Arash Salehe Shoushtari

Freelance Illustrator, Digital Artist, & More

Location:Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Phone: 4705574470
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Arash Salehe Shoushtari

470-557-4470 |

Senior 2D Artist

Award-winning 2D artist with 11+ years’ experience in the animation and game industry in a variety of industries including visual development, digital painting, illustration, concept, character, and environment design, scene composition, storyboards, 2D animation, and sculpting. Solid understanding of color theory, visual harmony, human and animal anatomy, physics of motion, and capable of fitting to any visual style.

Visual Development

2D Animation


Human & Animal Anatomy

Concept Design

Animation & Color Theory

Digital Planning

Illustration & Caricature

Creature & Character Design

Background Design

Project Management


Adobe Photoshop | Corel Painter | Clip Studio | SAI Painting Tool

SketchBook Pro | ArtRage | Adobe Illustrator | Adobe After Effects | Toon Boom Studio |TV-Point |ZBrush

Professional Experience

STORYBOARD & CONCEPT ARTIST, CCA&B (elf on the shelf animation movie) Feb 2019–Present

Working as onsite and remote artist for the animation Elf on the shelf to provide storyboard, concept art and illustration contents.


Freelance artist providing a wide range of 2D art, visual development, illustrations, concept design, storyboard design, background, and character design.

Taught creative art classes, designed visual assets, and organized events at Persian Cultural Center.

Worked with students at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) to assist in completion of student’s final projects.

Provided storyboarding and visual development for a student directed animation, Chop.

Completed illustrations for graphics MFA student and provided character design and robot designs to be used in student projects.

Created a website for creative caricatures company.

Worked as illustrator, caricature artist, and character designer for games and animations.

ART DIRECTOR, Tango Games, 2011–2012

Provided onsite and remote visual assets of mobile games. Supervised and educated artists with essential skills.

Directed award-winning games from beginning to end; recognized for harmony in design.

Collaborated with games designers to project manage timelines, due dates, and team of artist to ensure quality of work and completion of projects prior to deadlines.


Hired due to reputation and demonstration of creativity on previous projects to provide all visual aspects of amusement parks, including designing themes (story, color codes, characters), wall and floor paintings.

Decreased pre-production time frame by educating and mentoring team members.

Additional Experience

2D Key Animator–Ourand Studio, Saba Animation Center- Gagila TV Series-The secret of life tv series

Character Designer / Concept Character Designer– Sooreh organization

Writer/Designer Bentool Comic Strip–Jadid Magazine

Concept Designer TV Game–Persiona 3D Dream company


B.A. Graphic Design–SOOREH Art University, Tehran, Iran, 2011

Thesis: Digital Game Design for Smartphones, Project Spider Way


1st place in Tehran Third Annual Computer Games Festival:

Awarded Honor Diploma for Art Directing the “Spider Way” Game.


Featured by Corel Painter as a highlighted artist for content refresh on the year 2019.