Phone: 951.818.7289

Email: kevinbannisterart@gmail.com

 

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • 2006-Present  |  Owner, Creative Director |  Kevin Bannister Illustration & Design
  • 2016-Present  |  Senior Designer (seasonal contract) |  ELM Learning
  • 2013-2015  |  Art Director and Design Lead  |  Lakeshore Learning Materials LLC, Carson CA
  • 2010-2013  |  Illustrator, Game Design Lead, Asset Management  |   Lakeshore Interactive Software, Carson CA
  • 2005-2007  |  Graphic Designer/Data Assistant  |  CSULB Academic Advising Center, Long Beach CA

 

INDEPENDENT CONTRACT ARTIST AND DESIGNER

    Selected Client List

  • Mattel, Inc.  |  Designer, sketch artist (Hot Wheels™, Barbie™ licensed art)
  • Clintons Retail  |  Designer, production artist for Disney's Mickey & Minnie™, Winnie the Pooh™, and Star Wars™ licensed merchandise
  • eLearning Mind  |  Designer, art director : animation assets, icons, layout, storyboards ( Fortune 500 clients such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter )
  • BatchMaster Software  |  UI designer , junior developer for "Connect" app
  • DM Velasquez Photography  |  Logo designer, branding consultant
  • Floris van Bommel footwear |  Mural designer, commissioned painter, illustrator
  • FOCUS Freedive | Logo designer, branding consultant
  • Nestle Marketing Division  |  Illustrator, caricature artist
  • The Lost Arcade  |  Designer and illustrator
  • Mondo Celluloid  |  Poster and T-shirt artist
  • Petco  |  Sketch artist, packaging consultant

 

SELECTED LICENSING

  • Barbie
  • Hot Wheels
  • Star Wars
  • Winnie the Pooh

 

SELECTED ART EXHIBITIONS

  • Horror Business VI  |  Left Hand Black Tattoo, San Diego, CA
  • All is Full of Life  |  Art du Vin Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • Neoterikos  |  Thumbprint Gallery, La Jolla, CA
  • Ways of the Force  |  La Bodega Gallery, Barrio Logan San Diego, CA
  • Shades Apart  |  Thumbprint Gallery at Bar BASIC, Downtown San Diego, CA
  • Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Art Celebration  |  Hero Complex Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Locals Only  |  Phone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • “Oh, You Are Sick...”, An Art Show Dedicated to David Lynch  |  Phone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • Almost Blue  |  Phone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • Clap Hands 2  |  Art Du Vin Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • The Art of Digging  |  The Light Galleries, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Kevin Bannister: Mundane (Solo Exhibition)  |  Phone Booth Pop-Up Gallery, Long Beach, CA

  

EDUCATION

  • 2007  |  BFA in Illustration, California State University, Long Beach