AWARDS

Keystone Press Awards, 2016
Honorable mention, Graphics and illustration, Division II

  1. -Disorder in the Court


Keystone Press Awards, 2014
First Place, Graphics and illustration
Division II

  1. -Battle at McPhearson’s Woods


First Place, Series, Division II

  1. -Hell & High Water: The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg


Keystone Press Awards, 2013
First Place, Graphics and illustration
Division II

  1. -Up, Up and Away


Society of News Designer

Award of Excellence, 2009

Contributing staff member


Keystone Press Awards, 2009
Second Place, Page Design,
Division II

- Plaster Casting the Past

- Unearthing Indy
- Quantum of Solace


Keystone Press Awards 2008
First Place, Page Design,
Division II

  1. -Big Wave

  2. -Road to Investing

- Dirty Jobs


Keystone Press Awards, 2007
First Place, Graphic/Photo illustration,
Division II
- The 40 Greatest Players in
  Reading Phillies History”


Reading Eagle Design of the Month

Eleven time winner

Associated Press Sports Editors, 2004
Top Ten Special Section
- “Citizen’s Bank Park”
   Contributing  illustrator/designer


Keystone Press Awards, 2004
First Place, Graphic/Photo illustration

Division II
- Lincoln Financial Field

Society of Professional Journalists, 2003
Third Place, Graphics/Illustration

“Lincoln Financial Field”

EXPERIENCE

Visual journalist, Reading Eagle Company
Reading, PA 2004-present

Create information graphics and page designs for a daily newspaper. Write and illustrate two weekly graphic columns, Snapshot and Sketchbook. Created and manage company Facebook pages and assist in web content projects.  Create illustrations on deadline as features designer. Write stories for Life and Business Weekly sections. Contributed to the redesign of the newspaper. Generate ideas and help orchestrate studio photos. Work with all departments in the newsroom. Live news designer. Occasional editorial cartoonist/courtroom sketch artist. Help contribute to new media projects. Created a company-museum spotlighting its 200+ years of local publishing. Frequent radio station guest on art, comic, pop culture topics.

Staff illustrator/Graphic designer The Intelligencer Doylestown, PA 1999-2004

Illustrate news and information graphics for Calkins Media. Created At Home and Life sections, daily page design and special presentations. Responsible for cartography and courtroom sketches. Produced annual year-in-review book, ran holiday art contest and occasionally wrote stories.

Archaeological illustrator
Cultural Resource Consulting Group; Highland Park, NJ 1999

Illustrated artifacts, maps, advertisements and promotional materials. Read arial photographs, assisted with photography
and excavation to produce corporate geographic and archaeological survey reports.

SKILLS

CONTACT ME  

craigart02@yahoo.com                                         610.823.6920

ART

PRO

Published works


Nevada Radio’s Desert Companion Magazine, March 2012 issue, 2 cover illustrations, plus 12 wildlife illustrations


Nevada Radio’s Desert Companion Magazine, November 2015 issue, Last Tango in Tule Springs


The Cartoon Picayune comic book, issue #7,
A Pagoda in Pennsylvania


“States of Terror, Vol. 2” by Ayahuasca Publishing, Tahoe Tessie


“Hell & High Water” book written by Ron Devlin, photos by Jeremy Drey illustrations by Craig Schaffer


The Newspaper Designers Handbook 7th Edition, 2012
By Tim Harrower and Julie Elman, MaGraw-Hill Publishing

  1. -Snapshot “Berks County demographics”


The Associated Press
Story picked up for publication by the Associated Press

  1. -“Up, Up and Away” by Craig Schaffer