Who Is She?

Stephanie Helgeson is freelance illustrator who was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She began drawing at a young age, but never knew that art would become her calling until high school. After high school she attended the School of Visual Art, in New York City to major in Illustration. By the end of her college career, she had developed a mostly traditional way of working in acrylic paints and mixed media. Her subject matter changes between cartoons geared for children’s books and a more adult style for comics and sci-fi/fantasy work.

Stephanie enjoys drawing/painting cartoons, trees and organic feeling paintings.

 

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Education

·      School of Visual Arts (SVA) BFA 20102014

o   Illustration Major

Awards and Honors

·      Dean’s List SVA Spring 2013 – Spring 2014

   Fall 2010 – Spring 2012

·      Overall Excellence in Art Award – 2010

Exhibitions and Publications

·      Mascot Publishing:

o   A Pigeon Named Pete: A True Baltimore Story By Gary Meyers: Children’s Book  — 2016

o   Princess Paula and the Magic Birthday Cake By Mary E. Gnosini: Children’s Book  — 2015

·      Sparkling River Publications LLC:

o    SmartyPad’s Had Enough! No More Pink! By Donna Marie ShafferChildren’s Book — 2015

·      Kings and Queens Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery – 2013

·      ArtsConnection – ‘Believing In Our Future’ contest at PwC – 2009

·      Snug Harbor Gallery- Student Competition – 2009 and 2008

Experience

·      Mascot Books — 2015 to Present

            Children’s Book Illustrator: Collaborate with Art Director and clients to produce illustrated materials from sketches to final renderings, character and story development, page composition and pacing

·      Sparkling River Publications, LLC — 2015

            Children’s Book Illustrator: Collaborate with Art Director and clients to produce illustrated materials from sketches to final renderings, character and story development, page composition and pacing

·      Freelance Illustration — “That Pig Done Flown” — 2015 ­

·      Freelance Illustration – “Lion Warrior– 2014

·      Freelance Concept/Character Design for animation film “Kibo” (unpublished) – 2014

·      Logo Design for Mobile Device Repairs 2014

·      Set Designer at the Staten Island Zoo- designed/painted original pieces – 2008

Skill Set

·      Design: Children’s and editorial illustration work, character design and concept art for the entertainment industry.

·      Software: Mac OS Platforms, Microsoft Office, proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign, basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Flash.

·      Artistic: Acrylic paints, watercolor, gouache, colored pencils, graphite, and digital illustration work.

·      Interpersonal: Project management, time-management, highly observant to details, working well under pressure.

References Available Upon Request