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Alissa Apel

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



Savannah College of Art and Design MFA in Illustration and Design Savannah, GA 1998-00

Kansas City Art Institute BFA in Illustration and Design Kansas City, MO 1994-98

Work | Freelance

Creative Center College of Art and Design Omaha, NE 2002-Present

Develop Curriculum and Teach: Drawing, Art Media Techniques, Color and Design Theory, Illustration, 

Design and Layout 1 and 2, and Portfolio Development | Manage a Classroom of Up to 50 Students, 

Lead Critiques, Teach Programs, Admission Data Entry, Photograph Student Work, Order Office Supplies and Supply Kits for the Students, and Present Daily

Dotzler Creative Arts Omaha, NE 2002-Present

Illustrate Posters for the Creative Center, Design Logos for Nonprofit Organizations, Update Their Website, Administrate Their Facebook Page, and Host Presentations for High School Art Teachers 

Writer for Omaha, NE 2008-Present

Photograph Merchandise, Write Daily Posts and Product Reviews: The Rose Theater, Soft Surroundings, Wayfair, Tropical Traditions, Energizer, Rock and Learn, Ripley’s Believe it or Not?, Del Monte, Novica in Association With National Geographic, Uncommon Goods, US Art Supply, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Fat Brain Toys, Goliath Games, Pressman Toys, ThinkFun, Piczzle, McDonalds, Mama’s Jewelry and More in Association With Corporate Three Design Omaha, NE 2017-18

Developed Step-By-Step Art Projects for Kids, Photograph Each Step, and Wrote a Monthly Post

SOFT Omaha, NE 2017-19

Created Their Logo, T-shirt Designs, and Brand Guide

Cora Carolina Toy Boutique Online 2011

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

Generation Two Marketing and Communications Inc. Omaha, NE 2001-04

Designed for David M. Mangelsen’s, Boys Town, Redfield and Company, USA Swimming, and More


Aveno Window Fashions Inc. Atlanta, GA 2000-01

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

Flamingo Diamond Atlanta, GA 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

Team Taught: Art Media Techniques - Developed and Taught Innovative Techniques for Underclassmen

Awards | Exhibitions

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 Conference Omaha, NE 2018

Judge and Volunteer for Nebraska Scholastic Art Awards Omaha, NE 2016 and 2018

Common Sense Digital Citizenship Media Workshops Sponsored By Do Space Omaha, NE 2015-16

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

Skills | Programs

Art Media Techniques, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Keynote, PowerPoint, Pages, Word, Excel, Blogger, Squarespace, Wordpress, Facebook Blueprint Certified, Social Media, Public Speaking