Sunja Culley

Freelance Animal Illustrator & Fashion Illustrator

Location:New York, New York, United States
2 Skills
Operating in conjunction with a challenging and progressive team in a creative environment, which utilizes, and benefits from my full artistic potential.

Enlightened by the world as it has so much to offer, I take a positive attitude towards my daily tasks. Learning from my environment has become a habit, which has strengthened both my skill and my character. I am enthusiastic about working with my team, as well as demonstrating leadership skills.

Hidden Nation Studios, New York City, NY (June-August, 2010)
Animator & Entertainment Designer
Created animation for the opening sequence for a full-length movie, utilizing After Effects. Designed and illustrated storyboards for the animated sequence featured in the film. Collaborated with team to develop artistic and creative direction for animated sequence. Exercised team skills in order to execute art quickly and meet tight deadlines.
New York Accessories Group, Inc., New York City, NY
Freelance Assistant for Design Director
Organized and categorized database and physical inventories Created and designed accessories in Adobe Suite
Built and prepared visual displays to boost sales to buyers

Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, New York City, NY
(January-March, 2011)
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Illustration Major, July 2011
Associate in Applied Science, Illustration Major, May 2009
Trained with professionals currently working in the field
Skilled in traditional painting & drawing in various mediums
Studies: 3D computer modeling, 2D computer animation, history of costume, book illustration as well as sequential art, color theory, perspective, human anatomy, history of art, and sculpture.
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
Workshop classes in Storyboarding for Animation, New York City, NY, Spring-Summer 2011 Trained with widely acknowledged and esteemed artists to create storyboards
Knowledge of full script style and outline style of storyboarding

Mac OS X and Windows platforms. Proficiency in Adobe CS5 Suite Corel Painter 12

Concept Design and illustration
Creative Direction & Story Development Storyboarding
Matte Painting
Microsoft Office
2D animation with After Effects & Flash 3D modeling with 3DS Max
Photography for reference, scanning &
digital photo retouching
Creative storytelling using composition
Color Rendering with Digital Painting
Traditional mediums: gouache, watercolor, acrylic, markers, and oil paints