Artist cover letter

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Artist cover letter

Need some help visualizing your career path? To be considered for top artist jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for artists, or download the artist cover letter template in Word. 

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Artist cover letter template

George Cole
Sometown, NY 55555 | 555-555-5555 | | Online Portfolio URL

December 7, 2017
Ms. Susan Jones
HR Manager
ABC Agency
55 Main St.
Sometown, NY 55555

Re: Forensic Artist | Advertised on Monster

Dear Ms. Jones:

It is no secret that forensic sketch art is considered a dying art. The advances of computer-aided design tools used to create realistic digital composite drawings make hand sketches seem like relics of a bygone era. While I embrace technology, I also believe that hand-drawn sketches can be just as effective in capturing the nuances of facial characteristics.

The forensic artist opening advertised on Monster marries old-school drawing with modern technology, and I am very interested in joining your team.

As part of my associate’s degree in fine art program that I completed last year, I worked as a police composite artist apprentice for XYZ Police Department in Sometown, NY. In this role, I sketched accurate facial likenesses and created digital age progressions using Photoshop to help find missing persons and identify criminal suspects.

Throughout the apprenticeship, I was commended for my ability to build rapport with witnesses, crime victims, family members and law enforcement officers to help solve active and cold cases. I developed skills in forensic-imaging techniques, portraiture and facial-change characteristics.

ABC Agency’s mission to rescue and recover missing and exploited children is one that I share, and I believe I can make significant contributions as a member of your team. You can reach me at 555-555-5555 or email Thank you for your time.

George Cole

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