Erin Althea
Illustration, United States California Oakland
Oakland, CA
Tel: 626 399-1593
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Brief Summary
I am a freelance illustrator based in Oakland, CA. I live with my husband and twin 4 year- old daughters, Scarlett and Juniper. I studied illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and have been drawing and painting like crazy for clients (and for myself) ever since. 
Partial client list includes Levi Strauss & Co, McSweeney's, The Chicago Reader, Women's Day magazine,  Passion Pictures NYC, Curious Circus, and Traver HMG.
Professional Experience
Erin Althea
(626) 399-1593
[email protected]

2008-present        Freelance Illustrator

Clients include: Levi Strauss & Co (Global branding & marketing departments), McSweeney's, Passion Pictures NYC (for Linda McCartney Foods), The Chicago Reader, Women's Day Magazine, Curious Circus, Traver HMG (for PepsiCo), and others.

2005-2012         Painting  Instructor, Art Center College of Design

Demonstrated an “alla-prima” portrait painting style using oil paints. Prepares themed theatrical sets using live models and props.  Provided one-on-one instruction of various rendering techniques.

2005-2010  Figure Drawing Instructor, Art Center for Kids 

Designed and implemented a three-hour, seven-week course for children ages 9-13. The focus of the class was to progress students from drawing simple shapes to drawing expressively and accurately from a live model.  Students also gained the ability to use various traditional rendering techniques. Class size: +/- 17.


Bon Appetit Magazine 1999-2003 Freelance Prop Stylist/Assistant Prop Stylist.

Men’s Fitness Magazine “Table-top” prop styling for editorial photo shoots (ex: dishes, linens, etc). Collaborated with crews of food stylists, photographers and art directors.

GDD Productions 1999 Freelance Costume Designer.
Feature film “Black Friday”. Managed a small wardrobe crew to costume all actors and extras. Worked within a tight budget.

MCA Records 1997-1999 Freelance Wardrobe Stylist for Music Videos.

Tooth & Nail Records Bands: Blink 182 “Dammit”, Supertones “Strike Back”, Stavesacre “An Eclipsing”, Living Sacrifice “Reject”, and others.

Lyon Films 1995-2002 Freelance Assistant Wardrobe Stylist for TV Commercials and Print Advertising.

Pictures in a Row TV: Bank of America, Lamps Plus, Jenny Craig, Clackamas Town Center, Fashion Valley, Valencia Town Center, Janis Brown & Associates and Citrus Park Town Center.

Print: BCBG, Manhattan Village Catalog, Clackamas Town Center Catalog, and many others.

EDUCATION:  Art Center College of Design. Graduated in 2008 with honors and distinction (BFA in illustration)

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