Scott Jaquith, Graphic Artist

Scott Jaquith
Graphic Artist
scottg.jaquith@state.nm.us

Scott JaquithI was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida, where I spent most of my time at the beach and in the ocean—surfing, fishing, and snorkeling. I was introduced to art by my grandfather at an early age and made up my mind to follow art as a career. I attended and graduated from the College of Santa Fe, where I studied studio arts and honed my skills as an illustrator. It was also at the College of Santa Fe that I fell in love with the Southwest and New Mexico in particular.

After graduating in 2002, I returned to South Florida where I worked as a graphic artist and designer for several small printing companies and learned the business of printing and creating pre-press artwork for reproduction. After several years in South Florida, I realized that I missed living in New Mexico and became determined to return to Santa Fe. I was lucky enough to find, and then be offered, the job of graphic artist here at the Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS).

My goal as an OAS employee is to produce the best quality artwork for reproduction in reports and promotional material. Since I began work at OAS in November 2008, I have created illustrations for the Peña Blanca, Twin Lakes, San Pedro/Golden, and Lower Nash Draw projects, among others. I have also been working with OAS volunteers Kathy McRee and Mimi Burling to photograph artifacts for projects including the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, the Palace of the Governors, the Pojoaque Corridor, and Spaceport America. In addition to these duties, I have also had the opportunity to design a new logo for the OAS Education Outreach Program, produce printed material for the Museum of New Mexico's exhibit on the 400th anniversary of the founding of Santa Fe, create maps for the Galisteo Basin Initiative, and recently, begin maintenance of the Office of Archaeological Studies' website.

My time at OAS has been exciting and productive and I look forward to many years of service in the future.