GRAPHIC DESIGN2018-09-09T17:27:53+00:00

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I have been working as a web designer since 1998 and have adapted to the technical advancements in web design over the years. The industry is constantly evolving, offering very exciting options for the artistic or technically challenged to easily build professional low cost, quality websites. For this reason I decided to retire my custom website design service to focus on graphic design, book layout and print production.

With a balance of artistic design and technical skills — Right Brain creative thinker with Left Brain linear application — I enjoy the technical end of the design process and challenging myself with intricate complex projects. Serving as both the designer and production artist, I have the ability to take the project from concept to reality, starting with a creative vision and ending a with tangible product.

The most challenging project to date was for NIADA, an international artists organization, of which, I am a member. They wanted to publish a photo book documenting the history of the artist’s organization. I had previously handled the design and production of NIADA ArtForm, our quarterly BW newsletter, so since I enjoy the process of page layout, decided to take on the challenge of producing my first book. Collaborating with the project director, Shelley Thornton, over one thousand photos were edited down to 630, I then did the color correction and image editing, followed by the design, layout and pre-press production. NIADA Art Dolls: Rich Traditions, New Ideas, a 432 page hard cover photo book was published in 2009.
Working with artist Nancy Wiley to design and produce her 3D illustrated books are among my most favorite projects. Nancy sculpts and photographs each figure in hand painted scene to tell a story from children’s classics: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published 2009, Little Red Riding Hood, published 2012, and her latest book Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper published 2014.
Do you have a design, book or print project? I am undaunted by complex and challenging tasks; have experience meeting deadlines, managing a high volume of projects and multiple tasks. Work quickly and independently. I would love to hear from you!

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Book Design | Print Production

Full service advertising Agency experience: design and production of catalogs, brochures, advertisements, promotional materials. Image editing, photo retouching, word processing, typesetting, file preparation, and pre-press. Charts, graphics, and illustrations. Design page layouts, write and edit copy as needed.

[2005-2014]
~ NIADA, International Artist organization = Design/Layout/Production Magazine ads, promotional materials for annual artist conference
[2014]
~ Elizabeth Gatt = Book Design/Layout/Image editing/Production. Martin the Mountie, written and 3D illustrated by Elizabeth Gatt
32 pages, full color 8 1/2 x 11 hard cover with dust jacket.
~ Wiley O’Brien Workspace Inc. = Book Design/Layout/Image editing/Production. Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper. 3D illustrations by Nancy Wiley. 32 pages, full color 8 1/2 x 11 hard cover with dust jacket.

[2012]
~ Wiley O’Brien Workspace Inc. = Book Design/Layout/Image editing/Production. Little Red Riding Hood, by the Brothers Grimm, hard cover book illustrated by Nancy Wiley. 8.5 x 11, 32 4C full illustrated interior pages with dust jacket.

[2009]
~ Wiley O’Brien Workspace Inc. = Book Design/Layout/Image editing/Production. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Nancy Wiley. 9 x 11.5, hard cover book, 88 4C illustrated interior pages with dust jacket.
~ NIADA, International Artist organization = Book Design/Layout/Image editing/Production. NIADA Art Dolls: Rich Traditions, New Ideas, Shelley Thornton, Editor. 8.5 x 11, 4C hard cover book. 630 photos, 432 pages with french fold dust jacket.
[1999-2001]
~ NIADA, International Artist organization = Design/Layout/Production NIADA ArtForm, 8.5″ x 11 folded, black & white, 16 page, quarterly
[1988-1996]
~ AMLH Advertising Agency, Tampa FL = Senior Production Artist. B2B Clients: Johnson & Johnson Medical, Critikon, Speedling


Graphic Design | Image Editing

Computer graphics, digital montages, digital printed fabric and vector illustrations for web and print production. Digitally manipulate, colour correct and retouch images.

[2012]
~ Early California Wine Trade Archive (ECWTA) = Trade Card design
[2011]
~ Scott Land Marionettes = Postcard and Banner design
~ Chomick+Meder = Design “Cosmo Monkey Jumping Jack” kit with illustrated assembly instructions. Create PDF digital file for electronic download
~ Chomick+Meder = “Graffiti Doll” cloth doll pattern, sewn figure. Design, color pencil illustration, digital montage of graffiti images.

~ Chomick+Meder = “Red Striped Doll” cloth doll pattern, sewn figure. Design, color pencil illustration, digital assembly.

[2007]
~ Back Roads Marketing = Logo and masthead design for website
[2005]
~ Chomick+Meder = Design “Bawdy Woman Jumping Jack” kit with illustrated assembly instructions. Create PDF digital file for electronic download
~ SideshowWorld.com = Poster design, digital montage illustration
~ BAM Storage = Logo design, create web files, production art for 4C billboard


Web Design | Production

I have since retired from web design. Below is a list of previous websites, some are still active.


Art Grants | Awards | Citations

State and County Art grants awarded, Advertising awards, NIADA Presidential Citation to members in recognition of their dedication and special contributions to the organization.

Art Grants / Awards
[2009] Individual Artist Grant, Pinellas County Arts Council
[2008] Artist Enhancement Grant, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
[1997] Artist Resource Fund Grant, Pinellas County Arts Council
[1990] Gold ADDY Award, Map Illustration, TKO Studios, AMLH
[1990] Silver ADDY Award, Illustration, Good Buy Sportswear, AMLH

Presidential Citation
[2014] Tanya Marriott, NIADA President – Chris Chomick, artist
[2009] Shelley Thornton, NIADA President – Chris Chomick, artist
[2008] Shelley Thornton, NIADA President – Chris Chomick, artist
[2004] Kathryn Walmsley, NIADA President – Chris Chomick, artist
[1999] Akira Blount, NIADA President – Chris Chomick, artist


Publications

[2006] The Evolution of An Automaton, Chris Chomick, Peter Meder. Doll Crafter / Jun. p.10-13
[1999] Best Work from the Web: Color, Toby Malina. Rockport Publishers
~ Best Work from the Web: Navigation, Toby Malina. Rockport Publishers
~ What a Doll – Web interview, published on Adobe website 

[1998] What’s New: Editor’s Choice : Art/Design, The Web Magazine Online
~ Best Homepage – Earthlink Contest winner, January
[1989] Best of Amiga, Vol.1 – “Tube Attack”, 2D Animation

Book Design

Graphic Art

Web Design

Sideshow Art

Promotional – Web & Print