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.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

did you notice the new layout?

well, I hope you do now!  because this whole "personal branding" thing is very time consuming so I hope you kids like it.

Caffine is officially my savior, it truly makes me an art making machine!  I have managed to design my tumblr, blogger, and business cards addition to fixing and old painting and finishing a new one today.

Needless to say, I haven't left the studio.  But hey, I'm not complaining.  I'm in good company and I don't have to take calculus.  :)

Our senior show is steadily approaching, hence the "branding" and hectic schedule.  May 5th is the big day!  I am working hard on my comic strip to make it look as clean and clear and under control as possible. 

I've been job searching during my "breaks."  I have lost track of which ones I have applied to, but the efforts were null and void.  I have a direction I want to go in, but I need some work experience. I'll keep you posted if there is much to report in that arena, but for now I just wanna make my work better and better.