Katie Reidy

Artist/Designer and Teacher, Ossining NY


Creative, hardworking, entrepreneurial design oriented individual, able to work in different medias to enhance product design and promote existing or new business.Excellent at building and working within teams. Experience in theatre, logo design and fashion design. Able to create consistent, well-designed work under difficult time constraints. Excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.

2007-2008 Honors BFA from Mercy College December 2008 Major in Design

2005-2006 Savannah College of Art and Design Media and Performing Arts Major

2003-2005 SUNY Delhi College of technology Liberal Arts

Design Experience 2008- Present (2014)
Toy Design/custom accessories/ commissioned art works
2013:
Painted a private boat for a client.
Created a line of pajamas in Australia with one of the countries leading retailers.
Work featured in Earnshaw's Magazine as the back drop for a high-fashion children's editorial.
2012:
Freelance toy and art design
Volunteer commission project to paint mural for Project Renewal at Men's shelter.
Commissioned to paint a mural for a hip-hop music video.
2011:
Private Home Murals
Mural at 5ptz, Long Island City.
Volunteer commission project to paint mural for New Province Women Shelter, NYC.
Painted custom hat design for auction for the HEF in Hastings on Hudson.

2010:
Commissioned to paint 65' Mural in the center of Hastings on Hudson.
Custom shoes entered in HEF auction, highly regarded and bidded on.
2009:Hosted and participated in an art gallery showing held at The Rec Room.
2008-Present: Brochure and flier design for Family to Family and The Homework Club Programs.
2008: Wedding invitation design.
2008 & 2010: CD cover design for international female musical artists.

2007- Present Urban Illustration Art Class Hastings, NY
Created and instruct a very successful, constantly growing class called “Urban Illustration”
Having taught over 200 students, ages 7-12, the fundamentals of drawing through the study of urban street art and fine art with relation to urban design and styles.

Summer 2008 Internship Luria Digital White Plains, NY
Used Storefront to organize and upload images to Ballparkprints.com.
Modified the images to be the correct sizes and frames for the website.
Aided in the development of a logo for Rabin Alexander.

2006 Crites Workshop Savannah, GA—Set Design
Helped to design and build sets for performing arts department and
runways for fashion shows
Worked primarily in teams, to develop a greater understanding of the task
at hand.

Summer 2004 Internship American Ballet Theatre New York, NY
Involved in creation of format for logo for the Jackie Kennedy Onassis
School for Ballet.
Responsible for basic office administrative work.
Helped to design fliers for KidsTix.

Work Experience

2007-Present The Homework Club Hastings,NY
Mentoring children ages 7-12 assisting with homework after school
for 14-22 children.

2006-2007 Footaction, MIT White Plains, NY
Given increasing responsibility for store opening and closing, money intake/output, stock and managing 8 other employees.
Top salesperson during critical retail holiday season.