Resume/CV

Mecca Alim

Artist / Graphic Designer / Illustrator / Teaching Artist

Bronx, NY – (347)-303-3555

kimeria87@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Passionate about achieving artist positions that will allow for me to use my skills and love to express deepest imagination and creativity while being cooperative and friendly with others. Excellent at communication with co-workers and staff members and built to work under extreme pressure and tight deadlines. Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere Pro, 2D Rendering, 2D Animation, Drawing, Painting, Inking, Coloring.

EDUCATION

Academy of Art University – San Francisco, CAMay 2020 (anticipated)
Master of Fine Arts – Illustration

The College of New Rochelle – New Rochelle, NYMay 2016

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Studio Art

Magna cum laude, 3.7 GPA

The College of Westchester – White Plains, NY  – May 2013

Associate of Applied Science – Digital Media

Summa cum laude, 4.0 GPA

Digital Media Specialist

AWARDS

2016 –  Carol Tordo Brennan Award – The College of New Rochelle

             Honor’s List – The College of New Rochelle

2015 –  Honor’s List – The College of New Rochelle

             Student Achievement Award – The College of New Rochelle

2014 –  Dean’s List – The College of New Rochelle

2013 –  Transfer and Art Scholarship – The College of New Rochelle

              Dr. Milton E. Cagan Award – The College of Westchester

              Receiver of College of Westchester Charitable Foundation Art Scholarship

2012 –  Phi Theta Kappa – The College of Westchester

              President’s List – The College of Westchester

              Presidential Scholarship – The College of Westchester

              Student of the Semester Award – The College of Westchester

WORK EXPERIENCE

Creative Assistant Intern for Beatrice Dupire – Bronx, NY — 7/2017 – Present

  • Layout designer and Graphic designer
  • Creating Art Book for Andrew Dosunmu and Beatrice Dupire
  • Updated Studio Chic Presentation for Marilyn Gauthier
  • Updated Look Book for the BOZZI New York clothing brand
  • Created promotional ads for the BOZZI New York Facebook Page and The Society of Scent

Teaching artist at The Harlem School of the Arts – New York, NY11/2016 – Present

  • Educating and instructing how to create projects to young and enthusiastic minds: 2-10 years old.
  •  Teaching “Art Exploration,” and “Art Start!”

Freelance artist 6/2009 – Present

  • Colorist for line art and sketches and draw detailed comic strips and pages
  • In charge of scanning, cleaning, and sharpening work
  • Illustrate and digitally render artwork of all sizes

Graphic design intern at iDesign Group – New Rochelle, NY1/2015 – 5/2015

  • Worked closely with art director in planning and drafting concepts for clients
  • Designed and rendered characters for icons and logos

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Mecca Alim – Art Exhibition, Lovecraft, New York, NY.

Futuristic Fantasia, Mooney Center Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY.

2015

Buddy Box # 2, Mooney Center, College of New Rochelle, NY.

2014

Buddy Box # 1, Mooney Center, College of New Rochelle, NY.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

16th Annual Art Exhibition, Sale and Silent Auction, Affirmation Arts, New York, NY.

Influence ART “Broken Hearts,” Treehaus Mima, New York, NY.

Puerto Rico Relief Fundraiser, 318 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY.

Artist’s Choice (August), Focal Point Gallery, Bronx, NY.

Salutation Vineyards, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, New York, NY.

I Remember Harlem, Curtiss Jacobs Gallery, New York, NY.

Radical Resistance to Xenophobia: A Group Exhibition, The Grady Alexis Gallery, New York, NY.

Artist’s Choice, Focal Point Gallery, Bronx, NY.

Live Art Painting Workshop, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, New York, NY.

NY Cosplay Fashion Show, Holy Apostles Gallery, New York, NY.

ONENESS, The Harlem School of the Arts, New York, NY.

2016

Break Bread Fashion Show, Holy Apostles Gallery, New York, NY.

People’s Choice Grand Salon Show, The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

NYCC After Party – Lovecraft Edition, Lovecraft, New York, NY.

First Grand Salon Show, The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Fashion Week New York S/S 2017 ‘Day One’, Holy Apostles Gallery, New York, NY.

2015

Future Present Art: All for the Love Art Auction Exhibition, Patria Restaurant and Lounge, Rahway, NJ.

2014

Group Art Exhibition, Backstreet Gallery, New Rochelle, NY.

2013

College of Westchester Charitable Foundation Art Scholarship Winners, White Plains YMCA, NY.

2012

“Collage” of Westchester Runner up Winners, CW Library, College of Westchester, White Plains, NY.

2009

Montefiore Valentine’s Day Art Contest, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.

ARTIST TALKS AND LECTURES    

2017

Artists talk, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, New York, NY.

Scholar Awards Reception, The College of Westchester, White Plains, NY.

PUBLIC AND PERMANENT  COLLECTIONS

East Bronx Academy of the Future, Bronx, NY

Print Room, College of New Rochelle, NY

White Plains YMCA, NY

MEDIA APPEARANCES AND INTERVIEWS

2017

Indie Review Radio, Mecca Alim / Indie Artist with Christoper Truth and Raychelle LeBlanc.

Freedom Ladder, NY Cosplay Fashion Show Interview with Christy Palmer.

@Olympiaartz, Artist in Focus Round 42 with Ali Rossi.

Thermal Soundwaves Radio/Video Music Box, ARTIFACTS with Kevin Lawrence.

2016

F.L.O Empire Radio, On Point! Experience with Curtis Sherrod.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2017

1340art Blog (artwork featured)

A5 Portfolio #3 (June) (artwork featured)

Phoenix Literary Arts Magazine (artworks featured)

2014

ARTSWNEWS (artwork featured)

2013

THE COLLEGE OF WESTCHESTER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION (artwork featured)