artist statement

Diane Coma Espiritu

Highly motivated, dynamic industrial designer with strong illustration and organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well individually and as a team member. Meticulous attention to detail, passionate and willing to learn and accept new challenges.

Strengths, Skills and Abilities

  • Versatile design ability, educated in; rendering for design, soft product design, drafting, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, acrylic and oil painting, experience in set design with a focus on Industrial Design.
  • Well developed analytical, reading, listening and English speaking skills
  • Strong work ethic and attention to fine detail  
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign CS3 on PC and MAC platforms, as well as AutoCAD 2007. Possessing a strong aptitude for learning new computer skills.
  • Comfortable in a shop setting, with working knowledge of power tools and shop safety

Organizational Skills

  • Extensive research skills - 4 years experience in writing, researching and editing formal essays for science professors
  • Excellent planning and time management skills - ability to prioritize responsibilities to complete assignments and tasks on time
  • Responsible for the recruitment, placement and training of Pan American Games volunteers, involved in the organization of food services for over 2000 PAGS performers and volunteers, ordered and distributed mass quality food products
  • Executed and maintained health standards at venue sites for PAGS

Communication/Interpersonal Skills

  • Instructed children and adults in the fine art of ceramic painting
  • Trained, scheduled and supervised Volunteers for Pan Am Games Food Services department
  • Assisted in the teaching of growth and motor skills of preschool children
  • Exemplifies a high level of commitment to customer service and professionalism


Sep 2007 - present

Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Industrial Design Major

Sep 2005 - Apr 2007 Capilano College, Studio Art Program
Recipient of the CAPP entrance and Barry Cogswell scholarship, Dean's list
May 2002 Bachelor of Sciences Degree
University of Manitoba
Jun 1997 University Entrance Scholarship Recipient
Oak Park High School - Honours Graduate, Academic Excellence in Art, Geography and Peer Tutoring

Work Experience

Jan 2005 - Jun 2006 Administrative Assistant & Senior Floor Staff
the Wood co-op Gallery, Vancouver, BC - accepted promotion after 3 months as Gallery Assistant
Jul 2002 - Jan 2004 Freelance Artist
Digital colour separation for comic industry, All Thumbs Creative, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dec 2001 - Dec 2005 Assistant Manager, Instructor, Artist and Sales
Brush Fire Ceramic Studio, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jul 2001 - Jun 2002 Computer Graphics Illustration Separator
Digital Chameleon LTD, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jul - Aug 1999 Pan American Games Foods Cluster Assistant
Pan American Games, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Apr - May 1999 Assistant Program Leader
City of Winnipeg Parks and Recreation Department, Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Volunteer Experience

Jul 8, 2005 Participated in the Sea Vancouver Tall Ships Festival, 2005. Volunteered for reconciliation department for ticket sales
Jun 9, 2005 Jun 8, 2006 Participant in the 24 Hour Relay, encouraging fellow runners and helping to maintain the track by picking up litter
May 6, 2005 Volunteered for the Industrial Design Graduate Show at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, greeted guests and served appetizers throughout the evening
Nov 12, 13 2004
Oct 23, 2004
Participant in the Art from the Heart exhibition Greeted, collected artist information, and took measurements of artwork for exhibition purposes for Art from the Heart, an annual exhibition featuring work from local low-income artists. Postered advertisements. St. Matthews Church, Magnus Eliason Community Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Sep 15, 2004 Prepared and presented a well-received power point presentation on my travels in India for Hostelling International Travel Nights *A Taste of India* Charisma restaurant, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jul - Aug 1999 Pan American Games Food Services Volunteer, Forks Festival, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Memberships and Achievements

Apr 2003 - Apr 2004 Avid member of the Artist's Circle Painting Group, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Nov 2003 Exhibited works of various mediums at the Art from the Heart annual community exhibition
Jan - Dec 1997 Member of the Success in Science Woman's Group, University of Winnipeg


Sewing, painting, portrait and figure drawing, digital photography, travelling, reading, biking, gardening and cooking. I enjoy taking in cultural events, art exhibitions and lectures on architecture and design.

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