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Creative Resume - Last Updated 6/20/2018

Nicole Kay Riebe, Visual Development Artist

❖ Bachelor of Arts in Visual Development
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California
June 2016 to June 2020 (Anticipated)


Work Experience
❖ Self-Employed
Artist (Freelance)

January 2017 to Present

  • Designed digital illustrations and/or original characters as specified by clients, carefully corresponding back and forth to give them the perfect piece

  • Created digital illustrations for clients’ websites or printed media such as postcards

  • Assisted in formatting illustrations for various web platforms

  • Formatted work for mass-production sales items such as keychains, poster prints, postcards, bags

  • Manages own online store alongside portfolio and social media sites

❖ Smith Gallery
Sacramento, California
Social Media and Digital Assets Manager

February 2017 to October 2017

  • Organized digital archive of gallery files, numbering roughly a thousand

  • Optimized digital files in Photoshop for publication and print (magazines, business cards, greeting cards, postcards, etc.)

  • Curated gallery social media networks with new or featured pieces

  • Updated website and website search-engine-optimization, fixed broken pages as well as added and promoted new content when available

  • Worked with gallery manager and artists back and forth to create optimal promotional graphics, thus gaining familiarity with the revision-heavy workflow prominent in concept art pipelines


Awards & Recognition

  • 2nd Place in game studio MagnusGames’s Online Fanart Contest


Technical Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop CS5, Clip Studio Paint, Paint Tool SAI

  • Photography (Composition, lighting, editing)

  • Graphic Design (Print & web design)


  • Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher)

  • Typed WPM around 80-110

Other Skills

  • Strong customer service experience (~5 years in retail-related work)

  • Attentive to detail

  • Works well in a team