Terri Nelson is a freelance illustrator, inker and background artist. She produced illustrations for print and web advertising prior to joining Periscope in 2005. Since then, she’s had the opportunity to work on a variety of comics and graphic novels. Recently, she provided artwork for Paul Guinan’s Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel; worked with Ron Randall on Amaterasu: Return of the Sun, winner of 2008 Edition of The Best Children’s Books of the Year from the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education; and she was featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Art Beat: Teaching Creativity, a half-hour television special on arts education in Oregon public schools.
She is a teaching artist for Young Audiences’ national non-profit arts education program, traveling throughout Oregon to teach comics and character design as an artist-in-residence in public schools.
She received a Bachelors Degree (Fine Art, emphasis in Printmaking) from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a teaching credential and Masters Degree (Elementary Education) at Portland State.
She’s from San Francisco, where she worked for Organic Online for years and then as a freelance producer for other web shops and interactive television ad agencies, none of which seem to have survived the dotcom crash.
If you would like to have her out for an artist-in-residency or a shorter workshop, she’s a featured artist for Young Audiences; or you can contact her directly at cursiveprint at gmail dot com.
Terri Nelson has been working for and with creative departments since sometime in the 80s. This gallery is a small collection of color and black & white images she's drawn for publication.
Written and illustrated by Terri Nelson, adapted from a story told by somebody else entirely.
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