Colin O'Connor Illustration

Home Address

2864 Henneberry Road
Pompey, New York


Cell: 215-882-5523
Home 215-677-5142

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Maryland Institute College of Art, 2007-2011: Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Maryland Institute College of Art in Illustration and Animation.

Nicora Gangi Manwaring 2006-2007: Art Department faculty at Syracuse University since 1985; worked extensively with Ms. Gangi on portfolio development senior year of High School.

Manlius Pebble Hill School 2001-2007: Attended college preparatory junior high and high school with strong emphasis on visual and performing arts.


2004-2011 – Teacher: Montessori School of Syracuse: After School Care Program, Passport to Summer Program and Holiday Care Program at Montessori School of Syracuse; Member of teaching team supervising children ages three through sixth grade, Organized games, sports, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor activities and nature hikes for three year olds through sixth graders.

2007-2009 – Library Assistant: Decker Library Maryland Institute College of Art; working at the circulation desk, re-shelving and finding books for library patrons.

2004-2009 – Landscaper: Worked as landscaper doing lawn care, tree removal, tree planting and trail maintenance for customers.

2011- Present- Artistic Consultant at Nicros Climbing Walls Systems: Working in design and construction of a variety of types of climbing walls.

Has experience with Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Flash, 3d Studio Max, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, X-cell.

PUBLICATIONS, awards and shows

2013 May- Adirondack Explorer: Photograph featured in the Adirondack Explorer, read the article here.

2012 February – Tough Guys Productions:Animation for Tough Guys Productions.

2011 May- Comic Blog: The Lighthouse Keeper featured on french comics blog:

2011 February – Graphic Novella: Wrote, illustrated, hand bound hardcover copies of The Lighthouse Keeper.

2009 December – Illustrated Novel: Wrote, illustrated, published and bound a short Illustrated Novel, Positive Latitude.

2009 – Group Illustration Show: Illustration Gallery of Fox; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore Maryland.

2007-2011 – Dean’s List: Included on Dean’s List every semester since beginning MICA, Baltimore.

2009 August – Set Design: Designed and implemented sets for the production of Batboy, and the Derryfield Repetoire Theatre in Manchester New Hampshire.

2008 – Illustrations: Adirondack Rock by James Lawyer; Illustrations for Adirondack Rock, climbing guide to the Adirondacks, published 2008.