Katherine E. McSpadden

Seeking a position utilizing graphic design and illustration in a creative environment

Northern Illinois University (Dekalb, IL)
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts, December 2013
Major: Time Arts
GPA: 3.37/4.0

Waubonsee Community College (Sugar Grove, IL)
Degree: Associate of Arts, May 2010
Major: Art

Relevant Coursework: 2-D Animation, 3-D Animation, Time Arts, Life Drawing, Illustration, Scientific Illustration, InteractiveArt, Inter-media Art, Video Art, Intermediate Drawing, Drawing Composition, Islamic Art History, African Art History

Reppin’ Flag Company (Chicago, IL) - Designer
January 2015-Present

  • Created custom flags based on customer specifications

  • Produced original patterns and logos


Freelance Artist - Illustrator
January 2014-Present

  • Design characters and illustrations

  • Storyboard and layout comic pages

  • Ink, color, and shade comic pages for graphic novel


Goodwill Industries (Batavia, IL) – Sales Associate
August 2007-Present

  • Customer assistance and service

  • Merchandising and maintaining inventory

  • Implementation of loss prevention procedures


Northern Star Newspaper (Northern Illinois University) - Cartoonist
October 2012-December 2013

  • Created over one hundred cartoon pieces for student run newspaper serving a population of 30,000 students, faculty and

  • Produced cartoons addressing political, social and academic issues


Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere) 3D Max
Video / Sound Editing Software
Microsoft Office Suite


Virginia Noe Art Scholarship, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (2013)
Dancing with the Stars Design-a-Dance costume design contest finalist (2009, 2011)
Permanent Exhibit Selection, Orchids, Waubonsee Community College (2010)
Art Department Award, Geneva Community High School, Geneva, llinois (2007)
Art for All at City Hall Selection, City of Geneva, Illinois (2006)

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