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, July 1, 2012

my life plan is sorta backwards

I got a full time job and an art exhibition before I had any time to make new art.  I'm not sure how I feel about this.  I have a laundry list of old art ideas that I want to embellish more...and new ideas I have yet to peruse creating.  For now I am sketching and hoping to network through my travels across the country.  I brought my sketch book and watercolors and will be posting some things soon.  I am trying to hone in on drawing more people, seeing as animals come most naturally for me to draw.

Next summer, I hope to do caricatures part time to keep my drawing skills relevant and just to meet interesting people.  I hope to be in L.A. this time next year, but we will see how the economy and job market is treating me by than.

(hey look, it's the kardasians)

If you haven't noticed new art, it's's in the rough phases and I lack a scanner at my disposal.  You might see some crappy phone jpegs in the meantime.  Stay tuned my fellow art lovers :)

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