Hello! I'm Katie! I am a 27-year-old 2D game artist and illustrator currently residing in Washington state. I have over 8 years’ experience painting digitally in a variety of styles, ranging from simple and abstract, to rendered and realistic. My work is geared towards the fantasy and science fiction genres, with an emphasis on narrative illustration, creature, object, and character design. When I’m not drawing, I’m learning more about game mechanics, web development, and exotic reptiles.

My ongoing goals are to work on prop, character, and environment concepts for games, as well as illustrations for card games (virtual or traditional.) I would like to help design and launch games as a lead artist someday. On a personal level, I'm quite interested in graphic novels and narrative art, too! I enjoy working in a friendly and creative environment.



Experience

Software
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop CC, Paint Tool Sai, Microsoft Office Suite, Trello and JIRA management systems.

Work
Freelance Illustrator & 2D Game Artist – 2014 – Present
Have worked for small-scale traditional and online game projects, as well as taken on numerous personal-use, non-commercial illustration commissions.

5th Planet Games, Artist – 2014 – 2016
In-house and remote contract, moved to freelance; worked as an artist on three titles: Curio Quest, Dawn of the Dragons, and Clash of the Dragons. Responsibilities ranged from initial concept sketches and advertising illustrations for Curio Quest to finished renderings of game items, characters, and illustrations for Clash and Dawn.

Tri Alpha Energy – Data Management – November 2010 – July 2011
Worked managing spreadsheets and databases for a large energy research company.

Education

2008-2010 - Academy of Art University - San Francisco – Studied Illustration
2011-2013 - Laguna College of the Arts and Design – Laguna Beach, CA – Studied Illustration


References available upon request.