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Chris Piascik

Independent Illustrator

Boston, MA, USA
I am an independent illustrator residing in New England. I have BFA in Visual Communication Design and I am currently working towards an MFA in Illustration from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford. I worked as a graphic designer at 2 award-winning studios from 2005–2010. Ever since, I have been working as an independent illustrator and part time professor. I have been posting a daily drawing on my site every weekday since late 2007. Selected clients include: Nike, Chronicle Books, McDonalds, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Goodbyn, Scholastic, Boston Magazine, Converse, Match.com and Nestle.

Work Experience

Hartford Art School

Foundation Administrator

August 2012 Connecticut, United States

Education

Hartford Art School At The University Of Hartford

BFA VIsual Communication Design

September 2001 - May 2005 West Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Awards

CADC

Judges Award

200505

CADC

Gold Award

200505

CADC

Excellence Award

200505

CADC

Excellence Award

200605

CADC

Silver Award

200605

Behance

Featured Portfolio

200712

Logo A Lot

Work Published

2007

Los Logos 4

Work Published

2008

AIGA - The Professional Association For Design

“Get Out the Vote” Poster selected by the AIGA and distributed nationwide

2008

1000 Garment Graphics

Work Published

2009

Typography Essentials

Work Published

2009

AIGA - The Professional Association For Design

Best of New England Award

2009

Affluent Magazine

Work Featured

2009

Creative Quarterly

Work Featured

2009

Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament

Represented New England in Gobal Championships

2009

Design For Obama

Work Published

2009

CADC

Gold

2013

CADC

Gold

2013

CADC

Spirit of Creativity

2011

CADC

Gold

2013

CADC

Silver

2011

CADC

Silver

2013

CADC

Silver

2011

CADC

Silver

2013

CADC

Silver

2011

CADC

Spirit of Creativity Award

2013

CADC

Gold

2011

Print Regional Design Annual

Selected Winner

2013

CADC

Spirit of Creativity

2011

Graphis

Silver

2013

CADC

Silver

2012

CADC

Silver

2014

CADC

Silver

2012

CADC

Gold

2014

CADC

Silver

2012

CADC

Silver

2012

CADC

Gold

2012

CADC

Judges' Award

2012

CADC

Judges' Award

2012

Mohawk

Mohawk Show 12 Finalist

2012

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Branding, High End Graphic Communication, Illustration, Lettering, Mac OS, Typography,

Exhibitions

Solo Show / EBK Gallery / CT / 2014
Hartford Art School Faculty Show / Joseloff Gallery / CT / 2013
Mohawk Show 12 / Koopman Common / CT / 2012
Hartford Art School Faculty Show / Joseloff Gallery / CT / 2012
Look 2 / FOE / MA / 2012
Year of the Dragon Group Show / FOE / MA / 2012
Type Show / Lincoln Arts Project / MA / 2011
Look / FOE / MA / 2011
Solo Show / The Gallery of American Art / Hartford, CT / 2011
True Blue / Salamatina Gallery / NY / 2011
Stock Still / Salamatina Gallery / NY / 2011
Draw Drawings / Washington Street Art Center / MA / 2011
Solo Show / Grand / MA / 2011
Draw Drawings Everyday / Washington Street Art Center / Somerville, MA / 2010
Spoke Count / Chorus Gallery / Somerville, MA / 2010
Don’t Believe The Type / Ship of Fools Gallery / Netherlands / 2009
Art Velo / Go Means Go / Seattle, WA / 2009
Solo Show, June 2009 / Chorus Gallery / Somerville, MA / 2009
AIGA BoNE Show / Bakalar Gallery / 2009
Solo Show / Tremont 647 / Boston, MA / 2008
Get Out the Vote Poster Exhibition / National Design Center / New York, NY / 2008
Hartford Art School Alumni Show8 / Joseloff Gallery / 2008
Solo Show / Grand / Somerville, MA / August 2008
Solo Show / Fuel / New Haven, CT / July 2008
Real Art Ways, Real Party / Hartford, CT / 2008
Real Art Ways, Real Party / Hartford, CT / 2007
VCD 2005 / Joseloff Gallery / West Hartford, CT / 2005