Well hello.

Illustration of Kerstin

So, a little about myself… I am a teacher, illustrator-designer and all around graphics geek. I’m currently the Program Lead for IADT Online. Prior to taking that position, I was the Design & Multimedia Instructor and Program Coordinator for Keiser University‘s Tampa campus, and I worked for over 13 years as an Illustration & Design instructor for the International Academy of Design and Technology of Tampa , and served as the Internship Coordinator for 3 years.

I’m a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, with my BFA in Illustration. During a year of independent study, I focused on children’s book illustration and computer graphics. I also studied privately under the renowned Illustrator Barry Moser. I completed my M.Ed. in Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida. I’m a member of Adobe Certified Experts, the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and various local industry groups in Tampa Bay.

I’ve worked as both an Illustrator and Graphic Designer since the early 90’s. My work has been in both local and international literacy programs, as well as drug and violence prevention programs for children. I’ve illustrated a children’s book for School Book Fairs and served as a technical editor for Thompson Publishing. I’ve written columns and regular technique articles for the international design magazine IADTX, formerly known as Artistik. In addition, I’ve done corporate training for IECUBED and Saint Petersburg College. My freelance work includes companies such as K-Force, Liberty Bank and PC Productions.

In my leisure time, I’m an avid cyclist. I meditate, read, watch movies and hang out a lot with some furry people of the feline and canine varieties. I also work on a plan to hasten the Singularity with a combination of Adobe Photoshop’s content aware fill, a smart phone and some paper clips.

 Revised – 11/2013