design-a-strator | noun (di-`zīn a strā tor):
Rare creative type who cleverly blends good design with enhancing, communicative illustrations. Possesses the uncanny ability to capture a client’s unique style in an eye-catching and thought-provoking way. Is happiest with a mouse in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. Thrives in out of the box environments and has been known to color outside the lines.
Hello! I am an illustrator and graphic designer living in Tampa Bay and working with clients internationally. My years of work in ad agencies and corporations as well as heading my own Studio have given me a depth of experience that informs my design and illustration projects. I am available for freelance projects in illustration and design, I frequently coordinate both, thus my brand as “Design-a-strator”.
Contact Diane Dempsey at: email@example.com
I was educated at the Ringing College of Art And Design in Sarasota and have two certificates; graphic design and illustration. I also had continued education at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. I have worked as an art director within multiple ad agencies and in-house as designer, illustrator and art director for the Cabbage Patch kids, aka The Appalachian Artworks. My experience has included advertising design, logos, product packaging, games & toys, plush characters, book illustrations, magazine illustrations and covers, posters, and brochures.
My specialties include: Illustrations for advertising, children’s books, cook books, collateral, event promotions, art licensing, graphic design of promotional materials including logo designs, advertising design, event promotions, web design and collateral.
Expanding upon the work shown here at The Studio I have also created a seasonal business: RetroChristmasCardCompany.com – A unique and fun line of Christmas and holiday cards. All of the illustration and design on the product line was created right here at The Studio.
My artwork is also licensed and represented by Carol White of Artworks! Licensing, specializing in the development of brand, character, art, and publishing based licensing opportunities for presentation to the manufacturing and retail communities of the home decor and gift ware markets. See the whole licensing portfolio and reach my rep here:: http://www.artworkslicensing.com/diane-dempsey.html
I began my independent freelance Studio after my first 10 years in the business and have been honored to work with many national and international businesses:
Client list includes:
Odyssey Marine Explorations
The Lions Eye Institute Foundation
The Florida Orchestra
Outback Steak House
The Miller Brewing Company
The National Basketball Association
The San Diego Zoo
Lowery Park Zoo
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Merchandising
Harbour Island Master Planned Community
Mariner’s Club Resort
Fusion Flavors USA
The Florida State Fair
Swing Dance USA/ Swing Gang
ZenaSwingers.com – Genova, Italy
Splendors of Ancient Egypt
Alexander The Great
Fabergé, The Exhibition
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Contact Diane Dempsey designer/illustrator at: firstname.lastname@example.org