Nicola Kwit
Visual Development Artist

Profile

- In-depth understanding of Photoshop CC, ToonBoom Storyboard Pro, and Procreate.
- Skilled in Background Design, Layout, Visual Development, and Colour.
- Self motivated and goal oriented with a high degree of creativity, flexibility, commitment, time management and assertiveness.
- Strong work ethic 
- Able to work in a team or on my own.
- Proven verbal and written communication skills.
- Works well under pressure and within deadlines.
- Fluent in English and Polish.

Skills

Art Skills: Digital and Traditional Illustration, Background Art, Prop Design, Colour, Children’s Book Illustrations.

Software Skills: Photoshop CC, ToonBoom Storyboard Pro, Harmony 15, Adobe Animate, Clip Studio Paint, Procreate.


Work Experience 


WildBrain Studio
Background Design Generalist Artist on "Polly Pocket"
BG Design/BG Painter/BG Clean-up
2020
Background Cleanup Artist on "Polly Pocket"
2019
Oasis Animation
Storyboard Cleanup Artist on "F is for Family"
Background Painter on "Arthur"
2019

The Runner Newspaper
Art Director
2017-2018

Freelance Artist
Background Artist, "Home's Embrace", Sunlit-Dreamer Games, Vancouver BC, 2019
Children's Book Designer and Illustrator, “Haya's Hearts”, Rachael Walsh, London EN, UK- 2019
Illustrator, “Public Sector”, Government of Canada, Ottawa ON, Canada - 2018
Character Designer, “KPU LGBTQ+ Pride Group”, KPU, Surrey BC, Canada - 2018
Art Contributor “The Runner Newspaper”, PIPS Publishing, Surrey BC, Canada - 2016-2018
Caricature Artist “Welcome Week”, Kwantlen Polytechnic University”, Surrey BC, Canada - 2017
Caricature Artist “Welcome Week”, Kwantlen Polytechnic University”, Surrey BC, Canada - 2016
Art Editor “Pulp Magazine”, PIPS Publishing, Surrey BC, Canada 2015-2016

Education
Light Grey Labs Iceland Artist Residency 
August 2020
Women In Animation Mentorship Circle
Ongoing - October 2019 - March 2019 - Vancouver WIA Chapter
2019
Schoolisim 
Introduction to Visual Development with Victoria Ying
2019
Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Bachelor's in Fine Arts
Graduated May, 2017
Surrey BC, Canada
Studied with a focus on illustration and narrative.
Completed a 4 year degree in 3 years with a 3.5 GPA.


Hankuk University of Foreign Studies - Study Abroad
June 2016 - August 2016
Seoul, South Korea
Completed a semester abroad in an intensive study abroad program in Seoul with a focus on human rights in North Korea and Globalization.

Print
Drawn 2, Crooks Press
Melbourne, Australia, 2018, Print.

The Runner Newspaper, PIPS Publishing
Surrey BC, Canada, 2016 - 2018, Print.
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