Andrea Koupal
Asheville, NC

Contact Information

Email: andreakoupal @ gmail.com
Art Portfolio: http://seso.pyoko.org
Cell: 803.237.3710

Summary

I am a digital artist and game development professional who has helped create products
and games in the e-learning industry.

Education

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY - College of Visual and Performing Arts
BFA in Illustration: Spring 2001
Graduated with honors: GPA: 3.5, Cum Laude
Focused on character design, concept art, figure drawing and animation

Relevant Work Experience

MULTIMEDIA ARTIST
Apex Learning, Seattle, WA

On-site content artist responsible for the creation of art assets for Apex Learning's
high school curriculum content.
Collaborates with art directors and utilizes Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash
to create graphics and animations.

FLASH ANIMATOR
McGraw-Hill Center for Digital Innovation, Bothell, WA
www.mhcdi.com
Flash animator, worked on-site to create children's educational material.
CINCH Learning - Responsible for taking written scripts and turning them into Flash animations
for Middle School and High School lesson content.

CONCEPT ARTIST
Prophetic Sky LLC, Bellevue, WA
Independent contractor responsible for creating game assets in a timely manner, including artwork
for character, monster and environmental design, for Prophetic Sky's upcoming MMORPG release.
Worked with art director to finalize look for game assets and determine which designs are
suitable for all audiences.

INTERNSHIP
Animotion Inc.
501 West Fayette St., Syracuse, NY
Assisted in character animation for the production of children's educational CD-ROMs.

ILLUSTRATOR
Artist, character designer and colorist for independent graphic novels and illustrations.
Creates fantasy art and illustrations for independent clients.
Additional artwork viewable at DeviantArt

Skills

CONCEPT ART
Character studies and model sheets.
Storyboarding and composition.
Environment and UI assets.
Animation and character expression.

GAME
Pixel art.
Background painting.
Color theory.

TRADITIONAL
Various traditional drawing and painting media.
Basic graphic design.

SOFTWARE
Photoshop,
Illustrator, Flash

Publications

Artwork chosen for inclusion in Masters of Fantasy Volume III
Artwork featured in ImagineFX Magazine

References available upon request.

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