Resume

Affiliations:
Association For Creative Industries Designer and council member July 2013- present

Licensed artwork with Brutus Monroe and ArtFoamies 2017-present (see shop page for more info)
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Published

Book- Magical Theatre, Create & Play with Movable Paper Dolls by Rita Barakat, Bella Crafts Publishing 2017

Magazine article in Spring issue of LUCCA  magazine 2017 “Express Yourself” (four page spread on how to incorerate and work through your feelings with art)

Book- Around the World with 80 artists, The Creative Art Academy publishing 2016 (several pages)

Book-  Zensapirations Birds & Butterflies, Fox Chapel Publishing 2016 (several pages as well as back cover)

Book- Zenspirations Expressions of Faith, Fox Chapel Publishing 2016 (several pages)

Fave Crafts, http://www.favecrafts.com/MixedMedia/Green-and-Groovy-DIY-Wall-Art/ct/1

Fave Crafts, http://www.favecrafts.com/Decorating-Ideas/Stunning-Decorative-Mask/ct/1

“Together” Creating Keepsakes Mixed Media Vol 2 Sept 2013

“Adore” Creating keepsakes Mixed Media Vol 2 Sept 2013

“The Best Day” Creating Keepsakes Mixed Media Vol 2, Sept 2013

“Daddys Little Princess” Creating Keepsakes May issue 2013

“Moving Out” Creating Keepsakes Jan issue 2012

“Happy Birthday” banner in Stamping Stationery and Scrapbooking magazine 1st quarter issue 2012, 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Catalog (several projects)

Creative Memories Winter catalog 2012 (several projects)

Clear Scraps Catalog 2012 (several projects)

“Princess” Creative Memories Spring and Summer catalog 2011 pg168

“Pretend” Creative Memories Spring and summer catalog 2011, pg 169″3” Creative Memories Spring and summer catalog 2011

“Sweetness” Creative Memories Spring and summer catalog 2011,“Love” Creative Memories Spring and summer catalog 2011

Clear Scraps catalog 2011 (several mini albums and projects)

“Glaze technique Card” Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts catalog

“Ornament” Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts catalog

“Friends” mini Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts catalog
I have a video and project published as

Artist of the Month for
Scrapbook News and Review


Clear Scraps Catalog 2010 (several mini albums and projects)
“Every fairytale needs a happy ending” Article and layout, Fave Crafts Magazine

“Little Monsters” Article and layout, Fave Crafts Magazine

“Hi friend”card, Fave Crafts Magazine

“Trick or treat” Altered can, Fave Crafts Magazine

“Beautiful” Scrapbook.com magazine Dec 2010

“Today…” Scrapbook.com magazine Dec 2010

“Maybe it’s because…” Scrapbook.com magazine Dec 2010

Article and layout in Ella magazine, http://www.ellapublishing.com/blog/ella/ella-scrapbooking-inside-out-kit-club May 2010

An article “Scrapbooking the everyday moments”

December issue at Scrapbooking.com Magazine http://scrapbook.com4 layouts in Scrapbook News and Review, November 2009 Featured

designer for Sept/Oct 2009 at Bisous paperhttp://www.bisous.biz/newsletter/news_current.htmlSpotlight designer at GCD Studios in October 2009

http://gcdstudios.blogspot.com/2009/10/its-spot-light-time.html

Three layouts published in Scrapbook News and Reviewon May 23, 2009 p://www.scrapbooknewsandreview.com/joomla44/Card is featured at Pagemaps http://pagemaps.com/mar09cardmaps.htmMy blog is featured on the Friends ofPagemapshttp://pagemaps.com/friendsofPM.html   

Spotlight designer at GCD Studios in April 2009 http://gcdstudios.blogspot.com/2009/04/its-spotlight-time-rita-barakat.html

My layout “Family” was chosen to be published in the Spring issue of Synergy Magazine, 2009 “Beautiful” was published in the Cricut newsletter (Feb 2, 2009)http://www.cricut.com/newsletters/volume.aspx?ID=162

I’ve had two of my altered designs published in and on the cover of  Memories Expo magazine

 

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(Artwork on magazine ads and prodcut packaging)

Previous Design Teams*
(Rita Barakat is now working as an independent contractor, creating her own line and licensing her art)

Therm O Web (Manufacturer) July 2016- Jan 2017

Faber – Castell Design Memory Craft 
(Manufacturer) December 2010 – June 2016

Deflecto (Manufacturer) Aug 2014 – Aug 2015

ColourArte ( Manufacturer) March 2015- Aug 2015

DCWV (Manufacturer, DT Coordinator) Aug 2012 – May 2015

The Crafters Workshop (Manufacturer) April 2014 – April 2015

Susan K Weckesser (Manufacturer) Oct 2012- Oct 2013

Frog Dog Studio (Mixed Media Kit Club) May 2013-Sept 2013

Clear Scraps (Manufacturer) March 2010- August 2013

Artistcellar
 (Manufacturer & retail- online art supplies) Feb 2013 -July 2013

Love My Tapes
 (Manufacturer) June 2011 – Dec 2012

Ta Da Creative Studios
 (Manufacturer, DT Coordinator) April 2010- September 2012

T
he Rubber Cafe (Manufacturer) February 2012- July 2012

Scrap Gal
 (online scrapbook store, DT Coordinator) Oct 2010- March 2012

Creatively Yours Sketches (Challenge blog) Oct 2011- March 1 2012

Crafty Scrappers 
( Local Scrapbook Store, Teacher) May 2011- Dec 2011

Creative Memories (Manufacturer) Nov 2010- Nov 2011

Glue Dots (Manufacturer) Sept 2010 – August 2011

Shimmerz Education Team (Manufacturer) Oct 2010-April 2011

GCD Studios (Manufacturer) Feb 2010- Feb 2011

Citrus Tree Studio (Kit club) July 2010- Jan 2011

Best Creation (Manufacturer) Aug 2010- Dec 2010

Momenta, a division of ATD (Manufacturer) May 2010- Nov 2010

Scrapbooking From the Inside Out(Kit club) May 2009-May 2010 

Scrapperie
 (Kit Club) Jan- May 2010 

Sketches Creatively Yours
, (Challenge blog) May – Oct 2009

Allyscraps (Online Scrapbook Store)Feb-Aug 2009

 

CK Jan 2012 CK May Jun 2013
(Creating Keepsakes articles)

Guest Designer

Plaid May 2014

Sizzix April 2014

Fave Crafts Feb 2014 Mixed Media Canvas & Decorative Mask & Mixed Media Canvas

The Paper Crafters Library May 2013

Simon Says Stamp Tutorial Aug 2012

Creatively Yours Sketches(challenge blog) August 2011

Websters Papers
 (Manufacturer) April 2010

Citrus Tree Studios (Kit Club) May 2010

Bad Girls Project 52 (Kit club) January 2010

Keep In Touch (Kit Club) January 2010

Bisous Papers (Manufacturer) Oct- Nov 2009

Scrapperie (Kit Club) May- Dec 2009

Creative Cuts and More (Manufacturer) Oct 2009

Treasured Scrapbooking (Kit Club) July 2009

 

My artwork at Manufacturer Trade Shows
AFCI Mixed Media Event 2017, Brutus Monroe, ACTÍVA, Art Foamies
Creativation 2017 – Therm O Web, Art Foamies
CHA 2016 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, Designers Showcase
CHA 2015 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, Designers Showcase, DCWV
Namta 2015 Faber Castell Design Memory Craft
CHA 2014 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, DCWV
CHA 2013 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, DCWV
CHA 2012 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, DCWV, Clear Scraps
CHA 2011 Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, Clear Scraps
CHA Summer 2010  Clear Scraps, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
CHA Winter 2011 Clear Scraps , Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft , GCD Studios, Ta Da Creative Studios
CHA Summer-2011- Clear Scraps , Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, Love My Tapes
CHA Winter 2012 –   Clear Scraps, Faber-Castell, Design Memory Craft, Ta Da Creative Studios, GCD Studios, Love My Tapes
CHA Summer 2012 – Faber-Castell, Design Memory Craft, Ta Da Creative Studios, Love My Tapes
CHA Winter 2013-  Clear Scraps, Faber-Castell, Design Memory Craft, DCWV
Craft & Connect Summer 2013- Faber-Castell, Design Memory Craft, DCWV

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Other:
My work is regularly featured on signage, project sheets and ads for Michaels and Joanns Fabrics.
My work is featured on the back of DCWV Stacks.

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