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James Light

Freelance Comic Artist & Digital Artist

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Location:Edmonds, Washington, United States
Phone: 512- 574-8217
Website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/twodimensions
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jameslight
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Professional Summary

Over 10 years of excellent commission work ranging from character designs to massive wall murals for companies and individuals

A self-imbued education in art and production, dating back to elementary school
A constant thirst to improve and hone my craft

Over 1,000 posters of my personal artwork sold, gaining a decent sized following in Seattle, Austin, and New York

Experience
2002: Featured in the LassenArt Gallery in Bellevue

2003: Canine Country Club, Sumner, WA
Company wall mural
• Designed and painted a mural that spanned four rooms built for dog-sitting
• Measured dimensions of each room planned for a picture that would “bleed” from each wall to the next
• Completed contract in a timely fashion, leaving a satisfied company owner

2006: Maitri Art Faire in San Francisco, CA
Invited to participate in Maitri Art benefit, 50% of sold profit went into research and improvement of lifestyle for victims of HIV and AIDS

2007: Published a small comic book entitled Metamorphosis, which was distributed to several Seattle-based comic stores.
• Learned and applied printing press and binding procedures
• Went to different comic book vendors discussing distribution, consignment, etc.

2009-Present: Developing a Steam-punk graphic novel with two local writers, entitled The Slumber Cell for future publication
• Coordinating with writers to handle all artistic operations from thumbnail to final print
• Researching to create the best possible product (including paper grade, color vibrancy, pricing points, etc.)
• Promoting via word of mouth, social networking, and Comicons across the west coast
• Coordinating with writers on copyrights for all intellectual property

Education
• Human Anatomy: 10+ yrs personal study
• 2D design: 6+ yrs personal study
• Color Theory and Composition: 10+ yrs personal study
• Photoshop: 5+ yrs personal study
• Attending Digipen (BFA Animation) fall of 2012

Goals in Mind
1. To continue a fun and fruitful career as a professional Artist/Illustrator
2. Utilized my given workplace environment and tasks to best serve my employer
3. To produce an unique, competitive product in a constantly evolving field

Professional references upon request
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Comic Art
Digital Art