My name is Neko and I'm an animator. Well... okay, I've done a little bit of everything: illustrating books and games, graphic design and branding for businesses, motion graphics for advertising, and of course animation. I've produced animation for TV pilots, short films and video games. I've even spent a few years as a full-time Animation Professor at St. Louis Community College where I ran the Graphic Communications Program.
I've recently relocated to Chicago where I'm actively seeking work in 2d animation and/ or motion graphics. I'm open to full-time, part-time and freelance work. If you've got a project in need of a highly skilled and versatile artist, drop me a line and let's make it happen!
"Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator" (Video Game)
Client - Scottgames
Job Role - Illustrator for intro and endings.
“Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location” (Video Game)
Client - Scottgames
Job Role - Animator
* Over 500,000 copies sold since October 2016.
“A Tooth Tale” (Animated Film)
Client - Ron Fleischer
Job Role - Special Effects Background Artist
Awards - Best Animated Short: 2013 Garden Stare Film Festival, Best Short Film: 2013 Columbia College Chicago Alumni Film Competition, Honorable Mention: 2013 Santa Monica Film Festival, Honorable Mention: 2012 Columbus International Film & Video Festival
“Osgood Rex” (Musical)
Client - Project WonderMeant
Job Role - Character Designer & Mask Fabricator
Award - Audience Choice Award: 2012 St. Lou Fringe Fest
“Zombie Ninja Pirates” (Game Series)
Client - Gozer Games
Job Role - Lead Illustrator
Awards - 2011 Gaming Genius Award, 2010 Toy Man Award of Excellence
“The Three Artists” (Animated Film)
Client - Senior Film at Columbia College Chicago
Job Role - Director; Lead Animator
Award - Screened at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2008
I'm excited to be halfway through the Quality Matters training workshop! This is the third class towards my online teaching certification and it's widely recognized at a ton of different colleges. Big thanks to Janice Nesser and Julia Jenner for setting this up and to Anne Wessely for being a great workshop facilitator!
In today’s video, I’ll cover the basics of doing pixel animation in Clip Studio Paint. (More)