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Alissa Apel

Painting | Illustration | Design | Photography | Social Media | Writer | Public Speaker



Painting, Photography, Writer, Public Speaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, Pages, Excel, WordPress, Blogger, Social Media, Macintosh and PC



Savannah College of Art and Design 1998-2000

MFA in Illustration, Electives in Web - Propes Fellowship Awarded, Graduated With Honors


Kansas City Art Institute 1994-1998

BFA in Illustration and Design - Resident Assistant, Resource Center Tech, Graduated With Honors


Work Experience:

Creative Center Omaha, NE 2002-Present

Teach: Drawing, Art Media Techniques, Color and Design Theory, Illustration, Design and Layout, and Portfolio Development

Manage: A Classroom of Up to 50 Students, Lead Critiques, Develop Curriculum, Administrate Facebook Page, Update Their Website


Blogger Omaha, NE 2008-Present

Photograph Merchandise, Write Posts Daily

Product Reviews: Preferred Writer for Wayfair and Tropical Traditions, Energizer, Rock and Learn, Del Monte, 

Novica in Association With National Geographic, Uncommon Goods, US Art Supply, Mary’s Gone Crackers, and Many More 


Guest Writer:

Guest Writer and Develop Step By Step Art Projects:


Cora Carolina 2011

Created an Ad for Their Website, Facebook Page, and Blog


Generation Two Marketing and Communications Inc. Omaha, NE 2001-2004

Designed for David M. Mangelsen’s, Boys Town, Redfield and Company, Mutual of Omaha - Sponsor of USA 

Swimming, and More


Aveno Window Blinds and Shutters Omaha, NE 2000-2001

Designed Their Extensive Catalog, Point of Purchase Signs, Posters, Banners and More


Flamingo Diamond 1999-2000

Designed Their Point of Purchase Signs, Magazine Ads, Posters, Banners, Photographed and Touched Up Jewelry


Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA 1999-2000

Team Taught: Art Media Techniques

Developed and Taught Innovative Techniques for Underclassmen


Kindred Spirits By Ron Drain 2000

Illustrated the Book Cover



Captive and Buzz Filter - Opening Juried Exhibit - Split Gallery Omaha, NE 2018 

ImageNation Poster - Silver ADDY Award Omaha, NE 2016 

3 dog images donated - The Dog Show - Adopt Art Omaha - Dixie Quicks Council Bluffs, IA 2015 

Royal Flush - Group Exhibit - Common Grounds Omaha, NE 2004

Royal Flush Prints - Regency Fine Art Gallery Norcross, GA 2001

MFA Illustration - Group Exhibit - Harris Hall Savannah, GA 2000

Please Be Mine - Love Juried Exhibit - Haymans Hall Savannah, GA 1999

Macbeth - Society of Illustrators Winner New York, NY 1998


Professional Development:

Taught a Painting Class at Family Room Church Omaha, NE 2018

SCORE Marketing Presentation 2018

Two Teacher Training Modules a Year 2002-Present

Judge for Scholastic Art Awards Teacher Administration  Building Omaha, NE 2016-2018

Common Sense Digital Citizenship Media Workshops Sponsored at Do Space Omaha, NE 2015-2016

AIGA Jessica Hische Speaker on Typography The Waiting Room Omaha, NE 2015

Fred Pryor Social Media Training Omaha, NE 2014

Toastmasters International Omaha, NE 2013

Speaker for Savannah College of Art and Design Recruitment Omaha, NE 2012

Omaha Postcard and Paper Trade Show Omaha, NE 2012

Golden Paint Company Demo Omaha, NE 2010