Ismail Kolingba

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Ismail Kolingba

OCCUPATION

My name is Ismail Kolingba, I’m a Graphic Designer as well as a Digital Illustrator, and who knows maybe an aspiring writer someday. I’m a big fan of contemporary design along with clean, simple, minimalist design aesthetics. I’m an avid fan of all things fiction, most especially video games, graphic novels and anime. They are a huge influence on my illustration styles but I have a strong background in (and respect for) realism and the fine arts above all.

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Objective

To continue to grow and improve myself as a designer while being part of and contribute to- a creative and forward-thinking organization.

Education
2007-2013
2001-2003

Drexel University
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design
Philadelphia, PA

Art Instruction Schools
Certification of Completion

Upper Darby, PA

AWARDS
2007-2011
Upper Darby
2006
Philadelphia
2010
Drexel University Dean's List
Lucern
Art of Dairy Top 30 Finalist [out of 1000+ entries nationwide]
Peco “Art in the Air” Contest
• Placed 1st collaboratively with Holly Rankin and Gordon Sutherland.
• Work was featured on Peco's LED Crown Lights display
Programs
Adobe Creative Suite CS6:
-Photoshop CS6
-Illustrator CS6
-After Effects CS6
-InDesign
Corel Painter 12+
Alias Sketchbook Pro
Manga Studio 5
Webflow
Experience
Philadelphia
Feb. 2016 - Present
Docucare Copy Services
Graphic Designer
• Provide design consultation and customer service
• Create Print and Digital design projects for customers
• Juggle multiple projects with short to immediate deadlines
• Prepare files for print
Woodbury
Oct. 2014 - Feb. 2016
Creative Video Agency
Graphic Designer and Motion Graphics
• Design Print, Web and Digital graphics as well as Motion graphics.
• Designed for In-House and for clients
• Photo Editing and Manipulation
Philadelphia
2010 – Present
Freelance Illustration Commissions
Conceptualize and create illustrations and character designs.
Chester
Mar - Dec. 2010
Philadelphia Union
Graphic Designer (Intern)
-Assumed all Graphic Design responsibilities.
-Significantly reduced production time of all design projects.
-Improved upon past materials/templates and set a new standard of design quality.

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