Colton Ackerman- Illustration and Fine Arts


16 Broadway Terrace Apt. 3D

New York New York 10040

Artist Statement:

Dedication to creating unique and imaginative imagery that fulfills perspective requirements and time constraints.


Columbus College of Art and Design

BFA in Illustration

minor in design history and emphasis on fine arts

Graduation Date: May 2013

Related Work Experience

Fredrick Town High School

freelance- October 2011

scenic painting

Mansfield Playhouse

freelance- August- September 2011

scenic painting/set decorator for the production of Oliver!

Usher Family

freelance- August 2011

abstract mixed media collage/painting

Tamira Barnes

freelance- July 2011

illustrated caricature

Memorial Theater

freelance- July 2011

scenic painting/set decorator for Cinderella

Little Buckeye Children's Museum

freelance- June 2011

mural painting for facility restrooms

Additional Work Experience

Anthropologie- 5th Ave, NYC

Customer service Associate- November 2014-Present

Paper Source- Upper East Side, NYC

Customer Service Associate/ Workshop Instructor- June 2014-Present

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture- Soho, NYC

Customer Service Associate July 2014-October 2014

Carlisle Gifts-Bellville, Ohio

Assistant Display Designer- May 2013- May 2014

Troyer's Dutch Heritage/ Der Dutchman- Bellville, Ohio

Host- October 2006- present


Skilled in graphite, charcoal, acrylics, watercolor, colored pencil, marker, ink

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter, Indesign


"The Color Of Love" Sean Christopher gallery- February 2013

ISC (illustration student collective) "Sweet" Show-November 2012

CCAD's AOI (art of illustration) show- April 2012 

CCAD 133rd Annual Student Exhibition- May 2012

CCAD 132nd Annual Student Exhibition- May 2011

CCAD 130th Annual Student Exhibition- May 2009

Portfolio featured twice on


2nd place in CCAD's AOI (art of illustration) show

spring 2012

CCAD Portfolio Scholarship

fall 2009

Richland County Foundation Scholarship

fall 2009- fall 2011

Grange insurance Student Scholarship

fall 2009- fall2010

Volunteer Experience

Berean Baptist Church

December 2009

scenic painting/set decorator for Yeshua

OSU Mansfield Campus

January 2009

scenic painting/set decorator for Beauty and the Beast

OSU Mansfield Campus

January 2010

scenic painting for The Music Man

Renaissance Theater

August 2010

scenic/ billboard painting for Seussical

Mansfield Playhouse

September 2010

scenic painting for The Wizard Of Oz

Anthropologie- Easton

October- December 2010

Visual Display Internship

Mansfield Playhouse

March 2011

scenic painting for Sleeping Beauty

Renaissance Theater

August 2011

scenic painting/costume construction for Ragtime

OSU Mansfield

January 2012

scenic painting for Thoroughly Modern Millie

Rivet Gallery

February 2012

visual displays/ gallery maintenance

Renaissance Theater

August 2012

costume construction for Legally Blonde

OSU Mansfield

December 2012

costume/prop construction and scenic painting for The Little Mermaid