Ken Dubrowski began his career 20 years ago as a freelance, professional illustrator creating spot illustrations for trade publications. He quickly built a strong client list and shortly thereafter, his work was appearing in such publications as, The Washington Post, The New York Law Journal, The Boston Globe, Hippocrates Magazine, Cahner's Publishing, Inc. Magazine and for corporations like Sprint, Scudder's Investment, Merrill Lynch and Mobil. His success is due to his ability to collaborate with clients to find creative solutions to their illustration needs. As a successful multi-media illustrator, he uses both traditional tools (pastel, watercolor) and digital media to create unique work for clients.
The Ken Dubrowski Artisan Studio is more than just about his illustration work. Ken also designs, builds and promotes a unique collection of hand made furniture. Showcasing the collection of furniture, illustrations, house portraits, murals and limited edition prints at trade shows, crafts fairs and community events throughout Massachusetts. Ken’s renaissance approach to his work has been featured in several media outlets over the past few years: WCVB’s Chronicle, South Shore Living Magazine, as well as the Patriot Ledger and Marshfield Mariner.
In addition to his work in the studio, Ken is also an advocate of the arts and of artist’s rights. As Director of Operations of the Illustrators Partnership of America, a non profit trade association based in Marshfield MA, Ken works to help artists assert the value or their work, educate artists on how to protect and manage their intellectual property and engage research to authenticate secondary licensing of artists works. Ken has written and published articles about the adverse effects stock houses have had on the illustration industry and is the founder and editor of The Illustrators' News, a quarterly publication addressing issues critical to the illustration industry.
As an adjunct Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Ken created agenda and all lesson plans for three distinct classes for students at various levels of skill and talent. As a teacher, Ken is a hands on instructor, available to students out side of class for additional assistance and guidance. He uses his life experiences to prepare students for the realities of a career in illustration.
Activities and Board Positions • Board member of Steering Committee for Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) • Guest speaker for several artists related panels, including MALC guest speaker on Orphan Works 2008 at Boston Public Library • Syracuse University guest panelist on artists’ rights • Santa Fe Illustration Conference 1 2001 on Stock
EDUCATION University of Hartford, Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art (Printmaking), graduated 1984
Ken Dubrowski 845 Moraine Street Marshfield, MA 02050 781-837-3457 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kendubrowski.com
Freelance, Professional Illustrator 1988 to present Creates spot illustrations for publications such as The Washington Post, The New York Law Journal, The Boston Globe, Hippocrates Magazine, and for corporations such as Sprint, Scudder’s Investment, Merrill Lynch and Mobil. ß Collaborates with clients to find creative solutions to their illustration needs. Builds relationships with clients to ensure loyalty and repeat business. ß Successful multi-media illustrator using both traditional tools (pastel, watercolor) and computer skills to create unique work for clients. ß Responsible for all aspects of running a small business to include advertising, accounting, billing ß Designs all printed direct mail. Creates and maintains web site. Generates mailing lists for promotional material. ß Knowledge of computer programs such as Photoshop, Word, FileMaker Pro and DreamWeaver ß Designs, produces and promotes art exhibitions that showcase all aspects of the artisan’s studio collection through multiple media, email marketing and social networking outlets. (WATD Radio, Boston Globe, Boston.com Facebook and Linkedin)
Custom Woodworking and Cabinet Maker 1988 to present Designs, builds and promotes a separate collection of hand made furniture as part of the Ken Dubrowski Artisan’s Studio. ß Showcases a unique collection of furniture at trade shows, crafts fairs and community events. ß Expertise in running a studio creating direct mailers to promote two unique product lines. ß Ken’s work and his renaissance studio have been featured in several media outlets: WCVB’s Chronicle in June 2008, South Shore Living Magazine in spring of 2007, Patriot Ledger, WATD and Marshfield Mariner.
Small Business Creator: B!G Illustration Group 2005 to 2010 Organized and elected president of an independent group of eight illustrators to form the B!G Illustration Group. This collaboration of talent allowed for a greater pool of resources thereby creating opportunity to develop unique ways to promote and sell illustrations to existing and new markets.
The Illustrators Partnership of America 1999 to present Director of Operations The Illustrators Partnership of America is a non profit trade association which helps artists assert the value or their work, educate artists on how to protect and manage their intellectual property and engage research to authenticate secondary licensing of artists works. ß Responsible for all day to day activities of the organization which include: maintaining membership database, website development, creating a budget and tracking expenses, recording membership renewals, creating press releases and announcements. ß Develops, Coordinates and Promotes special events such as IPA Drawing Retreat, IPA Gallery through direct mail, phone calling and networking. ß Built collaborative professional relationships with other organizations in order to inform and address the needs of illustrators: Norman Rockwell Museum, Art Schools.
Industry Advocate ß Wrote and published articles about the adverse effects of stock houses on the illustration industry. ß Founder and editor of The Illustrators' News, a quarterly publication addressing issues critical to the illustration industry. ß Current member of Artists Under the Dome as an artist’s advocate dealing with issues facing the artist’s community. (http://www.artistsunderthedome.org). ß Worked and gave interviews on issues for artists by speaking at events and media outlets such as WBUR and the Boston Globe in helping educate and amend laws to the freelance community. ß Spokesperson for The Creative Council giving testimony at MA State House and other public awareness events like the Artist’s Congress, concerning such issues as the Independent Contractor Law and Orphan Works (http://kendubrowski.blogspot.com/2010/07/text-for-creative-council-to-amend.html)
Adjunct Professor Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston MA 2007-2009 Created agenda and all lesson plans for three distinct classes for students at various levels of skill and talent. Hands on instructor, available to students out side of class for additional assistance and guidance. Used life experiences to prepare students for the realities of a career in illustration. Offered presentations by illustrators in the field to show students the professional standards needed to compete in the industry and produce finished portfolio pieces
EDUCATION University of Hartford, Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art (Printmaking), 1984