Caroonist and Photoshop Wizard

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A lifetime of experience with traditional drawing and painting techniques, sixteen years of digital illustration, eight years of photo retouching and high-end digital printing.


2002 Bachelor of Arts Degree (Magna Cum Laude)
New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
Major: Media Arts GPA: 3.88
• Major areas of study included film and video production, screenwriting, audio recording and mixing
• Elective studies included Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, creative writing, 2D design, and watercolor painting



4/08 – 3/13 Graphics Manager
Reed’s Photo, East Hampton, NY
• Restoration and reproduction of old and damaged photographs
• Retouching of school portraits and headshots for actors, models, and real estate agents
• Reproduction of paintings and other artwork for artist portfolios and gallery showings
• Intensive color-matching for web viewing, archival Giclée prints, and standard photo prints via AGFA D-Lab 3
• Poster design and large-format printing on a variety of paper and fabric surfaces
• Design and illustration of print and in-store advertisements
• Maintenance of Epson 7600 and 9800 Inkjet Printers

3/06 – Present Featured Artist/Co-curator
Bonac Tonic Art Collective (Tonic Arts, LTD)
• Participated in organizing and hanging more than 25 exhibitions throughout Eastern Long Island
• Designed, illustrated and printed promotional material which forged the group’s brand identity
• Cultivated a vast body of work in a variety of media including watercolor, acrylic, and Photoshop

9/05 – 4/08 Graphic Artist
Southampton Village Photo, Southampton, NY
• Photo editing for wedding and school portraits
• Scanning, reprinting and restoration of photographs
• Design of posters and promotional materials
• Management of the Epson Gemini 2 printing system
• Maintenance of Epson 4400 and 7600 Inkjet Printers


7/11 – Present Cartoonist/Publisher
Spyüngo!, Wainscott, NY/Sag Harbor, NY
• Creating, writing, and drawing an ongoing independent comic-book series
• Creation and maintenance of promotional website,
• Self-publishing through online storefronts and on-demand printing services
• Personal appearances and signings at events on the East End of Long Island

9/03 – Present Freelance Storyboard Artist/Production Designer
• Clients have included MSNBC, CourtTV (now TruTV), and Beantown Productions
• Worked closely with writers and producers to craft advertising campaigns for shows such as Cops, Hardball, and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
• Created storyboards and costume designs for departmental proposals and as a guide used during principal photography for on-air promos


  • Adobe Photoshop (16 years)
  • Adobe Lightroom (8 years)
  • Colorbyte Imageprint (5 years)
  • Datacolor Spyder (4 years)
  • Pen and ink drawing (20 years)
  • Fine art marker drawing (20 years)
  • Watercolor painting (18 years)


    comic book illustration, Digital illustration, fine art reproduction, photo restoration, photo retouching, storyboarding

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