my name is Keith Drake
if you didn't catch it by now. I have been creating art as long as I can remember.
As a junior high student I was given the opportunity to attend a special city-wide
art class at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh,
PA. I loved it and continued my creative endeavors enthusiatically both in
and out of the classroom. After high school, I attended the University
of Pennsylvania, graduating with a BA in Fine
Arts and later earned an AS in Mechanical Engineering
Technology at Penn State University. In 1981
I began working as a technical artist for AT&T Bell
Laboratories, in Murray Hill, NJ, which became the corporate
headquarters for Lucent Bell Labs in 1996.
Over a twenty year career I had the good fortune to work with world renowned
physicists, chemists, engineers and mathematicians, including several Nobel
Prize winners. While creating high level images to enhance their ability
to communicate details about complex new innovations and technologies in telecommunications,
my artwork helped earn cover stories in prominent magazines such as Science,
Science News, and Physics
World. My illustrations have also been published in Business
Week, Popular Mechanics, Optics
& Photonics and numerous internal Lucent publications. In 2001
I ventured out as a freelance artist seeking opportunities to use my broad
range of creative skills, including my unique Etch A
Sketch art. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for visiting! Tell a friend!