Cynthia L. Rodday: Biography

Artist

I majored in Studio Art focusing on charcoals in college. While in graduate school, I worked on projects using various mediums such as digital media, drawing, and lithography. I really loved lithograph but due to my limited access to printing presses, I knew I needed to develop new skills and try new mediums. The result was the creation of my digital mixed-media prints (creating digital images by using various layers in Adobe Photoshop then further enhancing the printed surface by using watercolor, pastels, and colored pencils).

I came full circle in 2010 when I returned to charcoals. It was a way to reconnect with working directly on paper and rebuild my drawing skills. In 2015, I began taking classes with two pastel painters. I learned the proper use and various techniques involved to move beyond a beginner level. Many of my recent charcoals and pastels are based on scenery from local areas or journeys abroad. View samples of my artwork.

Graphic Designer

I am also a Graphic Designer with experience in print and web design. During college and graduate school, I took some classes on graphic design and page layout. After graduate school, I found a position working as a desktop publisher formatting Microsoft Word files and creating a pamphlets and flyers in Adobe PageMaker. Over the years, I further developed my skill set by learning new applications within Adobe Creative Suite. Examples of my design work include:

My experience as a graphic designer has helped me create effective and stimulating designs for small and large businesses.