Karina Nyquist is a Portland-based visual artist working primarily in videography, 2D animation and watercolor. She earned her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts with a dual focus in video and sculpture. Nyquist offers a variety of event videography, animation and promotional video services to clients at competitive rates.


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Freelance Creative 2009-present Seattle, WA
- Work with clients to produce videos, animation, and motion graphics for commercials, PSAs, music videos, and trailers
- Video document events, performances and weddings
- Create custom illustrations for websites and printed media

Artist’s Assistant 2013-2014 Seattle, WA
- Assisted artist Susan Robb with her long-term new media, social engagement project, Wild Times
- Developed project website to showcase the artist’s process and objectives
- Regularly managed the project’s social media including Facebook, Twitter and blog
- Performed weekly 3D printer demonstrations at the Tacoma Art Museum
- Formatted and maintained a set of Windows Surface tablets to function as kiosks to enable visitors to participate in Wild Times at select museums and galleries
- Processed camera RAW files in preparation for large-scale printing and display
- Photo documented Robb’s installation at the Frye Art Museum and Tacoma Art Museum

Exhibition Manager 2013-2014 Seattle, WA
- Co-curated 9th Annual Cornish-Hutch Partnership Exhibition at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Designed and developed publicity materials for the exhibition

Teacher’s Assistant 2010-2013 Seattle, WA
- Classroom assistant for Robert Campbell’s intermediate and advanced video studio classes at Cornish College of the Arts
- Helped students create and troubleshoot videos and animations in Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects Contributed to the development of lesson plans

Media Technician 2009-2013 Yelm, WA
- Managed all summer video and media projects and produced promotional videos at Cascades Camp and Conference Center
- Developed a media arts curriculum for teens and regularly taught courses
- Produced multiple recap videos each week, short narrative videos, staff introduction videos and guest testimonial videos
- Mastered weekly highlight DVDs with layered menus and designed cover artwork
- Developed on-site DVD production operation using a 7-target DVD duplicator
- Produced content for website, including icons, buttons, banners and videos
- Wrote a detailed process documentation for job handoff

Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park Ambassador 2009 - 2011 Seattle, WA
- Guided park guests through Mark Dion’s Neukom Vivarium (2006) and other public works of art

- Bachelor of Fine Arts (2013) Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
- Visual Arts Diploma (2009) McMinnville High School, McMinnville, OR

- Hearts (2017) Novato Shop & Studio, Bellingham, WA
- Solo Exhibition, January Featured Artist (2017) Novato Shop & Studio, Bellingham, WA
- Cornish at the Hutch (2013), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
- Expo ‘13 (2013) Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA