Biography

Abigail Marguerite Dreier (b. 1990, MA) is a conceptual creative interested in the idea of idolizing imperfection. While her day job at hospitality startup "The Guild" keeps her busy, she also owns and operates Kind & Brave, a blog devoted to honest conversation.

Professional Experience

ABIGAIL MARGUERITE | 2012 - PRESENT | ARTIST & WRITER

Sole owner & operator of start-up company, Kind & Brave. Proficient in conceptualizing ideas, drawing up plans, setting goals, and meeting deadlines. Photographer of all shop & website photos and manager of all packaging & shipments. Writes, illustrates, silk-screens, sews, installs, designs, and promotes. Requires an extreme amount of passion, organization, and curation abilities.

THE GUILD | 2016 - PRESENT | CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Main team-member behind website design, all in-room collateral, and marketing materials. Works closely with team and outside clients to create hand-drawn images, maps, and guides. Marketing Manager, Interior Designer, and Co-Founders with necessary projects. Requires multi-tasking, efficiency, creative, and curation abilities.

WELL+DONE DESIGN | 2015 - 2016 | CREATIVE ASSISTANT

Worked closely with team and clients to assist in Media, SEO, Social Posts, Ghost Writing, and Creative Projects.

AUSTIN ART GARAGE | 2014 | ARTIST ASSISTANT

Supported the busy owner of Austin Art Garage (Joel Ganucheau) during the bustling holiday seasons. Assisted Ganucheau with printing, cutting, framing, assembling, and packaging. 

TALLANT SOLUTIONS | 2012 - 2013 | WEB & UI DESIGNER

Used Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop to design & develop website pages and landing pages. Worked with clients one-on-one to understand their critiques & ideas for the projected site. Researched, organized, and tested usability of the newly designed websites.

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO | 2011 | FAM.ED. PROGRAMS ASSISTANT

Worked with & facilitated families at The Art Institute of Chicago in The Family Education Center. Taught adults & children and assisted in the creation of their art projects. Traveled with and assisted Museum offsite trips. Helped install and oversee a small exhibition.

Skills

Natural “Go-Getter” Personality, Sets Goals & Meets Deadlines, Extremely Organized, Creative & Conceptual, Empathetic & Supportive, Dedicated & Enthusiastic, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS X 

Education

THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
BFA Degree | Textiles/Psychology | Chicago, IL | 2008 - 2012

Press

Citygram Austin Magazine, Mobile Gallery Artist, September 2015
Cup of Jo, Have a Beautiful Weekend, August 2015
The Distillery Market, We're Inspired By: Abigail Marguerite, February 2015

Publications

Small PleasuresCoffee-Table Book, Abigail Marguerite, Austin, TX
How to Really, Really, Really Annoy Your Server; Sketchbook, Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn, NY
Reminders: Lost & Found; Artist Book, Joan Flasch Collection,Chicago, IL
All You Can Eat; Catalog, Chicago, IL
Sandwiched; Sketchbook, Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn, NY

Exhibitions

East Austin Studio Tour, 2017, Printpress, Austin, TX
All You Can Eat, 2012, Tom Robinson Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibitions, 2012, SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
Co-op Journal Exhibition, 2011, SAIC Flaxman Library, Chicago, IL
Rubber Cement, 2009, SAIC Flaxman Library, Chicago, IL