Jed Collins



Traditional skills include: pen/brush and ink, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, etc. Ability to draw stylized characters, cartoons, and lifelike representations. Experienced in sequential art and storytelling.
Well-versed in Adobe’s Creative Suite (currently using CC), and other software including Corel, ToonBoom Studio, and office applications. Comfortable in a Mac or Windows environment. Excellent with a Wacom Tablet.
Experienced in customizing, updating, and managing various websites through Magenta, Wordpress (including server side installations), Squarespace, WIX, and more. Utilizable understanding of HTML/CSS.

Work Experience

Red Marble Media (TV Studio) 2013, Present
New York, NY
Freelance Illustrator
For Red Marble Media, I have created various illustrations for different TV shows that they produce. Including, most recently, whiteboard illustrations for an upcoming show on the H2 Channel, How To Win. For this project I was filmed drawing informative illustrations to supplement the story telling. I worked directly with the producer and assistant editor to come up with relative, concise, and informative illustrations that would help explain complicated ideas quickly and clearly.

Cecilia Gallery (Apparel Company), 2013-Present
Mamaroneck, NY
Freelance Illustrator
I work for Cecilia Gallery as a designer and illustrator. I help conceptualize new products, from designing straps and buckles, to coming up with new product ideas. I also hand illustrate the product labels, and do all of the photo editing.

Ghettoblaster Magazine (Music Magazine), 2010-2013
Surprise, AZ
I created two page print comics for each issue, focusing on concerts that I attended on the magazines behalf, until I passed the position off to a fellow cartoonist.

Leggiadro (Apparel Company), 2012-2013
New York, NY
Photo Editor
At Leggiadro, I worked with the head of the graphics department to edit photographs of their clothing line. This included color work, resizing the models, cleanup, and removing/changing backgrounds while keeping fine detail.

Other Recent freelance:
Shilpa Ray/NYSP Records
Vice Magazine
Strike! Magazine
As You Were (Comics Anthology)
Andromedia Quarterly (Comics Anthology)
Levick Public Relations Firm
Chicago Mixtape (Online Magazine)
Viralcat Magazine
Carpaccio Magazine
Mishka Shubaly (writer)
Prism Index (Magazine)
Career Connections (Staffing Agency)

Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Graphic Design, no degree

An online comic strip that I wrote and drew, Champ 2010, won 1st place in the Web Comic category at S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo).

Many References Available Upon Request