Dani Crosby
Illustration, Oshawa Ontario Canada
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Brief Summary
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 
Professional Experience
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
Acrylic Painting


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".


Freelance Event Management
2005 – August 2013 

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


Active Community Volunteer, Committee Member 

Acted as a judicator for: Looking Forward, Looking Back members' Juried exhibition, Whitby Station Gallery 2010, Ajax Juried Graffiti Show 2007

Graphic Designer for: Not for profit collaborative venture "Elisapee of the Arctic: Mallikjuag Adventure" 2009/10

Committee member: Durham Art of Transition Creative Awards Policy 2011, Downtown Oshawa Farmer’s Market 2012

– Complete list upon request
Awards and Recognition
Sample of Awards

"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

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