I am a Commercial Illustrator, Fine Artist, and Instructor. Always looking forward to meeting new clients, nurturing on-going professional relationships, taking on new commissions, and adventures in general. I graduated from the Sheridan College BAA Illustration Program. I enjoy the process of collaboration, communicating with clients and fellow team members, listening to and fulfilling their needs. I believe visual art is powerful enough to change anything from a person's perception of a brand to a person's perception of the world at large.
Freelance Illustration & Marketing, 2004 – Present Sample of Clients: *repeat client Nelvana, Get Bent Records*, Metroland*, SNAP*, Community Living, Literacy Circle of Durham Region*, The Region of Durham, City of Oshawa, Oshawa BIA*, AIDS Committee of Durham Region*, How Magazine, Durham Tourism*, The National Post*, Happy Worker*, Feathertale Magazine*, Filament Creative, BeMuse, 360 Incentives, BoxOffice Buz, Reel Tang Films, Invivo, Upper Canada Meat Co., Ptak Apparel, Ovation Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Perfume Niche, Mary’s Cash for Gold, Citrus Media, Chakra Phoenix Reiki, Nax, Rarebird, Mad Café, Breakout! Magazine, Patty Shack, Fallen Love Records, Aide Natural Bodycare*, Downtown Oshawa Farmer’s Market*, Wayward Magazine, Heresy, REX, Fringe Festival, issue #44 of CMYK Magazine, The A.M. Project, My Fingers My Brain, Protest the Hero, Hairy Holler, Black Jacket (album 1 and 2), Home Movies, Up ‘N’ Atom, Double The Pleasure, The Heatskores, The Legendary Klopeks – Complete list upon request
Freelance/Part-time Faculty, Fundamentals, School of Media, Art & Design · 2011 to present Durham College
September 2011 – Present , 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa ON. Various institutions and grade levels including Durham College, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa Senior Citizen Centre, Chartwell Retirement Home, Visual Art Centre Clarington, Group and Private Lessons.
Subject matter includes: Introduction to Drawing and Mixed Media Artist Books (visual narrative) Introduction to 2D Design Introduction to 3D Design Working with Ink Life Drawing Portraiture Acrylic Painting Comics
Program Development and Instruction funded by OAC Grants - Grant Funded Projects November 2012 – May 2013
Grant Funded Projects through the DDSB at Waverly Public School and Queen Elizabeth Public School. A Summarized example of programming I designed for an Art Infused Learning Project at Waverly Public School may be found on my website www.danicrosby.com under the tab "Instruction-Programming".
Art Jams – Independently run Art Jams, a volunteer initiative, all-ages and free to the public, designed to facilitate and encourage communication, sharing, support, experimentation, and constructive criticism between artists of all skill levels, July 2013
Neatoh! Artisan Markets – Artisan markets in Downtown Oshawa, July - August 2013
Ontario Shores, Mindful Music – Hired as artisan vendor booker and on-site manager, July 2012
Oshawa’s 8th Annual Peony Festival – Hired as artisan vendor booker and on-site manager, June 2012
Durham Creative Marketplace – Centre piece for the Art of Transition Tourism Summit & Creative Awards in partnership with Durham Tourism – Booked and managed 50 artisans and creative businesses, November 2011
Outdoor Art Market – Partnership with Oshawa Centre Farmer’s Market. May, September 2011 Oshawa’s Fantastic Street Fair and Sidewalk Sale – Partnership with Oshawa BIA. Rebranded and booked Oshawa’s annual downtown sidewalk sale. Coordinated with businesses, 50+ local artisans, musicians and performers, July 2011
Instruments & Easels Fundraiser – Created Arts and Crafts Auction event with live music in support of Oshawa Community Health Centre, 28 Artists participated, January 2011
Culture Days 2010 – Created and ran Friday Fashion Show and Saturday Arts in the Park, September 2010
Solo Art Shows – 2005 - 2009
For above events, tasks included: Designing visual and written content for promotion, contracts, vendors and general public Delivery via traditional and new media channels Strategic planning, partnership and sponsorship development Development of sales materials
Sample of Solo, Group Shows, and Sales Fictionary group show July 2012, Regenesis Project Charity installation June 2010, Ajax Juried Art Show in Mc Lean Community Centre: 2002/03 /04/05/07/09, Toronto Outdoor Exhibition July 2010, Uxbridge Juried Art Show 2009 | Oshawa Juried Art Show in Robert McLaughlin Gallery: June 24, 2004 – Complete list upon request
"NMA Gold Prize, best magazine cover art in the Canada 2010" | “Award of Excellence” Pine Ridge Art Association Juried show October 2009 | “Best Drawing” Award Oshawa Art Association Juried show June 06/07 | “Best in Show” Award PRAC Juried show November 04/06 – Complete list upon request