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Michael Davis
Michael Davis
Professional comic artist, cartoonist & illustrator
Seattle, United States of America

Summary

Education:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design—(May, 2012) BFA, Comic Art
Intensive exploration of illustration and cartooning in traditional media (including pencil, ink, watercolor, acrylic, charcoal and pastel), typography, vector and pixel digital art, character & environment design, and use of Adobe products (with specific focus on Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign).

Group Exhibitions and Published Work:
Be Curious, Comic Anthology, eMeLDi Studios, Bremerton, WA —(2018)
Lulu and Muffin #1, Comic Book, eMeLDi Studios, Bremerton, WA —(2018)
Lulu and Muffin, Webcomic, http://luluandmuffin.com —(2012-18)
Twitch Creative Streams, https://www.twitch.tv/emeldi_art/ —(2016-18)
Heroes of the Scientific Revolution, https://michael-l-davis.artstation.com/projects/y980J —(2017)
Custom Illustrated Portraits, https://sketchmob.com/user-profile/Michael/ —(2015-18)
MCAD Graduation Exhibition, MCAD Main Gallery, Minneapolis, MN —(2012)
Put This In Your Eye Holes, Comic Anthology, Independent Press, Minneapolis, MN —(2012)
CONVergence Artist’s Alley, Sheraton Hotel, Bloomington, MN—(2011)
Otakon Artist’s Alley, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD—(2005)

Skills

Digital PaintingIllustrationPaintingDrawingVector IllustrationCaricatureCartooningComic ArtBook Cover IllustrationPortraiture

Software proficiency

CLIP STUDIO PAINT
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
Photoshop
Photoshop
Illustrator
Illustrator
InDesign
InDesign

Experience

  • Owner/Artist at eMeLDi Art and Illustration
    Seattle, United States of America
    April 2011 - Present

    Full service design and printing. Creating unique invitations, wedding programs, greeting cards, illustrations, family coats of arms, portraits, logos and more.

  • Marketing Assistant at Seattle Goodwill Industries
    Seattle, United States of America
    October 2013 - January 2017

    Reviewed design work for compliance with brand standards. Assisted with creation and production of business media. Created or modified ad-hoc documents and presentations.

  • Caricature Artist (Contractor) at Richmond Illustration
    Minneapolis, MN, United States of America
    March 2011 - October 2013

    Required creating art in a fast-paced, high-traffic environment using pencil and airbrush. Drew as many as 60-70 people per day. Emphasis on maintaining likeness of subject and making quick, decisive, accurate marks.