© 2019 by Sarah Szeliga

Tel. 925-323-3835  I  sarahszeliga@gmail.com | Freelance Illustrator | East Bay, California, USA

Sarah J.E. Szeliga

Tel. 925-323-3835  I  sarahszeliga@gmail.com

Software Knowledge
  • Procreate - for Apple iPad

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6

  • Adobe CC Animate

  • Adobe Illustrator & Indesign

  • Autodesk Maya 2010

  • ZBrush

  • Microsoft 360 (outlook, excel)

Additional Personal Skills & Facts


  • Musician - flutist

  • Stage acting

  • Martial artist - jijutsu/karate/boxing

  • Enthusiastic gamer

  • Customer service

  • Team player

  • Comic book geek

Work Experience

Princess Labs – Animator

2017 - 2018 (Freelance)

Animation for Youtube channel, intro, misc. animations

Diablo Gazette Newspaper – Illustrator

2017 (Freelance)

Monthly illustrations of events of Concord, CA and/or holidays. Primary software use: Adobe Photoshop CS6

Institute of Reading Development – Illustrator/Graphic Artist

2014 - 2016 (Freelance)

Graphic Design elements for company webpage. Design brochures/flyers/logos, illustrate for kids, focus on helping children read in a better interactive way. Photo editing, collages, logos. Primary software use: Adobe Photoshop CS6


Inter-State Studio & Publishing Co. – Lead Photographer

2014 - 2015

Elementary, middle and high school spring and fall photos. Working with high-end Canon cameras. Managing photo sets, lighting management, working with parents/teachers, ID photos, prop management, employee management.


Rockstar Learning/Skillsets Online – Illustrator/Graphic Artist

2014 – 2015 (Freelance)

Historical reference/research, mobile app illustrations, background art, character design, medium used - digital: photoshop CS6 – 1hr per drawing/100 per month deadlines. Clean up other art work, text fix, collages, color correction.


Kaman’s Art Shoppes – Supervisor/Lead Caricature Artist

2012 – 2013

Working with the public. Creating cartoon style portraits in pen and color pencil sticks, working with a limited amount of time (i.e. 5 minutes per sketch) fast paced, selling artwork and framing, cashier – refunds, customer service inquiries, cash control drops, till checks, responsible for signing other employees in and out of registers, inventory checks.

Muvu Media (gaming) – Intern – Storyboarder/Concept Designer

3/2013 – 5/2013

Working in Flash CS6 to create storyboard/animatics for upstart gaming company Muvu Media. In addition, my responsibilities were also designing concept ideas for both side characters and clickable assets. Color keys, character designs, prop designs.


Smera Productions – Independent Film “What If” – Storyboard Artist

2011 Summer

Translating a 227 scene script to storyboards. Creating quick simple visual boards according to the director’s vision of the film, self-motivated/worked at home, working with high paced deadlines, scouting film sites, camera direction.


Student Film – Non-profit – Tule Lake – Storyboard Artist

2011 Summer

Revising pre-existing storyboards, Working closely with director to improve script/story

  • Achievements:

    • 40th Annual Annie Awards – Nominated for Best Student Film - 2012 ASIFA-SF Spring Animation Screening – College Category – 1st Place & Excellence in Animation - 2012 CSU Media Arts Festival – 1st Place Animation Category & Best In Show


Animation Mentor, www.animationmentor.com 2016 - 2017

  • Game Animation Fundamentals w/ Warren Goff (Riot Games)

Animation Collaborative, Emeryville, CA – 2012 - 2013
  • Character Design w/ Pixar’s Dan Holland

  • Advanced Character Design w/ Pixar’s Chris Sasaki


San Jose State University, San Jose, CA – 2005 - 2011

       Degree: Bachelors of Fine Arts - Animation/Illustration, emphasis in Storyboarding