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Freelance Art Director and Illustrator
PenguinArt.com (2005 - Present)
Philadelphia, PA
Clients include: Night Kitchen Interactive, San Francisco Ballet, Childcraft, Excelligence, Good Neighbor Press, American Laundromat Records, Flywheel, Nathan, Penguin Brands, Intrawest, Copper Mountain, Steamboat Springs, Wint… Read More
Freelance Art Director and Illustrator
PenguinArt.com (2005 - Present)
Philadelphia, PA
Clients include: Night Kitchen Interactive, San Francisco Ballet, Childcraft, Excelligence, Good Neighbor Press, American Laundromat Records, Flywheel, Nathan, Penguin Brands, Intrawest, Copper Mountain, Steamboat Springs, Winter Park Resort.

Art Director and Product Development Manager
FDG Design Group (2003 – 2005)
Managed and executed product design 
for the Hen-Feathers garden décor brand.

Senior Graphic Designer
FAO Inc. / Zany Brainy (1999 – 2003)
Provided product development and marketing support for Zany Brainy, The Right Start and FAO Schwarz. Chosen by the President of FAO Schwarz to redesign the “FAO Girl” tween brand.

Graphic Designer & Illustrator
GA Communications (1997 – 1999)
Led book illustration and layout for the company’s publishing division. Assigned to lead the Zany Brainy catalog account. Read Less
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    Kate Garchinsky Creative — Lincoln University, PA, USA
  • Art Director and Product Development Manager
    FDG Design Group — Gladwyne, PA, USA
  • Senior Designer
    FAO Inc./Zany Brainy — King of Prussia, PA, USA
  • Graphic Designer & Illustrator
    GA communications — Exton, PA, USA
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1997 BFA in Illustration, University of The Arts, Philadelphia
- Creator and moderator of UArts Alum Social Group on LinkedIn
- Thornton Oakley Medal for Excellence in Illustration, 1997
Tools & Skills
Traditional and digital illustration
Interactive children's books
Front-end web and app development
Adobe Creative Suite



Awards
2012 Scholarship, Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Pocono Retreat
2010 NAPPA Gold Medal, Best Children’s Album, “Sing Me to Sleep: Indie Lullabies” … Read More
Tools & Skills
Traditional and digital illustration
Interactive children's books
Front-end web and app development
Adobe Creative Suite



Awards
2012 Scholarship, Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Pocono Retreat
2010 NAPPA Gold Medal, Best Children’s Album, “Sing Me to Sleep: Indie Lullabies”
2010 Creative Child Seal of Excellence, “Sing Me to Sleep: Indie Lullabies”
2010 Independent Music Awards Nominee, Best Children’s Music Compilation
2009 Karlin Grant Honorable Mention, Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators

Memberships
American Women Artists, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Newark Arts Alliance, New Wilmington Artists Association, No Name Art Group, Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, West Philadelphia Alliance for Children Read Less
Member since: Jan 28, 2009