Located in the beautiful countryside near Volga South Dakota.

Available for bookings nationwide and remotely.

46315 221st Street 

Volga, SD 57071

© Fruit Cocktail Creative 2017

Well hello there...

I’m Chelsie Bakken and I’m an artist. I started Fruit Cocktail Creative to offer the various “fruits of my labor” to my clients. I  understand that in photography, shadows are sometimes more important than light and sometimes highlights need to invade shadow's space. The same is true in design; The negative space is complimentary of the positive and type not only consists of words but  of unique shapes. Color inspires me as well as fabrics, texture, nature, organic lines, and unexpected art found in unforeseen places. I specialize in photography and graphic design for publications, catalogs, editorial and advertising. I would love to give fresh inspiration to your advertising and marketing collateral or get ahold of me to for your commercial and creative photography needs. 

Eventually everything connects — people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se. 

—Charles Eames 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

DESIGN/PHOTO

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Advanced Photo Retouching

HTML/CSS

Adobe Lightroom

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Photography/Product/Editorial/Commercial

Editorial/Copywriting

Editorial Design/Publication Layout

Advertising Design

Creative Direction

Branding and Marketing Concepts

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ARTSY SKILLS

Painting, Drawing, Illustration

Costume/Fashion Design

Wardrobe Styling

Set Design

Makeup Artistry

Graphic Design

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Recognitions, Awards
& Notable Events

Exhibits

"The History of The Creative" Exhibit

Year: 2014
Organization: SeeMe: 
Medium: 2 Photographs exhibited

Location: See.Me New York Gallery: New York City, NY

"Senioritis" Exhibit

Year: 2015
Organization: South Dakota State University
Medium: Art, Design and Photography

Location: Sioux Falls Design Center - Sioux Falls, SD

"The Art Maze" Exhibit

Year: 2016
Organization: Exposure Sioux Falls
Medium: Installation Art Room

Location: DM&E Building - Sioux Falls, SD

"Fine Art Photography" Exhibit

Year: 2018
Organization: Brookings Arts Council
Medium: 2 Fine Art Photographs exhibited

Award/Recognition: 2nd Place

Location: Brookings Arts Council - Brookings, SD

Publication

 

Nikon & Photographers Forum Magazine: Best of College Photographers Book

Year: 2014
Publishers: Nikon/Photographers Forum Magazine
Medium: Fine Art Photography

Award/Recognition: Top 100 College Photographers

La Voz Magazine

Year: 2014
Organization: La Voz Hispana
Medium: Journalistic Photography

Type: Editorial Supporting Image

LX Magazine (Multiple Publications)

Year: 2014/2015
Publication: Lx Publications
Medium: Fashion/Editorial/Commercial Photography, Editorial Written Content

Type: Feature Photo Editorials, Commercial Product Photography, Editorial Supporting Images, Author

Harper's Bazaar

Year: 2016
Publication: Harper's Bazaar Magazine Russia
Medium: Commercial Photography

Type: Editorial Supporting Image

Elle Magazine

Year: 2018
Publication: Elle Magazine Japan
Medium: Commercial Photography

Type: Editorial Supporting Image

Bride Style Magazine

Year: 2018
Publication: Bride Style Magazine
Medium: Commercial Photography

Type: Editorial Supporting Image

USA Today

Year: 2016
Publication: USA Today
Medium: Commercial Photography

Type: News Story Supporting Image

The Daily News

Year: 2017
Publication: The Daily News
Medium: Commercial Photography

Type: News Story Supporting Image

"Tiffany"

Year: 2014

Publisher: Harper Collins
Authors: Ami Vegasban Tortenik & Megzabolazott Feleseg
Medium: Photography

Type: Book Cover Image

A&E Magazine (Multiple Publications)

Year: 2015-2017
Publication: Awards and Engraving Magazine
Medium: Commercial Photography

Type: Editorial Supporting Images/PR Images

INSIGHTS Magazine (Multiple Publications)

Year: 2015-2017
Organization: Awards and Personalization Association
Medium: Commercial Photography

Type: Editorial Supporting Image/PR Images

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Awards/Recognition

 

Top 100 College Photographers 

Year: 2014
Organization: Nikon/Photographers Forum Magazine
Medium: Fine Art Photography

Award/Recognition: Top 100 College Photographers

Section Under Construction 

More: Coming Soon!