Luke Beatrice
Luke Beatrice
Illustration, Animation, Comics
Maynard, United States

About

I am an illustrator, animator, comic artist, and dungeon master. I am a Junior in Animation at Lesley University. For the past eight years, I have been a digital artist specializing in visual storytelling with an enthusiasm for developing diverse characters. I love telling stories in all ways: writing novels, illustrating books, making comics, writing musicals, animating, and more.

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Skills

Concept ArtIllustrationStoryboardingMap DesignGraphic DesignStorytellingCartooningComic ArtVisual storytelling expertise in multiple mediumsExtensive experience collaborating on creative projectsExpert time management; consistently achieve established goalsAnalysis and problem solvingEntrepreneurial business developmentmanagement of small, multidisciplinary creative teams

Software proficiency

Illustrator
Illustrator
Photoshop
Photoshop
InDesign
InDesign
Premiere
Premiere
Harmony
Harmony
Animate
Animate

Reel

Experience

  • Animator, Illustrator, and Graphic Artist at Freelance
    January 2018 - Present

    • Created animations for a variety of business clients and web use

    • Created portraits and illustrations of fictional characters and locations for clients

    • Provided graphic design and layout services for clients working on picture books,

    book covers, designing book characters, and design for business use

  • Writer and Comic Artist at Underdog Comics
    January 2015 - January 2020

    • Contributed to the creation of 5 comic series as a writer and illustrator, (over

    1,000 comic pages fully inked and colored) https://furysforge.wixsite.com/ underdogcomics

    • All stories created were devoted to diverse characters and representation

    • Managed projects with multiple creators

    • Worked with outside creators on anthology and cooperative publications such as RedStylo’s Cosmic Love anthology

  • Director at Underdog Comics
    January 2015 - January 2020

    • Founded Underdog Comics as a start-up comic creation and publication business; both digital and printed comics

    • Funded 4 successful Kickstarter campaigns, raising over $13,000 through pre sale

    • Sold comics in comics stores, at conventions, and through an online store; published free webcomics for ad revenue

    • Led a team of sales workers

    • Ran annual convention booths to sell comics at conventions such as FanExpo Boston, LadiesCon, and MICE for over 4 years

    • Independently managed finances and banking for Underdog Comics as well as distributing payment to its employees and contributors

    • Managed social media pages and website, including an online store

    • Led Underdog Comics to be a finalist in the NFTE (National Foundation for

    Teaching Entrepreneurship) 2016 National Business Plan Competition; selected as a speaker and featured guest at three NFTE events in 2017