Benjamin Jerred is an artist who lives in Fulton, NY. He has taught college art, graphic design, and web design, and is currently an elementary art teacher at two schools in Fulton.
He has painted two local murals: one in downtown Fulton in 2009 and another in 2011 at St. Luke’s Health Services in Oswego. He has contributed artwork for a few years to YMCA fundraisers, and is interested in drawing, painting, bookmaking, animation, digital art, and most recently drawing comics. Jerred keeps an informal online art journal at benjerred.wordpress.com.
Helping others recognize art as an ancient human gift and take command of their innate grasp of art is a large motivator in his life. Jerred is also very interested in art’s many detailed processes, and the recombination of ideas made possible through constructive imagination and collaboration with others.
Fulton City School District
2006 – Present Fulton, NY
Teaching K-6 Art at Volney and Lanigan Elementary Schools
Encounter Art Studio
2005 – Present Fulton, NY
-Production Artist for new Fulton City School District Logos
-St. Luke’s Health Services Mural, 2011
-Salvation Army Mural, 2009
-YMCA fundraiser art
-Various small-time shows, fairs, commissions and collectors
-Paintings & Drawings
Adjunct Instructor & Learning Center Coordinator
Bryant & Stratton College
2004 – 2006 Clay, NY
Teaching graphic design, human relations and general education courses. The Learning Center helps students in all courses and works with admissions and new prospective students with placement tests.
Long Term Substitute & Substitute Teacher
2001 – 2004
Taught all grade levels, special education, and special areas
Graphic Artist, Web Designer, & Programmer
Dot Publishing Inc
1999 – 2000 Fulton, NY
Graphic and Web Designer
M-Pyre Publishing Company
1997 – 2000 (3 years)Fulton, NY
Self-made, Family business
Designed and hand-made 6 Charles Jerred titles selling thousands of books