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

All You Can Eat2012, 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