Photo re-touching and Texture creation – Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Painter
Web and Internet – HTML, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash
Business Tools – Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Macromedia Dreamweaver
Page Layout and Illustration – Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Pagemaker
Tools – Digital photography, Wacom digitizers, scanners, video digitizers, compression, editing
Painting – Acrylic, oil, watercolor, collage
Drawing – Graphite, charcoal & conte, ink, pastel, colored pencil, character design
Sculpture – Clays (plastics & ceramic), metal casting (lost wax, sand-casting)
Printing – Digital: Giclee. Traditional: woodblock (single and multi-block), monotype, collagraph
Digital video editing – Adobe Premiere
2000 – 2006 – Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator
2000 – 2006 – Commissioned Artist, "Art and Gifts by Marianne Rodgers" (Personal Business).
(The sum of clients’ names & references are withheld and are given upon request.)
Individual and corporate commissions / freelance work
Handmade paintings, logos, custom digital designs, pre-press work.
General Sales & Marketing
Web design, upkeep, promotion & sales for personal e-commerce sitee, "Art & Gifts by Marianne Rodgers" (www.mindtwin.com). Selling store items wholesale to local boutiques & gift shops.
Using digital tools to create quality art prints from original designs. Packaging prints appropriately with labels, care sheets & archival materials. Keeping customer needs in mind in terms of product line. Creating & packaging cards, art clocks, and magnets for sale. Arrangement of art booth and product display that is pleasing to customers.
Public art shows and exhibitions
Framing, labeling artwork, show promotion, participant in juried exhibitions.
Creation of promotional items
Original design work and pre press of business cards, flyers, and postcards.
Private and public art demonstrations
For local art exhibits, Art stores, Bay Area art associations.
2004 – 2006 – Los Gatos Art Association – Webmaster & Board member
Duties include: design & upkeep of art association's website (www.lgaa.org). Attending monthly board meetings; answering questions from members concerning the website & content.
2003 – 2005 – Los Gatos Art Association – Newsletter Editor & Board member
Duties include: design & pre press for the association's monthly 4 page newsletter ("The Palette"). Attending board meetings & talking to members about newsletter content & appropriateness.
1996 ~ 2000 – 5 short films using
Photoshop, Premiere, Director, and Autodesk Animator
2 interactive videos in Director, and many original works of art
1995 – 1996 – Buggy Whip Studios – Crafter & Designer
Created original whimsical animal wall clock designs with lead artist Edward Olden www.buggywhipstudio.com
1996 – 1999 – University of Maryland at College Park
Bachelor of Arts - Studio Art & Art History
Magna cum laude
April 2006 – Keypoint Credit Union, Santa Clara CA
April 2005 – Chiropractic First, Campbell CA
January 2004 – Norton Studio exhibit. PALPA, Palo Alto, CA. "Animals in Watercolor." (1 month)
February 2003 – East Palo Alto Community Health Center, E.PA, CA (2 months)
January 2002- 2006 – Gilley’s Café, Los Gatos, CA (revolving yearly show)
December 2002 – Ridgeside Café, Portola Valley, CA (2 months)
September 2002 – Borders Bookstore Gallery, Sunnyvale, CA (1 month)
August 2002 – Professional Offices, Menlo Park, CA (2 month)
May 2002 – El Gato Software, Los Gatos, CA (2 months)
March 2002 – Hotel California, Palo Alto, CA (2 months)
March 2002 – San Jose Medical Group, San Jose, CA (3 months)
March 2002 – Palo Alto Library, Palo Alto, CA (2 months)
February 2002 – Crane Place, Menlo Park CA (2 months)
August 2001 – Whole Foods Cafe Gallery, Los Gatos CA (2 months)
October 2001 – San Jose Medical Group, San Jose, CA (3 months)
Group Exhibitions and Awards
September 2006 – Bark in the Park, San Jose CA. Participating artist.
June 2006 – Woof to Woof, Scotts Valley CA. Participating artist.
April 2006 – LGAA Open Juried Show, Los Gatos, CA. The Los Gatos Museum of Art
Participating piece: "Hot Lookout" watercolor
March 2006 – Pooches in the Park, Aptos CA. Participating artist.
October 2005 – Morgan Hill Dog Wash Show, Morgan Hill CA. Participating artist.
September 2005 – Bark in the Park, San Jose CA. Participating artist.
June 2005 – AVArtFest 2004. Participating artist.
March 2005 – LGAA Member Juried Show, Los Gatos, CA. The Los Gatos Museum of Art
Participating piece: "Beside Himself" watercolor
November 2004 – LGAA Member Juried Show, Los Gatos, CA.
Award: 1 st place in watercolor. "A Peeping Calvin"
September 2004 – Bark in the Park, San Jose CA. Participating artist.
June 2004 – AVArtFest 2004. Participating artist.
February 2004 – Council Chambers Show, Los Gatos, CA
"Animal Art" Los Gatos Council Chambers
November 2003 – LGAA Member Juried Show, Los Gatos, CA
November 2002 – LGAA Member Juried Show, Los Gatos, CA
The Los Gatos Museum of Art
Award: 3 rd place in the acrylic/oil category (for acrylic on canvas)
October 2002 – Council Chambers Show, Los Gatos, CA
"Our Town (of Los Gatos)"
Los Gatos Council of Chambers
June 2002 – 8 th Annual AVA Art Fest, Santa Clara, CA. Triton Museum of Art
Award: Award of Merit in water media
April 2002 – LGAA Open Juried Show 2002, Los Gatos, CA
The Los Gatos Museum of Art
October 2001 – Council Chambers Show, Los Gatos, CA
"Cats and Critters”. Los Gatos Council of Chambers
October 2001 – LGAA Member Juried Show, Los Gatos, CA. The Los Gatos Museum of Art
Award: 2 nd place in the acrylic/oil category (for Acrylic on canvas)
July 2001 – Pacific Art League Gallery Show, Palo Alto, CA
“Long Hot Summer"
May 2001 – Pacific Art League Gallery Show, Palo Alto, CA
“From the Mind’s Eye”
Memberships and Academic Awards
2001 – 2006 – Member of Los Gatos Art Association; Member of Pacific Art League of Palo Alto
1999 – Lilly / CTE Teaching Fellows Show “Research, Performance and Practice: Showcasing Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship” Selected as displaying participant
1996 - 1999 – Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship (CAPA)
1999 – George Levitine Book Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Art History
1997 - 1998 – Arts and Humanities Scholar Freshman Award
1996 – Phi Kappa Phi Freshman Award for Academic Achievement