Ashby North's Resume
Use vast skills in illustration including digital, pen & ink, watercolor and pencil sketches. Explore creative concepts for diverse communications and utilize graphic design skills and writing talents, especially for children’s market.
Extensive experience in professional illustration, including children’s, editorial, marketing and digital. Mediums such as pen & ink, colored pencil, watercolor and mixed media, as well as digital composites. Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite 6 Photoshop, and experienced in Illustrator and InDesign.
Professional graphic design for all markets. Predominately Illustrative based design communicating creative and diverse messages for all business, editorial and marketing needs.
Children’s Book Author
Highly skilled storyteller and writer, including the incorporation of illustrations to better communicate a creative idea or concept for children’s market.
- Corcoran College of Art & Design – AFA Degree 2005-2008
- AFA Degree in Graphic Design – Web and print graphic design including ad design, typography, technical design, humanity courses. Design projects such as magazine layout, advertisements, articles, posters for ad campaigns, CD covers, logos and brochures.
- Corcoran College of Art & Design – Bachelors of Fine Arts 1980 -1985
- Drawing, art history, pen & ink, technical drawing, sculpture, acrylics, pencil drawing, performance art and installation art and sculpture.
- Maryland Institute College of Art 1997-1998
- Two year Associates program. Classes included Quark Express, concept of layout, the business of illustration, digital illustration in Photoshop, and composite imaging.
"Freelance illustration/designer – January 2008 – Current
Fiddlemoon Stories LLC – January 2008- Current – Art director and author for entire project, including four video story picture books for children - age 5 – 12 yrs. Also designed and produced graphics for marketing efforts such as website, Vimeo, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin and other social media. Helped promote and sell products online and on CD.
Kid Zoo Books – June 2014 – Current - Authored and illustrated a children’s book story (Nimble Doctor Ned Versus the Spoon) for iTunes app bookstore on iPad and eventually other e-book markets.
Non-Profit – KPC Meditation Center – February 2004 – 2014 - Designed and produced illustrative posters, brochures, logos, pamphlets, bumper stickers, rack cards, greeting cards and other collateral for all fundraising and promotional efforts.
Poolesville Athletic Club – May-June - 2014 - Created two illustrative posters in Photoshop for local promotions. One Flyer for Grand Open of new location. One outdoor sign.
Peace Corps – August 2013 - Illustrative manual on finance management for third world distribution. Garuda Aviary- 2002 - 2014- Created posters, promotional cards, logos and fundraising video-picture-book production.
Mani Jewel Gift Store- 2003-2013 - Event promotional flyer, T-shirt designs and other promotional media. Habitat for Humanity – January 2007 – Design five fundraising greeting cards. Medium – digital. Commercial use for fundraising efforts for the national organization.
Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts- April 2006-2007 - Rendered illustration for three anuall brochures for Wolftrap’s Theatre in The Woods program.
Brain Harmony Technologies LLC - 2007- Advertising poster, logo and brochure for biofeedback company.
Bed Times Magazine -April -2002-2003- Two covers for Bed Times Magazine. One which won the International silver Inkwell Award for Best Magazine Illustration by the International Business Association.
Maya Advertising and Communications - 2002 Produced posters and Presentation Kit and Display art for The Sunshine Campaign Community Health Plan. Mathews Media Group -2005- Produced ten illustrations for their NIH client Immunology booklet. EFX Multimedia - 2005 - Three sets of storyboards for television commercials.
References upon request"