Curriculum vitae (Resume)

Dylan Johnson

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Dylan Johnson
3751 Williams Street, Denver, CO 80205
720.436.9643
info@cerriousdesign.com
http://cerriousdesign.com

Education
2013     BFA, emphasis in Jewelry/Metalsmithing, Minor Industrial Design, Metropolitan State University of Denver            (MSU Denver);  Denver, CO

1995     AS, Computer Information Processing , Barnes Business College; Denver, CO

Exhibitions

2014 Yes I Will, Yes, Juried Exhibition, Core New Art Space; Denver, CO
Juror: Erin Asmussen, Contemporary surrealist painter, sculpturer, and jewelry artist; Denver, CO

2013     Edge of Chaos, BFA Thesis Exhibition, Center for Visual Art; Denver, CO
             Creative Impulse, Pop-Up Shop, Center for Visual Art; Denver, CO
             Square, Juried Exhibition, Core New Art Space; Denver, CO
             Juror: Anna Kaye, Artist- Sandra Phillips Gallery; Denver, CO

2012     On Edge,  Juried Exhibition, Edge Gallery; Denver, CO
             Guilty Pleasures,  Juried Exhibition, Spark Gallery; Denver, CO
             Juror: William Biety, art consultant and gallerist; Denver, CO
             Unibrow, Juried Exhibition, Unit E Gallery; Denver, CO

2011     Metronow, Juried Exhibition, Emanuel Gallery; Denver, CO
             Language of the Journey, Group Exhibition Fundraiser, Asian Pacific Development Center; Denver, CO

Awards
2013     Nagel Art Thesis Award, Denver, CO

2011     Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, Asian Pacific Development Center; Denver, CO

Publications
2012     Marthe Le Van, Bruce Metcalf“Showcase500 Rings: New Directions in Art Jewelry”, Lark Crafts

Website Publications
2012     Richey Piiparinen, “Rust Belt chic: Can gritty, beaten down cities find their inner cool?”, The Grist,  March 5th,

2012     Ganoskin – Jewelry Manufacturing and Techniques since 1996, “Orchid Jewelry Exhibition Gallery”, submitted work accepted October 12; 

2010     Rosalyn Hoffman, This Week on Etsy: 6 Holiday Gifts Under $50.00”, Huffington Post, November 17th

Blogs
2013     M. Leigh, “Cerriousdesign”, Curio Reverie: Adventures in a Glass Box, Febuary21st; 

2011     Erin Fickert-Rowland, His Valentine’s Gift Guide: Intergalatic Badass,  Elysian Studios: The Artful Life,  February 4th; 

2010     Catherine South, Steampunk Styles, Punk Modern Devices and Gadgets with Victorian Vogue,  November;

Collections
            Pandora on the Hill - 220 E 13th Ave  Denver, CO 80203; Cerriousdesign Wood Collection Necklace line

Commissions
2013     Corporate Art Commission, Howard Tsao, Muse Games, Guns of Icarus Online, Copper 16 GB USB drive with              custom “Guns of Icarus” logo etched on the exterior of the drive; Brooklyn, New York
2013     Private Art Commission, Barry Passey, Etched copper coin; London, Great Britain
2013     Private Art Commission, Michael Beverland, Copper 16 GB USB drive with etched Austrian eagle; Bath, Great Britain
2012     Private Art Commission, Denise Murphy, Copper 16 GB USB drive with etched Austrian eagle; Victorville, California
2012     Private Art Commission, Stephanie Allen, Copper and Brass 16 GB USB drive with lost-wax casted rotating gear;              Motherwell, Great Britain

Professional Experience
Etsy Owner & Creator –- The online shop was created in 2009 and has been a dynamic part of my artistic business with more than 500 sales from the store. I personally take care of everything ;in the business from creation of my artwork to packaging and mailing of sold items.  The store has sold work to people in 24 different countries around the world.  Ongoing collection of handmade jewelry and custom USB drives. Etsy Shop

Cerriousdesign - E-Commerce Website –  Website created for promotional purposes and sales of my artwork. Ongoing collection of artwork by Dylan Johnson that includes handmade jewelry, custom USB drives, and other selected works. - http://cerriousdesign.com – Site created in 2009

Redbubble - E-Commerce Website - This site was created for selling my side projects made using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.    On this website I have a collection of graphic arts related items; t-shirts, I-Phone covers, and posters that I get a percentage of the sales from.   Using the website features all I need to do is upload the artwork, Redbubble takes care of everything else. Redbubble Site

Art Events 
2012     Denver Comic Con - Booth rental for the sales of the Cerriousdesign jewelry line of artwork. 35,000 + attended              over 3 days
2013     Denver Comic Con –Booth rental for the sales of the Cerriousdesign jewelry line of artwork. 70,000 + attended              over 3 days

Workshops Conducted
2013     Denver Homemade Handmade Market, Free workshop on mold making of small objects for jewelry and creating              resin castings from the created molds. Denver, CO

Software
Proficient – Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Illustrator CS2

Knowledgeable – AutoCad 2007, Solidworks 2008, Rhinoceros 4.0, Dreamweaver 8.0, Corel Painter 11, Z Brush 3, Meshlab          

Work History

2001-Present

Self Employed – Cerriousdesign – Website design, Graphic Design, Metalworking Commissioned work

2004-2008

Matrix Fitness and Spa – Computer Consultant – Computer maintenance of all in house computers which included computer networking responsibilities.  Website development and some graphic design work for publications.


1999-2001

Firstworld Data Services – Intranet Designer and Programmer – Website development and programming for internal company usage.  PHP and database support for company website.

1998-1999

The Pigeonhole – Website Designer and Programmer – Customer website support that included website development and HTML programming.

1996-1998

Dimensional Communications – Computer Tech Support – Customer support for online tech support issues, including email, connectivity, billing and any other computer support technical issues needed.

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