Mary Winkler
Illustration, United States
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Contact details
Tel: 586 457-5998
Brief Summary
The work of Mary Winkler (aka Acrylicana) is vivid and whimsical. It's often child-like in theme, depicting sweets, fanciful creatures and rainbows as well as exploring the world of fashion and garment in illustrated form. Done in a variety of media, including digital, acrylic, watercolour and ink, Mary's work is pop art, graphic and, for lack of a better word, sparkly. Her work is painted on canvas, a variety of papers or printed by way of giclee ink jet or silk screen (usually onto fabric for pouches/bags). Mary studied Illustration at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.

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Imagine Publishing
Happy Panda Toys
Apparel Dynasty
Rockaholic Clothing USA
Yoyo Ink
Liquid gold, ltd
Professional Experience
Freelance Illustrator
Design industry
November 2008 – Present (3 years 5 months)

Illustrator working under Acrylicana.
Licensed goods, freelance gigs with other brands, etc.

Licensed Artwork
Happy Panda Toys
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Retail industry
July 2009 – Present (2 years 9 months)
Licensed artwork retailed by Happy Panda Toys.

Featured Artist
January 2009 – Present (3 years 3 months)
Licensed Acrylicana designs.

Featured Artist
May 2008 – Present (3 years 11 months)
Retailer of Acrylicana goods.

Creative Director
Apparel Dynasty, LLC
Consumer Goods industry
March 2010 – March 2012 (2 years 1 month)

Illustrator, toy/textile/jewelry/acessory/product/packaging designer.
Handles everythin from branding to full-scale paintings for the brands licensed by Apparel Dynasty, LLC (Acrylicana and related).

Freelance Illustrator / Writer
Imagine Publishing
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry
January 2010 – March 2012 (2 years 3 months)
Frequent freelance gigs illustrating Q&Asections, tutorials, etc (writing accompanying articles as well).

Freelance Illustrator
Rockaholic Clothing
January 2011 – March 2011 (3 months)
Frequent freelance gigs doing illustrations for clothing.

Featured Artist
July 2008 – December 2010 (2 years 6 months)
Retailer of Acrylicana goods.

Freelance Illustrator
Stitch Rock
March 2010 – March 2010 (1 month)
Poster Illustration for Stitch Rock 2010.

Featured Artist
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Retail industry
February 2009 – February 2010 (1 year 1 month)
Retailer of Acrylicana goods.

Featured Artist
April 2008 – January 2010 (1 year 10 months)
Retailer of Acrylicana goods.

Character Designer Edit
Yo Yo Ink
October 2009 – October 2009 (1 month)
Freelance job designing company mascot and characters.

Textile Design Edit
May 2009 – May 2009 (1 month)
Textile and pattern design. Branding.

Freelance Illustrator Edit
Badges of Honour
August 2007 – January 2009 (1 year 6 months)
Badge designer. Licensed goods.

Freelance Illustrator
Liquid Gold LTD
July 2007 – January 2008 (7 months)
Greeting card design and illustration.

Contract Aritst Edit
WhuddleWorld, Inc.
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry
March 2006 – December 2006 (10 months)
Contract artist, designing pixel clothing for avatars.

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