Christie S. Shinn
Comic Artist, Illustrator, Writer, Graphic Designer
A versatile and experienced professional that has 15+ years in design work: games, fashion, beauty, web, fiction, comics, and tech. Open to explore new ideas and avenues of which to expand the scope of the project. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills including the ability to collaborate and conceptualize with a team and cross- departmentally.
Adobe CC (most recent): Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Adobe After Effects, Flash, Sketchbook Pro, Microsoft Office, Autodesk Sketchpad, Manga Studio. Traditional media: sketching, inking, coloring, storyboarding, copywriting, layout, creative writing
Database and Languages: AS400, Filemaker Pro Programming: HTML, HTML5, CSS3, and some PHP
Platforms: Mac, PC, iOS, and Android
April 2007 – Present HoraTora Studios /Freelance Work Glendale, CA
Published - 'MINE! A Planned Parenthood Anthology' -2018 Ringo Award Winner, ‘Demon Bitch’ on WEBTOON and on graphic novels, 'Psyop', - Real Deal #8 (back cover), 'Sepulchre’ and ‘Personal Monsters: A Compendium of Monstrosities of Personality’, ‘Caligula Imperatore Insanum’, ‘Wildflowers and Wallflowers’ series written by Maura J Graber.
Cover for 'Kickstarter for the Independent Creator' for M. Holly-Rosing.
2D sprite and content creation. Kymera Press’ ‘Gates of Midnight’ comic logo and layout.
Resident artist of the Hive Gallery and Studios.
Created 3 successful Kickstarter campaigns that went above slated goals.
Contributing writer for Buzzfeed Community
November 2017 – 2019
Writing articles on personal experiences everyday waking life and as an artist.
"How to Identify a Crappy Friend"
"How to Go Through Your Hate Pile"
"Depression is the Spice of Life"
"HOW TO WIN AT ART"
Packaging Graphic Designer January 2012 – May 2013 Superior Communications
Packaging and Print: The packages were printed with realistic and efficient ETAs.
ToughSuit concept for a Fellowes/T-Mobile hybrid packaging. The clients requesting another concept for their ShockSuit line.
Cross-teamed with several departments to construct concept to reality within cost and launch schedules. Clients: Verizon, ATT, T-Mobile, and US Cellular.
Art Reviewer February 2011 – January 2012 Eddie Yang Studio (now Alliance Studio)
Corrected and evaluated character models with China studios.
AAA Titles: W’12 and UFC 3
MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS
2020 – Marked as “Projects We Love” on Kickstarter for “Demon Bitch: Off the Wagon Panhandling Tour”
2019 - Funded 141% on Kickstarter for “Demon Bitch: The FreeDumb Tour”
2018- 'Mine! Planned Parenthood' 2018 Ringo Award Winner
2017-Present Comic Artist Professionals Society
2017- Present : Resident Artist, Exhibiting Artist, Hive Gallery
2015-Present: Los Angeles Art Association Artist
VS - 2015 LAAA collaborative show with artist Deborah Kashinsky.
2015-Present: Society of Illustrators – Los Angeles
PUBLICATIONS AND SHOWS
"Call of the Siren - Femme Revenge", September 2021, curator and participant
Nightmare Theatre: A Cinematic Horror Anthology - January 2021, 'Alone' - art and writing: Christie Shinn, published by Bloodline Comics
Demon Bitch, a weekly webcomic series on WEBTOON
Old Stripey, the Courthouse Raccoon, September 2019, illustrator
"Faster Pussycat, Kill Bill!", September 2019, curator and participant
Demon Bitch: She Sucks, January 2019, published by HoraToraStudios, funded by Kickstarter
Demon Bitch: Hellfire and Damnation, June 2018, published by HoraToraStudios
"I Pity da Poe!" Hive Gallery and Studios, October 2018, co-curator
Real Deal #8 "PSYOP" 2018 back cover artist, published by Fantagraphics
Cthulu is Hard to Spell – 2018, 'Love Story' –artist, letterer, and writer
Mine! a comics collection to benefit Planned Parenthood – 2017, 'Liberty' – penciller, inker, colorist, letterer, layout, writer: Anne Toole, 2018 Ringo Award Winner for Best Anthology
Reach for the Right Fork - 2017, cover design and illustration, writer: Maura J. Graber
George's and Uncle Mike's Day Off- 2017, Artist, writer: Michael Jabbra, French and English
Demon Bitch - 2017, artist and writer, weekly web comic, published by HoraTora Studios
Monsters and Other Scary Shit- 2017, artist and writer, comic anthology, published by Wannabe Press.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2017-Present Calendar and Cultural Guide, contributor
The Wildflowers and Wallflowers Help Betty Learn Tea Manners – 2017, cover design and illustration, writer: Maura J. Graber
dAwn - a prelude to "You Only Die Once" – 2016, artist and letterer, writer: Alan C. Beard, urban crime drama
Sepulchre – 2016, artist and writer, printed comic, published by HoraToraStudios
Caligula Imperatore Insanum– 2016, artist and letterer, writer: James Kelly, historical comic anthology
The Wildflowers and Wallflowers Learn Manners – 2015, cover design and illustration, writer: Maura J. Graber
Kickstarter for the Independent Creator – 2015, cover design and illustration, published by Brass-T Publishing
Sepulchre – 2015 to present, digital comic, published by HoraToraStudios
Today – 2015, anthology, published by Bare Bones Studios for San Diego Comic-Con
Personal Monsters : A Compendium of Monstrosities of Personality – 2015, illustrated book, published by HoraToraStudios
University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
September 1993 – March 2002
BA, Art Studio
BA, Film Studies
ITT-Technical Institute, Oxnard, CA
September 2004 – March 2007
BS, Digital Entertainment and Game Design
Graduated Valedictorian. 3.75 GPA