Omar Melvin Richardson was born in Nassau, Bahamas in an area called Bain Town also known as West Street. While attending C.R. Walker Secondary School in Nassau, he discovered and developed his love for art. At C.R. Walker, he was greatly encouraged by his teacher, Mrs. Ashe, to pursue art. After high school, he continued onto the College of the Bahamas, where he studied painting and ceramics. While attending the College of the Bahamas, his professors Mrs. Maycock and Mrs. Behagg encouraged him to further his education abroad.
He then transferred to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where he completed a B.F.A. in painting and a minor in printmaking. He is also a graduate of SCAD Atlanta campus where he completed his M.F.A. in printmaking and an M.A. in commercial photography in 2009. While working as a professor at the Art Institute of Atlanta- Decatur, Omar decided to sharpen his design skills by pursing and completing a B.F.A in graphic design in 2013.
With a strong knowledge of culturally background in different areas of art, I also have a firm knowledge of the typical different art and mediums that helps me to effectively resolve production issues.
I am familiar with Art -Illustration; Art-Graphic design, Art - Photography, Video; Editing, printmaking and Publishing and would enjoy the opportunity of you viewing my portfolio.
Thank you for your consideration and time, and look forward in hearing from you.
- 2014 AAF Bronze ADDY®, Publication Design, Series, American Advertising Federation, Atlanta Ga.
- 2013 AAFSilver ADDY®, Publication Design, Series, American Advertising Federation, Atlanta Ga.
- Best in Show (Best Portfolio Award in Graphic Design B.F.A at AIA)
- Outstanding Contributions to the Department of Graphic B.F.A Program at AIA
- Outstanding Academic Performance in Graphic Design B.F.A Program at AIA
- 2012 Georgia Artist show, Best of Show, A Juried Art Exhibit at Abernathy Arts Center Sandy Springs GA.
- Georgia Artist show, People Choice Award, A Juried Art Exhibit at Abernathy Arts Center Sandy Springs GA.
- 2011 Atlanta Printer Studio’s Collector Printmaker for the year Atlanta GA.
- Atlanta Juried Printmaking Exhibition Winner Best of Show Atlanta GA.
- 2010 The Central Bank of the Bahamas Annual Art Competition and Exhibition Best of Show
- 2007 The Central Bank of the BahamasAnnual Art Competition andExhibition Scholarship and best of show
ADDITIONAL UPON REQUEST
. Ad design
. Logo and Identity design
. Package design
. Cresting mock-ups
. Presentations for packaging
. Website template layout design page layout
. Photography & Photo retouching
. Experience with setting up files and printing
. Computer and hand illustration
.Videography / Video editing
Photography / Consultancy
Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.