian mother and grandmother, her success is measured by how soon she can find a husband and how well she prepares a spring roll. While Sophea embraces her new life in America, her elders cling to memories of their old life in the Cambodian royal fa... read more

Beverley Green's First Territorial Christmas: Book One and a Half of the Beverley Green Chronicles

Andrea C. Neil

Book One and a Half of the Beverley Green Chronicles comes home for the holidays!In this holiday novella, Beverley Green is about to spend her first Christmas in her new hometown of Guthrie, Oklahoma. Rather than sitting back and enjoying the festivities, Beverley must navigate her bookstore through the holidays, take care of her niece and nephew, and figure out how to placate her ornery landl... read more

Book One and a Half of the Beverley Green Chronicles comes home for the holidays!In this holiday novella, Beverley Green is about to spend her first Christmas in her new hometown of Guthrie, Oklahoma. Rather than sitting back and enjoying the festivities, Beverley must navigate her bookstore through the holidays, take care of her niece and nephew, and figure out how to placate her ornery landl... read more

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