Jesse Crooks

 

Spokane, WA / 805.832.0985 / www.jessecrooks.net / jessecrooks1@hotmail.com


 

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P A I N T E R/ ILLUSTRATOR/C R E A T I V E

An internally- motivated painter, graphic designer and creative with a love for all artistic expression. Enthusiastic about life and work, with a strong ability to execute technically and conceptualize new designs. Equipped to support and add to a creative environment with ability, energy and a desire to learn where necessary. Experienced in various forms of medium, ranging from watercolor to oil, photography and Adobe applications, with high levels of competency in craft. Adept at interpersonal communication and enjoys collaborating with colleagues, adding positivity and encouragement to the workplace. A driven, organized and reliable individual, excited to contribute to the beneficiation of new projects, companies and organizations. 

 

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Areas of Expertise

2D & 3D Design, Illustration, Realism, Storyboarding, Concept Art, Painting in Various Mediums, Photography, Adobe Products, Customer Service, Project Management, Visual Ideation, Graphic Design,  Art Instruction, Teaching and Quality Assurance

 

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Education

 

Bachelor of Arts,  Visual and Studio Art, with an emphasis in Painting

Eastern Washington University

June 2018

 

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Experience Highlights

YWAM Volunteer - January 2014- May 2014

A non-profit organization that specializes in humanitarian and ministry volunteer work. Joined a post in West Sussex volunteering in the local area, eventually transitioning to Israel to work alongside humanitarians.

Young Art - Thousand Oaks, CA, March 2016-September 2016

Instructor

Hired as a studio art teacher with the company Young Art, to instruct design principles, color theory, and technique to children and young adults. Young Art provides art education services with quality customer service and training. 

Starbucks- Spokane, WA September 2016-June 2017

Barista

Creating specialized drinks while providing premium customer interaction, is what Starbucks does best. Barista’s perform and operate under high-levels of pressure and speed. Operating within a team framework and communicating efficiently and kindly with peers. 

Huckleberries Natural Grocery- Spokane, WA June 2017-Present

Fresh Juice Bar/Barista

Not only being able to produce beverages, but requiring the knowledge of ingredients, what and why certain elements are added. Generating memorable customer service experiences that keep patrons returning.

Private Art Instructor/Tutor- Spokane, WA January 2018- Present

Instructing and tutoring privately in a home setting; providing guidance and encouragement in creating personal goals for pupil, simultaneously assisting with technical skills.

Pinot's Palette-  Art Teacher/Instructor- Coeur De Alene, ID- April 2018- Present

Pinot's Palette is a thriving national business that provides adults time to create and relax in a fun and encouraging environment. Teachers are expected to provide engaging lessons that are accessible for intermediate and first-time painters. 

 

 

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Exhibitions/Shows

 

FemFest Spokane- 14 April 2018- The Bartlett

How to Grow Roses- 16 April 2018-12 May 2018 - EWU Downtown Student Gallery


 

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Technical Expertise

 

Painting / Illustration / Concept Art / Storyboard / Photography / Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop/ After Effects / Color Theory / Graphic Design / Teaching/ Art Instruction