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Marc McKenzie

Freelance Comic Artist & Animator

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Location:Hillsborough, New Jersey, United States
Phone: 908-359-2866
Website: http://redshoulder.deviantart.com/gallery/
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/marcmckenzie
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I'm a freelance artist with experience in character design, illustration, and writing. I have also worked for such clients as The New York Times, the Animation Collective, and Curious Pictures. Currently, I'm working on a comic book series for an Independent publisher while also working on commissions. But...I'm always looking for new jobs and challenges.

My resume is below:


MARC MCKENZIE
5 Dilts Lane
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
(908) 359-2866
Macross_99@hotmail.com

PROFILE

--Motivated professional artist with experience in areas of animation, design, and writing.

--Demonstrated ability to create work for publication, and capable of quickly mastering new
technology and adhering to deadlines. Ability to work in fast-paced work environment and to
be diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals alike.

--Flexible, versatile and able to meet new challenges. Able to maintain humor and calm under pressure. Have demonstrated adaptability in moving from one profession to another.



SKILLS SUMMARY

-- Animation Layout
-- Concept and Character Design
-- Illustration
-- Writing For Publication
-- Computer Savvy
-- Written and Verbal Communication


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Illustration/Animation/Design

-- Created, developed and refined designs for clients, ensuring full compliance with
requirements and deadlines.
-- Prepared layouts for animated programs, working with supervisors and animators
to ensure compliance with requirements and deadlines.
-- Worked closely with Art Directors to create illustrations for publication and for
video.
-- Experience in both freelance and work-for-hire environments.
-- Experience in creating avatar-based games for online market.
-- Prepared works for display in gallery showing.

Writing
-- Authored reviews and articles for both web-based and print-based publications.
-- Worked closely with editors to ensure polished, professional work and met all
deadlines.



EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Dark Nebula Games – Sussex, WI
Designer/Illustrator, 2010 - 2011

Better Business Solutions – Hackensack, NJ
Designer/Illustrator, 2009

Wally Harwood – British Columbia, Canada
Character Designer, 2009

Animation Collective – New York, NY
Animation Layout Artist, 2006 - 2008

The Official Alicia Keys Website – New York, NY
Freelance Illustrator, 2008

The New York Times – New York, NY
Illustrator, 2007

Curious Pictures/Oberon Media – New York, NY
Designer/Illustrator, 2007 - 2008

Bang Zoom! Entertainment – Burbank, CA
Character Designer, 2006

Visible Ink Press – Canton, MI
Contributing Writer, 2003 - 2005

Otakon – Baltimore, MD
Freelance Illustrator, 2003 - 2004

“This is Otakudom” – Princeton, NJ
Art Director, 2001

The Slush Factory – www.slushfactory.com
Writer/Artist, 2000 - 2001

The Art Institute – Philadelphia, PA
Computer Lab Assistant, 1997 - 1999

Church and Dwight – Princeton, NJ
Consumer Products Tester, 1996

ART EXHIBITS

The Perth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts – Perth Amboy, NJ
The Fantastic Form: The Art of Comics & Graphic Novels, 2007

EDUCATION

The Art Institute – Philadelphia, PA
Associate’s Degree in Computer Animation, 1999

St. Peter’s College – Jersey City, NJ
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, 1995



COMPUTER SKILLS

-- Microsoft Word
-- Microsoft Excel
-- Corel WordPerfect
-- Corel Painter
-- Adobe PhotoShop
-- Macromedia Flash
-- 3D Studio MAX
-- Manga Studio

-- Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Corel Painter



-- References and portfolio available upon request. Online portfolio located
at http://redshoulder.deviantart.com/gallery/.
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