About Shirley

Artist's Statement:

Work Experience:

Currently Freelancing as an illustrator
Skills: Drawing, painting, and graphic design
Media: watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal, oil, computer illustration

Computer Artist
Broderbund Software, Novato, CA
Design and create artwork for software content and interfaces.
Painting with Adobe illustrator, Photoshop, Painter. Animation work
created with Director.
Products: PrintShop, Carmen San Diego, Living Books, Kid Pix

Art Director/Designer
Copy Desk Printers, San Rafael, CA
Designed and supervised the art production for offset printing.

Art Director/Designer
The Next Trend, San Rafael, CA
Set up and managed the art department of a small but rapidly
growing wholesale gift merchandising company. Supervised outside
freelance production artists, and covered the whole spectrum of in-house
design, product development, purchasing, research, mechanicals, package
design and sales literature.


B.A. Illustration
Academy of Art, San Francisco

B.A. Printmaking
Graduated Dean's honor list, Sonoma State University Rohnert Park,CA
Student teaching under Bill Moorehouse, (Art Chairman) organized class
program and taught beginning Silkscreen.

Commercial Illustration Certificate
Santa Rosa Junior College, Studied with John Hunt.

Applied Graphics Certificate
Santa Rosa Junior College
Studied with Robin Williams, Author of "The Mac is not a type writer"

©2008 Shirley Cochran