Christie Shinn

Freelance Artist & Anime Artist

Location:Glendale, California, United States
2 Skills
Career Summary
A versatile and experienced professional that has 5+ years in design work: games, fashion, beauty, web, and tech. Open to explore new ideas and avenues of which to expand the scope of the project. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills including the ability to collaborate and conceptualize with a team. Self-starter on projects and able to work cross-departmentally. Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and familiar with 3DS Max, iOS, Android, Mac and PC platforms.

Graphic Design/Artist ($45,000 /yr)
April 2007 – Present HoraTora Studios /Freelance Work
Glendale, CA
Concept Art and Illustration: Environmental and character concept for Feline Fuelled Games. Character concept artist for Lethal Lens, LLC.
Design: Logos for Healthy Velocity and other companies, Press kits and advertisements for web and print –
Instruction: Prepared the next generation of gamers for next generation of consoles and design development at ITT-Tech.

Packaging Graphic Designer ($40,000 /yr)
January 2012 – May 2013 Superior Communications
Irwindale, CA
Packaging and Print: The packages were printed with realistic and efficient ETAs.
ToughSuit concept for a Fellowes/T-Mobile hybrid packaging. The clients requesting another concept for their ShockSuit line.
Cross-teamed with several departments to construct concept to reality within cost and launch schedules.
Clients: Verizon, ATT, T-Mobile, and US Cellular.

Art Reviewer ($35 /hr)
February 2011 – January 2012 Eddie Yang Studio (now Alliance Studio)
Glendale, CA
Corrected and evaluated character models with China studios.
AAA Titles: W’12 and UFC 3

Resident Artist ($1080 /qtr)
September 2009 – September 2010 HABLA Underground Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
Co-Founded program for upcoming artists.
PR: New exhibits to maintain and expand base. Featured in the exhibition, “Harvest”.

Assistant Concept Artist (Apprenticeship)
December 2008 – December 2009 Ethereal Muse
Goleta, CA
Created environmental and character concepts for Encore.

Graphic/Document Designer (Apprenticeship)
August 2007 – August 2008 MPOGD/lvlupcommunications
Increased worldwide circulation and traffic from media kits, newsletters, updated logos and in-house graphics.

ITT-Technical Institute, Oxnard, CA
September 2004 – March 2007
BS, Digital Entertainment and Game Design
Graduated Valedictorian. 3.75 GPA

University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
September 1993 – March 2003
BA, Art Studio
BA, Film Studies

Adobe CS6: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Adobe After Effects, Flash, InDesign, Acrobat, Autodesk: 3DS Max, Sketchbook Pro, Microsoft Office

Database and Languages: AS400, Filemaker Pro, Programming: HTML, HTML5, CSS3, and some PHP
Platforms: Mac, PC, iOS, and Android
Skills (2) Rating
Anime Art