Laura Anne Passarello

Laura Anne Passarello - Designer

Kamloops, BC, Canada

Designer, Illustrator, Painter. 29 Years experience as a professional artist. With Laura Anne, the "Client Always Comes First."

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Overview

I'm a freelance illustrator from BC, Canada. I earned an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design in 1993. I've designed everything from Yellow Page ads, worked in Sign shops, airbrushed motorcycles, created vectors for software development companies to painting theatre flats and window advertising. My main focus however, is illustration, and I've been freelancing for over 20 years. All of my illustration work is done digitally on my Mac and tablet. I use “industry standard’’ graphics software for all deliverables. I'm friendly and easy to work with. With me, the client always comes first.


Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
Middle Grade Fantasy
Psychological Thriller
Science Fiction
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Health & Wellbeing
Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Certifications

  • VIU
  • MPIO; InFocus
  • Actsafe MPS 101; InFocus
  • Creative Writing for Children certificate program

Awards

  • Enviro-Expo '92. 1st place Inter-Collegiate Art competition.
  • 1 First place and 3 Third place awards for painting at VIX
  • Faculty award for Graphics. VIU 1993

Work experience

ILLUSTRATOR • DESIGNER • PAINTER

Self-employed
March, 2015 – Present (almost 8 years)

• Designing and Digital Illustration for product packaging, posters, book covers, logos and storyboarding. Clients worldwide.
• Painting murals, window graphics, theatre flats, restaurant chalk boards, automotive graphics and signs for local small business clients.

Drawing Instructor

Williams Lake Rec Centre
September, 2014 – May, 2015 (8 months)

• Teaching "Life Drawing" classes to both adult and youth at Williams Lake Community Recreation Centre.

Airbrush Artist

Self-employed
June, 2000 – July, 2003 (about 3 years)

• Automotive airbrushing, signage, helmets, clothing. Surface prep, taping, masking, paint application, pin-striping and clear coating were main duties.

Production Artist

Sicon Group
August, 1999 – May, 2000 (9 months)

• Digitizing logos and preparing clients' images for plotting on Zund vinyl cutter for vinyl signs

Graphic Designer

Flip Side and Harbour City Directories
July, 1997 – August, 1999 (about 2 years)

• Designing brochures, logos, display ads. Directory Display ads for Harbour City Directories.

Designer/Illustrator

Adwise Consultants
May, 1993 – February, 1997 (almost 4 years)

• Designing and illustrating Dominion Directory display ads for independent consultant to use in Yellow Pages book. Proofing, typesetting, final art and working within tight turnaround times. Responsible for the implementation of the computer for ad creation after year 1 with the company.

Seasonal Window Painter

Self-employed
October, 1986 – June, 1990 (over 3 years)

• Painting seasonal illustrations on retail store windows. Most jobs completed within an hour. Making cold calls and door-to-door sales to retail clients. On the spot, concept to completion.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Her Beautiful Soul

Coyle, Gordon, Dolezal, Celine

Bit's 'N Pieces of My Soul (Stories From My Soul Book 1)

Coyle, Gordon, Coyle, Gordon , Terious, Miss

Building A Perfect 10

Campbell, Nesie

Moving Forward: Walking In Faith Not Fear

Hines, Monique V, Riley, Calvin L

A Nosegay of Pleasant Delights: Five-minute fictions

Lee, Brian S, Passarello, Laura Anne

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