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JASON T KRUSE

Pasadena, Ca 91106 ▪ (714) 469-8696

krusejasont@gmail.comwww.jasontkruse.com

 

Illustrator

Illustration ▪ Character Design ▪ Storyboards ▪ Product Design ▪ Animation

Video Games ▪ Films ▪ Comic Books ▪ TV Adaptations

Experienced artist, illustrator, and designer in the television, film and video game industries. Three-time award-nominated comic book illustrator (Eisner Award, Harvey Award and Comics Buyers Guide) seeking new opportunities.

 

WORK HISTORY

 

STORYBOARD ARTIST, North Hollywood, Ca 2019—Present

▪ Currently creating storyboards at Bento Box Entertainment for Amy Poehler's upcoming animated

series, “Duncanville”

▪ Working in Storyboard Pro

 

FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR, Pasadena, Ca 2015—Present

▪ Currently creating product designs to be used on decorative wristbands for Zox

▪ Created various character designs for “CryptoKitties” collectible BlockChain game

▪ Created illustrations for “goTRG.com” website

▪ Created various character designs for Emerald Create utilizing Photoshop and Illustrator based on 3D models for an upcoming animated film in the Chinese market.

 

AGE OF LEARNING, INC., Glendale, Ca 2018—2019

Senior Artist

▪ Created various mini-game, educational assets utilizing Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

WILDWORKS, Salt Lake City, UT 2015—2017

Marketing Illustrator

▪ Illustrated characters, crafts and activities for kids at Wildworks for the online game "Animal Jam" and the mobile game, "Play Wild".

▪ Responsible for creating many of the game's advertising campaigns including seasonal as well as holiday banners, spot illustrations, and "Look of the Week" characters based on children's in-game avatars.

▪ Worked almost exclusively in Adobe Illustrator

 

​​YEN PRESS AND COOKIE JAR PRODUCTIONS , Various Locations 2003—2009

 

 

Graphic Novel & Animated Program Creator, Creative Consultant & Screenwriter

▪ I created the television show "World of Quest" which is based on my graphic novel of the same name, published by Yen Press. It aired for one season in the United States and a second season in over 87 different countries.

▪ Wrote, penciled and inked "The World of Quest" graphic novels, volumes 1 and 2, published by Yen Press.

EDUCATION

 

California Institute of the Arts – Candidate, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Character Animation

Ohio University, Bachelor of Science in Communications

 

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

 

▪ Eisner Award Nominee, 2010—Best Children’s Publication: “Scratch9”, written by Rob M Worley, illustrated by Jason T Kruse, published by Ape Entertainment

▪ Comics Buyers Guide Awards Nominee, 2010—Best Cover Artist, “Scratch9”

▪ Harvey Award Nominee, 2008—Best Artist, Best Graphic Album, “The World of Quest: Volume 2”, published by Yen Press

 

 

EXPERTISE

 

PROGRAMS

3D Animation

Classical Animation

Illustration

Storyboards

Character Design

Layout

Modeling, Rigging and Skinning

(*3d Studio Max only*)

Screenwriting

Life Drawing

 

FILM/TELEVISION CREDITS

Duncanville

Fast 5

The Barnyard

Cats and Dogs

SOFTWARE

Storyboard Pro

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Flash

Adobe Premiere

Adobe After Effects

3-D Studio Max

SHIPPED TITLES

Animal Jam

Dragonia

Monster Quest

Kingdom Age

Book of Ashes

Animal Jam

Dino Life

Ratatouille

Ratatouille: Food Frenzy

Master of Orion 3

Cashflow 101

Cashflow 202

AMF Extreme Bowling

Star Trek: Tactical Assault

Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos

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