Design Resume

EXPERIENCE:
I’ve been stamping since about 1993. My style has evolved over the years, and can best be described as clean and artistic, detailed, and technique oriented. I am experienced with a variety of coloring media, including wax and oil based pencils, watercolors in a variety of forms, acrylic paint, and alcohol markers. My stamped work is characterized by realistic coloring and attention to detail. I love mixed media work as well.

My work has been published in the Rubber Stamper, Paper Crafts, Somerset's Take Ten, Vamp Stamp News, and Card Creations, in addition to catalog supplements for Impression Obsession, which are distributed to retailers and consumers worldwide. I found my niche in doing design and concept work, and my work can be found in several manufacturers' galleries, including Impression Obsession, Our Daily Bread designs, Heartfelt Creations, and Flower Soft. I have done freelance work for ShinHan Art Materials in S.Korea, using their fine art markers and watercolor paints.  I have also served a 6-month term as a member of the prestigious Dirty Dozen design team at Splitcoaststampers.com, the largest stamping community on the internet, and joined their administrative team as Tutorial Coordinator and Artist in Residence in January 2014.

In addition to stamping, I am a self-taught graphic designer. In 2008 in response to a dream and a need for Christian-themed collage stamp art, I began designing artwork to license to rubber stamp companies. My work is a combination of derivative design and my own hand drawn artwork. I enjoy working with photo and vintage images as well.




GRAPHIC DESIGN:

I'm always finding new art forms that fascinate me, and though I won't ever master them all, designing stamp art is one genre I have really enjoyed exploring.  Click HERE to view a complete listing of current sets. In 2015 I consolidated my brand and am currently only licensing my artwork to Impression Obsession. In the past, I also designed stamps for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Biblical Impressions, Our Daily Bread designs, Heart and Soul Rubber Stamp Co. and Flourishes.

I designed digital watermarks and blog banners from 2007-2013 for a long list of crafters, bloggers, photographers, and designers. I have also designed web banner ads for Our Daily Bread designs.



PRESENT CREATIVE WORK:

Splitcoaststampers 
          Tutorial Coordinator and Artist in Residence: Dec. 2013 to present
          Mix-Ability Weekly Challenge Hostess: Feb. 2013 to present
          Dirty Dozen Design Team Theme Consultant: Sept. 2011 to present
          Dare to Get Dirty Fan Club challenge hostess: July 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
          Hope You Can Cling To challenge hostess and volunteer: Oct. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
          Falliday Fest tutorial coordinator, challenge hostess and volunteer: Oct. 2016

Impression Obsession
          Stamp illustrator: June 2012 to present
          Senior design team: Oct. 2008 to present

Inchie Arts
          design team member: Jan. 2012 to present


PAST CREATIVE WORK:

ShinHan Art Materials
          Artisan and Product Education Specialist: Sept. 2011 - Sept. 2014

Power Poppy
          Guest contributor: April 2014 to June 2015


Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
          Stamp illustrator: July. 2011 to Dec. 2013

Daily Window Bags
          affiliate: Jan. 2012 to Dec. 2013
          Freelance designer

Flourishes
          Sentiment stamp designer: Feb. - Dec. 2013 
          Beautiful World team member: Aug. 2012 to Jan. 2013
          Create With Me Monday hostess: April - Dec. 2013

Designed to Color
          Challenge Crew member: October 2012 to April 2013

Flower Soft
          Senior design team: Sept. 2010 to Nov. 2011

Splitcoaststampers.com
          Dirty Dozen Design Team: April - Sept. 2011

smARTworks
          Design team coordinator: July 2007-April 2010
          smARTword Challenge design team: Oct. 2009-April 2010
          Rubber Stamp Illustrator

Heartfelt Creations
          Senior design team: Aug. 2009-Feb. 2010

Our Daily Bread designs
          Senior design team: Feb. 2008-July 2009
          Rubber Stamp Illustrator

Heart and Soul Rubber Stamp Co.
          Freelance designer
          Rubber Stamp Illustrator

Biblical Impressions
          Demonstrator/affiliate: 2001-2009
          Rubber stamp Illustrator
"Hi Dina, I want to thank you for everything you have done and I pray that you would continue to be inspired as you create beauty for those around you. It has been an honor to have you on the design team and we appreciate it."
Emma Lou Beachy, Heartfelt Creations

GUEST DESIGNER:
Whimsy Stamps: May-July 2017
Inky Antics: May 2013
Really Reasonable Ribbon: April 2012
Clear Dollar Stamps: March 2012
Flourishes, LLC Limelight Designer: July 2011
Skipping Stones Design: July - August 2010, June 2011, April 2012
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps: March 2011
Hambo Stamps: March 2011
Firecracker Designs by Pamela: Oct. 2008


CROSS PROMOTION:
Bugaboo Digital Stamps
CardMaker Magazine
Copic Markers
Easy Canvas Prints 
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Flower Soft
Gina K Designs
Heather's Hobbie Haven
High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Inchie Arts
Inky Antics 
Joy Clair Clear Stamps 
Ken Oliver Crafts  
MarkerPOP!
Market Street Stamps
My Sweet Petunia
Penny Black 
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Shimmerz
Spectrum Noir
Spellbinders
Stencil Girl 
The Crafter's Workshop/ Balzer Designs 
The Stamps of Life
The Twinery
There She Goes Rubber Stamps
Unity Stamp Co.

"Dear Dina, Thank you so much for being our guest! You are such an incredibly talented designer. It's been such a pleasant experience working with you!!! You made my stamps look A-mazing! We would love to have you back any time, or if you would like to be a permanent member of the design team we would LOVE to have you.... thank you so very much for all your time and hard work!"
Happy Stamping,
Heather, Skipping Stones Design


 PUBLICATIONS:
The Rubber Stamper, Dec. 2003
Papercrafts Magazine, March 2004
Papercrafts Card Creations 2
Papercrafts Magazine, March 2005
The Rubber Stamper March 2005
The Rubber Stamper ______ 2005
Stamper's Sampler Take Ten, Winter 2008
Scrap & Stamp Arts, March 2009
Stamper's Sampler Take Ten, Summer 2009
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Fall/Winter 2009
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2010
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Fall/Winter 2010
Impression Obsession Catalog Valentine Supplement Spring 2011
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2011
Vamp Stamp News, May 2011
Paper Crafts Magazine, July/August 2011
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Fall/Winter 2011
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2012
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Fall/Winter 2012
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2013
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Fall/Winter 2013
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2014
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Fall/Winter 2014
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2015
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Fall/Winter 2015
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2016
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Fall/Winter 2016
Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2017

TRADE SHOW WORK:
Winter CHA 2009 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Summer CHA 2009 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA 2010 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Summer CHA 2010 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA 2011 - booth samples for Impression Obsession and Flower Soft
Summer CHA 2011 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA 2012 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA 2012 - booth demos for Impression Obsession and ShinHan Art Materials
Summer CHA 2012 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA 2013 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Summer CHA 2013 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA 2014 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Summer CHA 2014 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA 2015 - booth samples for Impression Obsession
Winter CHA 2016 - booth samples for Impression Obsession 
Winter CHA 2017 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

WORK FEATURED IN ADS FOR:
Biblical Impressions
My Heart Stamps for You
Our Daily Bread Designs
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Daily Window Products - product infomercial


IN THE SPIRIT OF FULL DISCLOSURE:

I am or have been compensated for my work as a freelance designer and/or affiliate by the companies listed above. However, I do love the products and companies that I work with, and would support them as a happy customer without compensation. Should you have any questions regarding my freelance work, please feel free to contact me via email.

Many of the product links on my site are affiliate links. These affiliate programs give me a small cash commission when readers click through to purchase products. Links in blog posts are to products that I use and love, from companies whose services I trust. They are:

www.dickblick.com
www.amazon.com
www.ellenhutson.com