My name is Kevin Alcantar and I am a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and multimedia artist. 

My art work deals with the ambiguity between dream and vision, the mundane and the venerated, memory and actuality. I started having pretty crazy dreams from a very young age and I've spent my life trying to make sense of it all. I’m interested in the intersections of art, design, politics, and the media we consume.

My interests are across the board but you can usually find me spending my free time loitering around South LA taco stands, listening to the complete works of David Bowie, and exploring art galleries.

I am self-represented and am currently available for freelance and collaborative projects. Or, you can slide into my DMs (email) and say hi! I adore meeting anyone who has an appreciation for art and design.


CV

kevin.j.alcantar@gmail.com

 

WORK AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Book Cover Artist *

(2016) 

  • Concept and design of jackets for teen/young adult novel "Skunks Dance"
  • Collaborating with author on imagery and feel of book book jacket
  • Creating press-ready visual elements as well as elements to be used across all e-sales

Freelance Graphic Artist *

(2014 - Present)

  • Create and design cross-platform social media campaigns
  • Design logos, graphics, posters, digital and print advertisements
  • Conceptualize brand look and feel

Freelance Concept Artist *

(2016)

  • Experienced in all levels of a concept art pipeline from high concept paintings to individual studies
  • Able to work on a multitude of different subjects to various levels of completion
  • Proficient with digital painting in Photoshop as well as traditional 2D design and drafting skills
  • Work in close collaboration with other project collaborators in producing ideation sketches

MJZ

Scene Schematic Designer - "Straw City" (2016)

  • Worked on FDA "The Real Cost" campaign commercial production assisting director Carl Erik Rinsch in creating shot-by-shot schematics based on storyboards, shoot location maps, and graphs using Photoshop and Illustrator. Schematics were distributed to crew and used to successfully cut down a day of production.

Downtown LA ArtWalk

Graphic Designer/Team Member (2015 - 2017)

  • Create graphics for ArtWalk website and social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram)
  • Create print and digital advertising material
  • Assist in designing of brochure event advertisements
  • Handing out brochures during monthly ArtWalk
  • Assist in ArtWalk event setup
  • Answer visitor questions in ArtWalk lobby

Patrick Painter Inc.

Gallery Administration/Registrar Intern (2014 - 2015)

  • Art packaging and handling
  • Gallery maintenance
  • Art installation and de-installation for exhibits
  • Maintain artist database
  • Perform inventory
  • Help organize loan and consignment files
  • Fill out condition reports on artwork
  • Photograph artwork and events

MALDEF

Parent School Partnership Program Associate (2016 - Present)

  • Preparing correspondence, reports, and training manuals
  • Graphic design on printed and digital material
  • Translating documents from English to Spanish
  • Managing FileMaker database
  • Coordinating remote workshops and events nationwide
  • Outreaching to organizations nationwide, building, maintaining partnerships with local partners, planning all event logistics such as, shipping materials, transportation and hiring of on-site help

Bilingual Administrative Assistant (2014 - 2016)

  • Manage calls in English and Spanish
  • Take legal case intakes and conduct follow-ups
  • Process financial records
  • Process correspondence and invoices
  • Schedule public meeting rooms
  • Provide legal referrals
  • Distribute payroll

Create LA

Intern/Assistant to Director of Operations (2013 - 2014)

  • Supply organization and inventory
  • Artwork packaging and handling
  • Gallery set up and maintenance
  • Introduced Artbase/ Filemaker
  • Photograph artwork and events
  • Create and distribute monthly newsletter
  • Social media management
  • Contact list management

UCSB Student Lobby

Media and Publicity Coordinator (2012 - 2013)

  • Directly lobbying government officials
  • Maintenance of all major media contacts
  • Create and distribute weekly newsletter
  • Graphic design for merchandise, press, and events
  • Website creation (Wordpress)
  • Social media outlet management
  • Maintenance of database of events, membership data, and financial records

EDUCATION

University of California Santa Barbara

BFA in Studio Art (2009 - 2013)

LANGUAGES

  • English and Spanish (fluent)

ADDITIONAL RELEVANT SKILLS

  • Photoshop
  • Indesign
  • Illustrator
  • Formal art training (painting, drawing, sculpture)
  • MS Windows/ Mac OSX
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Content Management Systems
  • HTML/CSS
 
* Client list available upon request
 

Download cv pdf


EXHIBITIONS

NOV 2016

"Lucid Illusions" Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk Main Lounge, Los Angeles, CA 

JAN 2016

"ICONIC:MUSIC" Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

DEC 2012 - JAN 2013

"Expanding/Accelerating" UCSB Atrium, Santa Barbara, CA

"Honors Open Studios" UCSB Art Building, Santa Barbara, CA

 

FEB 2011

"Hardware Exhibition" Old Gym Gallery (Red Barn Gallery), Santa Barbara, CA

 

NOV 2010

"ART 22: DIGITAL MEDIA STRATEGIES EXHIBITION" Old Gym Gallery (Red Barn Gallery), Santa Barbara, CA


press

Lai, Emmie "November 10th Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk Press Release"

Downtown Art Walk, 26 October, 2016

 

Kim, Yunji. "UCSB Associated Students 'Threatens' Bruno Mars Concert Hoax Event Creator"

The Bottom Line, 28 February, 2011.