Looking for some help from a Creative Soul!

 My wonderful intern Sofia just finished up her time with me and I am looking to connect with another creative soul that can help assist me.

Here’s a few words from Sofia ::

Hello! Sofia here, I just wanted to write a little bit about myself and my experience interning for Cindy Ann. I grew up in Orinda, CA and recently graduated from Westmont College in beautiful Santa Barbara where I studied Art with a Graphics emphasis and English Literature. I moved back to the Bay Area last September for an internship at the deYoung Museum and after finishing that up I found Cindy Ann and figured this was the perfect opportunity for me to continue learning about Art, Illustration, Design, and Art Licensing. For the past six months I have gotten to see Cindy Ann work her magic from the beginning brainstorming stages, all the way up to examining samples of her work coming straight from the companies who used her beautiful artwork. I loved getting hands-on with a lot of the work she had for me—it was a wonderful way to put all my skills I gained in college into action. I just wanted to say thank you to Cindy Ann for teaching me and showing me the life of a professional artist. It is so inspiring and gives me hope for my own future seeing her business flourish.

You can find Sofia HERE!


I’m truly going to miss seeing Sofia on a regular basis, but I know she is ready for the next step in her creative career and that there will be new and amazing things in store for her.

It’s totally a bitter-sweet moment, so as I say farewell to Sofia I am excite to take on my next creative apprentice.

I’m looking for someone who can help me with this year’s Handmade Holiday Ornament Exchange, process images, do some blogging and create layouts and assist with some administrative and arty production things and a few other projects that I have up my sleeve :)

So, if you are friendly, organized and not afraid to take initiative, offer up an idea or two, have mad photoshop & illustrator skills, and know your way around social media networks let’s chat.


Some of the things you may be doing will be:

Digital - Scanning and cleaning images for art. Formatting, posting and uploading files to my website and blog. Creating mechanicals and reformatting artwork. Updating online portfolios & doing layouts for promotional materials.

Blogging- Running a weekly column and brainstorming ideas for blog posts and columns.

Brainstorming, Research & Fact Finding- On a project by project basis, researching and gathering information and ideas on assigned subject matter. Creating mood boards and collection concept packets.

Crafty Administrative Prep- Putting together sample packs, compiling list of press contacts, follow-up, updating and maintaining mailing lists, include researching companies. Sometimes this will also include painting swatches, out and out crafting, gluing and assembly.

Tradeshow Prep- Printing, creating and organizing show materials, portfolios and display materials. Filling out forms. Organizing, and packing.

This is a volunteer position, so I really want to find someone that will benefit from the experience. I would love to feed you, help you get school credit, and teach you all that I can about illustration and the art licensing industry. Scheduling can be flexible and you can work from home for some of your hours. My home studio is located in Oakland Hills and I am looking for at least a 6 month commitment.

If this sort of thing might interest you email me at cindyann@blupenny.com  and tell me a little about yourself and include links to your resume, blog, website, shop, twitter, instagram or anything else you’d like to share. And if you can answer the following questions that will be most helpful:

What are your top 3 favorite artist or illustrators?

Why are you interested in this position?

And what you hope to gain from the experience?

I’ll email you from there. :-) And of course, if you know anyone in the SF Bay Area that you think might be interested please feel free to pass this along.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you!!

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