Thursday, January 24, 2013

Blog is moving!

Pretty soon, this awkward blog will be no more. I am moving to a different website, easier to use and maintain, with a more attractive and professional feel to it, and of course, a brand new portfolio. See ya soon internets!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Sketchbook

Hey guys! It's been a while since I've posted things have been pretty crazy in my life. Since my last post, I've graduated, I've gotten a few commissions, and I've made some money off of selling things on etsy. I really need to get back into the swing of things, but since my Mom died, it's been hard to do much other than work. I'm taking a new path in my Illustration/Fine Arts, and stepping into a new medical career which you'll hear more about later. But here's what I've been doing in my sketchbook.






Monday, August 1, 2011

Revised Resume

Caitlin Barlow
AwkwardIllustrations@gmail.com
35 Cummings Road Apt. 1, Brighton, MA 02135
AwkwardIllustrations.carbonmade.com
(508)-733-9904

Education
Franklin High School
Graduated 2007 
-       Participated in many extra-curricular activities including:
o   The Gay Straight Alliance
o   The Art Club
o   Mirage (FHS Literary Magazine, 10 accepted entries)
o   Drama Club

-       Showcased in The Franklin High School Portfolio Exhibit in 2007

The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University
Graduated 2011
-       Received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, focusing on Illustration and Graphic Design

-       Received The Art Institute of Boston Grant ($8,000 per semester)


-       Participated in 2 major gallery showings:
o    “BFA Exhibition Award Show” 2011
o    “Bad For You” Senior Illustration Show 2011

Drinkmaster Bartending School (Framingham)
Certified in July 2007
            -Received a ServSafe Alcohol Certification and Bartending License

Experience
The Art Institute of Boston Library

700 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Circulation Desk Assistant 2009-
-Responsible for maintaining the collections, neatening and organizing the stacks and the desk
-Virtual Catalog and Interlibrary Loan knowledge and responsibilities
-Creating spreadsheets and keeping records
-Creating promotional signs and pamphlets
-Basic Cataloging, Voyager, and Administrative Skills
-Knowledge of both PC and Macintosh computers was necessary, as well as the use of interoffice telephone systems, fax and copy machines, printers and scanners were required

Lesley University Alumni Office
-Telefund associate and office assistant 2008-2010
-Responsible for making a nightly deadline of called alumni, informing them of upcoming events, answer any questions about the alumni offices new website, and ask for donations to the Lesley Fund.
-Responsible for meeting a sales quota, and working with a team to meet and exceed our goals
-Participated in event held by the Alumni Office, such as Alumni Weekend in which I donated 35 hours in two days helping this event to run as smoothly as possible.
-Basic administrative duties were required.

Lesley University Graduate Admissions Office
-Telefund associate and office assistant 2007-2008
-Required to call interested students and give them information on programs, tuition, and other services from Lesley University
-Basic office skills required as needed

Burger King (Janco)- 2004-2009
-       Was able and responsible for all tasks including:
o   Drive Thru (Order taker, Cashier, and Expeditor)
o   Front Counter (Order taker, Cashier, Expeditor, Customer Service)
o   All kitchen positions (Sandwich making, Frying, Prep work)
o   Responsible for hourly check-ins with kitchen food and supplies
o   Opening (5:30 am) and Closing (2 am)
o   Managing the daily schedules for other employees

Skills

·      Office and Administrative Skills:
o   MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OS-Keynote
o   Compatible with PC’s and Macs, and able to provide basic service to fax and copy machines, scanners, and printers
o   Cataloging skills, ability to organize and easily familiarize with different systems and methods of organization
o   Ability to use a variety of media
o   Ability to type accurately at 80 words per minute

·         Artistic and Design Skills
o   Proficient in Adobe Programs such as InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
o   Ability and Understanding of mediums which include:
§  Oils, Acrylic, Watercolor, gouache, and Tempera Paints
§  Charcoal, Graphite, Pastel, Chalk
§  Pen and Ink, and Drafting tools
§  Found Objects, some experience with sculpture and collage

-       Able to work both independently and in collaboration with others
-       Able to easily instruct others on a matter of aesthetics and opinion
-       Design skills go beyond paper: I use them to create books displays
-       Able to meet deadlines and keep open communication with a client to ensure they are both satisfied and clear on what to expect from a specific project
-       Able to use basic power tools, and lift heavy objects
-       Passionate about art and it’s message, and willing to put immense amounts of effort and attention to detail to any project large or small

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mom's

I've decided on my newest project: Moms. All Mom's are sexy, including drive thru Mom, and overly stressed Jewish Mom. They will all appear in hopefully a set of 12, so you can enjoy a sexy MILF for every month.