Catherine Thomason - Illustrator, Animator
Thanks for stopping by! I am an Art Institute grad currently in the California Bay Area with experience in creating app content, marketing art, and publishing.
I’ve always been fascinated by people, whether it’s in their movements or their characteristics. Growing up I’ve developed an ability to apply what I see to paper and in training in animation I’ve developed a strong understanding of character movement. I love paying attention to the subtleties of movement and putting meaning behind it, being able to read the thoughts of a silent character. I feel that my talent in traditional drawing has added to my strengths in other areas of animation. I love being an artist because I am constantly in awe of what I see. I love animating because I’ve always felt that if there is something you love, you’ll love it even more once you make it.
I had the pleasure of working on art assets and animations (both in-app and promotional) for the apps Toontastic, Toontastic Jr. Shrek, Toontastic Jr. Kung Fu Panda, TeleStory, and Google's Toontastic 3D; my work for which has been featured on the front page of the iTunes App Store on multiple occasions. I am well accustomed to wearing many hats- from establishing app features to testing with children. I also worked as an artist in publishing for children's activity books using Disney and Pixar licenses. I again had many roles including designing, planning activities, creating artwork, and building physical mockups.
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, After Effects and Maya