The Official Resumé of Chris Nielsen - Digital Artist

OBJECTIVE:

Full-Time Instructor in a strong, Digital Media program.

OBJECTIVE #2:

Representation of my Motorcycle Portrait work in a Gallery specializing in PhotoRealism Art.

EDUCATION:

1998 CSU Fullerton
M.F.A. Degree in Illustration

1992 CSU Fullerton
B.F.A. Degree in Graphic Design
(Graduate with Academic High Honors)

CLASSES:

2/98 to PRESENT - (17 Years) - CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Digital Illustration Instructor - Art 363B

1/99 to PRESENT - (16 Years) - Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
Digital Media Arts Instructor - DMAD 117, 181, 190, 193

1/99 to PRESENT - (16 Years) - East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, CA
Computer Graphics Instructor - Art 633, 635, 639

1/00 to PRESENT - (15 Years) - Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA
Computer Graphics Instructor - Art 129, 191, 192, 195

6/04 to 12/04 Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Irvine, CA
Computer Graphics & Beg. Drawing Instructor

1/04 to 6/04 Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
1/05 to 6/05 Business Graphics Instructor - CIM 229A & B

SKILLS:

16+ Years - Professional teaching experience in a university setting.
Experience with traditional drawing media as well as advanced
knowledge of current industry computer application software such as
Adobe Illustrator CS5, PhotoshopCS5, InDesign CS5 and Camera Raw 6.
Also have limited experience teaching Macromedia Flash and Dreamweaver.

HONORS AND AWARDS::

• 2012 Contributor to Gallery Pages in the upcoming “Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book”.
• 2011 THREE Published Artist Pages in “Adobe Illustrator CS5 WOW! Book”.
• 2009 THREE Published Artist Pages in “Adobe Illustrator CS4 WOW! Book”.
• 2007 Featured Cover Artist in “Dealernews Magazine - December issue”.
• 2007 Featured Cover Artist in “QuickThrottle Magazine - November issue”.
• 2007 THREE Published Artist Pages in “Adobe Illustrator CS3 WOW! Book”.
• 2007 Featured Cover Artist in “QuickThrottle Magazine - February issue”.
• 2007 Featured Cover Artist in “QuickThrottle Magazine - January issue”.
• 2006 Featured Artist in “V-Twin Motorcycle Magazine - March issue”.
• 2005 Published Gallery Page in “Adobe Illustrator CS2 WOW! Book”.
• 2005 Published Gallery Page in “Adobe Illustrator CS2 Gone Wild Book”.
• 2003 Finalist in the MacWorld CreativePro Expo Digital Art Competition.
• 2001 Collected Works added to the Petersen Automotive Museum's Permanent Art Collection.
• 2001 Featured Artist - Micro Publishing News.
• 1999 Finalist in the City of Brea's "Artists on Famous Artists" Competition.
• 1999 Award of Merit - SILA Illustration West 37 Competition.
• 1992 Award of Merit - SILA Illustration West Competition

EXHIBITS & DISPLAYS:

• 2014 Exhibited artist in 2-Man Vector Illustration Show "Illustrate This!" - Location 1980, Costa Mesa
• 2012 Exhibited artist in "Artists in Residence" - Santora Arts Bldg, Santa Ana
• 2010 Exhibited artist in "It's All In the Details" - Santora Arts Bldg, Santa Ana
• 2006 Exhibited artist in "Explorations in Digital New Media Art" - Santora Arts Bldg, Santa Ana
• 2003 Exhibited artist in the MacWorld CreativePro Expo Digital Art Show
(a traveling exhibit in New York, Chicago and San Francisco)
• 2001 Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles
(10 Giclée Prints added to the Museum's Permanent Collection)
• 1999 City of Brea's "Artists on Famous Artists" Competition
(Exhibited artist in group show)
• 1999 SILA Illustration West 37 National Competition
(Exhibited artist in national group show on the Web)
• 1998 Ferguson Fine Arts Gallery
(Exhibited artist in a gallery setting)
• 1997 Art Offices of Matthew G. Cruz in Santa Ana
(Exhibited artist in group show at the Santora Arts Complex)
• 1992 SILA Illustration West National Competition
(Exhibited artist in national group show in Pasadena)

FREELANCE CLIENTS:

• Fluidmaster, Inc.
• Dana Point Ocean Institute
• So Cal Choppers
• Dealernews Magazine
• Quickthrottle Motorcycle Events Magazine