My name is Emma K. O'Brien (EKO). Ever since I was a child, I spent most of my time drawing and creating from my imagination. Now, I want to inspire others to become creative, too. Beyond art, I really like playing video games, hanging out with my friends, and sleeping when I have time.
Expert Production Artist: CustomInk
January 2016 – Current • Charlottesville, VA
Artist working on customer submitted designs and customizing them to the customer's request and making sure they are ready for print. Includes redrawing faces, changing previous art as needed, recreating typography, etc. Art is used for events, companies, charities and more. Products include t-shirts, mugs, bags, etc.
Freelance Artist: Various
January 2008 – Current • Charlottesville, VA
Work based on commission. Many projects were used for posters, tee-shirts, advertisements, and character design. Specific pieces done based on request by customer such as digital painting, character study, etc.
May 2014 – August 2014 • Niles, IL
Assisted in the process of editing and bringing products to a final design. Working both in decal design to send to vendors for production and advertising design to be put on the company’s website.
April 2010 – August 2013 • Hershey, PA
Trained as caricature artist for seasonal work. Worked based on request during work hours to design a single caricature of a customer or multiple. Also as a lead artist was expected to help with customer issues, training and interviewing new employees, stocking, manager tasks, and closing procedures.
Ringling College of Art & Design: BFA in Illustration (2015)
Adobe Suite (Illustrator · Photoshop · InDesign) · Sketching · Photography & Photo Editing · Sewing
Adobe Design Achievement Award Semifinalist, Adobe
President's List, Ringling College of Art & Design