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Manda Schank
Manda Schank
Freelance Illustrator / Art Contractor / Concept Artist
NYC, United States of America

Summary

I'm currently an Illustrator and 2D sprite production artist for Gaia Online, and have been on the team since 2014.
Character concept art + Illustration are my strongest aspects. I'm confident in realism + anime styles of art.
I'm self-taught and have been working for various companies in the art industry since 2012. I annually participate in shows & conventions such as New York Comic Con, Chicago Comic Con and Dragon Con, among others.
I am available for hire & I am willing to relocate for a job opportunity.

Skills

Concept ArtIllustrationRenderingCharacter DesignGraphic DesignWorld Building

Software proficiency

Illustrator
Illustrator
Photoshop
Photoshop

Experience

  • Art Contractor at Gaia Interactive, Inc.
    Bay Area, CA, United States of America
    April 2014 - Present

    2D pixel artist with item production, 2D illustrator

  • Art Contractor - Illustrator at Voltage Entertainment
    October 2016 - November 2016

    Line artist for Event Illustrations in Castaway! Love's Adventure.

  • Cover Artist - Wayward #20 at Image Comics
    August 2016 - September 2016

    Variant Cover for Wayward #20 - I had the pleasure of working with Jim Zub and I'm grateful for the opportunity to have worked on a guest cover for his comic Wayward.

  • Freelance Illustrator - Farmville 2 at Zynga
    February 2016 - February 2016

    2 postcard illustrations used in-game for an event. I worked with in-game assets to design both cards with additional illustrated objects that I rendered myself.

  • Freelance Illustrator at Team Ninja (Tecmo Koei)
    August 2014 - September 2014

    I provided a 2D illustration of the character Miss Monday, and it was featured with the release of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z in a limited card deck. I was apart of a Yaiba Scavenger Hunt in the NYCC 2014 Artist Alley to help promote the game. The same illustration is live on the official Yaiba: NGZ website above "Miss Monday Says".

  • Freelance Illustrator at DeNA Global
    November 2012 - March 2013

    Multiple 2D Illustrations used in game.