– April Raine –


(Multimedia & Web Design)

Art Institutes International - Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg


Related Coursework

business management, business ethics/law, macro economics, marketing, accounting, copyright & trademark process, package design



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Lovingly referred to as the Raine O' Terror...


Equine Industry

Involved in the equine industry from an early age, April started out as a young enthusiast, cleaning stalls for lessons. As she got older, it was clear she possessed the talent to work with a variety of horses and the equitation to draw crowds. She remained the top junior rider in equitation and hunter divisions for a number of years. Her talent, hard work, and willingness to help out anyone didn't go unnoticed and she was awarded with a scholarship from the Illinois Hunter Jumper Association.


Progressing through a successful career showing, April continued training, teaching, and working with problem horses while attending the Art Institute. Graduating with honors from one of the most prestigious design schools in the country, April began looking for ways to utilize her skills within the equine publishing industry.


Photography & Graphic Design

April provides professional photography and graphic design for equestrians and publications around the world. Equine focused materials demand not only an understanding of horses, but also an ability to create imagery outside the studio & away from the computer. April knows how to get the most out of more than lighting, backdrops, and fonts; she knows how to get the most out of the entire package.


Specializing in creating high impact art quality images that also sell product, April captures images & creates materials steeped in the fine art tradition, believing that an image should function to capture the eye, the attention, the imagination, and the purchasing power of the viewer.


Featured Work

International Museum of the Horse (a Smithsonian Affiliate): life-size photo chosen to represent the Vaulting discipline for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event: credentialed photographer

SmartPak: photos & illustrations

Kentucky Horse Council: illustrations for Horse owner DVD

Certified Horsemanship Association: ad & tradeshow booth design

American Quarter Horse Association: sponsorship photos

National Reining Horse Association: sponsorship photos

National Foundation Quarter Horse Journal: ad design

American Farrier's Journal: photos

Kentucky Horse Park Blacksmith Shop: educational materials

2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games: materials for feature article in event program

2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games: ad design for each discipline event book

Purdue University: materials for Horse owner DVD

Premier Equine Health: ad design

Ron Riegel, DVM: photos for international Veterinary Conferences

World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions: photos

United States Pony Club: photos & illustrations



2010 Finalists for three American Horse Publications' Awards:

First place, Best Informational Article

Second place, Magazine Cover

Honorable Mention, General Excellence Award


2011 Finalists for three American Horse Publications' Awards:

First place, Event Coverage Editorial Content

Second place, Magazine Cover Page

Honorable Mention, Feature Article




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