Christie S. Shinn

Comic Artist, Illustrator, Writer, Graphic Designer

https://linktr.ee/HoraToraStudios

Contact: christie.shinn@HoraToraStudios.com
805.680.2944

CAREER SUMMARY
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.

 

SKILLS
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

 

EXPERIENCE

Graphic Design/Artist/Illustrator/Copywriter/Writer

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
Irwindale, CA

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)
Glendale, CA

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

 

EDUCATION
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