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Lina Kusaite

Freelance illustrator, Artist, Coach, workshop leader

Brussels, Belgium
+32476533656
My passion is to express the creative processes, dive with my soul, body and mind in to the flow of present and share it with others. To support once who are looking for the ways to unlock the creative potentials, be part of there journey, rise and grow with them.
Experience
Brussels, Belgium
Jan 2001Sep 2011
FoAM
FoAM is a research group and a transdisciplinary laboratory for holistic and speculative cultures.
FoAM consists of a network of generalists, committed to supporting and developing a holistic culture. FoAM members include artists, facilitators, gardeners, cooks, technologists, designers, entrepreneurs, writers and scientists from all walks of life.
FoAM's activities arise from the gaps between traditional disciplines, to uncover and strengthen links & interdependencies between them. The activities are developed in three interconnected streams: creative research, collaborative facilitation and archiving. The activites range from research initiatives and residencies, to workshops and coaching, public events and publishing.

I was invited to join FOAM as an experimental textile designer. During the years my activities stretched from production management, office management, research and design on interactive environments to illustrations, concept art for games design, and workshop facilitation.
Gent, Belgium
Jan 2004Jan 2006
Tale of Tales
Tale of Tales is an independent video games development studio, located in Ghent, Belgium.
The purpose of Tale of Tales is to create elegant and emotionally rich interactive entertainment.

Within the game studio i worked as character designer for such games like:
'8' and 'The Endless Forest'
http://tale-of-tales.com/TheEndlessForest/
http://tale-of-tales.com/8/
Vilnius, Lithuania
Apr 2009Aug 2010
'Nieko Rimto'
I was invited to he was invited to illustrate 2 Maria Gripe books:
"The Shadow On The Stone Bench" and "...and white shadows in the forest "
Tel Aviv, Israel
20052007
'ERdesign l.t.d.'
Illustartions for the book: The Game of Chess in 30 lessons, by Aleksandar Matanovic & Moshe Slav, 2005
and full page illustrated Chess calendar of 2007
Belgium
20132014
artist
I was approached by gallery IDA to create 3 large works.
Australia
Apr 2013May 2013
Product concept design
This April (2013), I was asked by "Aromapoco", Australian company that makes products for infants, toddlers and new mummy’s from natural ingredients, to create a character for antibacterial spray product.
Belgium
Apr 2013
CD cover design for new album "Balades Ephemeres"
London, United Kingdom
2012
illustrator
in July 2012, I was invited by AOI (The Association of Illustrators) to create a drawing for Ted Baker and to be part of the Baker's Dozen project for the launch of Autumn/Winter 2012 collection.
Vilnius, Lithuania
2012
Illustrator
Vilnius, Lithuania
2009
illustrator
Education
Vilnius, Lithuania
Oct 1994Jun 1998
Bachelor degree in Fashion Design
Paris, France
Sep 2000Dec 2000
Marketing and PR course
Utrecht, France
Sep 1999Dec 2000
HKU-Utrecht School of Art + Institute Francs de la Mode
European Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design
Awards
Jul 1996
'AR MADA'
the best 'Conceptual Fashion Collection'
Sep 2000
nominated for the Netherlands Prince Bernard Cultural Prize - a national award for outstanding achievements in the arts
Languages
 
English (Fluent), Russian (Fluent), Polish (Advanced), Dutch (Beginner), Lithuanian (Native)
Skills
 
Adobe Photoshop, Coaching, Game Design, Hand Drawing, Online Communication, Painting, Project Coordination, Sculpture, Teaching,, Teamwork, Watercolour