Melissa Larson

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Desired salary: $21,000.00
Desired position type: Any
Location: San Dimas California, United States

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I’m a 2015 graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a BFA in studio art and a minor in English. My work is very detail-oriented and narrative; it ranges in style from cartoon to photo-realism, and in medium from watercolor to digital. My interest is in illustration, animation, background and concept art, adolescent and children’s literature and book publishing, and photography. However, I am interested in any art-related opportunity. Right now I am looking for a paid internship or job that will help me get a foot in the door.


2008-2013 – Art Instruction Schools (AIS), Minneapolis, MN
Graduate / Alumni of the correspondence course

2012-2015 – Azusa Pacific University (APU), Azusa, CA
Graduate: BFA in Drawing and Painting, Cume Laude
English Minor in Writing


2013 – Traditional Animation class (APU)
Animated under Ned Lott and Tony Bancroft

2013 – 40th Annie Awards Volunteer
Assisted with guest registration

2013-2015 – ‘The Changeling Chronicles: Fight or Flight’,
a 2D animated short TV pilot
Storyboarding, concept / background art on Background & Color Team

2013 – ‘Search for Fire’… A Solo Show by Danielle Kirchman
Exit Gallery at APU
Curated under Stephen Childs

2014 – ‘The Flying Whales of Narth: A True Account by Prince Zhatt XIII’
Wrote / storyboarded / illustrated / designed a children’s book under Dr. Nancy Brashear


  • Painting – watercolors, gouache, acrylics, oils, inks
  • Drawing – pen and ink, pencils, colored pencils, charcoal
  • Macintosh OS X
  • Wacom Bamboo tablet
  • CS5: Photoshop / InDesign / Illustrator
  • Word / PowerPoint / Excel
  • Manga Studio Debut 4
  • Blurb Book Creator
  • Flipbook
  • Fine Art
  • Drawing / Painting
  • Illustration
  • Traditional Photography / Darkroom Development
  • Book Design:
  • Illustration / Layout / Typography
  • Animation:
  • Hand-drawn Traditional
  • Concept / Background / Environment Art
  • Character Design
  • Storyboarding
  • Exhibition / Show Curating
  • Writing
  • Ceramics
  • Clay Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Drypoint / Woodblock


    Contemporary Art, design

Groups & Associations

    Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Spoken Languages


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