Kevin is an artist and designer based in his native Southern California. He's worked on a widening variety of projects as an illustrator, graphic designer, creative director, and fine artist. Have a question or want to get in touch? Shoot him a message or email at kevinbannisterart@gmail.com

Experience

  • Illustrator and Designer (contract)

    at eLearning Mind

    May 2016 - at Present

    California

    Consulting and collaborating with project managers and animation teams to produce icons, animation assets, and design elements for eLearning's clients. Maintaining a high standard of organization and cleanliness to ensure assets are usable and easy to locate.

  • Creative Director, Illustrator, Designer

    at Kevin Bannister Illustration & Design

    June 2006 - at Present

    California

    Full service illustrator and designer. Visual development, consulting, branding, and ideation for local, remote, and international clients including Nestle and Batchmaster Software LLC. Check out www.kevinbannister.com for samples and contact information.

  • Illustrator (contract)

    at Mattel

    June 2016 - August 2016

    California

    Generating a body of original artwork for use in a mobile app. Creating final art from provided sketches as well as generating new sketches in a predetermined isometric style, while maintaining technical standards.

  • Lead Designer, Art Director

    at Lakeshore Learning Materials, LLC

    April 2010 - February 2015

    California

    Worked with product developers, production artists and led teams of designers and illustrators to make engaging, functional, award-winning educational products for home and classroom use. • Presented concepts to developers and senior AD’s. Directed design teams on a variety of print and digital projects, producing over 400 products a year from concept to final production. Executed illustrations, page layouts, packaging design, 3D turnarounds, color comps, concept sketches, scale mockups and product photos among other duties. • Refreshed existing brands and products to reflect contemporary cultural, social and technological trends. Developed and designed over 30 highly complex, multi-age interactive games for desktop and mobile devices as part of a multi-functional design, asset-generation, animation team. • Managed and directed small cross-functional teams to complete several large-content projects, budgeting time and directing creative execution to meet tight deadlines.

Education

  • BFA, Illustration

    at California State University, Long Beach

    2002 - 2007 (5 years) California

Services offered

  • Illustration

    Creating digital and traditional art for any and all applications. Vector designs, spot illustration,s, character design, visual instructions, diagrams, icons, etc. in a variety of distinct styles.

  • Fine Art

    Drawing, Painting, Concept work, and ideation.

  • Creative/Design Consulting

    Providing expert advice and guidance for visual development and branding of various projects and products, including company logos, character design, packaging, mission statements, spot illustrations, t-shirt graphics, and UI design.

  • Graphic Design

    Design for print and digital media, including educational materials, marketing collateral, packaging, icons, logo design, and UI design.

Languages

  • English Native

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