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Maureen Skaggs

Freelance Animator, Children's Book Illustrator, & More

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
4 Skills
I have been drawing since early childhood, and have never slowed down since. In college I discovered Photoshop and have developed a loving relationship with it for creating and adding finishing touches to my illustrations, but my ultimate passion is pencil and paper as it's such a simple combo that can do so much.
I’m the author and illustrator of the published children’s book “The Tail of Gigi”, and have recently done digital paintings for several clients.
If you're looking for charming designs with sharp color schemes and top-notch character expressions, you've come to the right place.


Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Training Course in Flash 2012
Created concept art and storyboard for individual shorts: “My Better Half”
Created storyboard and Flash animation for individual short: “Amanda the Panda”

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Certificate in Ascend Training 2010

Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
B.A. Traditional Animation 2005--2009
Graduated with Honors
Created concept art, character sheets, and character animation for
Animation Production Studio’s 2009 short “Head in the Clouds”


The Lashe, Chicago IL
Graphic Designer 2014--present
Creating graphics used for marketing and packaging
Editing photos

Roger C. Sullivan High School, Chicago, IL
Teaching Assistant to Eric Zaragoza in Animation 101 2012--2013

“The Tail of Gigi”
Wrote, illustrated, and self-published children’s book 2011--2012


References available upon request.