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MJ Arts Illustration

MJ Arts Illustration


7322 S E 112 TH AVE - Portland, Oregon - 97266 - United States

Experience For the last 12 years I have worked primarily as a Code Consultant, working somewhat along the lines of Sherlock Holmes, "the world's only consulting detective". Most of my contemporaries work for a municipal government, either as a government employee or as a contract plan review/inspection service. My preference is to work on the public side "of the counter"
EducationBachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon 1975
ICC; Oregon A-Level Building Plans Examiner/Structural Inspector
Elder, Presbyterian Church USA; Stephen Minister
Member: Christians In the Visual Arts (CIVA), Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Employment History
MJ Arts [1998-present]
Illustrator/Graphic Design/Video Editing
Building Code Consultant

Former Webmaster:
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Washington Chapter

Online Portfolios

Published Illustrations

Lucidia: A Glimpse of Dualism Abron S. Toure' 2005
Cover Illustration

A Scandal In Bohemia Glenndoman Korea 2005
Korean language children’s picture book version of the classic
Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"The Wolves of Yellowstone" Yellowstone Park Foundation 2005
Illustrations for "electronic field trip" online tour of the Park

The Declaration of Independence, Rourke Publishing, 2002
Illustrated Historical Non-fiction

Oregon At Last, Scholastic, 2002
Illustrated Historical Novel

First Heroes For Freedom, Silver Moon Press, Spring 2000
Illustrated Historical Novel

Rainbows and Other Promises, New Canaan Publishing, Fall 1999
Cover Art

“Charlie’s Christmas Challenge” Illustrations and cover art
New Hope Publishing; Portland, Oregon


“Proud Family”/”The Story of Esther”
Permanent Collection: Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas Texas

“Small Moments
SpecialityMy body of work is fairly eclectic in its nature, and isn't specifically geared toward one type of illustration, however, all of my illustrations are realistically-styled. My preferred media are graphite, digital and colored pencil; I also use ink, watercolor, acrylics and airbrush as the need arises. Over the years I have created a large number of wildlife drawings, portraits, architectural and technical illustrations. I teach art classes for children on an irregular basis; I also do school visits. My first book jacket was published in the fall of 1999; my first children's book was published in 2000. My work has been published internationally in children's books, periodicals and on the Internet.
Hardware ProficiencyWindows
Software ProficiencyAdobe Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom
MS Word
Adobe Premiere Pro
MS Powerpoint
Adobe AfterEffects
Adobe Illustrator
Macromedia Freehand
Macromedia Flash
MS FrontPage

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