Cyndy Allard

Cyndy Allard, Visual Artist

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Cyndy Allard, Visual Artist
Houston, TX
Deep experience and knowledge of digital imaging and photography, graphic design and fine arts. 
Digital Imaging
Houston, TX
- Present
Principal
Cyndy Allard Art & Design
Visual Artist living in Houston, TX. Photographer & Graphic Designer, digital imaging specialist, digital fine art printing and print design.

Studied with several of the best digital masters in the country.

Honed skills in corporate advertising and marketing, digital imaging in fashion and art reproduction/publication.

Thanks for viewing my portfolio. Please contact me regarding photography, fine art printing and design at Cyatso@gmail.com.
Education
Austin, TX
BFA
University of Texas @ Austin
Education: B.F.A., University of Texas, Austin. Photography, Painting, Art History, 6 years of life drawing.

Intensive 40hr.+ Digital courses with John Paul Caponigro, The Fine Digital Print; Andrew Rodney, Color Management; Katrin Eismann, Advanced Photoshop, Retouch and VR; Karen Tennenbaun, Photoshop. Short intensives with John Paul Caponigro & Jeff Schewe on Photoshop, Andrew Rodney on color management (small group sessions). Full semester courses on Photoshop, 3-d Rendering, and Director, HCC.

Post-grad work at Glassell School 4 yrs photography & darkroom (Amy Blakemore, Duncan Ganley, Ann Wilkes Tucker).  Also attended Texas A&M for early college basic courses, and Glassell School of Art for more Photography and Darkroom and Art History courses.
Photography
Photography
Two years working Real Estate photography: Exterior, Interior, Virtual Tours, Twilight. 10 years Architectural photography and rendering, including some design and creative input, historical preservation. Assistant to local photographer with commercial location shooting and expert post-production for eight years including commercial photography. Also created catalogs, brochures, advertising, identity packages, trademarks, web pages, etc. Have designed and produced several artists books and catalogs. Expert photo editing, master fine art digital printing, producing art installations (one being the Toyota Campus).  Studio Assistant:  commercial location shooting, studio photography, color management, asset management, online stock photography agency, fine art digital printing and photo editing.

Photographer, Professional Digital Imaging Specialist, Graphic Designer.   
Graphic/Visual Design
Graphic/Visual Design
Freelance Graphic Designer 
• Graphic Design for catalogs, brochures, ads, identity packages, trademarks, web pages, etc. Work with several well known artists photographing their work, designing gallery books and catalogs, compositing exhibit layouts. Photo editing, fine art digital printing, art installation production (Toyota, included with several artists and photographer). 

• Studio Assistant, Color management, Fine Art Digital Printing, Asset Management, Online Stock Photography Agency, Photo Editing, copyright regs. Photolive, Inc. Houston, TX August 2007-May 2008. 

Digital Imaging Specialist

• Color management, consulting and production of fine art reproduction. Introduced new technology to company: fine-tuned art printing with large-format printers on canvas. 3-day instruction in San Diego on color management for converting large format inkjet printers and software to troubleshoot and correct issues. Company clients include: Neiman Marcus, Crate and Barrel, Storehouse. Ariel of France Houston, TX June 2003-December 2005
 
Graphic Designer & Digital Imaging Specialist

• Ad concepts and design, web design and created Flash animation for website.

• Researched, consulted expert color science engineers in development of digital imaging, color management and asset management resolved issues for company’s particular stringent needs. 
• Researched, procurred and managed a site providing Stock Photography. 

Brief Work History
Ariel of France, LLP: Art Reproduction, Product Design 1.5 years Stage Stores: Digital Imaging & print production 6 years Oshmans Sporting Goods.  Advertising Graphic Design Hagerty Advertising: Art Director & Designer - 6 years. Rice University - Environmental Engineering - Secretary 1.5 years. UT School of Law - Legal Secretary 3 years.