Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.
What is a Graphic Illustrator, you ask?
"Graphic illustrators come with a skillset involving drawing, painting, art history, digital illustration, business and marketing. They require both artistic skill and creative thinking necessary to communicate abstract concepts simply and effectively."
Colette Pomerleau, "Graphic Illustration and the Difference Between Design and Illustration." 99Designs.com 2019
Hello World! My name is Cameron (not Carmen, Karen or Cam)…...just Cameron! When I am not working as a full-time Graphic Illustrator, you can find me map-making or creating surface pattern designs.
My journey started in an artistic house surrounded by a creative family. I spent many days going to work with my Dad and using his super sharp colored pencils to color in the elevations of his architectural renderings...making sure the shading was just right. My mom had a fabric store and although I was too young to sew, I was in pattern heaven. I diligently used my left-handed scissors to cut fabric and decorate an entire shoe box village. Designing each box with coordinating patterns, textures, and colors. I loved opening the Crayola watercolor set and painting typical childhood images like trees and flowers or taking the paint-by-numbers paints and using them to make my own paintings. Idle time was usually spent creating!
I graduated with an Arts degree from Arizona State University and I loved every class. After graduation, I started painting murals in homes as well as custom dog portraits and house portraits. Soon my attention called to computers and I started working in a marketing studio where Creative Suite became my new best friend. I have created all types of marketing items from wine labels, CD covers, shampoo boxes, posters, t-shirts, and logos to name a few.
I enjoy creating things that bring joy, laughter, or peace of mind to the person who receives my artwork whether it is a custom piece or not. I am inspired by the world around me like my family and friends plus a heavy dose of laughter.
Need more info or just need a good laugh? Contact me any time! firstname.lastname@example.org
For current projects and endeavors, follow me on Instagram!
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