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Bonnie Neer

Freelance Animal Illustrator & Portrait Artist

Location:Mill Valley, California, United States
Phone: 415-686-9777
2 Skills

Producer, Director and Art Director of animated short in production for festival
Professional Artist
Motivational Speaker

Areas of Expertise
Capturing Personality in Character Design and Portraiture
Working Independently and as a Member of a Team
Listening and Communication
Working within Deadlines

MFA, School of Visual Effects and Animation 2010
Academy of Arts University, San Francisco, CA
Doctorate of Naturopathy and Master Herbalist 1999 – 2003 Trinity School of Natural Health, Indiana, Ohio
BS, School of Fine Arts - Fine Art 2001
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Current Production “One So Young”
Producer ~ Director ~ Art Director
2 ½ D 10-minute animated short for Festival 2008 – 2010
Story, storyboard artist and storyboard team leader
Directed concept to final, selected artists and supervised team,
Artistically involved in all final assets
Planned and Managed Production Timelines
Managed over 45 artists and animators
Freaker’s Ball, AAU Student Collaborative, 2D 1½ minute animated short that opened the 2007 Spring Show
Color Styling ~ Production Coordinator 2007
Participated in character and set design
Created set design color concept work and color script to the specifications of Director
Established approved style
Supervised team of 4 layout artists and background painters to adhere to stylistic goals
Collection and management of assets
Managed team of 23 artists and animators
Brand Development and Strategic Consulting for Natural Health Industry
Art direction: photo shoots, web design, business cards
Marketing material
Targeted and contracted media segments.
Strategic Business Planning
Dr. Megan Scott, International Yoga Master and Healer, Mill Valley 2010
Rebellious Wellness, Larkspur, CA 2008 - 2009
Healus Neuro Rehab Center, Larkspur, CA 2004 -2006 The Wellhouse Center, Madison, WI
1999 -2001
Fit for Love, by Billy Sunday Mars, Publisher: The Experiment 2009
Freedom Fighters ’56, Redhill Studios, CA: graphic novel and computer game 2006
Design Artist for Oshkosh B’Gosh, Inc, Children’s Wear 1987
Lord of the Knife by Suzanne Hart O’Regan, Book Cover 1986
Ghosts in Sunlight by Suzanne Hart O’Regan, Book Cover 1985
Commemorative Centennial Medallion – commissioned by the City of Neenah, Wisconsin 1985
Educational Consultant, Tamiscal High School, Tamalpais Union School District 2005
Larkspur, CA. Curriculum design for Art Explorations, a core curriculum course introducing the elements of art
Constructed curriculum to adhere with district guidelines,
Collaborated with teachers
Worked independently
Exceeded expectations of school administrator
Drawing Instructor, Tamiscal Independent High School, Larkspur, CA 2005
Drawing Instructor (grades K – 12) 1987 - 1992
Clients: Fox Cities Home School Program, Kaukauna Public Schools,
Appleton Gallery of Art
Motivational Speaker, Naturally Speaking, WI 1998 – 2001
Designed to entertain and inspire lifestyle changes that dramatically improve
one’s physical well being
Designed 1-hour CME (Continuing Medical Education) programs for medical professionals
Conducted inspiring, educational, and motivational lectures for the public
Created the marketing and lecture material
Clients: Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Medical Staff Services, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, St. Vincent's Hospital, Barnes & Noble
In- Home Naturopathic Health Consulting Services 1995 – 2004
Sales Manager, BodyWise International, nutritional supplement company 1995 - 2000
Recognized as top national manager sales team recruitment & development 1998 & 1999
Successfully managed a sales team of 20
Achieved quarterly sales goals
Arranged and managed Convention booths.
Commissioned Portrait Artist 1983 - 2007

Art Exhibitions
Knickerbocker Artists’ 37 Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NY, NY 1987
Visual Images Juried Group Show, Galerie Triangle, Washington, D.C. 1987
On Wisconsin Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition, Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI 1987
Wisconsin Metaphors, Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition, Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI 1987
1st Annual Juried Drawing Exhibit, National Drawing Association (NDA) Salmagundi Club, N.Y, NY 1987
Hoyt National Drawing and Painting Juried Show, The Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA 1986
Bergstrom-Mahler Art Fair, 16th Annual Sunday in the Park, Neenah, WI 1987
Appleton Center of Art, All High Schools Juried Competition, Appleton, WI 1987
Volunteer Activities
Italian Street Painting, San Rafael, CA
Mozart in the Park, Sonoma, CA
Skills (2) Rating
Animal Illustration
Portrait Art