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 and 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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