I’m currently engaged in creating a painted documentary of scenes and native peoples of Florida entitled: Fine Art of Native Florida. I have been fortunate to receive numerous Best of Show awards for this body of work. I have been honored with many portrait commissions that is a constantly growing body of work in my Life Portraits Series. Then, there is the experimental and colorful Particulars Of Our Existence series.
My professional art expertise consists of Art & Creative Direction that comes from working many years in artwork production. This includes graphics design, digital pre-press, fine art paintings, commercial illustrations and fine art portraits. I have 30+ years experience in the comprehension of concepts and possess a deep resolve in applying concept, application and execution of printed materials. In particular, Visual Communication and its use of type as elements in a composition.
In recent past, I have acquired a working knowledge of audio, video, digital video mastering. A full working knowledge of various format film and digital cameras. Process and print B/W and color photos, Matchprint. copy/reproduction, lithographic and flexographic plate development. I can blueprint computerized image setters/film recorders, scanners and digitizers in conjunction with an existing printing facility.
A high-end Mac & Windows user for digital artwork creation and A/V production, e.g.; Video, graphics design, illustration, image editing (a Photoshop pro), animation, web site development and Flash Action Scripting, and digital color pre-press. Software proficiency: the Adobe Creative Suite, the Apple Pro Apps, Apple Keynote, Apple Shake, Maya, Quark Xpress, the Macromedia MX Studio, and Macromedia Director.
5/02-present - David Roland Fine Art, Brooksville, FL
10/98-5/02 - David Roland Fine Art, Largo, FL
1/98-10/98 - Art Director - GBS Labeling Systems, Clearwater FL
12/97-12/98 - Director of Productions - AMC Publishing, Clearwater, FL
2/94-10/96 - Art Director - Rotocolor, Hayward, CA
3/93-12/93 - Art Director - Detroit Edison, Detroit, MI
3/90-12/92 - Owner/Illustrator - David Roland Fine Art Gallery, Detroit, MI
9/89-7/90 - Art Director - Reliable Sample Card Co., Brooklyn, NY
7/84-9/89 - Freelance Illustrator/Graphic Designer, Heidelberg, Germany
11/84-9/89 - Art Director - Shoppers Biweekly News, Frankfurt, Germany
12/79-9/89 (3 locations) Civil Service Appointments
Information Specialist (GS-9) - Department of Defense,
Information Specialist (GS-9) - Armed Forces Recreation Center,
Illustrator and Muralist (WG-9) - VA Medical Center, Chillicothe, OH
- Derrick Brooks
- Ducati of Tampa Bay
- The Davis Agency
- Architecture Plus International
- Tampa Bay Magazine
- Aretha Franklin
- Bernhardt Kreger Promotions
- Impuls Werbung, GmbH
- John Deere International
- Detroit Audio Systems
- Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut
- River Rouge Savings Bank
- Kourtna Productions
- Caribbean Entertainment Guide
- J. Alexander's
- Hair Copy Magazine
- Simpsons Incorporated
- Bad Records, Inc.
- The Video Suite
Industrial Design and Photography, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Visusal Communications at the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
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