My love affair with animation started when I had a job interview for digital painter at Nelvana, which lasted 2 hours and got me a job painting animation... and I was hooked! I had already been painting on the computer for years using Photoshop and at that time I didn't even know there was a market for digital painting out there. It didn't take me long to move to painting backgrounds and I never stopped loving every moment of it. I find painting backgrounds fascinating and even though each show has a different style, the painting experience is always magical to me. Over the years I have had the opportunity to learn many aspects of animation... I'm always open to learning and experiencing new things. One of my latest interesting challenges was painting backgrounds in Harmony. I also continue to paint traditionally, mostly portraits and abstract.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE Many years of experience as a digital artist painting backgrounds and animation, designing characters, wardrobe and props, manipulating digital images.
Painted backgrounds for Saving Me Angry Birds, Little Demon, Doomsday Brothers, Hot Streets, Cat In The Hat, Doki, Freaktown, Welcome to The Wayne, Iggy Arbuckle, Angela Anaconda, Sticking Around and for Teletoon Network. Painted and inked animation for the Disney features The Princess and The Frog and Winnie the Pooh and many TV shows. Retouched scanned backgrounds for Little Bear, Bob and Margaret, Sam and Max, Pipi Longstocking and many more. Creative, sharp, reliable and well organized, works well under pressure. Excellent reputation as a team player. PC and Mac literate – US Animation, Harmony, Animo, Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter.
BG Artist/Colour Key Designer - Oasis 2021-2022 BG Artist/Colour Key Designer - Yowza Animation 2020-2021 BG Artist -Portfolio Entertainment Inc2019 - 2020 Digital Ink and Paint - Yowza Animation 2018 - 2019 BG/Character/Props - Portfolio Entertainment Inc 2014 - 2018 BG Artist/Digital Ink and Paint - Yowza 2013 - 2014 Digital Artist/Graphic Artist - freelance 2011 - 2013 Digital Artist - Nelvana 2011 Digital Ink and Paint - Yowza 2010 - 2011 Digital Artist - Nelvana 2010 Digital Ink and Paint - Yowza Animation 2008 - 2009 Graphic Design, Customer Service – Silent Power Media 2007 - 2008 Background Artist, - Core DP Inc. 2006 - 2007 Graphic Design, Customer Service - Siffari Jewellery Co Ltd 2003 - 2006 Art Director - Uno Marketing 2002 - 2003 Digital Artist - Core Digital Pictures 1999 - 2002 Digital Painter/Background Artist - Nelvana Studios 1995 - 1999
EDUCATION Animation Lounge - Harmony - (Toronto) Centennial College - Basic HTML - (Toronto) Ontario College of Art & Design- Intermediate Portraiture (Toronto) Success Business College- Desktop Publishing (Toronto) National Academy of Fine Art - Graphic Design (Poland) National College of Fine Art - Fine Art/Jewellery (Poland)