Nancy Bradshaw

Owner, Nancy B. Design + Illustration

Riverside, CA, USA
I love the challenge and complexity of creating engaging, thought provoking designs with fresh, clean visuals. My design aesthetic draws from both my engineering and artistic backgrounds providing me with additional skills and perspective in the visual development process and the creation of successful solutions and user experiences.

I hold both an A.S. and B.S. in Graphic Design with honors, winning Best In Show Portfolio from the Art Institute. I possess nearly 30 years of professional experience in the field of graphic design, cartography, technical drawing and illustration in a variety of traditional and digital media using Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD, CorelDRAW. My skills include brand identity, logo development, package design, advertising collateral, magazine design and layout, book covers, and advertising, editorial illustration from concept to completion.

Over the years I have been able to develop and challenge my critical thinking skills under extreme conditions that require the focus and attention to detail required for prioritizing and multi-tasking on both individual and collaborative efforts.

“I live and breath design and illustration. For me, it isn’t just a career its my passion, and defining it in a traditional sense is far too abbreviating. Omnipresent between calm and chaos, its a complex, harmonic visual language uniting the cerebral and the creative, translates the intangible to the tangible, ignites the senses, evokes powerful emotions, and incites response.”



Academic Memberships:
Volunteer Club
National Technical Honor Society
Kappa Pi International Honor Society

Professional Membersips:
AIGA - Professional Association of Design
Graphic Design Guild
Society of Illustrators
Society of Illustrators Los Angeles
One Club for Creativity
Registered Graphic Designers, Affiliate

Work Experience

Nancy Bradshaw


Freelance Artist, Graphic, Multimedia & Web Designer. Illustration, Portraiture, Graphic and Website design, hosting & maintenance. Graphic design from concept to print, of brochures, posters, billboards, posters, signs catalogs, programs, trade show packages and pop-ups, newspaper , magazine, and web ads, packaging and logo design, photography, photo editing, composite and montage.
January 1980 - Present Riverside, California, United States

City Of Hemet


Website design, maintenance, brochures, posters, print ads, photography, photo editing, composite and layout, trade show graphics and packets, community events, programs, magazine and newspaper ads, large & small format design and printing for administration, departments an divisions within the organization.

GIS maintenance using coordinate geometry, database design & analytics, website design, development and maintenance.

Technical drawing, Public Works Projects, Field Survey, Mapping, Cartography, GIS implementation
May 1987 - December 2011 Hemet, California, United States


The Art Institute Of Pittsburgh - Online Division

Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design

Corporate identity, Logo design, Graphic symbolism, Dimensional Design, Intermediate, Advanced and Editorial Illustration, Graphic Illustration, Digital Illustration, Advanced communications, Color theory, Perspective, Concept design, Photography, Contemporary Design Issues, Mixed media, Design and technology, Package design, Typography, Advertising, Marketing research and development and design, Advertising campaigns and collateral, Web design, Web scripting, Web animation, UI/UX, Kinetic typography, Art History from prehistoric to the contemporary, with focus on the early modern to contemporary
October 2016 - September 2018 Pennsylvania, United States

The Art Institute Of Pittsburgh - Online Division

Associate of Science, Graphic Design

Advanced communications, color theory, perspective, concept design, photography, design practices and principles,mixed media design and technology, package design, typography, digital illustration, advertising, marketing research and development, advertising campaigns and collateral, web design
December 2013 - October 2016 Pennsylvania, United States

University Of California Extension - Riverside

Practical Approaches for GIS and GIS Data Conversion

1997 Riverside, California, United States

University Of California - Riverside

Certificate of Proficiency in Computer-Aided Drafting w/AutoCAD

AutoCAD Level I & II
1991 - 1992 Riverside, California, United States

Riverside Community College

Certification in Computer Drafting and Design

Mechanical Drafting, IBM Versacad, Cartography, Technical Drawing
1984 - 1985 Riverside, California, United States

University Of California - Riverside

Professional Illustration Certificate

1981 - Riverside, California, United States


Art Institute Of Pittsburgh

Portfolio Best in Show, Graphic Design


Honorable Mention, High School Art Show


Second Place, High School Fine Art Show



Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Bridge, Adobe CC, Adobe CS Master Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Flash Professional, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Muse, Adobe Photoshop, Autocad, Billboards, Brand Identity, Brochures, Business Cards, Cartography, Corel WordPerfect, CorelDraw, CorelPainter, CSS, Digital Graphics, Event Planning And Coordinating, Glass Etching, Graphic Design & Layout, Graphite, HTML, Illustration, Large Format Print Media, Logo Design, Magazine Ads, Office 365, Oil Painting, Online Marketing, Pen & Ink Drawing, Pen And Ink, Photography, Pop-Up Graphics, Posters, Powerpoint, Prismacolor, Publisher, SEO, Signs, Vector Illustration , Website Maintenance, Windows 3X Thru 8.1, Word,

Volunteer - THE Center, Inc.

THE Center provides therapeutic riding for children and adults with disabilities. Between 2002 and 2009, I volunteered as a riding instructor, graphic and website designer and served on the board of directors as secretary and vice president.

Volunteer Graphic / Website Designer - Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre

Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre is home of "Ramona", which is the longest running outdoor play in the nation, and also designated the official play for the state of California. Between 2001 and 2014 I volunteered by graphic and website design and hosting which included the logo design and collateral pieces for Ramona and other events that took place. Collateral included postcards, 12 page brochures and 58 page commemorative program, posters, banners and billboards.