Katherine E.  McSpadden 

katemcspaddenart.com

katemcspaddenart@gmail.com 
(630) 346-7611


OBJECTIVE 


An artistic individual seeking storyboarding and concept art opportunities to grow in.


EDUCATION

 
Exceptional Minds (Sherman Oaks, CA) 
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts, June 2022
Northern Illinois University (Dekalb, IL) 
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts, December 2013 
Major: Time Arts 


Waubonsee Community College (Sugar Grove, IL) 
Degree: Associate of Arts, May 2010 
Major: Art 
Relevant Coursework: 2-D Animation, 3-D Animation, Time Arts, Life Drawing, Illustration, Scientific Illustration, Interactive  Art, Inter-media Art, Video Art, Intermediate Drawing, Drawing Composition, Islamic Art History, African Art History 


TECHNICAL SKILLS 


Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere, After Effects) 3D Max, Maya  
Video / Sound Editing Software 
Microsoft Office Suite 


AWARDS 


Electric Forest Art Installation Sponsorship, Rothbury, MI (2018)
Virginia Noe Art Scholarship, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois (2013) 
Dancing with the Stars Design-a-Dance costume design contest finalist (2009, 2011) 
Permanent Exhibit Selection, Orchids, Waubonsee Community College (2010)
 
EXPERIENCE 


Reppin’ Flag Company - Designer 
January 2015-Present 
▪ Create custom flag designs based on customer specifications 
▪ Produce original patterns and logos 

 

Freelance Artist - Illustrator 
January 2014-Present 
▪ Design characters and illustrations  
▪ Storyboard and layout comic pages 
▪ Ink, color, and shade comic pages for graphic novel 

 

Goodwill Industries (Batavia, IL) – Sales Associate 
August 2007-Present 
▪ Customer assistance and service 
▪ Merchandising and maintaining inventory 
▪ Implementation of loss prevention procedures  

 

Northern Star Newspaper (Northern Illinois University) - Cartoonist  
October 2012-December 2013 
▪ Created over one hundred cartoon pieces for student run newspaper serving a population of 30,000 students, faculty and  staff 
▪ Produced cartoons addressing political, social and academic issues 

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