Chris L

Freelance Digital Artist & Comic Artist

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Location:Reston, Virginia, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/chrisl
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$30
Rate/Hr
ILLUSTRATOR. SEQUENTIAL ARTIST. ANIMATOR.

Illustrator with over 5 years working on collaborative projects and leading a team of artists for a web-comic with over 2,500 fans worldwide, looking for work experience solving real world problems in the professional world. Offering my skill set of unique and creative concept design and illustration of various mediums.

EDUCATION
2009-2013 B.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth University

DIGITAL MEDIA SOFTWARE
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe After Effects
• Adobe Premiere
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe Creative Suite
• Final Cut Pro
• MS Office
• Mac & Windows OS

WORK EXPERIENCE

VISUAL MEDIA

2012 - 2013 – Assistant for Independent Animator & Filmmaker
• Work with Animator & Filmmaker Polina Grinberg
• Pre-production research and preparation for concept designs and references
• Production Assistant with animation capture and recording

2012 – Island Motivision Studio – Storyboard Artist & Concept Artist
• Pre-production stages for animated feature for production studio in Taiwan
• Storyboard artist for preliminary scene design
• Concept artist for character designs

2012 – CAF Animation Team – VCU chapter
• Work with CAF – SIGGRAPH team at VCU chapter
• Storyboard & Concept Artist for pre-production process for 2012 animation competition

TEACHING

2013 – After School Activity Program (ASAP) – Cartooning Instructor
• Curriculum designed to teach children cartooning and creative character design
• Taught children in grades 3-5 in Loudon County Public School

2013 – Cornerstone Music, Art & Learning – Instructor
• Taught illustration and cartooning fundamentals, concept design using both traditional and digital mediums
• Taught children between the ages 6 – 14 years old

2009 - 2010 – Private Illustration Teacher
• Taught illustration, cartooning, and sequential art fundamentals including composition, perspective, lighting, figure drawings, and character design
• Curriculum included traditional drawing skills and digital painting techniques

2006 - 2009 – Local Chinese School - Cartooning Teacher
• Art Instructor for Experimental Chinese School (Fairfax, VA) & Li-Ren Chinese School (Falls Church, VA)
• Taught self-designed curriculum in traditional drawing skills for character design in comic and manga-styles

DESIGN

2013 – Bearwave, LLC. – Graphic Designer Consultant
• Company logo designer, photo editor, website design and critique

2011 – 25K Digital (formerly InterTouch Media Technologies)
• Storyboard Artist for product pitches and demonstrations
• Video Editor for product demonstrations and web/app content
• User-Interface Designer for various desktop & mobile apps & mobile websites
• Concept & Graphic designer for company logos, webpage layouts, software visuals and interactive design

FREELANCE AND COMMISSIONS

2014 – “Business Men”
• Lead Storyboard Artist for and independent short film production
2014 – Vizcaya Swimwear
• Illustrated promotional artwork for new line of women’s luxury swim suits
• Designed promotional fliers for pageant competition
2014 – Fede nel Regno dei Funghi
• Illustrated a caricature-styled banner for Italian rock band
2013 – The Teaching Tool
• Designed logo for non-profit, educational web-application program
2011 – UVA Theatre Department
• Illustration and designed promotional poster for theatre production of “The Missing Link”
2009 – Chantilly High School Theatre Department
• Painted two large portraits for theatre production of “Harvey”
2008 - 2010 – Hai Hwa Chinese Culture Organization
• Designed posters and banners for local Chinese cultural organization

PERSONAL AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2009 - present – The Zeldanime Project (www.zeldanime.com)
• Co-creator of a fan-web-comic with a fan-base of over 2500 people world-wide
• Director and Team Coordinator for a group of artists in the U.S. and Europe.
• Lead Artist for comic artwork and illustrations
• Lead Writer for comic scripts
• Golden Deku Nut Award 2011 - www.explodingdekunut.net
• The Da Vinci Lozzie Award 2010 - www.legendofzelda.net
2011 - present – Legends of Tivara
• Contributor – Graphic novel and concept artist for multimedia project that blends science-fiction and fantasy genres
2008 - 2010 – “Advent” Role-Playing Game Series
• Created original role-playing games and stories using RPG Maker VX

References available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Digital Art
Comic Art