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graphic design - illustration - comics - web development
1008 10th Avenue - Lewiston, ID 83501
208.717.7160 - leeshajoy@gmail.com


    I am a designer and illustrator who combines clean computer-aided design with loose, sketchy pen-and-ink illustrations. I specialize in creating commissioned artwork quickly and efficiently, drawing from a variety of visual and textual sources to build an effective design. My background in prose writing allows me to easily integrate visual and textual information into a unified end product.
  • Hand-creating illustrations and drawings in a variety of media, including but not limited to pen and ink, colored pencil, pastels, charcoal, oil and acrylic paints.
  • Proficient with the Adobe line of graphics creation and manipulation software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, GoLive, and ImageReady; ready and able to transfer these skills to other graphics software.
  • Able to code HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with ease and proficiency, either by hand or with the aid of a WYSIWYG editor.
  • Proficient at prose writing and proofreading.
Work Experience
    May 2005–present; Freelance Designer
    • Designed the menu system for a proposed DVD of the short film Flight of the Gossamer Condor.
    • Developed a promotional website intended to sell a house in Wallace, Idaho.
    • Designed a poster used as set dressing for a local production of Steel Magnolias.
    • Designed digital slides used as set dressing for a local production of Gypsy!.
    • In progress: Editing and proofreading a manuscript on the Corps of Discovery's interactions with the Indian tribes of the Inland and Pacific Northwest.

    Triad News Publishing, Inc., Lewiston, ID; March 2004–October 2006; Columnist
    • Researched and wrote a weekly 300-word article, with accompanying illustration, on the subject of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

    Triad News Publishing, Inc., Lewiston, ID; June–August 2002; Summer Intern
    • Produced more than 100 finished pen-and-ink illustrative drawings over a three-month period, averaging five to ten completed drawings per workday, for the book Mulligan Stew.
    • Compiled and organized content for LC Today, a website intended to provide information on events and businesses in the Lewis-Clark valley.

    Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID; June–August 2001, April–August 1999; Lab Assistant
    • Entered student profiles in a computerized database for archival purposes.
    • Installed, configured, and supported software on Apple Macintosh computers.
    • Took inventory of laboratory equipment.
    • Performed miscellaneous tasks for LCSC staff members.
    University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; BA in English / BFA in Studio Art, 2005
Volunteer Work
  • Lewiston Civic Theater stage crew:
    • The Music Man, 2006
    • Steel Magnolias, 2007
    • Pippin, 2007
  • Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts and History, 2006–2007
  • Culdesac School Reflections Program, 2005
  • Culdesac Sausage Feed, 1994–1999, 2004–2005, 2009
  • UI Kibbie Dome concessions, 2002–2004
  • Moscow Community Garden, Spring 2001
  • Children’s Studio Workshop (summer theater group), 1994–1999
Awards / Recognition
  • Outstanding Student Thesis Award, UI Department of Art and Design, 2005
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa since 2004
  • Dean’s List:
    • College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, Fall 2003
    • College of Art and Architecture, Spring 2001–Fall 2002
    • College of Letters and Sciences, Spring 2001–Fall 2002
  • Member of Eta Chi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (English honor society) since 2002
    • Presented papers at the 2003 and 2004 National Conferences
  • Semifinalist, Undergraduate Juried Art Show, Ridenbaugh Gallery, January 2002
  • William C. Banks Award (English merit award), Fall 2000–Spring 2001
    Philip A. Shinn - client / employer
    Triad News Publishing
    626 Thain Road
    Lewiston, ID 83501

    Joan P. Burrow, D.C. - Civic Theater volunteer
    427 Park Avenue
    Lewiston, ID 83501

    Steve Evans - freelance client
    268340 White Road
    Lapwai, ID 83540


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