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Company Name

Accuweather.com

Company Type

Art / Illustration

Languages

English, Russian, Spanish, German

Born

Manhattan

Email

blasko@accuweather.com

Biography/Work Experience

Professional freelancing 1972 to present. Created graphics for Accuweather, too, 1994 to present. Also have worked in set design, puppetry and marionettes, commercial advertising, portraiture, sculpture...

Philosophy on Work

Immersion. Complete focus. Attention to detail. Always be brave.

Professional Specialties

Photo manipulation, illustration and digital cartooning. I live in Photoshop most of the time.

Awards

Various awards for Photoshop competitions. Plenty of awards and medals from the Army.

Proudest Achievements

Got one of my illustrations published at Scientific American. National Geographic must be next!

Education

Pratt Institute (Fine Art and Film); Pennsylvania State University (Journalism and English Writing); Defense Language Institute (Russian); U.S. Army (Intelligence Analysis, Cryptanalysis, much more).

Other

See Al Blasko at linkedin.com.

Area of Expertise

Photo manipulation and compositing, sometimes mixed with digital painting, toward photo-realistic illustrations of almost anything.

Hobbies / Freetime

Photoshop, photography, cinema history, news analysis, much more.

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