Drinking Up Podcast---Graphics and illustration of all branding imagery, producer and host
aCartel-Concept art, illustrator, graphics content, branding imagery, sample sewing and small production runs of branded soft goods
Kelly Mark Desings2008--present. Designing and recreating classic movie monster costumes.
Creator of NewVintageLady 2007-present
Black Ball Comics
First & Main -Graphics and display designer -Product Mock-up/Catalog Illustration/Catalog Layout/Store Display Mockups
Animation Director/Illustrator Viva Cards.com Sept 2011-Jan. 2013
Flash Animation Ninja Sheep Jan. 2011 Independent Flash Animation cartoon project in an anime inspired style
Flash animator, illustrator for Bravo Game from bpg Advertizing Feb. 2009
Flash Animator/Storyboard Artist/ Character Designer for AGinteractive (American Greetings) Jan 2008-Aug. 2008
I started drawing when I was a little girl, and have always been interested in art and stories and creating my own worlds. I would sit outside and daydream about being the size of an ant and thinking of the physics that went along with that world.
As I got older, seven or so, I remember seeing a 'Popeye' cartoon with a green witch and how it haunted me. How did they do that (make cartoons)? It wasn't until I was 9 that I made the decision to become an animator.
So like any kid who was into cartoons, I began video taping as much from television as I could. I then asked, rather fearfully I recall, if I could start a video collection of cartoons. My mother said, 'sure'. When I began my VHS cartoon library, and I was in heaven. She added a lot of Disney films, and began copying the covers using using colored pencils and acrylic paints. I did a pretty good job at it too.
After lot of drawing and painting and color theory and design and computer work, I got my Bachelor of Arts in children's book illustration, and my Masters of Fine Arts in animation. Hand drawn, or 2D as the kids call it. That is what always moved me, so that is what I do. The way the masters did it.
As such I have a real affinity for vintage things and clothing (especially the 1930's and 40's). If you were to see me on the street, you may think I just stepped from 1944. If you do, then my job is done. That is one reason why I started New Vintage Lady (NVL). There I sell my vintage inspired creations, and my prints.
My background is quite diverse. I've some film work from working with the director to working in wardrobe. I've done post work with animation and rotoscoping of film, and I've done concept work with character designs and conceptual work. It's been a wild ride.
I've worked on teams and under art directors. I've also worked solo on numerous projects from mobile game design to children's book illustration. Work is work, and I'm all for it.
This is my calling, and visualizing whatever idea I can, now I can is all I've ever wanted to do.
Thanks for visiting the site. Hope the redesign suits those with an eye for the Nouveau aesthetic. Please check back often, as projects are being completed, and new designs are going up. Also if you need to send me a wire, please feel free to contact me via electronic post (eMail) if there are any questions you have.
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