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About

Hey!

am a Chicago-based illustrator & artist currently residing in Baltimore. Trained in Columbia College Chicago’s Illustration BFA program, I have spent the last 10 years as an illustrator, art director, and artist both on a freelance basis and in-house with design agencies such as FreemanXP and Harvey & Daughters.

I grew up in Chicago’s punk & DIY scenes, playing in bands and designing posters, eventually earning the title “Best Gig Poster Artist,” once in 2016 and as a runner-up in 2017. My primary goal is to do my best to work and provide support for the local art & music communities of Chicago and now Baltimore with my work in both visual and performing arts.

In addition to my work in visual art, I have also played in bands for about 16 years including Truman & His Trophy, Ditch Club, and The Mraz Volta (I know, bad name). Beyond this, I founded the Earth Motel art collective (formerly The Ghost Planet, oops @ intellectual property law) which manifested as a monthly live showcase of local performative art in Chicago.

In free time, I spend a lot of time as a media sponge. I’m crazy about movies, cartoons, and graphic novels. I’m also pretty obsessed with new progressive urbanism, transit planning, and sustainable public policy. In my dreams I’m an urban planner... but illustrator is good too.

 

hellofrankokay@gmail.com

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