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Keith Hall

Freelance Comic Artist & Storyboarder

Location:Orange County, California, United States
Phone: 949.322.3429
2 Skills
A brief note on my hourly rate: The price to the right is an average estimate. Actual rate will vary based complexity and type of project.

re:Vision Studios 2010 – Present
Owner/Freelance Artist
Self-owned and managed freelance studio for projects in comic book-style inking, commercial illustration, and storyboarding disciplines using various media formats
Services provided to local, national and international brands

Orange County Gooners 2010 – Present
Co-Founder/Assistant Branch Manager - Art Direction
Lead team of artists and designers of web assets including logos and banners, as well as print items, merchandise, and apparel
Collaborate with management team in creation of membership package materials
Coordinate logistics of branch-related events – negotiate with venue staff
Develop scouting and advertisements strategies to encourage club growth

Blizzard Entertainment 2006 – Present
Production Assistant (Temporary Assignment) – Creative Development
Captured screenshots using developer builds of World of Warcraft for Public Relations, Web, and Marketing, and as reference for Creative Development and contracted artists
Created certificates, bulletin board treatments and titles plaques, department-specific signs and other design elements as requested
Adjusted and modified preexisting artwork for multiple uses including novel and website publication
Scanned text documents and artwork in multiple document formats and file types
Communicated with development team producers for screenshot approvals and shooting locations
Managed and prioritized deadlines for multiple requests, acquired necessary assets, and followed up with stakeholders for prompt resolution
Used Extensis Portfolio digital asset management program daily to organize, catalog, and locate assets

Mount San Antonio College 2005 – 2006
Teaching Assistant – Two Dimensional Design
Aided teacher in designing class curriculum for digital portion of class
Instructed students in Illustrator and Photoshop, for image conception/mock-up
Supported in troubleshooting of student errors, as needed
Assisted in instruction and guidance of traditional media portion of the class

Hack Shack Studios 2001 – 2003
Lead Background Inker
Worked under renowned inker Art Thibert to produce traditionally inked pages for Marvel and DC Comics, as well as creator-owned properties
Prioritized workload, as necessary, to meet weekly deadlines
Trained incoming assistants on daily expectations and duties
Honed skills through extra work samples and duties, as assigned
Assistant Writer
Developed story elements and plot outlines for a studio-published comic series Chrono-Mechanics
Designed text, word balloons and special effects for placement on the comic page
Concept Artist
Developed of character designs, background objects and border treatments for Chrono-Mechanics (studio-developed IP)

Programs Known

Experienced in Adobe Photoshop CS4, Illustrator CS4, Bridge CS4, Extensis Portfolio 8.5, MS Office 2007, Corel Painter 11

Knowledge of Adobe After FX CS4, Premiere CS4, Dreamweaver CS4

Mount San Antonio College
Associates Degree in Animation with emphasis in character design and storyboarding
California State University, Long Beach
Courses related to a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design
Skills (2) Rating
Comic Art