Introduction

About Me

Currently seeking masters degree in secondary education, major in English with concentration in literature and minor in graphic design. Proficient in Adobe Suite and many other computer programs. Both an excellent team player and independent powerhouse of efficient and quality grade work.

Business Description

I create nature inspired jewelry with the use of real moss and plants. I also incorporate fabric and silk cloth flowers into bottles for a less dramatic approach. Along with creating moss jewelry, my Etsy business got its large portion of customers from my Kingdom Hearts inspired 'Paopu Fruit' accessories.

My Skills

visual-arts
photography
web-design
illustration
business
managing
photoshop
merchandising
fashion
management
digital-illustration
drawing
painting
image-editing
adobe-creative-suite
graphic-design
art
digital-media
illustrator
layout
logo-design
brand-development
watercolor
graphics
dreamweaver
advertising
fine-art
fashion-design
concept-development
social-networking
blogging
os-x
creative-writing
video-editing
portrait-photography
social-media-marketing
digital-photography
multimedia
team-management
sketching
mac

Profile Questions

What do you like most about your profession?

I love getting to paint on a canvas that isn't two dimensional. The best part of body painting is the transformation, like a metamorphosis, the person I am painting is always so surprised by how they look when I'm done. Photographing is always my second favorite part because I get to capture my work currently and save the paint forever in a frame.

What questions do clients most commonly ask you? How do you respond?

"How long does it take to paint someone?" I get asked this repeatedly. I always tell them at least four hours! If its under four hours, I always nit pick at what I could have added or what I didn't like about it. The more time I put into the work, the more elaborate they are.

Describe a recent client engagement or project.

My most recent project, which is still ongoing, is my 'Faery Origins' Collection. I am recreating my favorite childhood Celtic Fairytale illustrated book, and styling/painting people in the way I saw the creatures. It has been something I've wanted to do for awhile now, and I finally have time to do it!

What are 3 attributes you need to be successful in your industry?

Time, originality, and connectivity.

What are the most important things to consider when hiring a service provider in your field?

If they are able to match your speed in work quality and ethics, then I would be impressed by them and certainly want to work with them.

How are you different than others in your profession?

I am constantly creating things from scratch. I don't need to look at others' work for inspiration. I look to nature and outside away from people to get my inspiration- instead of matching what others do. I create, and therefore I am original.

What are your biggest professional influences (books, mentors, events)?

Great minds and writers such as Richard Dawkins, Douglas Adams, Stephen Fry, Lawrence Krauss. My favorite book as a child was called 'Fairies'.

How do you typically handle disagreements with clients?

I listen to what they have to say, I have think, and then I either make a compromise or if the situation calls for another set of hands I find it in an adult manner.

Describe your proudest professional accomplishment.

Making more money through my Etsy business than I thought I would.

Work/Experience

Lead Graphic Designer at Standing Ovation Apparel

December 2013 - Present
Updating and creating new graphics for company and clientele.

contractor at oDesk

January 2013 - Present
Visually show works completed to clients who are looking for illustrations and designs.

Business Owner at Purpledown Studios on Etsy.com

July 2011 - Present
Jewelry and accessory seller on the website Etsy.com. Currently Owner/Manager/Designer of all product available for purchase.

Business Owner at VioletSugarr on Etsy.com

July 2011 - Present
Jewelry and accessory seller on the website Etsy.com. Currently Owner/Manager/Designer of all product available for purchase.

3rd Key Manager at Claire's Accessories

April 2010 - December 2011
Manage sales associates, inventory, watch over sales floor, clean, open and close

Associate at Viccino's Pizza

February 2010 - May 2010
Cashier and phone.

President at Haven Northshore Youth Club

January 2010 - January 2011
Planned and set up community projects to better Winnetka's park district and social groups.

President at Haven northshore

January 2010 - January 2011
Planned and set up community projects to better Winnetka's park district and social groups.

Founder/Manager at PURPLEDOWN

November 2009 - Present
An online portfolio showcasing work done by me, Alice Guthrie Robinson. Collections include: digital illustrations, web design, ink drawings, watercolor illustrations, digital media, photography, and body paint art.
A link to my Etsy side-store can be found from Purpledown.com

Education

DePaul University

Field of Study: English Major, History Major, Graphic Design Minor

New Trier High School

Degree: Graduate

Rye High School

Degree: High School Diploma

Languages

Italian

Proficiency: Limited Working Proficiency

Location

Contact Information

Chicago, IL
Phone: 8477649063

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