I am excited about the opportunity to work with Duke & Duck to create illustrations for animation. As a creative, I have had a variety of experiences and my role can change from project to project. My experiences include creating motion graphics at a broadcast news station, illustrations, graphic design and motion graphics for e-learning training courses, and marketing collateral like document design and social media graphics. I have worked on a team and as the only designer on a project. I also have over two years of experience working remotely.
Here are a few examples to give you an idea of the skills and experience I have that make me a great fit to be an illustrator at Duke & Duck.
I love digital illustration.
In college, I majored in art and my classes included drawing, painting and printmaking. Now, when I create work in Illustrator and Photoshop, I appreciate the time I invested in learning to draw. My current favorite drawing application is Procreate.
I am also a motion designer.
My introduction to motion graphics was at a broadcast news station. This experience taught me how to work on a short deadline and also the importance of organizing layers and files for teamwork.
My favorite work at the broadcast news station was creating animated explainers. My role started when a producer gave me a script. Working on a deadline, I thought of an animation concept, then selected and edited stock vectors and photos to create elements to animate. I used After Effects to animate the elements to match the voiceover timing and create the animation. Here are two examples of my animation:
Now, I like to experiment with illustration styles and using those illustrations to create animations. My favorite examples in my portfolio are my illustrations that I animated. Here are a few examples:
This is why my motion reel now features my illustration, design and animation:
I aspire to use my design skills for good.
My career goal is to use my design and communication skills to help others and create positive change. I am looking for projects and companies that share these values.
What about other styles? Or other media?
Here's a link to a collection of various works of art from over the years to give you a better idea of how I work in different styles and media.
Thank you for considering me for the illustrator opportunity at Duke & Duck. I look forward to talking more about how I can bring my digital illustration skills to the team. Until then, here's a link to my website for more examples of my work: