Lynne St Clare Foster lives and works in New York City.
Multitalented and highly motivated Illustrator with experience in print publishing and multimedia. Dynamic personality with exceptional interpersonal skills. Team player with well developed written and verbal abilities. Expertise in art direction graphic d… Read More
Lynne St Clare Foster lives and works in New York City.
Multitalented and highly motivated Illustrator with experience in print publishing and multimedia. Dynamic personality with exceptional interpersonal skills. Team player with well developed written and verbal abilities. Expertise in art direction graphic design and illustration, aligned with a strong work ethic and high standards. Proficient in providing print and online artwork solutions for corporate clients.
Proficient in the use of Macintosh Software
Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, PowerPoint
1992 - present
Principle - Black & White in Colour, NY, NY.
The design studio BWC was founded to provide exceptional graphic solutions for our clients. As principle my
goal is to satisfy my clients need for targeted branding, quality design and illustration solutions. I negotiate all
aspects of the design and illustration process. This includes client liaison, contract negotiation, art direction,
design, illustration, photo research, arranging photo shoots,and all aspects of production.
Graphic Designer and Art Direction, Red Betty Theatre - Toronto, Canada
Design and art direct all graphic material for this critcally aclaimed theatre company including
Logotype, poster and all promotional materials
Graphic Designer and Art Direction, Poesis Theatre Company - New York, New York
Design and art direct all graphic material , included Logotype, poster and all promotional materials
Graphic Designer and Art Direction, Panash Euro soul - New York, New York
Designed all collateral material for promotion of restaurant.
Photographer -CPE Jay Seldin, Montclair, New Jersey
Participated in photo expedition to Havana Cuba. Collaborated with local photographers to document the local life and culture. The purpose of this trip was to bring light to a country lost in time and on the verge of rebirth.
Photographer -Ginger New York:, MNN
On site photographer documenting host of talk show and her and guests
Photographer - Women FMS New York:, MNN
On site event photographer for womens study workshop.
Imaging Editor and Retoucher, Global Village Media - NY, NY.
Contributed to the imaging portion of the documentary "John Muir and the New World", Worked on retouching and preparation of images for After Effects portion of the film. Worked with the director and editor of the film.
Graphic Designer, Swiss Re - NY, NY.
Developed the logotypes and trademarks for a variety of in house projects. This included the development of
logotypes for Footprint Neutral, a brand Swiss Re introduced incorporating a carbon neutral footprint.
Designed the logo and brand for the internationally acclaimed rerun, a running event sponsored by Swiss Re.
Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Skye Records - Singer and Songwriter - NY, NY.
Head Designer for Skye Clair's debut CD. Consulted with the artist and worked on the development of the
overall brand. Set up photo shoot and styling of the photo shoot. Responsible for the design,
production and printing of the final CD package.
Associate Designer, Black and White in Colour - Readers Digest - Pleasantville N,Y.
Designer for the book and record division. Designed all collateral material for packaging and promotion of music and book collections. Consulted with the creative directors developing all material associated with each package. Set up photo shoots and styling of the photo shoots. Responsibilities include all photo research and selection of illustrators, photographers, and type designers. Assisted in the design and production of the final promotional packages.
Junior Designer - Mably International, NY, NY.
Assisted in design and rendering of bags for in-store gift with purchase promotions.
Clients included: Bobbie Brown, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Victoria's Secret, Elizabeth Arden and Shiseido.
Associate Art Director - Better Health and Living Magazine, NY, NY.
Assisted in the design and development of start up magazine.
Responsibilities included all aspects of design and production. Set up photo shoots. Acted as
liaison between illustrators and photographers, and negotiated contracts
Assistant Art Director - Montcalm Publishing, NY, NY.
Assisted in the design and production of Gallery Magazine and Twilight Zone Magazine. Responsibilities
included all aspects of production from inception to completion. Designed layouts and produced mechanicals.
Liaison between illustrators and photographers, negotiated contracts
Associate Art Director - Strawberry Records, NY, NY.
Assisted in the design and production of record jackets and collateral material. Responsibilities
included all aspects of design and production from inception to completion.
Alfred A. Knopf / American Express / Berkeley Books / Congregations Magazine / Dallas Morning News / Elle/
Elm Energy Group / Gallery Magazine / Genesis / Harmony Entertainment / The Indypendent / The Lutheran .
School of Visual Arts, NY, NY. - Continuing Ed.
Pratt Institute, N,Y. - Certificate Program, Computer Imaging.
School of Visual Arts, NY, NY. - MFA, Illustration.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. - BFA, Communication Design - Illustration.
Maison des Etudiante´s, Paris, France. - Cultural Exchange Program.
Cite´Techniques de Narbonne, France. - Cultural Exchange Program.
Artists Against the War, by Tim Underwood.
Draws from the history of graphic protest and demonstrates the many ways that
illustrators have reflected on the representations and misrepresentations of war.
Art Revolution, by Lisa Cyr.
Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators.
CMYK "Those Who Can, Do and Teach," by Ed Brodsky
2004 - present
Board of Directors - The Society of Illustrators, NY, NY.
Chair - Jazz / Sketch Group - The Society of Illustrators, NY, NY.
Accomplishments include: Development and production of Jazz / Sketch Night. Responsibilities include
booking models and musicians, hiring crew, and coordinating member related events.
Curate yearly member sketch show.
Hanging Committee - Participate in hanging major shows 7-10 times a year.
1994 - 1999
Chair - Board of Trustees - The Brownstone School.
Executive responsible for non-profit corporation with $600,000 budget and staff of 21 personnel.
❙ Developed and implemented weekend arts program.
❙ Created new corporate identity package including logotype and brochure.
❙ Increased focus on fund raising.
❙ Gained McDonalds as a major corporate sponsor.
Assistant Professor- City College, CUNY, NY, NY.
Teach Illustration l and Digital Imaging and Illustration.
Adjunct Associate Professor - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York / Pratt Manhattan, NY, NY.
Teach Methods and Media, Illustration. Childrens illustration, Imaging with Photoshop,and Design Procedures,
Felician College. Faculty Escort
Assisted in planning all aspects of foreign exchange trip to London.
Farleigh Dickinson University. Curator of Senior Exhibition
Curated the first Senior painting and drawing thesis exhibit entitled “Emerging Artists.”
Farleigh Dickinson University and City College. Senior Thesis Advisor.
Thesis advisor for senior honors programs.
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