Resume

Vanessa Blokland
Portfolio: www.vanessablokland.com
Phone: 207-284-3676   E-mail: vanessablokland@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE
Seeking a position as a 2D Artist.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Adobe Illustrator                        Adobe Flash
Adobe Photoshop                       Autodesk Maya
Adobe After Effects

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Game & Interactive Development Art and Animation
Champlain College, Burlington, VT August 2005 – May 2009
Graduated May 2009
GPA 3.598

FREELANCE
Concept Artist & Illustrator
Studio Cypher, Clear Creek, IN                                                           March 2011 – July 2011
Created vector art assets for a FaceBook game due out in late July 2011.
Worked in an isometric style.

Artist & Animator
Studio Pepwuper, Los Angeles, CA                                                  November 2010 –July 2011
Created and animated vector art for the iPhone game Three Trees.
Designed the iPhone icon for Three Trees.
Made the iPhone achievement buttons for Megan and the Giant.
Worked on new character designs and animations for Megan and the Giant.

Flash Animator & Graphic Design Intern
Skycore LLC, Allston, MA                                                            December 2010 – April 2011
Created and animated Flash E-cards for mobile devices.
Tested E-cards on various phones for quality.
Implemented and edited sound on new and older cards.

Flash Designer
Isakai Comic Publishing, Boston, MA                                                                 August 2010
Created a functioning UI and layout for an online comic template.

Illustrator and Designer
Six Red Marbles, Charlestown, MA                                               February 2010 – August 201
Created and designed characters, items, buttons, and environments.
Worked on multiple projects at the same time.
Made numerous Flash animations for in-game use.
Projects can be viewed here: Six Red Marbles Games

Graphic Designer
Info Horizons Consulting, Regina, SK Canada                                   November 2008 – July 2010
Created and designed buttons, reflective text, and headings.
Tailored the art style and process for each assignment’s specifications.
Successfully communicated entirely through e-mail.

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
Artist
Learning 2008 Conference, Orlando, FL                                                      October 26-29 2008
Created a polished educational game within a three day time constraint.
Presented it at the Masie Learning 2008 Conference.
Developed the majority of art assets and UI for Teletrust.
Project can be viewed here: Masie Learning Game

Artist
Meet Different Conference, Houston, TX                                                      February 2-5 2008
Created two educational games within a three days time constraint.
Presented both games at the Meeting Professionals International Conference.
Produced art for Meet Different: Go Green.
Assisted with conceptual development on Meet Different: A Social Sim.
Project can be viewed here: Meet Different Games

GAME PROJECTS
Artist
Epoxy – Senior Team Project 2, Burlington, VT                                    January 2009 – April 2009
Created and colored game assets in Photoshop.
Designed backgrounds.

Lead Artist and Animator
Shackled – Senior Team Project 1, Burlington, VT                     September 2008 – December 2008
Designed and animated the UI, characters, environment, and animatic.
Created the print material used to advertise the game.

Texture and Interface Artist
Melodeum – Game Production 2, Burlington, VT                                   January 2008 – April 2008
Modeled and textured various items.
Designed the UI, and HUD displays.

Lead Artist
Spice Trade – Game Production 1, Burlington, VT                                 January 2007 – April 2007
Designed art assets, UI, and story book scenes for a pirate based Flash game.

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Resident Assistant
Champlain College, Burlington, VT                                                     August 2007 – May 2009
Oversaw Spinner Place, an off-campus residential hall with over 200 students.
Role model and leader for the residents.