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My name is Dalton Warden and I am an artist from Southeast Michigan. I grew up on a farm in Ortonville and began drawing very quickly. Private classes as well as your typical public school art classes fed my creativity until attending Northern Michigan Universities School of Art and Design in Marquette Michigan. Aside from spending a summer Alaska, I lived in Marquette for five years before moving to Detroit where I lived for 3 years. During that time I became a professional assistant for an international artist and spent two months traveling Europe working and gaining professional experience. I now live in Miami Florida where I pursue editorial illustration, build frames, and my favorite...create art.
Resume and References-
Northern Michigan University School of Art and Design
Drawing and Painting Fine Arts Bachelor
Brandon High School
Professional Framing Certification
Frameworks, Miami, Fl.
This is Miami's largest frame shop. Daily tasks include custom framing sales, high end/ museum quality custom framing, and high quantity commercial frames. Clients include Carnival Cruise Lines, Hilton Hotels, and Hard Rock Hotels to name a few.
Freelance Editorial Illustrator
Architecture and portrait drawings for professional companies, primarily newspapers and magazine publications.
Rochester, Mi – Paint Creek Art Center
Teaching a variety of art classes for adults at the Rochester Paint Creek Center of the Arts. Classes run 3 hours long for 9 weeks with an average of 5 students. Responsibilities include creating curriculum and teaching multiple classes: beginner drawing; intermediate drawing; advanced drawing; portrait drawing; architectural drawing; pen and ink; various individual workshops.
Lawrence Carroll Studio Assistant
Rome, Paris, Lugano, Marquette.
International artist assistant. Duties performed include: building large structures; living in other countries; following very detailed directions and following them through with absolute precision; meeting with curators and clients; shipping and handling artworks; instructing gallery crews with hanging and packaging; supply runs; shop foreman.
Custom Framing Manager
Art Leaders Gallery ; West Bloomfield, Mi.
Responsibilities included: running and maintaining a custom frame shop from sales to production; maintaining an immaculate gallery showing space (hanging art, fixing walls, name tags, etc) ; educating clients on art and framing; selling art; informing clients on new art regularly; meeting set goals with custom framing and fine art sales; delivering art, problem solving.
Michael's Custom Framing Manager
Marquette, Southfield, Shelby, Mi.
Job included: weekly sales goals; selling frames; glass specialist; problem solving; handling valuable art; immaculate studio; keeping up with high paying clients; customer service; attracting sales in store.
Hardwood Floor Expert
Warden Wood Floors ; Ortonville, Mi.
Job included: managing a crew; tear out; installing; staining; finishing; re-finishing; problem solving; supply runs; weekly deadlines.
Tongass Trading ; Ketchikan, Ak.
Job included: sales associate; organizing a warehouse; stock checks; cash register knowledge; friendly face.
Sandwich Artist / Art Director
Togos Subs ; Marquette, Mi.
Job included: delivery driver, cooking, prepping, cleaning kitchen and dining room, art and advertisement director.
Mt. Holly Ski and Snowboard
-Tim Cleary: Northern Michigan University Professor of Painting
-Brenda Miller : Store manager of Michaels Arts and Crafts
-Bonnie Mansour: Owner of Art Leaders Gallery.
West Bloomfield, Mi.
-Alex Wilson: Paint Creek Art Center
Rochester Hills, Mi.