Jenell Christina Bear is 22 (b. 1998), from Cold Lake, Alberta - now practising in Montréal, Québec. She is currently working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Photography at Concordia University (exp. 2021), and has a Diploma of College Studies (DCS) in Graphic Design from Dawson College (2018). She has been practising art since the age of 10 (2008) teaching herself pencil portraits through YouTube tutorials and growing up around family members doodling for fun.

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DCS Graphic Design Archive

A portfolio of my college studies

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Self-Taught Artist, 2008

Age 10, St. Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC

Being known as the artist / designated poster-maker for school projects I was practising graphite illustration in my free time.

The basics of drawing and painting were explored in high school art classes. Towards the end of the GED I was introduced to linoleum relief printmaking, DSLR photography and woodworking.

Using online platforms to create websites (Tumblr, Weebly and WordPress) I learned the basics of HTML and developed an interest for graphic design.

Graphic Design DEC, 2015–18

Age 17–20, Montréal, QC

I was introduced to the Adobe Suite, scanners, inkjet printers, the history of design and screenprinting. The final year especially involved applying our prior years' learning to design elements; especially branding and publications: colour, layout and typography. I acquired an advanced comprehension for the basics of drawing, printmaking, woodworking, DSLR / studio photography, and HTML design / developing.

Graduating with honours, my design portfolio currently ranges from motion graphics, publication design, visual identity and website design.

Since 2017, I have professionally worked alongside the independent IT Service, Bear Prime (FKA KMB Technologies). From 2018, contracts have alternated from Dawson College, 4 Korners Family Resource Center, and other independent Canadian and American businesses and organizations.

BFA Photography, 2018–2021

Age 20-22, Montréal, QC

I expect to graduate Concordia in Spring of 2021, after being taught the process of shooting, developing and printing film (colour + black-and-white, 35mm + 4x5).

Electives have allowed me to develop an understanding for other art disciplines such as sound design in cinema, printmaking, and the respective histories of fine art, photography, drawing and Inuit printmaking.

I have exercised my knowledge for drawing, scanning, inkjet printing, understanding colour, DSLR photography and have a particularly advanced understanding for Adobe Photoshop.

Towards the end of my studies, I explored screenprinting, linguistics, and the German language.

recent projects

Optical Illusions

A photographic representation of Social Anxiety

Bear Prime

Rebranding of the IT Service formily known as KMB Technologies

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