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ANDREW CHRISTOPHER PAPPAS

Illustrator and Concept Artist

EDUCATION:

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, May 2018

Master of Fine Arts in illustration

 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, April, 2014

Bachelor of Arts in studio arts with Japanese language minor

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

-American 1985 LLC, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2019- Present

Freelance Illustrator and Art Direction Adviser

  • Design front and back card layouts for a role-playing game card deck

  • Illustrate magical items

  • Drop art and text into card template

  • Send ready to print card art to large scale printer

  • Help art director recruit and communicate with illustrators

-Modern Glass, Hopewell, PA, June 2019- Present

Digital Printer Manager

  • Manage state of the art printing machines that prints images directly onto drinking glasses

  • Inspect products for quality

  • set up and preform minor maintenance on printer machines

  • Track orders and ready them for shipment

-Forms + Surfaces, Alison Park, PA, April 2019- June 2019

Screen Printer

  • Screen Print images and text for hotel signs

  • Assemble signage

  • Prepare orders for shipping

-Barnes and Noble, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2018- April 2019

Part Time Book Seller

  • Help customers with purchases and finding the books they need

  • Stock store and make sure everything is tidy

  • Design signs for promotions and events

-Freelance Illustration, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2018- Present

Freelance Illustrator

  • Design characters and creatures for independent projects and clients,

  • Draw scientific illustrations for Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh of Natural History

  • Paint commissioned portraiture and landscapes for clients

  • Wed design for chefdonnaathome.com  

-VPA School of Fine Arts, Illustration Department, Syracuse NY, August 2016- May 2018

Teacher’s Assistant for History of Illustration and History of Comic Books

  • Take and keep track of attendance

  • Hold review sessions

  • Grade tests and research papers and keep records

  • Teach lessons

  • Critique student works

 

-Talent Agency Summer Program, VPA School of Fine Arts, Syracuse, NY, July 2016- August 2018

Digital Illustration Instructor

  • Teach digital illustration skills such as photo editing, digital painting, and .gif animation to high school students.

 

-VPA School of Fine Arts, Illustration Department, Syracuse, NY, March 2016- August 2016

Print Room Monitor I.A.

  • Managed and Cleaned printer room

  • Ran maintenance on printers, copiers, and other electronic equipment

  • Managed keys to all rooms within the illustration department.

 

-Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2013- September 2013

Illustration Intern

  • Draw accurate snail shell and slug scientific illustrations for a Western Pennsylvania mollusk catalog

ART AWARDS:

  • 3rd place winner of Collective works of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrator Art Show, September 2019 

  • 3rd place winner of Norsemythology.com’s Winter Art Contest, December 2017

  • Dean’s Choice Award, University of Pittsburgh Senior Art Show, April 2014

  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Studies Award, April 2014

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • CCD teacher at Our Lady of Fatima, September 2019- Present  

  • High school level digital art at Syracuse University, July 2016- August 2018

  • College level art history at Syracuse University, September 2016- May 2018

 

ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Bit Bridge

  • Pittsburgh Game Makers

  • Chair of Events Board of Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators

  • Sewickley Artist Guild

CREATIVE SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES:

  • Adobe Bridge

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Adobe Lightroom

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Asepite

  • Clip Art Studio

  • Maya (basic knowledge)

  • Processing

ART TECHNIQUE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Acrylic painting

  • Animation

  • Digital collage

  • Digital painting

  • Etching

  • Figure drawing

  • Figurine/ maquette modeling

  • Gouache painting

  • Mold making

  • Mono-printing

  • Oil painting

  • Photo editing

  • Photo shoot management

  • Pixel art and animation

  • Plaster and plastic casting

  • Screen printing

  • Sumi-e

OTHER SOFTWARE PORFICIENCES:

  • Adobe Acrobat

  • Basecamp 2

  • Discord

  • Google Docs

  • Google Drive

  • Google Sheets

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Power Point

  • Microsoft Word

  • One Drive

  • Skype

  • Wix.com site editor

  • WordPress.com Gutenberg site editor