© 2019 Grace Allison Perkins

Grace Allison Perkins  

 

Illustrator/Production Assistant 

skycentral157@gmail.com  

www.gperki.com

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Graduating from SCAD Atlanta in 2016 with my BFA in Illustration and Printmaking, I have at least four years with working within fine art as well as commercial art environments. I am certified in Adobe Photoshop and have been actively using it since 2010 applying it for both personal and professional applications to make original artwork. Outside of my experience as an artist, I've gained 6 years of customer service experience in retail stores and enjoy using my social energy in any professional environment. 

 

 

EDUCATION 

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Printmaking 

Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - November 2016

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Sales Associate

BLICK ART MATERIALS - Paramus, NJ March 2018 to December 2018 

- Provided expertise with various art materials (paint, tools, furniture, studio equipment, etc.) and techniques for guests 

- Applied experience with custom framing, and illustration to provide insight to coworkers and guests 

- Maintained cleanliness of sales floor and assisting with store merchandising 

- Urgency with problem solving and customer interaction in store and over the phone

 

General Office Clerk/Production Artist Assistant 

PRUDENT PUBLISHING COMPANY - Ridgefield Park, NJ September 2017 to December 2017
- Responsible for processing orders through production artists and editors 

- Frequently performed general filing, sent emails, and various quality control tasks

- Applied knowledge of Illustrator and design principles to proofread artwork 

 

Guest Curator/Artist 

MURMUR Q2 QUARTER PROGRAM - Atlanta, GA April 2017 to July 2017 

- Installed for a group exhibition and my first solo exhibition
- Given a talk, hosted a drawing demonstration and was responsible for most marketing/outreach
- Designed show cards/fliers and social media content for gallery space to use for outreach 

 

Print Shop Technician 

SCAD ATLANTA PRINTMAKING DEPARTMENT - Atlanta, GA September 2015 to Nov. 2016 

- Assisted students with various printmaking processes, and performed
mandatory safety and cleanliness procedures including refilling solvents,
preparing acids, performing first aid, and properly disposing hazardous waste
- Expertise with intaglio, silkscreen, photo-lithography, and relief printmaking processes

 

Sales and Custom Framing Associate 

BINDERS ART SUPPLIES AND FRAMES - Atlanta, GA January 2016 to July 2017 

- Gave demonstrations on mixed media and printmaking techniques
- Assisted clients with various art materials and artwork to be framed
- Took responsibility with closing store registers and related nightly procedures