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Full name

Kayla Savage

Title

Character Artist

Location

San Jose, CA

Biography

Character designer, concept artist, and illustrator who uses their love of mythology, folklore, and the supernatural to inform their detailed and narrative-focused designs. Kayla is inspired by stories about fate, self discovery, and finding magic in unexpected places.

Experience

Visual Development Artist

Kangaroo Interactive

California · Nov. 2020

Design original characters, backgrounds, and an expansive avatar creation system. Develop a unique visual language and art style for mobile narrative gaming platform.

Game Artist

Crazy Maple Studio

Sunnyvale, CA · October 2017 – November 2020

Designed characters, props, and in game assets for the mobile game Chapters: Interactive Stories. Managed and provided content for social media platforms.

Designer

Gfycat Inc.

Mountain View, CA · August 2015 – July 2016

Redesigned the entire mobile site for a rapidly growing user base. Created UI elements for the mobile app and website in order to establish brand consistency. Illustrated and designed the new Gfycat logo with subsequent marketing materials for social media.

Illustration Intern

Slim books.com

Lynchburg, VA · August 2014 – May 2015

Created graphics and artwork to guide the upcoming book, ‘The Pixar Theory.” Responsible for cover design as well as overall project visuals.

Illustrator

Jonnegroni.com

Lynchburg, VA · March 2014 – June 2015

Developed characters, environments and Illustrated essential story moments for “The Pixar Detective,” a serial novel by Jon Negroni that has made over 2 million impressions.

Artist

SHP Leading Design

Hillsboro OH · January 2014 – June 2015

Provided concepts and graphics for new elementary school consruction as a consultant and contractor to SHP architectural firm. Developed characters, environments, and constructed a final mural for the district design team (Milford Exempted Village Schools, Boyd E. Smith Elementary).

Education

Studio and Digital Art

Liberty University

Virginia · August 2011 – May 2015

Specialties

Character Design, Digital Painting, Drawing, Concept Art, Visual Development

Skills

Photoshop, indesign, illustrator, spine 2D, sketch, zbrush

Elsewhere