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Hello, I am a freelance illustrator/cartoonist specializing in character design, comic strip art, and storyboards. I am currently residing exotic Hamilton, Ont.
Hello, I am a freelance illustrator/storyboard artist currently located in Hamilton, Ont. I am seeking employment on a contractual, part time, or full time basis. Over the years I have been involved with a large variety of projects in the gaming, animation and publishing fields and look forward to further creative opportunities. EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE Freelance Illustrator, Cartoonist, and Storyboard Artist: Toronto, ON. 2006-Present As a freelance illustrator, I have worked with a variety of clients ranging from independent print and film project leads to advertising agency directors and corporate, in-house art department personnel, providing creative design, artistic and product development services. Some of my clients include: Epona Films: I produced promotional art and storyboards for several film projects. Thinnox Design Academy: Developed and taught animation and carton art summer school program for 10-12 year old students. Designed school promotion package (i.e. mascot and promotional comic strips) on the Thinnox website. Hooplah Inc.: Worked directly with the agency art director as a concept artist and storyboard artist on several advertising projects. KIA- Kids into Action: Working with the president and vice- president, developed an educational fitness CD ROM series for children; designed and illustrated artwork for both the CDs and their covers. Crabby Joe's Restaurant: Collaborated with the company art department to design and illustrate their children's menu Hiltz Media: Illustrator for an original comic book series currently in development. Bucchanan Group: Created television commercial storyboards for their Brand Power and Zoot Review series featuring clients Midol and General Mills Nesquite cereal. Comcast Wireless: Produce a series of instructional corporate storyboards demonstrating a streamlined customer service system focusing on their latest products and services. Freshly Squeezed Juice Bar: Consulting with the CEO and marketing director in the design and illustration of new display menus. Illustrator, Graphic Artist and Animator: Montreal, Vancouver, 1999 – 2003: Working in film, animation and gaming companies, provided services for the development of the following products: Mercury Filmworks: Digital artist, clean-up artist and colorist on Looney Tunes: Back in Action and Space Jam films, Yvon of the Yukon and Braceface TV shows. Key member of a small team responsible for digitally cleaning up and coloring finished animation used in the final production. Bardel Animation Ltd.: Key animator ABC TV special, ‘A Christmas Orange’. Key animator for three scenes in this television special. Helikon Technologies: Illustrator & Graphic artist for online games and interactive children's stories. Key illustrator and designer responsible for illustrating and animating graphics for a series of online interactive children's stories and puzzle games. Electronic Arts Inc.: Graphic artist & 3-D modeler for game Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed (Released1997). Key member of team of ten artists, game designers and programmers who produced the highly successful third game in the popular Need for Speed series. Role was to create objects such as trees, rocks, lampposts, etc. and scenery such as cities, towns and villages, country sides, farms and vineyards depicting southern France. Ubisoft Entertainment Inc.: Graphic artist & 3-D modeler for Playmobil video game and created cover design illustrations and promotional art for this title. My role on this development team of artists and designers was to create 3d cgi versions of the entire Playmobil Victorian House toy collection to be inserted into the game. EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT Concordia University, BFA, Montreal, Quebec. Studied animation, illustration, fine arts and film studies. 1995 Vancouver Film School, classical animation: 2000 - 2001. College Inter-Dec Digital Arts Academy, Studied 3d modeling and animation. 1996-1997 VOLUNTEER WORK AND AWARDS Vancouver Film School: Produced a short animated film ‘Dor Voodoo's Hairaising Adventure’. Won silver medal at Huston Film festival 2002. College Inter-Dec Digital Arts Academy: End of year project voted best class film Note: References available upon request. Aaron Lane 905-525-2257 http://www.coroflot.com/Knightrain
Vancouver Film School, Concordia University