AUSTIN SMITH

710 Roscoe St. (#3) Chicago Ill 60657

Asmith28@saic.edu 248-672-1284

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Fine Art Education

 

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL                                                                                    2013-2017

Bachelor of Fine Arts                                                                                                                                        

§  Emphasis in Screen Printing and Textile Print Design                                                                                           

§  Four Year Merit Scholarship Awarded

 

Previous Work Related Experience

 

Rainforest Clothing Co.  | New York, New York                                                                                                  Summer 2016

Employed

§  Textile Print Developer and Designer for swimwear line

§  Created CAD garment mockups for Tech Packs

§  Worked on Color matching, color separations and color mockups for designs

 

Kayrock Screenprinting | New York, New York                                                                                                     Summer 2016

Screen Printing Intern

§     Efficient with screen printing equipment

§     Prepped orders from start to finish

§     Helped with the set up of Gallery Shows

 

Hoofprint Workshop | Chicago, Illinois                                                                                                                     Summer 2015

 Print Assistant Internship

§  Assisted with projects pertaining to screen printing, lithography, etching and relief printmaking

§  Assisted with a workshop at Rick Bayless’ home in relief printing

§  Assisted with the opening of Artist Aaron Coleman’s solo show ‘Understanding Oblivion’

   

Promo Group | Chicago, Illinois                                                                                                                                     Summer 2014

 Graphic Design Internship

§  Partnered with a developer in designing a new app

§  Created images for various businesses to use in their marketing

§  Created designs that were used on the companies social media sites to gain traffic

 

Awards and Achievements

§ Commissioned by the company Grindr to create printed fabric installation for Mykki Blanco and Cakes da Killa After show   2017

§  Commissioned printed yardage for artist Jaja Bish                                                                                                  2016

§  Installation Artist for IT Presents: We Are All Born Naked and the Rest is Bcalla                                       2016

§  Installation Artist for Virtual Paradise at the DOJO                                                                                                2016

§  Installation Artist for ACTIVATE CHICAGO                                                                                                          2016

§  Exhibited Work for Cuffing Season; curate exhibition of art and performance                                              2016

§  Ox-Bow School of Art Merit Scholarship                                                                                                                     2015

§  Art by America Juried Exhibition                                                                                                                                    2015

§  Featured Artist on Wordandcolor.com                                                                                                                           2015