about echo

Echo Chernik

echo has over twenty years of experience as a professional commercial artist in the advertising field, and five years as an instructor of graphics and digital illustration at pratt institute, westchester community college, marymount manhattan and skidmore cci. she specializes in art nouveau influenced poster design, adverisements, package design and bookcovers.

she is a traditionally trained artist - graduate of pratt institute, summa cum laude (presidents award for academic excellence). a traditional background in art focuses on skills such as drawing and painting as well as perspective and color theory. this allows the artist to translate their concept into whatever media best suits the job - resulting in a very versatile artist, who is not limited by any one medium.

what does the -x stand for in echo-x?
the x represents a variable, which in programming terms, means that it can be substituted for nearly anything. for example: x=illustrator, x=3d texture artist, x=instructor, and so forth. it is representative of a wide and varied range of skills and talents.

she is currently working out of the studio in sammamish. when not illustrating, she also enjoys kick boxing, target shooting, volunteering in the community, baking and outings with her daughters.

media: echo works in both raster and vector formats - beginning with a scanned drawing and manipulating it in photoshop, illustrator or painter programs as well as the occasional 3d program. she is also fluent in traditional media, and has been working on a series of oil paintings recently for a collector.