Kassia Rico

Designer & Artist

Based in Los Angeles

Studio and production manager for Faith XLVII Studios

Highly creative and upbeat Designer specializing in Illustration with excellent eye for detail. Multidisciplinary freelancer, thinker and learner motivated to create and manage content for Art Design, Brand Expression, and Campaign Development. Born achiever with an ability to target Visual Communication to Demographic Groups to drive concepts from Ideation to Production Rollout.

Hard Skills

Services in the areas of:

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Illustrator

  • Packaging + Lettering

  • Print + Digital Design

  • Color sense/ Color Schemes

  • Drawing

  • Mural/ Large Scale Installation

  • Highly organized

  • Deadline Management

  • Photography & Editing 

Soft Skills

  • Self motivation/ Positive

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Communication

  • Consultation/ Brainstorming

  • Collaboration

  • Problem solving

  • Empathy

  • Brainstorming/ Visually representing ideas

Founder + Freelance Designer

Collaborated with various clients independently as a Designer

  • Responsible for facilitating advertising, fine art and sales contracts by providing graphic art services, including typesetting, layouting and formatting and basic design services.

  • Utilizing Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop and Illustrator on Apple Macintosh Hardware to deliver high quality Illustrations on a tight schedule

  • Produced detailed visuals and illustrations while collaborating with clients to determine their visual needs and desires

  • Communicate with clients to ensure original visual concepts are within standard

  • Commonly providing hand-drawn illustration before using Photoshop to manipulate and enhance

  • Serviced a variety of businesses, mainly specializing in retail (apparel, stationary and novelty goods), and providing paintings (mural, live painting, and commissioned designs for clients) but not limited to

2019 | Paper Chase Press, Surface Designer + Illustrator

2019 | Coe Textiles Graphic Designer + Surface Designer

2017 -2019 | Faith XLVII Studio Project Manager

2018 | Poketo Stationary Designer + Illustrator Internship

2018 | Universal Pictures Entertainment Group Installation + Design Artist

2017 | Fresh Packaging + Graphic Designer

2014 | National Science Foundation Research Grant Designer- Consultant

Awards & Achievements

2019 | Solo Exhibition, That That Gallery, Los Angeles, California (forthcoming)

2019 | Selected by The Huntington as one of seven artists to lead live painting demonstrations during a members event for the ‘Blue Boy’ restoration, Pasadena, California.

2019 | Published in Artillery Magazine

2016 to 2019 | Submitted in private collection in Denver, Seoul, and San Francisco and Los Angeles, Alhambra, Pasadena, Monrovia, Highland Park, and Korea Town, California.

2019 | Vendor for Los Angeles Unique Markets

2019 | Vendor for Los Angeles and San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair

2019 |  Rhode Island School of Design Portfolio Representative, Los Angeles, CA

2019 | Group Exhibition, “At Home”, Venice, California

2019 | Group Exhibition, “It’s a Trap”, That That Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2017 | Featured in “American Illustration 36” The AI-AP Archive, New York

2015 |  Group Exhibition, “Secret Fleet Pop - Up”, Fleet Street Library,  Providence, Rhode Island

2015 | Curatorial project, “Forbidden Fruit”, ISB Gallery, Providence, RI

2015 |  Group Exhibition, “Painting ”, ISB Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

2015 |  Group Exhibition, “Illustration”, Woods - Gerry Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

2014 |  Featured in SIGGARAPH Conference, Interdisciplinary Techniques & Educational Art Design Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada

2014 |  Group Exhibition, “Sick & Tired | Painting and Printmaking”, Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

2010 |  Group Exhibition, “Painting Exhibition”,  New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Education

BFA with honors and scholarship, Illustration Department, Rhode Island School of Design, 2015.

Pre- College Summer Program, Concentration in Design, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009.

 

Publications

https://artillerymag.com/from-flowers-to-flat-files/

http://sdvoyager.com/interview/meet-kassia-rico/

E. : kassiaricoart@gmail.com