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Angelia Renee  
Illustrator, Designer, Photographer
My varied background gives me the advantage of knowing a lot of industries and therefore, a versatility to not only create in different styles and media, but for a multitude of disciplines; science, art, children, education, to publishing and travel and community volunteer positions.

With my photography and digital fine art, I use my own photos from my world travels to create fantasy portraits and tableaux.

My cut paper and collage illustrations for commercial and children's books, combining this traditional medium with current technology. My background as an educator gives me knowledge of literacy and successful books that tell a story with their images and engage today's visual audience. I am working on developing my characters into licensed art for commercial use.

I have experience in layout and graphic design of books and magazines. Cover design, writing, editing, printing, directing and creative energy. Also graphic design of identity systems, collateral, such as brochures, posters, flyers and illustration work for designing packaging and advertisements.
Angelia McLean- Creative Visionary

Areas of Expertise

Publication and Print Design-Magazines, Booklets, Brochures, Books
Established Brands and New Brand Concepts 
Illustration in Multiple Media and Info Graphics and Instructional Schematic Drawings
Project management/Business management
Photography -Fashion Editorial
Retouching/Photo Editing and Extraction
French language
Published Writer

Work Experience

Photographer, Denver, CO 
Belle Glamour Photography and Angelia McLean Photography

Creative Director/Owner of photography studio relating to fashion, and women portraiture. Styling shoots and directing teams of models, makeup artists and lighting according to client briefs. Costume and styling design along with photo editing and retouching.

Freelance Designer, Denver, CO 2004-current

Designer of collateral according to company creative briefs for numerous non-profits: Rebuilding Together, Cattlemen’s Land Grant Association and their brand guidelines, Park Hill Garden Walk, Houston Urban Gardens. Each required major printing jobs, set up, mock-ups and I managed communications between client and printers. A large part of my design is the ability to illustrate.

Artist, Parker, CO 2010-2011
Search Parker Family of Magazines

Responsible for the overall visual appearance of magazines and how they communicates visually, stimulates moods, contrasts features, and psychologically appeals to our target audience. Managed decisions about visual elements to use, type of artistic style to use, and layout. Design, layout and typography on covers and features. Online publishing concurrent with traditional publication and advanced printing from start to finish. Special skills: Adobe Creative Suite.

Creative Consultant, Denver, CO 2009
Orbit Design

Consultant for strategic brainstorming. Advised the company in promoting future trends to remain current and competitive. Worked with owner, creative director and project manager on various new projects to make them successful as a design company for their own clients.

Senior Artist, Westminster, CO
Evergreen Specialty

Schematic drawings and plans for commercial decor using Adobe Creative Suite. Worked with manufacturing team to realize drawings in 3D. Historical research coordinator. Visual maps for clients creating sets, costumes and background using digital media.

Graphic Designer, Denver, CO 2007-2008
303 Magazine

Design original look, logo and typography. Establish visual look of editorial content. Collaborate on editorial concept and story development with editorial staff. Assign photography and illustration. Photo shoot production: fashion, still life, food, portrait, travel. Design, layout and typography on covers and features. Hire talent; models, stylists, hair/makeup. Scout and coordinate locations. Supervise art department staff and annual budget including freelance and temporary talent.Maintain pre-press standards, including on-site press checks, color and quality control.

Events Coordinator, Colorado ongoing

Freelance director for various nonprofits in their fundraising. Organized mass groups of volunteers, designed all the publications and promotional materials, managing budget and payments, coordinating sponsors and private members in a large money raising events annually.

Visual Arts Teacher, Denver, CO 2005-2007
Denver Public Schools

Artist Manufacturing 2000-2004
Little Gems

Patterns, prepared briefs and communications with outside resources for wholesale and retail

Travel Consultant, Denver, CO 
Executive Travel

Concentrated on fulfilling the needs of business travelers, ticketing, customer service, research and personal concierge service
French Teacher, Illinois 
Harlem Public Schools

Middle school and high school French teacher. Lead teacher for school events, Sophomore class advisor, Student Counselor advisor. Organized school travel to Canada and France.

Academic Qualifications

Metropolitan State University 2008 Summa Cum Laude
BFA Communication Design

Travel Trade School
Travel Consultant Certificate

University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. French/Education

Specialty Skills for niche design and costume creation

Original Costume Design and Construction
Hand Sewing
Machine Sewing
Embroidery, Beading, Appliqué
Digital Schematic Drawings
Creative Consulting
Angelia Renee
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Illustration, Photography
Publishing, Print
POST DATE: 11.27.2020
Kansas City, MO
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