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LAUREN CHAIKIN | Visual Storytelling P:​ 216.224.5539 | ​E:​ | Willing to relocate to Los Angeles   

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY  Revved up, take-charge visual storyteller with an instinct to create high quality work and  enjoys helping others succeed. Ability to adapt and work as part of a team or independently  in order to meet project deadlines. Tireless enthusiasm for research, learning new skills, and  sharing knowledge with others.   

SKILLS Character design  2D illustration  Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud  Proficiency in Mac and Windows operating systems  Working knowledge of file preparation for digital and print presentation  Working knowledge of the animation production pipeline  Proficient in pencil, ink and marker sketching  Trained in charcoal and other dry media on paper   

SELECTED EXPERIENCE GRAPHIC ARTIST | Arrow International, Inc. | Cleveland, OH | 2011-Present  Vector illustration and decorative typography for the bingo and instant-win game markets.  Trusted as a "go-to" artist for challenging assignments while maintaining consistent  workload. Experience with licensed brands including Warner Brothers, King Features, the  Elvis Presley Estate, and Hanna-Barbera. Assist Creative Manager with revision and creation  of documents and templates utilized by the entire Creative department.    FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR | UTees | Remote | 2018-Present  Digital illustrations for the custom collegiate apparel market.    FREELANCE CHARACTER DESIGN | Scott Wiser, LLC | Remote | 2016  Developed the main character from the short animated film “LAYERS”, currently in  production. 

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CG Master Academy | C ​ haracter Design for Animation  Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling | ​Painting Drama I & II, First Flight visual  development workshop  Cleveland Institute of Art | B ​ achelor of Fine Arts, Illustration and Communication Design