About

I’ve been professionally working in the art field for over a decade as an art director and senior graphic designer. Creating in the advertising world trains me to think new and quick ideas then execute them graphically. Independently illustrating with private ownerships, magazines, children’s books, prints, and group gallery show is my true calling and love. Sometimes I do marry them together.

After graduating as an illustrator from The University of Arts in Philadelphia, my appreciation for art didn’t end with painting or sketching, it leaked over to design and photography.  Art… creating, without them, life just doesn’t seem as sweet.

EDUCATION
University of The Arts Bachelors of Fine Arts, Illustration
Abington Art Center Class Course, Fine Art Painting
Academy of Fine Arts Class Course, Anatomy Drawing

WORK HISTORY
Freelance Graphic Designer
/Illustrator
Senior Designer/Art Director
, Allebach Communications
Senior Designer/Art Director, Thomas J Paul Inc.
Graphic Designer, Nicelines Direct
Illustrator and Production Artist, The Franklin Mint

CLIENTS
Alouette
Amorosos Bread
Aveeno
Centocor, Inc.
Creta Farms
Cricket Magazine
Dr. Weil’s, Ito En
Hatfield Quality Meats
Icelandic Seafood
Icon Pharmaceutical
Johnson & Johnson’s
MARS (m&m’s • skittles • snickers • twix • dove)
MTV
OneTouch
Oprah Winfrey Magazine
Paramount Pictures
Pretzel Crisps
Rachel Ray’s Magazine
Reach
Spider Magazine
St. Joseph’s
Target
Tylenol
Utz Snacks
Zao Water

EXHIBITIONS
Nissho Iwai Exhibition, Rockefeller Center, NY
Rosenwald-Wolf Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
Hamilton Hall Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
Creep Records, Philadelphia, PA
320 Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

AWARDS
Gold, silver and bronze, Addy Awards, Lehigh Valley, PA (2009-2012)
Nominated for Mary Margavitch Hankin Award, Philadelphia, PA for Illustration
Great Performance as a Technician, set theatre designer, NJ

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  • hello

    I'm an Illustrator-Designer-Art Director living in the suburbs near Philadelphia, PA (enjoys photography as well). This site is mainly my illustration log with a touch of inspirational finds from the net and from fellow artists.

    Hope you enjoy some of my artwork. Thank you for visiting.

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  • ART Q U O T E S

    I am essentially a painter of the kind of still life composition that communicates a sense of tranquillity and privacy, moods which I have always valued above all else.
    ::: Giorgio Morandi :::

    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
    ::: Andrew Wyeth :::

    A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.
    ::: William Dobell :::

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    All content of this website including text, graphics, illustrations, drawings, and paintings, is property of the artist, Yvette T. Ruzicka, Visual Artist and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Reproduction and internet links, is strictly prohibited without prior written permission of Yvette T Ruzicka. Thank you.
    © 2011-2013 Yvette T. Ruzicka, Visual Artist. All Rights Reserved.

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