Steve Rampton
Steve Rampton
Freelance caricaturist, illustrator and graphic designer
Los Angeles, United States of America

Summary

I have been drawing and creating artwork since the age of four and have been a (mostly freelance) professional graphic designer since 2000. I have served clients including world class museums (The Getty Center, LA), indie and mainstream rock bands (Trapt), and small and large businesses in fields like transportation, manufacturing, publishing, and apparel. I am also a painter and illustrator, though for the last ten years I’ve been focusing more on illustration and digital art rather than traditional painting. My clients hail from all over the world, including the US, Canada, UK, Spain, Serbia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and China.

I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. I made the Dean’s List all 8 semesters, and at commencement I was given the coveted Paul Robeson Emerging Artist award.

I am very experienced in print, web, and corporate identity design. I also have a little bit of experience in video editing and apparel design. My first love, however, is illustration and I have been steadily working to turn that passion into a career.

(I also have experience in direct sales, marketing, and customer service. I have planned, staffed, manned tables, and delivered speeches at trade shows and industry conventions. I can provide excellent references from former clients and employers.)

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Skills

IllustrationLogo DesignGraphic DesignCaricatureWeb DesignComic ArtBook DesignBannersBusiness Cards

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Illustrator
Illustrator
InDesign
InDesign

Experience

  • Freelance at Self Employed
    Worldwide
    January 2000 - Present

    During my time as a freelance illustrator/designer, I have designed book covers, logos, web materials, apparel, posters, and much more. My focus and first love is caricature art.

  • Book Designer at The Getty Center
    Los Angeles
    October 2010 - January 2011

    Created and managed projector slides for lecturers/researchers, as needed. Photography and image correction performed, as necessary. I also helped with the design and layout of the first edition of a textbook: https://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications_resources/pdf_publications/pdf/illustrated_examples5.pdf