About Me

My Approach

My hope for this website is to create an atmosphere that brings about the light heartedness of art. I plan on pursuing my artistic interests as a digital illustrator for children’s books. I also love drawing caricatures, as I believe they put a huge emphasis on creativity with a sense of humor. Ultimately, I am a curious artistic individual who is willing to experience the fun side of visual arts, and how they are used in an unbiased, appropriate manner. I believe that art should be subjective, make us learn, and help us appreciate ambiguity and creativity.

My Story

My name is Nicholas Pillish. I express my creativity as both an artist and musician. I began my musical talents as a little kid in second grade and continue to pursue this hobby. My journey as a visual artist began while taking drawing classes in high school. This sparked off a creative interest of mine. I currently attend University of St. Francis where I am double majoring in both Studio Art and Music Performance.


Nicholas Pilllish

2522 Juricic Drive

Crest Hill, Illinonis, 60403


OBJECTIVE:    A position in book illustration which offers the opportunity for personal growth with an emphasis on artistic

development and expression.

SUMMARY:   *  Proficiency in and enjoyment in working with the public.

*  Strong ability to listen with objectivity and paraphrase the content of a message.

*  Skilled visual artist, cartoonist, and  illustrator.

*  Strong customer service and employee training skills.

*  Organized and accurate with strong attention to detail.

*   Positive mental attitude and perseverance.


*  National Piano Guild pin recipient ( May 2006 – May 2011)

*  National Art Honor Society ( Providence Catholic: May 2014 – June 2015)

*  University of St. Francis Art Portfolio and Dean’s Choice Scholarship Recipient ( May 2015 – May 2019)


*  Providence Catholic High School – New Lenox, Illionois

High School Graduate (June 2015)

*  University of St. Francis – Joliet, Illinois

Current full time student

Expected BA ( May 2019)


May 2014 – present                          Elite Mobile Detailing

7212 Bradley Drive

Plainfield, Il, 60586

Detail trainer and associate


September 2015 – October 2015       Morning Star Mission

350 E, Washington St.

Joliet, Il, 60403

Volunteer data entry clerk


September 2015 – October 2015       Forest Preserve District of Will County

17540 W. Laraway Rd.

Joliet, Il, 60433

Service volunteer for park district events


REFERENCES:   Available upon request.