Katherine Dorland

Professional info
 

I am a Junior-Level Concept Artist stationed in Nevada City, California currently work at Lifetime Adoption where I assist families in designing their website and profile for birth mothers to view.

 

I completed my education at CSU Chico and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Computer Graphics and two minors; Food Studies and Studio Arts.

 

When not in the office I work as a Freelance Concept Artist and I am available for projects in the gaming and animation industry. 

Published and Credited Work
  • Poker Stars                   (2016-2017)        Game: Homepage

  • Whispering Willows       (2014)                 Game: Homepage

  • Hormone Hysteria         (2014)                 Game: Homepage

  • Arm of Defiance            (2014)                  Game: Homepage

  • Furiously Fast Racing     (2013)                  Game: Homepage

  • Galactic Enforcer           (2012)                  Game: Homepage

Work experience
 

Lifetime Adoption

  • Profile and Website Coordinator | May 2017 - Present

 

Freelance 

  • Concept Artist/ Storyboard Artist/ Illustrator | 2014 - Present

    • Bounty of the County-               Illustrator

    • Poker Stars –                                 Illustrator

    • Dimensional Paperworks  –       Dye cut Illustrator

    • CKJY Exports-                               Illustrator

    • URSC Design –                             Illustrator

    • 30 Watt –                                       Storyboard artist

 

Sierra Stages 

  • Graphic / Set Artist | 2018

           =Theater Performance: You Can't take It With You

  • Graphic Artist/ Actor | 2018

           =Theater Performance: James and the Giant Peach

  • Graphic Artist | 2016

          =Theater Performance: Dead Man's Cell Phone

  • Graphic Artist | 2016

          =Theater Performance: Little Shop of Horror

  • Set Artist | 2016

          =Theater Performance: 5 Years Later

  • Spotlight Operator | 2015

          =Theater Performance: The Producers

  • Scenic Artist | 2014

          =Theater Performance: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

  • Costume Mistress | 2013

          =Theater Performance: The Music Man

 

Grass Valley Courtyard Suite and Spa 

  • Front Desk Customer Service | April 2017 - May 2017

USPS  

  • Holiday Clerk Assistant | November 2016 - December 2016

The Artist Workshop 

  • Concept Artist/ Illustrator | September 2015 - October 2016

Area 88p 

  • Concept Artist/ Illustrator | 2014 - 2015

          =Game: Pillow Fighters

Sur La Table 

  • Seasonal Sales Associate | 2014 - 2015

Night Light Interactive 

  • Internship: Concept Artist | 2014

          =Game: Whispering Willows

 

Chico State Game Studios 

  • Lead Concept Artist | 2013- 2014 

          =Game: Hormone Hysteria

          =Game: Arm of Defiance

  • Concept Artist | 2011- 2013

          -Galactic Enforcers (game)

          -Furiously Fast Racing (game)

 

Skills
  • ACT!

  • PHOTOSHOP CS6

  • CREATIVE WRITING

  • MIRAGE/ TV PAINT

  • TRADITIONAL DRAWING

  • TRADITIONAL PAINTING

  • MICROSOFT WORD

  • MAYA 2014

  • CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVER

  • CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK

  • ORGANIZATION SKILLS

  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS

 

Languages

ENGLISH 

SIGN LANGUAGE (BEGINNER)

Involvements

Cinderella Project                2015 to Present

Fairy Godmother; Nevada county

 

Art Instructor                                         2015

Echo Ridge School; Nevada County

Grades 3-5

 

International Students Volunteer,   2013

 Environmental Conservation; Australia                    

    

Art Shows

Something from Nature              2015

                    The Center for the Arts

Build a Building in Nevada County  2014

                    The Center for the Arts

 Self Portrait Art Show                   2013

                    Chico State Student Art Show

Iris I Could Paint it My Way           2013

                    The Center for the Arts

Clubs

Computer Graphics Club

          Public Representative                2013

 

Computer Graphics Club

          Club Treasurer                            2014

 

Awards and Honors

Nevada County Fair                                            
  • First place Fine Arts watercolor            2018

  • Second place Computer Art                  2018

  • First place Fine Arts Advanced             2018

  • First place Writing, Haiku                      2018

  • First place Fine Arts watercolor            2017

  • First place Computer Art                       2017

  • Third place Fine Arts Advanced            2017

  • First place Mixed Medium                     2016

  • First place Cookie Decorations             2016 

 

  • First place Computer Art                       2015

  • Second place Cookie Decorations        2015

  • First place Cookie Decorations             2014

  • Third place Intermediate Art                 2014

  • First place Cookie Decorations             2012

  • Second place Intermediate Art             2012

  • Second place Intermediate Art             2011

 

Excellence in Computer Graphics Awards    

 

  • First place in Concept Art | Eelmaid                           2014

  • First place in Animation    | Night Drop Animatic     2013

  • First place in Concept Art | Bearman                         2013

  • First place in Concept Art | Water Elemental            2012

 

Dean's List                                                           

 

  • CSU Chico Dean's List      2014

 

Sierra College Dino Day                                     

 

  • Second place Poster Design     2012

Education
 

California State University, Chico

2011 - 2013

Major: Applied Computer Graphics | Minor: Fine Arts | Minor: Food Studies

Student Organizations: Computer Graphics Club | APCG Marketing Association

Sierra College

2009 - 2011