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About the Artist

   Carlee Justis was born in Palmer Lake, Colorado, a small town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  She comes from a family full of wonderfully creative people.  As a child she was determined to become an artist.  In 1997 she graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design.
    After graduation she worked doing various design jobs.  Her first job was at a toy company doing packaging design.  It was there that she first started doing digital illustration along with traditional art.    
    This type of art work has developed into a freelance career doing design and illustration for packaging, advertising, catalogs, giftware, stickers and paper products.  Carlee also does private commissions for murals, paintings and portraits. 
    Carlee lives in Oregon with her  husband David and two beautiful boys, Simon and Roman.
    If you are interested in seeing more of her work feel free to contact her!

Contact Information

art@carleejustis.com

Studio 503-363-7747
4773 Lowell Ave. NE
Keizer, Oregon 97303



Education
ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN 1994-1997 Pasadena, CA
BFA in Illustration: Dec. 1997

Professional Experience
GE SECURITY 2006
Salem, OR
Packaging Designer. Responsibilities included designing packaging for video, intrusion and fire safety products. Re-design of corporate branding. Cost comparisons, sourcing vendors and spreadsheets. Catalogs, advertising, trade show and promotional graphics. Clipping images and creating die lines.

MONKEY BUSINESS SPORTS 2006
Portland, OR
Packaging Designer. Responsibilities included designing packaging for children's products and catalog design. Clipping images and color correction of photos.

HOT OFF THE PRESS 1998-2001
Canby, OR
Graphic Designer. Responsibilities include paper design for scrapbooking. Cover designs for scrapbooking and craft books, including photo direction. Illustrations both digital and hand drawn (painted) for paper designs and perforated punch-outs. Book cover designs and paper designs for Disney licensing.

BOLEY CORPORATION 1997-1998
Los Angeles, CA
Packaging Designer. Responsibilities included designing packaging for children's products and catalog design. Packaging design for Warner Brothers licensing.

RONCHETTI DESIGN 1995-1997
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Design Assistant. Various responsibilities including presentation preparation, drafting retouches, perspective drawings from blueprints, architectural renderings, floor plan and elevation drawings.


Freelance Experience
BOLEY CORPORATION/2004-2006:
Product & packaging design for
children’s toys.

HOT FOCUS/2004/2006:
Illustration & pattern design for
teen & tween products.

SUZANNE CRUISE CREATIVE
SERVICES, INC./ 2001-2005:
Illustration for stickers and window clings.

CURRENT INC./2005:
Illustrations for stickers.

HOT OFF THE PRESS/2001-2002:
Illustration & design of patterned
paper & cut-outs.

WILD THYME RESTAURANT AND BAKERY/1997-98:
Illustrations for 4'x6' holiday signs.
Preliminary sketches for new menu
design and murals.

RICHARD SHAW/1999-2000:
llustrations and book design for
32 page children's book.

Skills

DIGITAL MEDIA: Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, In-design & Office. Mac & PC platform.

TRADITIONAL ILLUSTRATION
MEDIA: watercolor, oil, and acrylics

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