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.

Monday, October 29, 2012


Hi everybody!  fun updates...

1.) I was nominated for the state semi-finals for RAW's Artist of the Year award, the biggest indie art competition in the world. Artists were narrowed down from 100 other eligible participants based upon an online voting and a panel of RAW judges.  I also must congratulate my other Hartford Art School Alumni for also making it to the state semi-finals. I would be thrilled if any one of us are voted to continue on to nationals. I am permitted to hang only 5 pieces and I am going to make sure that a majority of the work is new and better than before.  I really think I have a shot at this, so I am going to put all my energy into this.

When:  November 15th 7-12pm
Where: The Russian Lady, Hartford, CT
Cover:  $15 if you purchase in advance, $20 at the door

How it works:

Everybody that attends gets one sticker per category.  You are permitted one vote for each category (performing arts, visual arts, photography...)  50% of public live vote and 50% judges discretion is what will determine who wins in each category.

If I go on to Nationals, the award ceremony is in L.A. and all 50 states will have artists as representatives.  So please, come, support and vote for me :)

and may the odds ever be in your favor.

ALSO, I am half way through my animation course I.  Trying to step up my a game for that.  I have two children's book contracts I am drafting up as well.  Cheers to feeling like myself again and making art everyday!

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