Mel B!
Mel B!
Caffienated Artfoolery
Detroit, United States of America

Summary

Illustrator. Concept Artist. Avid Hiker. Enamored Spouse. Black Cat Parent. Unapologetic Nerd. Co-Founder of Figment Forge Studio. I work as a concept artist, illustrator and animator in conjunction with creatives and studios locally and nationwide, for film, television, game, and print production. Contact me at artbymelb@gmail.com for estimates on commercial work and non-commercial commissions.

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Skills

StoryboardingCharacter DesignCover ArtConcept IllustrationSequential ArtworkAnimaticsPromotional IllustrationCreative ConsultationArt Direction

Software proficiency

Photoshop
Photoshop
Premiere
Premiere
After Effects
After Effects
Procreate
Procreate

Productions

  • 43 smash 20200609 web
    • TV Production
      S.M.A.S.H.
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Head of Design
    • Company
      41 Entertainment
  • Makeitwork
    • TV Production
      Make It Work: A New Documentary Series
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Illustrator for Motion Graphics
    • Company
      Legendary Pictures
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    • TV Production
      Shooting Star
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Storyboard Artist
    • Company
      41 Entertainment
  • Icon
    • Video Game
      A Dragon Named Coal
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Concept Artist
    • Company
      Clever Crow Games
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    • Book
      I, Mage Volume 2
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Penciler, Inker, Cover Artist, Cover Colorist
    • Company
      Action Lab Entertainment
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    • Book
      I, Mage Volume 1
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Penciler, Inker, Cover Artist, Cover Colorist
    • Company
      Action Lab Entertainment
  • Streetlevel mbip
    • Movie
      Street Level
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Promotional Poster Illustration
    • Company
      Junkie Films
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    • TV Production
      Iesodo
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Character Design
    • Company
      Rollman Entertainment
  • Nflrz3
    • TV Production
      NFL Rush Zone: Guardians Unleashed
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      VFX Design, Character Design
    • Company
      Rollman Entertainment for Nickelodeon and the NFL
  • Nflrz2
    • TV Production
      NFL Rsh Zone: Season of the Guardians
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      VFX Design, Character Design
    • Company
      Rollman Entertainment for Nickelodeon and the NFL
  • Tla
    • Movie
      The Littlest Angel
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      Storyboard Artist
    • Company
      Great Highway Company
  • Sk4
    • Movie
      Spy Kids 4: All The Time in the World
    • Year
      2011
    • Role
      3D Stero Conversion
    • Company
      Speedshape, for Dimension Films

Experience

  • Co-Owner, Art Director at Figment Forge
    Detroit, MI, United States of America
    May 2016 - Present

    Figment Forge is a multi-media company producing animation, illustration and creative conceptual design for commercial, film and print media ventures. Personal roles include art direction, asset creation and illustration, as well as sales management and administration.

  • Head of Design at 41 Entertainment
    Greenwich, Conneticut, United States of America
    June 2020 - Present

    Head of Design, overseeing storyboard animatics, character, prop, environment and VFX design production from artists on a YA animated series. Critique, notes, approvals on designs, as well as redlining and creating character turn-arounds, expressions, and various design elements as needed to facilitate design communications between studios around the globe. Character, prop, and environment designs on additional projects, as needed.

  • Concept Illustration at Clever Crow Games
    Denver, CO, United States of America
    April 2015 - Present

    Concept Illustration and In-Game Character Portraits.

  • Storyboard Artist, Concept Artist, Character Design at 41 Entertainment
    Greenwich, Conneticut, United States of America
    March 2018 - December 2019

    Storyboards and a timed animatic for an animated short. Character, environment and prop design for two children's animated series in development.

  • VFX Designer, Character Artist at Rollman Entertainment
    Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
    September 2011 - March 2018

    Character Design for the main cast of the Iesodo DVD series. Visual Effects Design for Seasons 2 and 3 of NFL Rush Zone, as well as Design for the Main Cast Member RZ6.0. Previsualisation Artist for multiple project pitch packages.

  • Comic Illustrator at Action Lab Entertainment
    Detroit, MI, United States of America
    October 2014 - December 2016

    Roles included Full Cover Illustration, Character Design outside of main cast, Layouts, Pencils and Inks.

  • Illustrator at Junkie Films
    Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
    April 2014 - November 2015

    Roles include Promotional Poster Illustration, and Securing Print Vendors and Related Deliveries.

  • 3D Stereo Compositor at Speedshape
    Bingham Farms, MI, United States of America
    March 2011 - December 2011

    3D Stereo Conversion Artist for SpyKids 4D: All The Time In The World

  • Storyboard Artist at Great Highway Company
    Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
    October 2010 - November 2010

    Lead Storyboard Artist for an animated motion picture.