ARTIST STATEMENT

I don’t make art for free, I make it for freedom. I make art as a form of expression, an expression of freedom. I create to satiate the hunger to produce the ideas floating around in my mind that are inspired by the world around me. At this point in my life I prefer to use digital media to produce my art. Digital media alleviates the frustration of ruining what I thought to be a perfectly good piece of work either by smudging part of it, erasing too much of it, or by spilling that glass of water sitting next to my work that I had been ever so carefully avoiding up until the point of no return on it. Although, I do love the feel of a pen or a pencil on paper. It helps me find my style again when I haven’t drawn for a while.

 

Typically, when I create design concepts, the type of art I like to do most, I sketch out ideas and lay down the colors for the design based on the theme or concept of the design. Then, I often add value to the design through lighting and shadows. Finally, I add a few visual effects to invigorate the design or to add to the scene in which it is in. My work is different from others because I understand that my work is inspired by the works of others. In other words, I can tell when my work is too closely resembling that of someone else’s and I then take mine down a different path.

 

I see, in my work, the inspiration of artists that came before me and artists who still inspire me to this day, such as my father, Jim Lee, Joe Mad, Nicholas Kole, and many more. My goal as an artist is to not only produce work that I can be proud of, but work that those around me that I care about could be proud of as well.

EMPLOYMENT

2016 - Present  |  Technicity

UI and GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Graphic Design, Web Design, UI, Illustrations.

2009 - Present  |  Designs by Rocky

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Book Covers, Photo Corrections, Illustrations, Business Cards, Photo Corrections.

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EDUCATION

January 2016 - August 2017  |

Columbus State Community College

Associate of Science in Interactive Media: August 2017

August 2011 - June 2015  |

DeVry University

Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design and Development: June 2015

Associate of Applied Science in Web Graphic Design: June 2013

August 2009 - May 2013  |

Fort Hayes High School

AP Art (Drawing and Painting)

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MY SKILLS

Photoshop  90%

Dreamweaver  75%

Illustrator 83%

Premiere Pro 61%

JavaScript  69%

HTML / CSS  80%

After Effects 50%

ROCKFORD PENN

Graphic Designer

+1 (614) 561-5644

rocky.penn@yahoo.com

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