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Wilkins - Muralist - Cincinnati, OH, USA

Lisa Wilkins

Cincinnati, OH, USA




All hand painted murals in various media to suit the environment in which it is located. I manage the project from start to finish from initial ideas gathering to preliminary sketches to full color artwork and then the actual painting of the mural.

Work History

Contract Artist/Lead Medical Illustrator

Associated University

From September 2009

Generated new ideas with limited direction and varied internal client needs.
Designed new on-brand visual elements to effectively convey concepts and messaging.
Requirements gathering via teleconferencing to create complex concepts and data into compelling visuals for media
Formatted text and graphics for medical publications, power point presentations and training courses.
Collaborated with medical professionals to ensure style consistency with other marketing materials.
Generated computer graphics and preliminary idea sketching for all illustrations (Traditional and computer)
Liaised with multiple medical specialists and interpret multiple explanations to create a unique, visually exciting graphic
illustration for multiple teaching environments.
Monitored production schedules while adhering to assigned budgets.
Updated computer graphic files using graphics software programs.
Translated complex concepts and data into compelling visuals for media outreach.

Owner/ Artist / Sign Designer / Interior Design-Muralist

Wilkins Enterprise

January 2001 - January 2010

Art Director
Manager of operations
Sales and marketing
Client Consultant
Contract negotiation
On-site idea sketch artist
Sign Designer and fabricator
Interior design
Liaised with internal clients in marketing to execute collateral creation projects.
Monitored production schedules while adhering to assigned budgets.
Presented projects to internal clients.
Generated new ideas with limited direction and varied internal client needs.
Generated detailed specs of final designs.
Mentored new members of design staff during onboarding.
Designed advertisements, tradeshow banners and signage from concept through completion.
Designed art and copy layouts for direct mail advertising material.
Created aesthetically-pleasing advertisements that complemented the products.

Owner / Lead Designer / Mural Artist

Awesome Interiors

January 1998 - January 2001

Lead designer in charge of sales and purchasing.
Design and layout through completion/ fabrication of signs, banners, vehicle graphics, company identities, logos,
brochures and trade show exhibits, faux finishing and murals.
Production of sample boards for client presentation.
Generated computer graphics and sketches while interpreting ideas and requirements from clients on and off site.
Generated detailed specs of final designs.
Adhered to strict deadlines, budgets and requirements while maintaining quality and uncompromising design.

Freelance Artist

Private Commission Muralist

June 1994 - June 1998

Self - Freelance Artist Cincinnati, OH, Dallas, TX, Salt Lake City, UT, Chattanooga, TN, Atlanta GA
Portrait artist - all media.
Muralist - private commission.
Architectural Rendering.
Private commission fine art production- all media.
Designed advertisements, tradeshow banners and signage from concept through completion.

Contract Artist

Commercial Interior Products

February 1992 - November 1994

Contract Artist in charge of hand painting interior store displays to be reproduced in various applications and presentations.

Sign Designer

Holthaus Sign Company

June 1990 - January 1992

Generated detailed specs of final designs.
In charge of vinyl sign design, production and application.
In charge of all hand lettering of signs and vehicles.

Art Director / Sign Designer

Bigham Sign Company

September 1989 - April 1990

Sign artist in charge of all hand lettering, sign design, vinyl lettering and application to signs, window and vehicle graphics.
Designed custom logos, typography and displays using Mac applications, Gerber sign making systems all forms of traditional sketching and rendering.

Assistant Art Director

Broadway Sign Company

June 1989 - September 1989

Generated computer graphics to be produced in vinyl for sign production.
In charge of vinyl cutting and application to all signage, vehicles and window advertising.
Produced all hand lettered signage and architectural renderings.
Created patterns for signage including: cut out lettering, neon, channel lettering, silk screening and billboards.
Accompanied sales team to generate ideas and produce sketches incorporating the vision, requirements and budget of new and existing clientele.

Assistant Art Director

Signbuilders Inc

January 1984 - September 1988

Apprenticeship to Master Designer.
Assisted and produced in all areas of sign design and production including: Pattern making, type design, hand lettering,
hand cut silk screens, screen production, screen printing, hand cut wood and plastic lettering, architectural rendering,
portrait painting and wood sign fabrication.


Mural Works

Every mural has a story and every story engulfs me while I pour it from my soul right onto the wall for the world to see.

Qualifications & Certifications

Interior Design

The School of Interior Decorating

Art / Graphic Design

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Advertising / Fine Art

Columbus College of Art and Design

Advertising, Fine Art, Industrial Design

Columbus College of Art and Design

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