MASON TO ANIMATION
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.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
first professional exhibition!
I got an email from this organization called RAW Natural Born Artists, a non for profit that seek to promote up and coming artists. They urged me to register for their community and within the next day asked to meet with me to discuss being featured in an exhibition. So, I am now showing my illustration work in Hartford among many art school alumni and locals from around CT.
However, I must sell 20 tickets in order to cover gallery expenses. So please, if you live in the Hartford area and want to get out of the house for some artsy indulgence, check out my profile and purchase tickets through pay pal. They are only $10 and you would really be doing me a solid.
Here are the details:
WHEN: JULY 18th 8 PM - 12 AM
WHERE: THE RUSSIAN LADY, HARTFORD, CT
WHY: TO PROMOTE UPCOMING ARTISTS IN HARTFORD
HOW MUCH: $10 online ticket price :)
you can purchase tickets online here^^^^^^^^^^^^. If you can't make it, donations would be greatly appreciated as well. Hope to see you all there!