Michael J. Kloepfer
9201 Oberon Rd., Apt. 212
Arvada, CO 80004
To inform, delight and inspire others through my artistic skills and knowledge. To leave my mark and to make a positive difference in the world around me.
I have extensive knowledge and skills, and a wide range of experience which I bring to all my creative and artistic endeavors.
I am detail oriented, a problem solver, and I like to ‘do the job right.’ I aim to inspire and uplift others.
I am a natural leader, and have been regularly employed as an instructor, trainer, and mentor.
I provide over v30 years experience in a wide range of traditional and digital illustration disciplines: technical illustration and industrial design, medical illustration, educational, commercial, advertising and narrative /editorial illustration, traditional cel animation and computer animation.
I am Academically trained in Classical Realism and fine art portraiture.
I have expert skills in all major graphics software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Freehand, QuarkXpress...
I have superb skills in 3D illustration, including 3D StudioMAX and Strata Studio Pro.
I am an expert in humorous/caricature illustration.
2008 - 2009 Instructor, Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
2005 – 2008 Portrait and Caricature supervisor/Trainer, Kaman’s Art Shoppes
2003 – 2004 Apprenticeship, Aristides Classical Drawing and Painting Atelier
1999 – 2003 Electronic Illustrator/Graphic Design, Microsoft Press
1998 – 1999 Electronic Illustrator/Industrial Design, Mackie Designs, Inc.
1996 – 1998 Advertising Illustration/Graphic Design, Rocky Mountain News
1995 – 1996 Graphic Design and Illustration, SuperValu Advertising
1993 – 1995 Freelance Illustrator
1987 – 1992 Technical Illustrator, COBE Laboratories
1985 – 1986 Technical Illustrator, Green Mountain Photo, Inc.
1984 – 1985 Graphic Design and production, Brock & Associates Advertising Agency
1980 – 1983 Advertising Illustration, Mountain Bell Yellow Pages
2008 Best of show/Honorable mention, 'Original' category; 2008 RotaryFest Sidewalk Art Festival
2007 Top 1000 Deviations award, ‘Traditional Drawing’ category; DeviantART.com
2007 Best of show/Honorable mention, 'Use of Medium' category; 2007 RotaryFest Sidewalk Art Festival
2004 Purchase Award nomination, Annual Scholarship Competition, Art Renewal Center
2004 First Place, Still Life category; Seattle Academy of Fine Art
2003 Honorable Mention, two-tone/Black & White category, Norwescon 26 Art Show
2003 Best in Show, Overall category: Seattle Academy of Fine Art
2002 Technical Publications Merit Award, Society for Technical Communication
2002 Technical Publications Distinguished Award, Society for Technical Communication
2001 Excellence Award; Technical Publications, Technical Art, & Online Communications, Society for Technical Communication
2001 Honorable Mention, Portrait category; Seattle Academy of Fine Art
2003 - 2004 Juliette Aristides Classical Drawing and Painting Atelier, Seattle Academy of Fine Art
1998 - 2004 Seattle Academy of Fine Art; Drawing, painting and color courses in the Classical instruction methods of the 18th and 19th century masters.
1995 - 1997 Art Students League of Denver, Painting and drawing courses
1991 Denver Institute of Technology, AutoCAD training.
1983 Community College of Denver, Auraria, Associate Degree/Commercial Art
1978 Warren Occupational Technical Center, Graphic Design.
References are available upon request.