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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Craig Schaffer is an award winning illustrator and graphic designer. His work includes creating detailed presentations for multiple Fortune 500 healthcare companies, scientific and storybook illustrations for the nation’s leading text book publishers, detailed infographics and a 20 year career as a visual journalist in print and online. He has published two children’s books; “Look! A Picture Book” and “Sketchbook A to Z: A Beginner’s Guide to Pennsylvania Wildlife.” Berks County readers know his work from the Snapshot and Sketchbook columns published weekly in Reading Eagle for many years. Craig’s works has been featured in textbooks as an example of excellent visual storytelling. In addition to his love for Indiana Jones, he enjoys 80’s pop culture and creates work enjoyed by scooter enthusiasts around the world. Craig has lectured at colleges and universities about local publishing history and illustration. He visits schools where he speaks about the importance of nature and art. Currently, he works in medical education as an E-learning multimedia designer helping to educate doctors and nurses. 

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Graphic Artist Guild Member

Society of Illustrators Member

Publications

Learning Guild Member

Meet Greater RDG, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance 2023

Meet Greater RDG, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance 2022

Look! A Picture Book with Activities, Masthof Press 2022

Meet Greater RDG, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance 2021

Meet Greater RDG, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance 2020

Sketchbook A to Z: A Beginners Guide to Pennsylvania Wildlife 2019, 2021

Backdraft #1, 2019

Desert Companion, Nevada Public Radio Feb. 2017

Desert Companion, Nevada Public Radio Oct. 2015

AWARDS

PA Associated Press Managing Editors 2018
Firist place, Graphics and illustration, Division II   "Jessie Hawley: Architect of his own future" multimedia

Keystone Press Awards, 2018
Second place, Graphics and illustration, Division II    "Jessie Hawley: Architect of his own future"

Honorable mention, Niche publication, Division II    "Reading Eagle's 150th Anniversary special section"

PA NewsMedia Association, 2017

1st place, Special Sections, Division II    "Reading Eagle 150th Anniversary special sections"

PA Associated Press Managing Editors, 2017
Second place, Graphics and illustration, Division III   "Deconstructing the Penn Street Bridge Construction"​

Keystone Press Awards, 2016
Honorable mention, Graphics and illustration, Division II    "Disorder in the Court"

Keystone Press Awards, 2014

First Place, Graphics and illustration Division II    "Battle at McPhearson’s Woods"

First Place, Series, Division II

"Hell & High Water: The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg"

Keystone Press Awards, 2013
First Place, Graphics and illustration, Division II   "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  "Big Wave"  "Road to Investing" "Dirty Jobs"

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

Joe Kubert Contest for Cartoon & Graphic Arts

Sponsored by Steve's Comic Relief, Inc.   1993 Grand Prize Winner

CLIENTS

  • Academy of Movement

  • Appalachian Mineral Group

  • Bauman Designs

  • Berks County Parks & Recreation Dept.

  • Berks County Photos

  • Berks County Realty

  • Berks Opera Company

  • Blu Elements Ventures

  • Blue Sky Logistics, LLC

  • Boston Scientific

  • Calgon Carbon

  • CardioSport

  • CardioSport Niantic

  • Catskill Farms

  • ​Comcast

  • Desert Companion Magazine

  • Dianon Pathology

  • Discovery Education

  • EZ Storage Company

  • Fantasia Accessories Ltd.

  • Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

  • InkSplash

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network

  • Lion Ridge Design

  • Meet Greater Reading

  • NBC Universal

  • Nolan Brothers of Texas

  • Reading Film Office

  • Reading Public Library

  • ​Society for Human Resource Management

  • Wisconsin Scooter Scene

  • Walsky Investment Management

SKILLS

  • Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Adobe Captivate

  • Articulate Storyline 360

  • Adobe Premiere

  • Constant Contact (email marketing)

  • Microsoft Office

  • Macromedia Freehand

  • Marketing

  • Visual journalism

  • Videography

  • Typography

  • Poppulo (email marketing)

  • PowerPoint

  • Publication design

  • SharePoint/SharePoint Online

  • Social media

  • Content Management Systems

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Wix

  • WordPress

  • Works well under deadlines 

EDUCATION

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