Congratulations To Star Of The Month Kathleen Marinaccio
Hello everyone! It's October and time for us to celebrate a new star of the month Kathleen Marinaccio. Besides being addicted to art and selfie, our multiskilled star of the month is a painter, creative director , a teacher and a crossfit junkie with over 28 years of experience.
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree with honors from Pratt Institute in Communication Design with Minors in Painting and Film Production.
Kathleen Marinaccio: Mon's Pick October star of the month 2017
"I have been lucky to have an amazing career and contribute to some of the world's most creative companies -- HarperCollins, Marvel, New World Entertainment, Disney, Warner Bros., Sony, Wildstorm Comics, Playa Vista, CBS, Paramount Pictures, Target. In 1998 I founded Fishbrain (a graphic design firm that specializes in packaging, promotions, custom publishing, corporate identity and branding.) I am currently Director, Design Services at Warner Bros. Media Research & Insights and a Professor of Graphic Design and Computer Graphics at Otis College of Art and Design and WB's Learning Network and Founder of Get REAL Creative, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation focusing on teaching art to both kids and adults then donating a portion of the proceeds to rejuvenate art in education," she said.
She has created over $5,000 pieces to date including custom comic book, press kits, billboards, key art, promotions, presentations, apparel, corporate identity, websites, postcards, self promotions, student portfolios, and more. She is also the co-owner of Crossfit Aviator - a fitness program that incorporates varied functional movements performed at high intensity.
Her Creative Specialties:
Fine Art: Acrylic, Oils, WaterColor, Ceramics, Sculpture, Paper Maché.
Digital Media: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark Xpress, Microsoft PowerPoint, Key Note, Prezzi.
Recent Press & Acknowledgements: The amazing 'super mom' of two was nominated for the Warner Bros. Richard D. Parsons Community Impact Award. She is a Hall Of Fame Inductee at Delaware Valley High School. Fishbrain self promotions were recently the entry feature at Pratt Institutes Self Promotion Show. She was featured in Amada Orr's Career 2.0 Blog and also in an article in Xaque Gruber's HuffPost Blog. She has also been invited as an artist, professor, creative director to 2014 Adobe Max.
Marinaccio and her team doing handstand at Crossfit Aviator
Marinaccio loves keeping her body fit and eating healthy. She is an inspiration to many who look up to her for guidance on living a healthy lifestyle. She loves spending time with her family - who are also into the 'healthy lifestyle habits.' She is fun, very adventureous and of course she loves people. Teaching and mentoring people are some skills that come natural to her.
Marinaccio doing handstand at Crossfit Aviator
For those of you wondering why Mon's Pick Blog looks unique and beautiful, Marinaccio helped in making it come to life. She was my Graphic Design Instructor at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. In 2013, when I got inspired to start my a blog of my own, I needed an expert to help me gather my thoughts and make it reflect on blog. The first person that crossed my mind was Marinaccio and when I told her about the idea, she was very positive, excited for me and she scheduled an appointment for us to meet the following Weekend. Long story short, she taught me how to build my blog and has always been there for me whenever I had any question regarding the blog or social media in general.
One of Kathleen Marinaccio's creations
Marinaccio is that multi-talented role model that everyone wants to keep around for a lifetime because she is a positive force to reckoned with and blessing to anyone who works with her. She is selfless and would always guide you on the right path because she believes when you succeed, she wins too!
Thank you for being our star of the month Kathleen Marinaccio! We wish you the best in everything you do!