Artist / Graphic Designer / Illustrator
Bronx, NY – (347)-303-3555
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, Flash, Premiere Pro, 2D Rendering, 2D Animation, Drawing, Painting, Inking, Coloring.
Academy of Art University – San Francisco, CA – May 2020 (anticipated)
Master of Fine Arts – Illustration, Editorial, Advertising, and Children’s Book Emphasis
The College of New Rochelle – New Rochelle, NY – May 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
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
Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer — 6/2009 – Present
- Clients include All Things Traffic, The Society of Scent, Beatrice Dupire (Theiye), Marilyn Gauthier, Randy Wilkins, Steven Keller, and many more
- Create icons, logos, flyers, label designs, collages, and posters
- 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
Creative Assistant Intern for Beatrice Dupire – Bronx, NY — 7/2017 – 9/2018
- Was Layout designer, Graphic designer and 2D Animator
- Updated PDF presentations and create digital advertisements
- Was in charge of updating Look Books for various clients
- Created engaging promotional ads for social media
Teaching artist at The Harlem School of the Arts – New York, NY — 11/2016 – 1/2018
- Educated and instructed how to create projects to young and enthusiastic minds: 2-10 years old.
- Taught “Drawing and Watercolor Illustration,” “Art Exploration,” and “Art Start!”
Graphic design intern at iDesign Group – New Rochelle, NY — 1/2015 – 5/2015
- Worked closely with art director in planning and drafting concepts for clients
- Designed and rendered characters for icons and logos
UPPERCASE Magazine #39 (artwork featured)
BLACK WESTCHESTER – MARCH 2018: The Women’s History Month Edition (artwork featured)
GIANT – By Mecca Alim | The Bronx Brand (artwork featured)
Library Zine! Build a Better World (artwork featured)
1340art Blog (artwork featured)
A5 Portfolio #3 (June) (artwork featured)
Phoenix Literary Arts Magazine (artworks featured)
ARTSWNEWS (artwork featured)
THE COLLEGE OF WESTCHESTER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION (artwork featured)
MEDIA APPEARANCES AND INTERVIEWS
Bronx Times, Mind-Builders Commemorates 40th Anniversary (Artwork and Self shown)
News 12 The Bronx, Best of the Bronx: Society of Scent in Mott Haven (Layouts shown)
Freedom Ladder, A Winter Fashion Show Interview with Thomas Estler.
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.
WHCR 90.3 FM, Equilibrium Radio with Kwame Vears.
F.L.O Empire Radio, On Point! Experience with Curtis Sherrod.
MECCA ALIM: EXPLORING A MULTICULTURAL UNIVERSE, Calabar Gallery, New York, NY.
Mecca Alim – Art Exhibition, Lovecraft, New York, NY.
Futuristic Fantasia, Mooney Center Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY.
Buddy Box # 2, Mooney Center, College of New Rochelle, NY.
Buddy Box # 1, Mooney Center, College of New Rochelle, NY.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Wayfinding: An Art Making, Art Exhibition and Art Auction Extravaganza, Bronx River Art Center, NY.
Mind Builders 40th Anniversary Gala, Lehman College, Bronx, NY.
Beautiful Chaos Bushwick Art Party, Absurd Conclave, Brooklyn, NY.
Beyond Crazy, Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, NY.
Fashion Week SS 2019, Holy Apostles Gallery, New York, NY.
Power of Color: Intensity BLACK, Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, NY.
A Winter Fashion Show, Holy Apostles Gallery, New York, NY.
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.
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.
Future Present Art: All for the Love Art Auction Exhibition, Patria Restaurant and Lounge, Rahway, NJ.
Group Art Exhibition, Backstreet Gallery, New Rochelle, NY.
College of Westchester Charitable Foundation Art Scholarship Winners, White Plains YMCA, NY.
“Collage” of Westchester Runner up Winners, CW Library, College of Westchester, White Plains, NY.
Montefiore Valentine’s Day Art Contest, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.
ARTIST TALKS AND LECTURES
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
Bronx River Art Center, NY
Mind-Builders, Bronx, NY
Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, NY
East Bronx Academy of the Future, Bronx, NY
Print Room, College of New Rochelle, NY
White Plains YMCA, NY