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New York City, New York, 11103, United States
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February 17, 2019

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ALAN BESSEN

Astoria, NY *****

917-***-**** ac8iq2@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Summary: Professional level skills in editorial illustration and cartooning Apply creative

vision to produce a broad scope of work including comic books, illustrations, and murals.

Work in a wide array of mediums encompassing computer technology, oils, acrylics, watercolors, pen

and ink, and charcoal pencil. Possess a varied educational background through teaching in diverse

school and recreational environments. Acquired hands-on experience of daily lesson planning, building

a curriculum and project development. Mentor and motivated students and established productive

relationships with students, parents, educational administrators and art directors by applying effective

communication skills.

Teaching Artist-Leap Jan. 2015 – Present

Collaborated on creating and implementing various art programs based on academic

curriculum to help students create individual and collaborative art work. Emphasis on

helping students make creative decisions as well as introducing them to new mediums

and art styles. Projects included murals, comics.storybooks, collages, and design.

Hofstra University Saturday Classes for Young People 2014 - Present

Instructor, Middle School Visual Arts and High School Portfolio Development

Created a visual art program that encouraged students to generate their own ideas and

concepts, emphasized the importance of the creative process, and instructed students

how to use a variety mediums

Freelance Illustration 1989- Present

Obtain assignments for national, regional and local publications by applying professional skills

that generate repeat and new business.

Introduce multiple ideas for assignments and execute what is selected and complete all work

under tight deadlines.

Highlighted by a local newspaper in an article and as part of the publications Art in Queens

Section.

Graphic Artist, Display Technologies Aug. 2000 – June 2012

Design graphics and print ready mechanicals by applying Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills.

Produced interactive presentations using Macromedia Director and three-dimensional

renderings using the Strata 3-D program. Created and maintained archive of digital files

Serious Fun After School April 2010-Present

Dalton after school program, New York, NY Sept. 2003 –June 2016

Educational Alliance/Tompkins Square MS Sept. 2006 – June 2009

Trinity after school program Sept. 2002 – June 2006

P.S. 230 after school program March 2001 – June 2003

Created and implemented a comprehensive cartooning program by applying extensive

knowledge of the genre that sustained the interest of elementary and middle school students.

Established programs served as the literary component and a mode of self-expression for these

students. Enhanced the cartooning skills of four, fifth and six graders by teaching basic Photoshop.

Taught professional level techniques to produce camera ready comic book art.

Hofstra Summer camp, Hempstead, NY 1999 - Present(Seasonal Job)

Instructor, Cartooning/Comic Book Illustration

Achieved the goal of developing a camper-produced comic book on an annual basis through

effective classroom management.

Stimulated the interest of elementary and middle school age children by supporting the

production of published and personal work.

Conducted comprehensive hands-on instruction in a group or individual setting that enhanced

the incorporation of storytelling and illustration.

Maintained a high level of interest by applying diverse points of view to generate new concepts.

EDUCATION

The New School Computer Instruction Center, New York, NY

Extensive work Photoshop, Illustrator and Director courses/Macintosh Platform

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY Bachelor of Fine Arts

Portfolios: HYPERLINK "http://www.behance.net/abessen" http://www.behance.net/abessen

HYPERLINK "http://www.freelanced.com/alanbessen" http://www.freelanced.com/alanbessen



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