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Benjamin C.

Minneapolis, MN

$35/hour

Enthusiastic and Knowledgeable Illustrator and Designer

$35/Hour


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Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Illustration

Education

Minneapolis College of Art & Design (Illustration)

About Benjamin

Hello!

Originally from a small town in the Chicago area, I am a freelance illustrator who now lives and works in Minneapolis, MN. I am a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. My work is heavily influenced by Japanese woodcuts, and focuses strongly on narrative and concept. By using bold line work and limited color I illustrate a wide range of subject matter, with my favorite subjects being nature, animals and technology. I am an avid reader and travel junky, with three countries under my belt. I am also a huge art collector and researcher with an ever-growing book collection. Most of the time, I am buried under a pile of books, video games and art supplies somewhere in south Minneapolis.

I have experience tutoring illustration and technical drawing and painting skills. I used to tutor small groups of younger enthusiasts at my church back home. I love gushing about art and showing others the vast possibilities art can offer, and the wide array of materials that can be used. I get really excited to see how others improve over time, and how their interests and skills develop. Tutoring gives me personal time with each person to learn their likes and dislikes, and to help
identify their strengths and weaknesses to foster their creativity. My goal is to introduce my students to all of the possibilities involved in art practices, while not overwhelming them. I truly believe in making the work that you want to focus on, and enjoying what you do. By having an open relationship with students, I can tailor the session to their wants and needs.

I hold myself to a very high standard. I put my best foot forward in anything that I do, and I desire to foster lasting relationships with all that I come across.

Although I have a space at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design to tutor my students, I am available able to travel to other locations that fit the students' needs.

SELECTED CLIENTS
Target;
Art Asia Pacific Magazine;
Light Grey Art Lab;
PICAME Magazine;
MN Hockey;
Minneapolis College of Art & Design;
African American Business Council;
The DL Brand;
RnB Magazine.

I know: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Drawing, Painting, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, Ink, Graphite, Charcoal, Design, Illustration, Apparel Design, Skatedeck Design, and Surface Design.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success. Let's work together soon!
Hello!

Originally from a small town in the Chicago area, I am a freelance illustrator who now lives and works in Minneapolis, MN. I am a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. My work is heavily influenced by Japanese woodcuts, and focuses strongly on narrative and concept. By using bold line
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55409
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing,
Graphic Design,
Painting
English:
Reading
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design
Elementary Education:
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Drawing

I received a BFA in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. I am a freelance illustrator that has worked for clients such as Target, Picame Magazine and Art Asia Pacific Magazine. My work has been included in several Light Grey Art Lab gallery shows, as well as included in the Society of Illustrators and 3x3 illustration shows. All of my work is hand-drawn and illustrated.

Graphic Design

I have taken several graphic design courses during my time at MCAD. Along with illustrating, I have done several projects involving design, publication, logo design and typography over the years. I keep up with current trends in graphic design while maintaining a minimal, modernist approach. I concentrate on creating engaging spaces and fluent design to fit the clients needs.

Painting

I am a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. Painting as been a part of my practice for the past seven years. Through refining my work, I have developed technical acuity with multiple mediums such as watercolors, acrylics and gouache. From stylistically painting with these mediums in my daily practice, I have a handle on consistency and malleability of the mediums, advanced color theory, and knowledge of various workflow additives, brands, papers and surfaces. I am sure that I can be a great help in all of your endeavors!

Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Illustration

Education

Minneapolis College of Art & Design (Illustration)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Benjamin will travel within 15 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55409.