Cynthia L. Rodday: Biography

Artist

I majored in Studio Art with a focus on charcoals in college. While in graduate school, I worked projects using various mediums such as digital media, drawing, and lithography. While I loved lithography, I explored digital media upon graduation due to my limited access to printing presses. 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've 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 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.