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The Art of Mackenzie M Dunn

Illustrator

Mackenzie M Dunn

Technical Skills

  • Drawing &  Illustration

  • Background & Layout Design

  • Digital & Traditional Painting

  • Storyboarding

  • Animating

  • Character Design

Programs

  • Photoshop

  • After Effects

  • Premiere

  • Illustrator

  • Maya

Work Experience

August 2017 - PRESENT

Lander County School District, NV

    Secondary English / Art Teacher

  • Plan, prepare & deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences.
     

September 2015 - PRESENT

Creepe Paper, OR/NV  

   Freelance Illustrator + Animator

  • Commissions working closely with the client to deliver desired product.

  • Attend Artist Alley at conventions such as Comic Con.


August 2021 - PRESENT

Twitch Streamer, NV

    Variety Streamer

  • Create entertaining and engaging live streams for people to interact with and enjoy. 

October 2015 - September 2016

The Peculiarium, Portland, OR  

  Shop Clerk

  • Managed orders, inventory, register, floor layout, and customer service.

January 2011 - February 2016

Walmart, Sherwood, OR  

  Support Manager

  • Led staff of 100+ on daily routines

  • Manages schedules and delegated work loads.

Relevant Experience

November 2021 

Character + Layout Artist | The Command Zone   

Blingmas Video           

  • Designed thumbnails & layouts for specific desired characters and backgrounds

  • Worked closely with director and producers of the video to create exactly what they had imagined

April 2021 

Character Artist | The Command Zone   

Strixhaven - Lorehold College Video           

  • Designed thumbnails & layouts for specific desired characters

  • Worked closely with director and producers of the video to create exactly what they had imagined

May 2019 

Graphic Designer | The Peculiarium   

Cat Calendar         

  • Create Calendar 13 month calendar layout

  • Research cat related facts and specific holidays

  • Place files appropriately within required specs
     

June 2016 - November 2017

Layout Artist | The Art Institute of Portland   

Student Production Team: RA           

  • Designed thumbnails & layouts for layout driven animation.

  • Worked closely with team & director to create beautiful, interactive layouts.

January 2016 - March 2016

Layout Artist | The Art Institute of Portland   

Student Production Team: Neko             

  • Partnered with layout team to create vivid & creative lyouts for character animation.  

December 2014 - May 2015

Storyboard Artist | Art Institute of Portland  

Independent Student Short Film: Depths of Love          

  • Worked closely with directed & creator to achieve desire shot layouts & appropriate timing.

Education

October 2012 - September 2016

The Art Institute of Portland | Portland, OR 

BFA in Media Arts and Animation

January 2017 - December 2017

Great Basin College | Elko, NV

ARL in Secondary Education