Hi everybody and welcome to Courtney Mason Illustration!


My goal is to translate written and verbal ideas into visual imagery that is colorful, compelling, and clearly communicate the objectives of the client. I pride myself on my versatility and am confident in my abilities to tackle any challenge both effectively and efficiently. I am open to creative opportunities in a variety of markets such as but not limited to Graphic Design, Advertising, Editorial, Book Publishing, and especially Post Production for Entertainment.


My "dream job" is to someday have a career within the animation industry. The holy trio or trifecta of skills will be in character design, storyboarding, and character animation. I have experience in experimental animation, stop motion, claymation, 2D and 3D animation using Autodesk Maya, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro. In 2011, I received a grant from the Women's Education and Leadership Fund to conduct a study of animation through research and practical application. I learned the fundamentals and foundations of 3D animation through the Ianimate Advanced Character Animation Program and I am continuing my education through Animation Mentor School for Character Animation online starting this upcoming fall 2012.


I am very much a team player, but also a self starter and driven towards success. Since I was a child, I was an entrepreneur, a quality I believe I enherited from my father. This sense of leadership and drive has always helped me optimize every opportunity and has given me confidence in the value of my ideas. While I am very dedicated to clients needs before my own needs, I always feel like I have something to learn and something to give.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Welcome to the first official blog of... the "sketchy" business!
And a very merry Christmas it was!

Preliminary holiday festivities included a two day trip to Atlantic City with the family (classy, I know)! I'm not much of a gambler (mostly because I lose) but enjoyed watching my mom and dad duel it out at the giant wheel of fortune.  I also was approached by what I believe to be a prophet of some kind.  He kind of frightened me with his intensity.  But the man did know how to preach.  All and all, it was a good family bonding experience.   

As far as presents go,  my favorite present was  a Wacom drawing tablet, which I intend to master :)  It does so many fun tricks, I can't even imagine what I can create if I unlock all of its abilities and marry them with my own. I also received a new tripod (thanks mom) for my SLR camera with probably the world's most industrial backpack...maybe when it gets warmer I'll take a hike and shoot some great winter photos.

I'm still looking for summer internships to apply to but I'll keep you posted on the prospects.

Until than, I'll be sketching!