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Corey Egbert  
Syracuse University
I am an illustrator looking for work in children's books and comics. I've illustrated several picture books and children's magazines, and I'm currently pursuing my MFA at Syracuse University. I'm interested in mythology, fantasy and coming-of-age stories.
BA, Southern Virginia University, 2015:
Participated in many collaborative and solo art exhibitions, won awards at juried shows for printmaking, digital media and photography.
Published multiple times in school journals for artwork and creative writing.
MFA, Syracuse University, 2021 (in progress):
Currently a second year illustration graduate student with a 3.9 GPA.

Freelance illustrator, 2012 – Present:
Wrote and illustrated my own picture book, If Dinosaurs Could Talk for Me, published in January 2017.
Illustrated over 20 children’s books.
Clients include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Gibbs Smith, Cedar Fort (named by Publishers Weekly as one of the top 20 fastest growing publishers), Cambridge University Press, and Oxford University Press.
Illustrated Cedar Fort’s best-selling book in 2013.

Graphic Design Assistant, Snow College, 2013:
Created posters for theatre and other campus events.
Redesigned the Snow College magazine.
Part-time Graphic Designer, Southern Virginia University, 
2013 – 2015:
Handled advertising, apparel design and web graphics. 
Lead Graphic Designer, Southern Virginia University, 
2015 – 2018:
Instrumental to the re-branding of the school - creating the new primary logo, athletic logo, seal, colors, and more.
Implemented new branding in campus signage, apparel, and print materials.
Created new custom typeface called Knight Sans. 
Designed for several national integrated media campaigns including web, print, social media and television ads.
Frequently contributed photography and illustration to the website and social media accounts. 
Over the course of three years working full-time, my salary was increased by 50%

Intern Training, Southern Virginia University, 2014 – 2018:
Trained 1-2 design interns every semester. Several went on to become professional full-time graphic designers.
Adjunct Professor, Southern Virginia University, 2015 – 2018:
Created and taught a 4 hour intensive digital illustration workshop while still an undergrad student.
Co-taught a half-semester course on the Adobe suite in 2015.
Solo taught a full semester course on Digital Illustration for Spring 2017 and Spring 2018 using Photoshop and Procreate.

Expert in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
Worked with Savage Interactive, creator of iPad app Procreate, to alpha-test their unreleased updates.
Corey Egbert
Education Level
Illustration, Design
Publishing, Print
POST DATE: 08.30.2019
Syracuse, NY
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