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Rodger Roundy
cel: 203.435.3982
email: roundy@gmail.com


EDUCATION

Yale University, B.A. in Fine Art, Class of 1991.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Freelance Graphic Designer/Graphic Artist

1991 - Present

Help small businesses achieve their vision using my software expertise, including:

Freelance Graphic Designer/Artist/Actor
Hieronimus & Co

August 2018 - February 2019
Owings Mills, MD

Painstakingly planned, plotted, and painted replica of 1963 Volkswagon Kombi bus made famous at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Designed promotional postcard & souvenir t-shirt for the bus' upcoming appearance at the 50th Anniversary Woodstock events. Explained symbology of the bus' painted design to visitors, press. Provided pithy sound bytes and performance for documentary film crew recording the project. See the work here.

Self-Employed Artist

1993 - Present

Create complex multi-figural paintings on canvas and panel for exhibition and sale at various galleries, including Paul Mahder Gallery (Northern California), Grey McGear Modern (Los Angeles) and Jack the Pelican Presents (Brooklyn). View portfolio here.

Author/Illustrator

2012 - 2015

Wrote, illustrated and designed full-color 64-page graphic novel, Dover: A Forgiveness Fable, about the recent mortgage foreclosure crisis as experienced by the imaginative and daring daughter of a grievously wounded soldier. Created promotional animated video to market the book. Website for book: www.doverfable.com

Creative Associate
Beacon Self-Directed Learning

2013 - 2015
New Haven, CT

Taught art classes at small educational startup catering to teens who left traditional schooling. Frequently on-call for one-on-one mathematics and creative writing tutoring. Attended regular conferences with students, parents and directors. Helped cultivate atmosphere of support and acceptance for a diverse group of teens. Created and taught semester-long classes for: Storyboarding, Painting, Drawing, Stop-Motion Animation, Tabletop Game Invention, Aquaponics. Wrote, designed and organized highly entertaining team-based scavenger hunts in the Yale University Art Gallery.


Electronic Production Artist
Publicis & Hal Riney

1997 - 2004
San Francisco, CA

Electronic layout and design for print production studio of major west coast advertising agency. Routinely converted rough illustrations from art directors into sharp, finished billboard, magazine and newspaper advertisements. Carried out daily minor and major changes requested by clients and art directors for 100’s of newspaper ads per week. Careful, meticulous layout of myriad versions of ads with differing sizes, featured products, and market-specific information. Adhered to branding, style and typographic rules for numerous newspaper and billboard campaigns for Sprint, Saturn. Worked directly with traffic department and creative directors, often under tight deadlines. Occasional storyboarding, concept art, and online animation for new business pitches. Typographical consistency and accuracy a standard.

 

RECENT VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Sunday School Teacher
Towson Unitarian Universalist Church

2017 - 2018
Towson, MD

Taught 4th-5th Grade Bibleolodeon course, on major events and figures from the Old and New Testaments. Lead discussions on how these stories shaped our culture. Frequently supervised student-acted plays and improvisational games.

Visiting Artist/Instructor
Lutherville Lab Elementary School

2015 - 2018
Lutherville, MD

Volunteer Visiting Art Teacher for the school’s "Famous Artist" Program. Taught K-5th Grade classes on the works of a specific artist, starting with a short slide lecture and then a hands-on art project in the style of that artist.

Mentor
Ridge Hill Elementary School

2013 - 2014
Hamden, CT

Helped initiate the Chain Reaction Mentorship Program at this Title I public school. Supervised weekly after-school games and creative projects for a principal-selected group of 4-6th grade boys lacking in-home fathers.

References Available Upon Request