Mom, Loyce, in the 1940's
KWIAT - (?
rhymes with kumquat)
ILLUSTRATOR / DESIGNER
Working almost exclusively with Sesame Workshop and their licensees to
develop digital art of the Sesame Street characters for applications
on a wide variety of consumer products and books in traditional
and electronic publishing. Some of my other clients have included JIM
HENSON PRODUCTIONS, DISNEY, GYMBOREE,TYCO PRESCHOOL, SONY WONDER BOOKS,
READER'S DIGEST, BERLITZ LANGUAGES, APPLAUSE, FOSTER GRANT, FRUIT OF
THE LOOM and KMART.
SESAME STREET RETAIL STORES: SENIOR DESIGNER
Worked with Product Managers and Sesame Workshop to develop exclusive
product lines which included toys, housewears, collectibles, apparel (infant
to adult) and accessories. Using traditional and computer skills to create
colorful and fun character art and packaging.
NATIONAL DESIGNWEAR: ART DIRECTOR / DESIGNER
Supervised a 5 person art department in the development of imprinted sportswear
programs for clients such as DISNEY CO, LUCAS FILMS, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS,
MAY CO, DAYTON HUDSON, MERVYN'S and MILLER'S OUTPOST.
ANDY'S: DESIGNER / ILLUSTRATOR
Designed, illustrated, and completed production art for this printing
company's imprinted sportswear lines, whose licenses included FORD, GENERAL
MOTORS and PEPSI.
CAL STATE UNIVERSITY: ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
Taught and assisted in teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced
undergraduate printmaking classes.
RESALE SYSTEM: VISUAL MERCHANDISER
As a member of this award winning staff, was involved in store fixturing,
remodeling; plus the design, construction and installation of store signage
and merchandising displays.
MILLS COLLEGE: MFA / Printmaking / Painting
CAL STATE UNIVERSITY, HAYWARD: BA
/ Fine Arts
CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND CRAFTS: Illustration
COLLEGE OF ALAMEDA: AA / Fine Arts
SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS: Fine Arts and Illustration