Partial Client List:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Boston Conservatory
Alternative Press Expo – 2012
MeCAF – 2012
MoCCA – 2012
Somerville Open Studios – 2011, 2012
Urban Country Fair – 2010, 2011
Hi, my name is Casey Girard. I studied Illustration and Graphic Design at RIT in upstate NY. I currently work out of the San Jose, Bay area.
From 2006 to 2012 I lived around Boston. Upon moving to Boston in 2006 I joined the Publishing world at Houghton Mifflin. First as a temp in the marketing department of the School Division and by the end of summer a full time marketing designer in the Trade Division. It was a blast getting to be a part of all their amazing books and helping them be received into the world.
In 2009 I stepped out of my full time position with, now, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to become a full time freelancer. I continue to create marketing materials for a few companies including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Boston Conservatory, Shambhala, and Herff Jones.
My illustration has been ongoing throughout the years in my own projects, pieces that fit with my marketing jobs, and attendance at SCBWI conferences. Now as a freelancer I am putting more emphasis on my illustrating through time and marketing.
I work in colored pencil, using the process of burnishing to create soft surfaces, and watercolor, to keep my pieces loose.