Preston, who is a published artist, writer and educator originally from Louisiana, works as a freelance illustrator, digital artist, graphic designer, fine artist and voice over actor in the Los Angeles area. He earned an M.F.A. (with honors) in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a B.A. in Applied Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is experienced in creating book and magazine illustrations, computer graphics/graphic design, fine art (portr... [more]
I have worked in InDesign for over 10 years and before that I used Quark X-press. I've designed flyers, postcards, invitations, brochures, catalogs, posters CD jackets, POP displays, business cards and corporate identity and marketing materials.
In the 25+ years I have practiced as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer, I have designed a multitude of flyers, brochures,catalogs, postcards, newsletters, stationary, etc. in my role as a Desktop Publisher using InDesign, Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop. I have created work for Disney, the San Fernando Valley Arts Council, Totally Artistic and many others.
I have worked on a Mac for 20+ years since the days of the Quadra and the Power Mac. I presently own a Mac Pro Dual Quad Core. I mainly work in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat, and sometimes in Painter. During my MFA program, I took classes on Digital Painting and Advance Photoshop utilizing a Mac.
I have a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree, which specialized in Graphic Design and Illustration. In addition, I have been working as a graphic designer and illustrator for the past 20 years; working for companies like Litton Data Systems, McDonnell-Douglas West, Lockheed, Kaiser Permanente and many others. I mainly utilize InDesign but I also use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.