Name

Megan Carlsen

About

I create cute, colorful illustrations and character designs filled with personality. I love making art that makes people happy or brings something to life.

Experience:

Lead Artist
TinyCo, San Francisco, CA
December 2011 – Present

Concept characters, environments, and props for mobile games. Create final vector assets. Coordinate with Product Managers, Engineers, UI Artists, Animators and Game Designers to efficiently develop quality titles.

Concept Artist
Rainmaker Films
May 2008 – August 2010

Developed characters and environments as part of a team based upon a full length feature script.

Junior High Art Teacher
Anneliese Schools
July 2008 – August 2010 (2 years 2 months)

Taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade art. Taught a variety of subjects in after school and summer enrichment programs, including Cartoon Club and Portfolio Development. Supervised recess. Substitute for ages 2 - 8th grade.

Exhibitor
Seven Degrees Art Gallery
June 2010 – July 2010

Traditional watercolor series, "When I Grow Up," was displayed alongside artists Ben Faubion and Michael Phillips.

Illustrator
"Mouse at the Met," by Becky Joern
January 2008 – May 2010

Created traditional watercolor illustrations for the story written by Becky Joern, "The Mouse at the Met."

Concept Artist Edit
"A Windy Day," short film by Melissa Goodway
January 2008 – May 2008

Developed characters for Melissa Goodway's short film, "A Windy Day," which won the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity’s Student Achievement Award for Excellence in Animation

Illustrator
"Twitch," by Judi Fors
2006 – 2007

Created illustrations for, "Twitch," written by Judi Fors. For sale online and at Sonoma County book stores.

Education

Laguna College of Art and Design
BFA, Illustration major with Art History minor
2004 – 2008 Cum Lude

Specialties

  • Character Design
  • Concept Art
  • Vector Game Assets
  • Children's Book Illustration
  • Watercolor