Gant Powell
Illustration, Brooklyn New York United States
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Contact details
321 23rd St
Apt 2d
Tel: 347 689 4300
Brief Summary
From birth I was steeped in Baltimore's unique and eccentric sophistication. My huge southern family - North Carolina thankyouverymuch - instilled me with a sense of propriety and Baltimore did its best to subvert it. The balance between those worlds informs my art, my sense of humor, and my work ethic (which is really good, promise). Since 2009 I haved called New York home, and I find the melting-pot culture very rewarding.  So c'mon, call me. I'm really fun. Really.
AIDS Global Action, Axcess Worldwide, NY-Lon USA, Clinton Kelly, Inc., The Children's National Medical Center, Wallpaper Republic, ADDitude Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and various products for private events (invitations, posters, place cards etc)
Professional Experience
Gant Powell
Brooklyn, NY
[email protected]

Brooklyn, NY
Aug 2012
-Ny-Lon USA Inc
Freelance Product Development
Executed amendments and new designs with the goal of maintaining or establishing stories within seasonal collections. Created new manufacturer briefs, amendment briefs, and color cards.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
May 2012 – Aug 2012
-Ny-Lon USA Inc
Product Development Intern
Researched and created trend reports. Created original motifs and set them to repeat for textiles and accessories. Created colorways using Pantone cross-referencing. Converted vintage designs into color separation and modified designs to updated and unique repeats and color-ways for original application. Prepared color-cards, presentations, and spec sheets for production. Prepared full-size tiled paper mock-ups of duvets, bedding repeats for clients.
Lenadora, Sri Lanka
Mar 2012
-Habitat for Humanity
For three weeks I helped build houses for the farmers of Lenadora, Dambulla, Matale Province, while simultaneously documenting the trip and experience to prepare for resulting series and book projects.
New York, NY, USA
Jan 2011 – May 2011
-Conde Nast - The New Yorker
Assisted design associate and art dept with layouts and spot selection for Talk of the Town section. Edited images and layouts to specifications and standards followed by TNY art department. I kept and organized the archives of the magazine, independently laid out spot series for print, maintained magazine mini boards, and served as a liaison between members of the art dept, as well as the art dept and other depts. Organized inspiration and source binders for Caroline Mailhot (AD) and Chris Curry (AD). Assisted members of art dept with various requests
New York, NY, USA
Dec 2011 – Jan 2012
Photoshop and Layout specialist
Photoshop production work, as well as updating images, links, prepared files for printing and review.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
May 2008 – Present
Freelance Illustration
Narrative illustration for books, advertising, events, as well as surface design, graphic design, logos, and typography.
Jun 2009 – Dec 2010
The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Visitors Services
New York, NY, USA
May 2009
Simon & Schuster
Assistant on Photo Shoot
Assisted Art Director and stylist on photoshoot for book cover. Organized prop table, steamed garments, pinned garments, offered feedback on styling, assisted models, acted as 'right hand' to art director on shoot.

New York, NY, USA
Aug 2009 – May 2011
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
MFA Illustration as Visual Essay

Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 2003 – May 2007
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
BFA Illustration
Graduated with Leadership Honors

Teaching Intern: Sensualists, Technocrats, Gamines & Sophisticates - A course in Fashion Illustration taught by Daniel Krall. Guest Instructors: Kris Chau, Sam Weber

Responsibilities included: preparing the classroom with supplies for guest instructor demos, availability for student questions during studio portion of class time, leading class discussion and critique of student work, assistance in determining student grades.

Member of Senior Class Advisory Council - Along with other council members, advised dean of students and other school administrators on how to best facilitate communication between the graduating class and the administration concerning graduation ceremony details, including Senior Class Gift, the speaker at graduation, event details, etc.

Juror for Student Gallery Space - a faculty nominated honor, juried artworks to determine which bodies of work would be awarded gallery space on campus.

Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 1997 – May 2003
Friends School of Baltimore

English (Fluent), French (Conversational)

graphic design, illustration, HTML, Typography, Adobe Ps/Il/Id/Dw, hand-type, portraits, humor, lifestyle, books, Layout Design

AIDS Global Action, Axcess Luxury & Lifestyle, The Little Shoe Box, Dagr Nott, The Wall Street Journal: Weekend Journal, Philadelphia Weekly, Clinton Kelly Inc., Wallpaper Republic, ADDitude Magazine, The Olde Towne Butcher Shoppe, Children's National Medical Center

Imaginary Friends - An Exhibition of Art Inspired by Jim Henson - group show - Brave New Worlds - Philadelphia PA - 2012
SVA MFAI Thesis Exhibition - group show - SVA Visual Arts Gallery - NY NY - 2011
SVA MFAI Book Show - group show - SVA Main Building Gallery - NY NY - 2010
SVA MFAI Narrative Illustration - group show - SVA Main Building Gallery - NY NY - 2009
Mixed Bag - solo show - The Waterfront Hotel - Baltimore MD - 2009
Horns and Hooves - solo show - Evergreen Coffee House - Baltimore MD - 2008
Sweets Show - solo show - The Filling Station Coffee House - Sparks MD - 2007
Awards and Recognition
American Illustration 31

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