"Rectilinear Study I" Excerpt (2015)Ron Horsley
614-439-7436
ron@ronhorsley.com

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Education
1995-1997: Education/English dual major Honors program, The Ohio State University (not completed)
1999-2001: Professional Member, Horror Writers Association
2002: Graduate, Clarion East Writer’s Workshop for Fantasy & Science Fiction, East Lansing, MI
2005: Workshop Member/Contributing Author, Chuck Palahniuk Writers Workshop, palahniuk.net
2008: B.S. Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
2016: MFA, The Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
2016: Art Teaching Certification, The Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH

Technical Abilities
Traditional fine arts illustration (pen & ink, pencil, charcoal)
Graphic novel scripting/storyboarding/illustration
Children’s/Young Adult literature writing/editing
Science fiction/fantasy/horror/literary non-genre writing/editing
Digital illustration (Photoshop, Illustrator)
Digital document creation & print process (InDesign, InCopy, Quark)
Commercial product & package design
Digital photography
Website and graphic interface design (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Dreamweaver)
Art History (focusing on 19th-21st century graphic design and evolution of visual communication media)

Professional Experience
2001: Editor/Publisher, The Midnighters Club: Tales from the Harker House Collection, Lightning Press
2002-2008: Manager/Website designer & administrator
2003-Present: Freelance graphic designer (specializing in corporate identity & traditional illustration)
2006: Actor/Writer, “Biff Crewcutt: Man Adventurer” The Art Institute of Las Vegas 48 Hour Film Entry, 48 Hour Film Project, Las Vegas, NV
2008: In-house graphic designer/layout editor, Cashman Photo Enterprises, Las Vegas, NV
May-September, 2010: In-house graphic designer, Lead interface designer, Chepri Interactive Web/Application Design
August-November, 2013: In-house graphic designer/layout editor/illustrator, “The Columbus Free Press”
2014-2016: Illustration Lab Manager (Kinney Hall), Supervising faculty Stewart McKissick
2015-2016: Freelance illustrator, (614) Magazine (various), ed. Travis Hoewischer, 614 Media Group

Publications
2003: Contributing Author, Short story “In the Empty Country”, Masques V, ed. Jerry Williamson & Gary Braunbeck, Gauntlet Press
2003: Contributing Author, Short story “…And the Red Light Was My Mind”, OnSpec Magazine (v15 #4, #55, Winter 2003)
2003: Contributing Author, Short story “The Theater at the End of the World,” Vivisections, ed. William Simmons, Catalyst Books
2004-2005: Co-Writer/Illustrator, webcomic “Tastes Like Irony” (with Michael A. Emanuele)
2005: Contributing Author, Short story “Joy, Unbottled”, Modern Magic, ed. David Seidman, Fantasist Press
2012: Author/Publisher/Designer, Sin Gorge: An Everything Under Novel, Everything Under Press
2013: Author/Publisher/Designer, Jennyripper: An Everything Under Novel, Everything Under Press
2014: Author/Publisher/Designer, The Never-Time Girl: An Everything Under Novel, Everything Under Press
2015: Author/Publisher/Illustrator/Designer, Beyond the Grass Ocean: A Tale for Every Worldly Child (deluxe text edition), Everything Under Press
2015: Co-Writer/Illustrator, “The Origin of Epstein the Ska Lizard” 20th Anniversary Comic, Alternate Reality Comics, Las Vegas, NV
2016: Author/Publisher/Illustrator/Designer, Beyond the Grass Ocean: A Tale for Every Worldly Child (full-color illustrated edition), Everything Under Press

Exhibitions
2002: World Horror Convention Art Show, Chicago, IL
2003: World Horror Convention Art Show, Kansas City, MO
2006: 48 Hour Film Festival Las Vegas, “Biff Crewcutt: Man Adventurer”, Las Vegas, NV
2014: Group exhibitionSmall Things, ROY G. BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH
2015: CCAD MFA 1st Year Exhibition, CCAD Design Studios, Columbus, OH
2015: Solo exhibition, The World of the Great Grass Ocean, Alternate Reality Comics Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
2015: Solo exhibition, Selected Page Art from “The Origin of Epstein the Ska Lizard” Comic, Alternate Reality Comics Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
2016: CCAD MFA Exhibition, Curious to See, Beeler Gallery (CCAD), Columbus, OH

Awards/Honors/Residencies
1995: Northland Teaching Academy, College Preparatory Education Certification
2002: Douglas L. Ruble Scholarship for Science Fiction Writing
2001: Nomination recommendation, Bram Stoker Awards (Category: Best Short Story Collection), Horror Writers Association
2004: Honorable Mention, “The Theater at the End of the World”, The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 17th Edition, ed. Ellen Datlow, St. Martin’s Griffin

Teaching Experience
Spring, 2015: Teaching Internship, Comic Book Illustration (Instr. Uko Smith), CCAD
Fall, 2015: Teaching Internship, Digital Illustration Methods (Instr. Stewart McKissick), CCAD

Bibliography/Recognition
Travis Hoewischer, “Greener Grass: Columbus illustrator crafts book for ‘the worldly child.'” (614) Magazine, March 31st, 2016